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Core Databases

Access the essential databases for Medieval Studies. For more, see the Medieval Studies Subject Guide.

  • Art Index:
    Essential for art history research (limited full text). Citation only; Visual materials; ( + )
  • Humanities Abstracts:
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; ( + )
  • Iter Bibliography:
    Secondary source materials on the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Citation only; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )

Comprehensive List

Access the recommended databases for Medieval Studies. For more, see the Medieval Studies Subject Guide.

  • Academic Search Complete:
    An all-inclusive scholarly and multidisciplinary database. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL; ( + )
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book:
    Over 4000 scholarly books in the humanities. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Art Index:
    Essential for art history research (limited full text). Citation only; Visual materials; ( + )
  • BHA and RILA:
    Materials on western art published between 1975-2007. Citation only; Open access; ( + )
  • Biography Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to biographical materials in books and magazines, 1946-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Biography Reference Bank:
    An extensive biography database. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1905-1982. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest Plus:
    Book reviews from periodicals. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Index (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1965-2009. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Digital Commons Network:
    Access to scholarly journal articles and research. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Books:
    A directory of open-access books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Journals:
    Definitive index to peer-reviewed, open-access journals. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Dissertations and Theses:
    Comprehensive access to dissertations and theses worldwide. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • E-Journals:
    Citations from EBSCO ejournals (limited full-text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Historical Abstracts:
    Definitive source for post-15th century world history. Full-text; ( + )
  • Humanities Abstracts:
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; ( + )
  • Humanities Index (Steely Reference):
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Index Islamicus:
    Citations to literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Citation only; ( + )
  • Iter Bibliography:
    Secondary source materials on the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Citation only; ( + )
  • Iter (free resources):
    Free resources pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Citation only; Open access; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • Literature Resource Center:
    Information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Full text included; ( + )
  • MLA International Bibliography:
    The quintessential literature and language database. Citation only; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations:
    American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations (free):
    Open access to American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Project MUSE:
    Over 600 full-text scholarly humanities journals. Full text included; ( + )
  • Scopus:
    Citations for scientific articles, books, and conference proceedings. Citation only; ( + )