Subject List: Humanities

Database Name Description

Academic Video Online
“Academic Video Online: Premium is the largest and most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 48,000 video titles spanning essential subject areas including . . . anthropology, business, counseling, history, music, film, and more. More than half of the titles can be found only at Alexander Street.” — Description from website Read more

Arts and Humanities Citation Index
Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and the humanities. The index provides access to bibliographic information and cited . . . references. It is also searchable by keyword, author and citation. This database is part of the Web of Science set of citation indexes. Read more

Bibliography of Asian Studies
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains over 900,000 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published . . . worldwide from 1971 to the present. This database includes citations to Western-language periodical articles, monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc. Read more

British National Corpus (BYU-BNC)
This site allows you to search the 100 million word British National Corpus. The British National Corpus was originally created by Oxford University Press in the 1980s – early 1990s.
This version is . . . freely available on the web and it is created by Brigham Young University. The corpora contains samples of written and spoken language that is meant to represent a wide cross-section of current British English, both spoken and written.
You can search BYU-BNC for collocates as well as words and phrases by exact word or phrase, wildcard or part of speech, or combinations of these.
Overview of BYU-BNC
Details on BNC and other corpora
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CiNii : National Institute of Informatics Academic Contents Portal
This portal allows searching of academic information of articles, books, journals, and dissertations in Japan. Anyone can use the search function for free but subscription is required to view paid . . . content. Read more

Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed . . . elsewhere from 1473-1700.
This database currently contains images of works by such authors as Malory, Spenser, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, and Galileo. The database also includes musical exercises by Henry Purcell, novels by Aphra Behn, and prayer books, pamphlets, proclamations, almanacs, calendars, and many other primary resources.
Collections subscribed by NTU Libraries:

Early English Books I, 1473-1640 (STC I, Pollard & Redgrave)
Early English Books II, 1641-1700 (STC II, Wing)
Thomason Tracts
English Books Tract Supplement 1640 – 1661 Read more

Early Theatre journal (includes REED newsletter)

Early Theatre is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes research in medieval or early modern drama and theatre history, rooted in the records and documents of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Collections I and II
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Collections I and II is a collection of digital facsimile page images of 180,000 titles published in the English language between 1701 and 1800, based on . . . the English Short Title Catalogue. Significant contemporary foreign language works published in the British empire are included. Works include books, pamphlets, essays, sermons, broadsides etc.
You can also use the Gale Primary Sources search platform to access it.
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ELT Journal on CD-ROM

This resource contains articles published in ELT Journal from 1981-2000. It also includes the first issue published in October 1946. For the latest ELT Journal, please check ejournal holdings.

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Ethnologue: Languages of the World
This resource provides information for over 7000 of the world’s known living languages. It covers mainly language statistics as well as maps and bibliographic references. Data reported include . . . official and alternate names, geographical distribution, approximate number of speakers and language-family affiliations.
Our current subscription does not cover Premium Maps, Country Digests and Global Dataset (raw data)
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Iter Bibliography
Iter’s bibliography includes literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books, journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, . . . abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues). Read more

This database provides backfiles of core scholarly journals in many disciplines. There is usually a gap of 2 to 5 years between the most recently published issue of any journal and the date of the . . . most recent issue available in JSTOR. This gap is called ‘moving wall’ in JSTOR. Read more

Kikuzo II Visual

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
This database abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including . . . phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Documents indexed include journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers. Read more

Literature Online Complete
Literature Online (LION) contains over 350,000 literary works and is the leading full-text database for research in English literature. LION contains searchable full texts of poetry, drama and prose . . . as well as authors’ biographies, literature journals and other key criticism and reference resources. Read more

MLA International Bibliography
MLA International Bibliography is compiled by the Modern Language Association. It is an index to scholarly books and articles in literature, modern languages, linguistics and folklore from a few . . . thousand journals and series published all over the world. It also covers monographs, proceedings, bibliographies and electronic materials. Read more

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century.
The NCCO consists of . . . monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages from the 19th Century, as its name implies.
There are a total of 12 modular archives, each of which range from thousands to millions of pages of resources.
You can also use the Gale Primary Sources search platform to access it.
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Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals
This database contains digitised versions of key 19th Century UK Periodicals from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland and other specialist libraries. Searchable by keyword, image and . . . date.
You can also use the Gale Primary Sources search platform to access it.
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Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO)
For each topic there is an article with an introduction written by a top scholar in the field and an authoritative guide to the current scholarship with original commentary and annotations by top . . . scholars. Continuously updated with 50-75 articles added per year to each subject area Read more

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The Oxford Dictionary National Biography is an illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain’s . . . past. It provides information of remarkable people in any walk of life who were connected with the British Isles. Read more

Oxford English Dictionary Online
The Oxford English Dictionary provides the information of the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It provides a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a . . . million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 3 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. Read more

Oxford Reference
It includes over 1 million entries across 25 subject areas – everything from architecture to zoology. It offers a quick reference information together with in-depth articles by world-famous authors. . . . It has a wide range of additional materials such as maps, illustrations and timelines. Read more

Philosopher’s Index

The Philosopher’s Index is a bibliographic database that provides author-written abstracts in all major areas of philosophy.

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PhilPapers : Philosophical Research Online
PhilPapers is an indexing service maintained by a community of philosophers. The index is supplemented by an open access archive. There are links to extant online content and friendly categorisation . . . to help with searching. Read more

Project Muse
Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to scolarly publishers. It is a joint project of the Johns . . . Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at JHU. Grants from the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities allowed it to expand incorporate many more publishers today. Read more

Records of the Colonial Office, Commonwealth and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, Empire Marketing Board, and related bodies

First-time users may wish to read this guide before accessing the records. The guide also contains a detailed list of records (under Annex A) that the library has purchased.

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Renaissance et Reforme journal
Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal, multidisciplinary and bilingual. The journal welcomes previously unpublished essays in English or French on any . . . aspect of the Renaissance and Reformation period. Read more

Sabin Americana 1500 – 1926
Sabin Americana 1500 – 1926 is based on the seminal bibliographical project started by Joseph Sabin in 1868, and the content in this digital database is drawn from his bibliography, Bibliotheca . . . Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time.
The database covers more than 400 years and contains more than 65,000 volumes in North, Central, and South America and the West Indies.
You can also use the Gale Primary Sources search platform to access it.
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Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century Burney Newspaper Collection
This database contains the largest single online collection of English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries: 1 million newspaper pages, newsbooks, Acts of Parliament, addresses, broadsides, . . . pamphlets, proclamations. Titles from London, British Isles, and colonies in Asia and the Americas.
You can also use the Gale Primary Sources search platform to access it.
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South Asia Archive
The South Asia Archive is a digital archive which offers primary and secondary material for South Asia research. The materials are interdisciplinary and mostly in the English language with about 30 . . . percent of the documents in vernacular languages. Read more

U.S. Declassified Documents Online
U.S. Declassified Documents Online (USDDO) is a multi-disciplinary online source of previously classified government documents. It provides primary source material for research in areas such as . . . international affairs, and political science.
More information on USDDO can be found at
You can also use the Gale Primary Sources search platform to access it.
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Western Books on China up to 1850 Online
​This collection is an online bibliography of 654 early Western books on Imperial China up to 1850. It is based on the book “Western Books on China published up to 1850” by John Lust, and features . . . books in Latin, French, and English. Read more