- Bibliographies of Bibliographies
- World Bibliography of Bibliographies
Supplement information: A world bibliography of bibliographies, 1964-1974 : a list of works represented by Library of Congress printed catalog cards : a decennial supplement to Theodore Besterman, A world bibliography of bibliographies / compiled by Alice F. Toomey ; with a foreword by Francesco Cordasco. Location: Wilson Library Quarto Z1002 .T67 Regular Loan & Wilson Library Reference Quarto Z1002 .B5685 SuppN.
Location(s): Wilson Reference Z1002 .B5685
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- IMB: International Medieval Bibliography
The IMB is an interdisciplinary guide to the study of the Middle Ages, the period 476-1500. Geographic coverage extends across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, covering resources in over 25 languages. Note: The IMB provides downloadable software to view and print non-English diacritics and special characters.
Location(s): Wilson Reference D111 .I56x
Encyclopedias and Other Compendia
- MLA International Bibliography
The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.
- Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
Online and in print. A collaborative work of over 600 scholars from more than forty countries, the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages provides 3,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century. It explores art, architecture, religion, law, science, language, philosophy, and theology, as well as cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history. With a focus on focus on Europe and Christendom, the Encyclopedia also covers the rise of Islam and people of other cultures with whom Europeans came into contact.
Location(s): Wilson Reference quarto D114 .B86 1995
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Below are a few of the major dictionaries related to languages during the medieval period. For others, look in the online public catalog under the language you need and then under Dictionaries as a subheading--e.g., french language--dictionaries. For grammars, look under the language and then under Grammar as a subheading--e.g., german language--grammar.
Theses and Dissertations
Prosopography is a form of historical inquiry which attracted considerable attention from historians of Antiquity and the Modern Era earlier in the century and has now firmly established itself in medieval studies. Its object is the identification and study of the influential people of a given period, the people who held the positions of power in their society. More specifically, it seeks biographical data about their place and family of origin, their social status, their friends, acquaintances, and other personal contacts, and about their careers. It then attempts to assess the importance of family and personal relationships in their achievement of rank and office or function, and in influencing the courses of action they folowed in their adult careers. In so doing, prosopographers hope to acquire a better understanding of the power structure of medieval society.
(-- George Beech)
Among the most important sources for the medieval prosographer are collections of national biographies such as Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Dictionnaire de Biographie Francaise, and The Dictionary of National Biography. A source like Slocum (item 64) is helpful in providing an overview of the various biographical dictionaries and other related works that are available. Some other titles of interest to the medievalist are the following:
- Digital Dissertations
Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities.
- Art Full Text
Art Full Text, produced by The HW Wilson Company, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. There is full-text coverage for selected periodicals. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index (included in Web of Science)
AHCI covers all disciplines in the arts and humanities. THe database indexes articles, book reviews, performance reviews, fiction, poetry, editorials, letters, etc. from over 1,100 arts and humanities journals published worldwide in all languages.
Each bibliographic citation includes a list of references cited in the source article, which are linked to other articles that cite them.
Location(s): Wilson Library (3rd floor) Quarto AI3 .A63 Non-Circulating
- Historical Abstracts
Covers the world's scholarship in history from 1450 to the present.
Location(s): Also owned in print
- Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
LLBA covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.
- Social Sciences Citation Index (included in Web of Science)
Covers the social sciences, including anthropology, history, industrial relations, information science and library science, law, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, political science, public health, social issues, social work, sociology, substance abuse, urban studies, and women's studies.
Provides bibliographic citations, plus author abstracts "for approximately 60% of the articles in the database." Each citation also includes a list of references cited in the source article. In addition, it is possible to retrieve a list of works that have cited a specific author or a specific earlier work.
Indexes articles, reviews, letters, etc. from over "1,950 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals."
- Social Sciences Index / International Index to Periodicals
Indexes humanities and social sciences journals. v. 1-27; 1907-15--1973-74
An author and subject index to publications in fields of anthropology, archeology and classical studies, economics, folklore, geography, history, language and literature, music, philosophy, political science, religion and theology, sociology and theatre arts.
Location(s): Wilson Reference AI3 .S62
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