World Languages & Literature Databases

Recommended Databases

Full text biographies and critical overviews of writers from all eras and all genres; organized by individual volumes dedicated to specific literary types or time periods.

Composed of full text ethnographic sources searchable by culture or topic on all aspects of cultural and social life.  

Covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. Represents different schools and approaches to language and linguistics.

Covers Spanish language scholarly, academic journals. Offers full text, multidisciplinary content.

Comprised of full text poetry, poetry citations, commentaries, biographies, and bibliographies.

Index Islamicus is the international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Provides an overview of what has been published since 1906 and is updated quarterly.

Indexes article citations, full text articles, and images from popular Hispanic magazines.

The online bibliography covers literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).

Offers full text articles on critics, and literary theorists as well as critical and theoretical schools and movements.

Indexes journal citations and other publications covering all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. 

Publishes an online-only, peer-reviewed journal that features survey articles of the most important research and current thinking across the literature discipline.

Consists of summaries of works, Western literary criticism, and literary movements as well as biographical sketches of authors from the classical period to the present.

Includes reference works, biographical sketches, bibliographies, and secondary criticism of British and American literary works. Offers full text of some novels, poems, dramas, and prose.

Provides reference, literary timelines, and articles on authors, journalists, and critics from all literary periods. Covers literary genres such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism.

Indexes citations to journal articles, dissertations, and books about world literature, literary criticism, language, linguistics, and folklore from 1921 to the present.

Indexes stories written in or translated into English from collections and anthologies as well as stories from periodicals.

 Contains most literary texts written in Greek from the 8th century B.C., the time of Homer, to the fall of Byzantium in 1453 A.D.

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Publishes quarterly bibliography listing edited works and articles from African studies journals and journals from Africa.

Provides citations to articles and reproductions from Art Index, 1929-1984. Covers all forms of art from antiquity to the twentieth century.

Consists of texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. 

Provides topic and citation searching and identifies articles published in high impact arts and humanities journals.

Provides streaming access to films from twenty-four countries. Closed captions and/or interactive transcripts are available for many, but not all, titles.

Provides citations and excerpts from book reviews of adult or juvenile fiction and nonfiction.

Search for books, video and audio materials in print, forthcoming, and out of print. Includes a directory of publishers.

Provides the Cambridge Histories series online that covers ancient to modern history.

Presents periodicals, diaries, photographs, and other materials relating to British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people, and tourists in China.

Includes academic ebooks that are part of Open Access.

The Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd edition), provides authoritative information and scholarly entries about the Middle East and the Islamic world.

Representing a collaboration of international scholars, the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders, and disciplines to create a reference work that reflects the current research on gender studies and the Islamic world.

Find citations to academic articles on world history (except the U.S. and Canada), from the 15h century to the present.

Indexes citations to articles from scholarly social science and humanities journals from 1907 to 1984.

Indexes citations to journal articles and book chapters about the Middle Ages covering Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa from 300 to 1500.

The online bibliography covers literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).

Contains full text articles from major research journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage of most journals starts from the beginning of a journal's publication and typically excludes the most recent three to five years.

Includes full text sources for regional, national, and international newspapers as well as business, legal, and medical publications, and also, government documents.

Provides access to a wide range of digitized monographs, journals, master and doctorate theses, and reference data, as well as abolished newspapers and other unique Korea-related materials.

The full text of these resources is limited to two public workstations located in the Library Research Center on the second floor of the Library. Select the icon on the desktop to access the database.

Provides an index of periodical literature in the holdings of the National Diet Library of Japan. 

Contains full text subject encyclopedias, reference works, dictionaries, and handbooks in all disciplines.

Indexes citations for books and articles as wells as full text articles and ebooks from scholarly presses.

Covers articles in general and popular U.S. magazines from 1890 to 1982.

Contains citations and full text scholarly articles related to philosophy and religion.