Selected Resources for: Ancient Near East

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Subject Librarian:

Susan Gangl

s-gang@tc.umn.edu

The subject covers the languages, literature, history, and material culture of the Ancient Near East.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

The most comprehensive index to Classical Studies. It is an index of citations to books and articles in all areas of ancient Greek and Latin studies. Print index available at WILSON Reference PA29 .A5x.

Anthropology Plus brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. Anthropology Plus provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The index offers excellent coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals. Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present.

ATLA lists journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Some listings link to full text of articles. More about ATLA

Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective searches nearly 1200 of the most important journals in these subject areas. Updated, uniform subject headings facilitate your search, with the original subject headings also provided. Subjects Covered Include: Addiction Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Community Health & Medical Care, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, Geography, Gerontology, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Minority Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Planning & Public Administration, Policy Sciences, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Welfare, Religion and Theology, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education

Covers all subjects.

Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, and machine-readable data files published worldwide. Provides holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries. Producer/Publisher is OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.


General Reference Sources

Encyclopedias

Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Wilson Library Reference Quarto DS56 .O9 1997


General Reference Works

Up-to-date online versions of:
The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3d rev ed.) Reference library
The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th ed.) Reference library
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3d ed.)
Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)
Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: Latin-English (3 ed.)
Who's Who in the Classical World

The eHRAF Collection of Archaeology covers the prehistory of the world with a growing collection of full-text information (e.g. books, journal articles, and dissertations) on archaeological traditions.The collection is unique in that the text is subject-indexed to the paragraph level for quick retrieval of information.


Internet Resources

Open Access Resources

This project is supervised by Phoebe Acheson of the blog (Becoming a) Classics Librarian and Chuck Jones of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University and the blog AWOL - The Ancient World Online.


Primary Source Materials

Historical Documents

The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) represents the efforts of an international group of Assyriologists, museum curators and historians of science to make available through the internet the form and content of cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3350 B.C., until the end of the pre-Christian era.

ETANA Core Texts is a list of digitized texts selected as valuable for teaching and research in Ancient Near Eastern studies.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


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