General Databases That Are Useful for Classical Studies
Academic Search Premier: articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers published 1984 to present; full text, 1990 - present. This and ProQuest Research Library are the two huge, aggregate databases that serve as defaults if materials are not found elsewhere.
Biography Resource Center: worldwide coverage of past and present noteworthy people. Narrative biographies, key facts, selected full-text articles, and more.
Humanities Abstracts: ancient history, arts, communication, history, linguistics, literature, religion, and culture in the Greco-Roman world, Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc.---published 1984 to present.
JSTOR: the Scholarly Journal Archive: Full-text digital archive of over 450 scholarly journals published from the 1800s onward. The full-text journals it makes available are a good but only a narrow selection within the mainstream of thousands of journals in the humanities and social sciences. In addition to its very narrow range, it does not provide the most recent issues. Therefore, researchers who only use JSTOR should not imagine that they have done a thorough job of research. It should be used but also supplemented with more thorough coverage. J-STOR's strength is in back issues; holdings generally begin at the journal's inception but stop a few years short of the present.
Periodicals Archive Online (indexed by its much more comprehensive sister database,Periodicals Index Online): currently contains the full-text backfiles of over 350 journals, including many in foreign languages ;published 1665 to recently. It also indexes and links to articles in JSTOR.
Project Muse, Premium Collection, published 1990 through current issues, provides full-text, online editions of over 340 scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. For some journal titles Project Muse provides links to the previously acquired JSTOR.
ProQuest Research Library: articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers, including many in full text, published 1986 to present. This and Academic Search Premier are the two huge, aggregate databases that serve as defaults if materials are not found elsewhere.