Humanities information resources: Books & articles



Courses in the SFU Department of Humanities cover a broad range of topics, from Classics to Religion, from Mythology to Asian thought & literature.  For more information, check a specific Subject Guide, or else consult the librarian directly.

Journal articles can be found in Library many databases. Here are some key article Databases relevant to studies in the Humanities.

General Humanities 

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Abstracts (HSSI)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index -- A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Some of the disciplines covered: Archaeology, Asian Studies, Classics, History, Philosophy, Religion, etc.
  • JSTOR -- Searchable, full-text archival collection of core scholarly journals mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. JSTOR does not provide access to the most current issues of journals.
  • Academic Search Premier -- Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  • Humanities -- complete list of Library databases

Classics & Mythology


  • ATLA Religion Database -- Biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Patrologia Latina --  An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855. An extensive collection of early Christian Latin texts, which comprises the works of the Early Church Fathers, from Tertullian in 200AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in1216AD.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online --  Qur'anic studies, Qur'an verse lookup
  • Religion -- complete list of Library databases

Asian Studies



Arts and Literature