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Humanities: In the Library

This is a guide to the Library's collection in Humanities. It is not comprehensive, but rather provides a good starting point for research.

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Search multiple databases and the library catalog.

Type in keywords, titles, or authors to find what the library has to offer on your topic.

Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID



If you have a DOI or a PubMed ID (PMID), enter it here to begin your request. This will point you to immediate full-text access through our subscriptions or Open Access (if available).

Call Numbers

If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about Humanities.

  • B -- Philosophy
  • BJ -- Ethics
  • BL -- Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
  • BM -- Judaism
  • BP -- Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.
  • BQ -- Buddhism
  • BS -- Christianity
  • CB -- History of Civilization
  • CC - Archaeology
  • D - DX -- World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc. 
  • E - F -- History of the Americas
  • M -- Music
  • ML-- Literature on Music
  • N - NX -- Fine Arts
  • P - PZ -- Language & Literature

Subject Headings

This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for Humanities resources in the Library Catalog:

  • Humanities
  • Art
  • History
  • Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Archeology
  • Literature
  • Ethics
  • Music

Journals & Magazines

The following titles are available in print on the 3rd floor in the Periodicals Room:

  • American History--1986-Present
  • Archeology--1991-Present
  • Art in America--2000-2015
  • Art Forum--2000-Nov 2015 
  • Humanities  1986 - 2018
  • Interdisciplinary Humanities  Winter 1992 - Fall 2017
  • Journal of American History  June 1989 - Dec 2011
  • Journal of Modern History  March 1991 - March 2011
  • National Geographic  1956 - Present
  • Southern Humanities Review  Summer 2009 - Winter 2018


The following titles are available on the main (2nd) floor in the Audio/Visual Room:

Selected Books

These books are in the circulating collection.  You may check them out for three weeks at a time.  When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.

These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room.  They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.

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