Humanities information resources: Background information

Dictionaries and encyclopedias



Ancient Greek law




  • Encyclopedia of religion
  • Religion online -- More than 5,200 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
  • New Catholic encyclopedia
  • Encyclopedia of religion and society [print]
  • The encyclopedia of women and religion in North America [print]
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online. History and culture of Islam. Encompasses over 3,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, and timelines.
  • Need more? Religion information resources Library guide

Medieval and Renaissance



  • Berkshire encyclopedia of world history [online or print]
  • Europe 1450 to 1789: encyclopedia of the early modern world [online or print]
  • Dictionary of ancient history -- Guide to Greco-Roman World, 776 BC - 476 AD [print]
  • Encyclopedia of ancient civilizations [print]
  • Oxford companion to classical civilization [online or print]
  • Need more? History information resources Library guide

Classical art