Liberal Studies information resources: Books & articles


Try searching for your topic/subject in Library Search.


Library Search will find books, articles, DVDs and much more, in both print and online. You can also do more in-depth research through the Library Catalogue or one of these databases.

Philosopher's Index
Journal articles, books, and contributions from anthologies in all areas of philosophy research. The international coverage includes resources in numerous languages (including English).

MLA International Bibliography
Citations to scholarly literature in linguistics, modern languages, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts; historical aspects of printing and publishing, rhetoric and composition; and, the theory and practice of teaching language and literature.

Music Index
International periodicals covering classical and popular music. Includes journal articles, book reviews, record reviews, first performances, and obituaries.

An archival collection of scholarly journals mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Subject coverage includes: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Botany & Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics.

Film Literature Index (FLI)
References articles in film and television journals and magazines.

Art Full Text
Periodicals, journals, and reproduction of images covering fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture. Coverage from 1997-present is full-text; indexed coverage goes back to 1984.

Citations with abstracts to economics journals, books, and working papers. Coverage includes Accounting, Business Finance and Investment, Consumer Economics, Economic Growth, Health Economics, Industry Studies, International Economics, Labor, Natural Resources, Urban and Regional Economics, and Welfare Programs

Empire Online
Manuscripts, print, and visual primary sources on colonial history, politics, culture and society around the world from 1492-1969. Collection also includes scholarly essays, which provide background information on materials.

Historical Abstracts
Abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, dissertations on the history of the world outside, excluding Canada and the United States, since 1450. Access is limited to 6 users at a time. Users will be automatically logged out of the database after 12 minutes of inactivity.

Humanities & Social Sciences Abstracts (1983 to current)
Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.

Humanities Source
Full-text access (where available) and citation references to scholarly sources (1900 - present) in the humanities, including: scholarly articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, book reviews, performance reviews, etc.

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Citation information for over 1.3 million books, book reviews, dissertations, essays, and journal articles about the time period 400 1700 CE; a finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts (Iter Italicum); an iconographic index of baptismal fonts (Baptisteria Sacra Index).to Medieval and Renaissance journals and books.

Literary Encyclopedia
Biographies of major and minor writers in world literature; descriptive-critical analyses of works of interest; a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters; author life-chronologies; critical bibliographies.

Oxford English Dictionary|
Provides definitions, etymological analysis, variant spellings, and pronunciations using IPA for words from across the English speaking world.

Oxford Reference Online
Full-text versions of reference books published by Oxford Reference. These dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other resources cover many different areas, are excellent starting places for learning about new topics, and are useful for finding out about key academic sources for a particular subject.

Past Masters
Full-text of the works and correspondences by important figures in the humanities, social sciences, political science, theology, and literature. In the original language and English translations.

Project MUSE Search
Humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed academic journals and ebooks from university presses and scholarly societies world-wide.

Science Indexes
Covers general science, biological and agricultural science, applied science, and technology. Mainly citations and abstracts, with some full-text articles.

Sociological Abstracts
Abstracts of journal articles, books, chapters, association papers, dissertations, and book, film, and software reviews related to theoretical and applied social sciences.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 
Encyclopedia articles on philosophy and philosophers.

Women's Studies International
Citations, abstracts, and scholarly articles in women's studies and feminist research. Online equivalent of Women Studies Abstracts, Women's Studies Bibliography, and Women's Studies Database.

Electronic journals and texts

The Library also has subscriptions to collections of scholarly journals in the arts, humanities and social sciences which you can search, such as:

ebook collections