A Practical Guide to Electronic Resources in the Humanities

1st Edition

Authors: Ana Dubnjakovic Patrick Tomlin
Paperback ISBN: 9781843345978
eBook ISBN: 9781780630472
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 25th September 2010
Page Count: 354
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Table of Contents

List of tables

About the authors


Chapter 1: Introduction

Research and the web

Open access: electronic journals and repositories

Chapter 2: Introduction to electronic resources in the performing arts





Chapter 3: Introduction to electronic resources in art and architecture

Article indexes and databases

Painting and sculpture

Museums, archives and digital collections

Illuminated manuscripts


Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference resources

Photography, prints and design

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference resources

Archives, museums and digital collections

Chapter 4: Introduction to languages and literature resources

Classical Greek and Latin languages and literature

Beazley Archive Center Databases

Germanic languages and literature

Romance languages and literature

Slavic languages and literature

Asian languages and literature

Chapter 5: Introduction to electronic resources in philosophy and religion


Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works

Electronic text collections


Continental philosophy

Professional resources


Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other general reference works


Further reading



From full-text article databases to digitized collections of primary source materials, newly emerging electronic resources have radically impacted how research in the humanities is conducted and discovered. This book, covering high-quality, up-to-date electronic resources for the humanities, is an easy–to-use annotated guide for the librarian, student, and scholar alike. It covers online databases, indexes, archives, and many other critical tools in key humanities disciplines including philosophy, religion, languages and literature, and performing and visual arts. Succinct overviews of key emerging trends in electronic resources accompany each chapter.

Key Features

  • The only reference guide to electronic resources written specifically for the humanities
  • Addresses all major humanities disciplines in one convenient guide
  • Concise format ideal for students, librarians, and humanities researchers


Information professionals and other knowledge managers; Humanities scholars; Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science students


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About the Authors

Ana Dubnjakovic Author

Ana Dubnjakovic is the College Librarian for Performing Arts and Foreign Languages at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She holds advanced degrees in music and librarianship and has published and presented on collection development topics focusing on performing arts and foreign languages.

Patrick Tomlin Author

Patrick Tomlin is Assistant Professor and Head of the Art and Architecture Library at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has taught, presented, and published on a number of topics in art history and academic librarianship.

Affiliations and Expertise

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA