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Library Resource Guide for: ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE ANCIENT WORLD

Individual Databases for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Annee Philologique  
1959-2003; subtitled A Critical and Analytical Bibliography of Greco-Latin Antiquity, L'Annee Philologique is an international, multi-lingual bibliography of all aspects of classical studies, including authors and texts, literature, archaeology, history, philosophy, and other disciplines. Includes over 375,000 citations from about 1,500 periodicals and hundreds of monographic volumes. Like the print edition, the online version of L'Annee Philologique is published approximately two years behind.

Anthropology Plus  
Early 19th century-present; as a compilation of the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Anthropological Index and Harvard University's Anthropological Literature database, Anthropology Plus is a comprehensive index covering the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary research. This database provides extensive indexing of journal articles, reports, and commentaries.

Beazley Archive
Online site of the Classical Art Research Centre, Oxford University. Features databases of pottery, gems, sculpture, and antiquaria (photographs). Tools include a Dictionary (proper names of people and places from ancient history and mythology), a Bibliography (including antiquarian texts scanned in their entirety), and an Album of images.

Brill's New Pauly  full text icon  
Brill's New Pauly is an English translation (with revisions) of the German Der Neue Pauly which itself is the latest revision of the great multi-volume encyclopedia of the ancient world, known familiarly as Pauly-Wissowa. This resource in print was known as the Realencyclopädie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft begun by August Pauly in 1839, with an expanded edition by Georg Wissowa published between 1890 and 1980. The New Pauly is still in progress, but includes access to the German edition, which was completed in 2003. The online version, like the print edition, includes two sections: Antiquity and the Classical Tradition.

Database of Latin Dictionaries  full text icon  
A part of Brepols Latin Complete, the aim of the database is not only to integrate different types of Latin dictionaries, whether modern, medieval or early-modern, but also to build in links between these different tools. Where the dictionaries provide Latin terms and vernacular equivalents or explanations (whether in contemporary or historic forms of English, French or German), searches will be possible on both the Latin lemmata and the English, French or German lemmata.

DYABOLA  
1956-present; books, book reviews, and journal articles in the disciplines of classics, prehistory and ancient history, archaeology, numismatics, epigraphy, and philology are indexed, including subject access based on the Realkatalog of the German Archaeological Institute. Most of the citations are to works not in English.

Egyptological Bibliography, 1822-1977.
(Available at the Reserves Desk for use on Computer 2 in the Rockefeller computing cluster.)

Electronic Corpus of Sumerian Literature  full text icon
The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL), a project of the University of Oxford, comprises a selection of nearly 400 literary compositions recorded on sources which come from ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and date to the late third and early second millennia BCE. The corpus contains Sumerian texts in transliteration, English prose translations and bibliographical information for each composition. The transliterations and the translations can be searched, browsed and read online using the tools of the website. [This resource is publicly available.]

Encyclopaedia of Islam  full text icon  
Current edition; includes the text and illustrations of Volumes I-XI and the Supplement(Volume XII) to the printed version of the Encyclopaedia of Islam. Also included are addenda & corrigenda, glossary and index of terms, index of proper names, and index of subjects.

JSTOR  full text icon  
Provides image and full text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.

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Oxford Islamic Studies Online  full text icon  
Current; Oxford Islamic Studies Online is a comprehensive reference center with a global perspective and is a source of timely, reliable, and accessible information on the history, peoples, beliefs, individuals, and cultures that constitute the world of Islam. The site includes two essential English-language interpretations of the Qur'an, the first electronic version of the standard Concordance used by English-speaking scholars around the world, and primary source documents. Special features and tools include timelines, Qur'an Verse Look-up, a Date Converter for Western and Islamic calendar dates, and more.

Perseus  full text icon
Current; resources for the study of ancient Greek literature, history, art, and archaeology.

Persian Mythology

PHI : Greek Documentary Texts
1996 edition (CD-ROM #7); the Packard Humanities Institute CD-ROM #7 contains over 140,000 Greek inscriptions and over 50,000 papyri. A selection of coptic texts is also available. (Available on Computer 2 in the Rockefeller Library computing cluster.) (Rockefeller Library)

Pivot  full text icon
Current; Pivot (formerly COS Funding Opportunities) is a frequently updated database of funding opportunity announcements from across the disciplines (including the humanities and social sciences). It contains information on awards, fellowships, and grants from federal/non-federal, corporate/private foundation, and international funding sources. Includes COS Funding Alert, a weekly e-mail notification with a customized list of funding opportunities based on specified criteria provided by the individual user. Training on Pivot

Zenon DAI
The combined library catalogs of the German Archaeological Institute in Athens, Cairo, Istanbul, Madrid, and Rome. Default interface is in German, but may be changed to English by clicking on the flag at the upper right.