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.
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 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.
List of tables About the authors Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Research and the web Open access: electronic journals and repositories Chapter 2: Introduction to electronic resources in the performing arts Music Theater Dance Film Chapter 3: Introduction to electronic resources in art and architecture Article indexes and databases Painting and sculpture Museums, archives and digital collections Illuminated manuscripts Architecture 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 Philosophy Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works Electronic text collections Aesthetics Continental philosophy Professional resources Religion Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other general reference works Bibliography Further reading Index