- MnPALS Plus
The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All MnPALS Libraries" under "Library to Search" to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary loan. See our Guide to MnPALS for instructions. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic.
A shared catalog of Minnesota libraries, including the University of Minnesota. To search a large number of libraries at once, choose "Libraries - Academic" from the "Current Profile" list. Use the "Get it!" button to place Interlibrary Loan requests.
Reference works are helpful at two points in your research: when starting out (by offering overview articles of, say, a writer and her work) or when nailing down unfamiliar terms, concepts, and topics that turn up during your research. Many reference book articles are written by experts and offer not only information but excellent bibliographies for further research.
- Dictionary of Art
An exhaustive encyclopedia of world art, containing articles written by scholars on artists, movements, works, and subjects, each followed by a selective bibliography.
Location(s): Ref N 31 .D5 1996
- Encyclopedia of World Art
New York: McGraw-Hill
Offers scholarly and thorough articles on artists, movements, media, periods, national traditions, and so on. Each volume has a section of plates in the back. There is an index to the entire set, as well as supplementary volumes presenting newer information. Though more dated than the Dictionary of Art, above, this set remains useful, particularly for its thorough indexing of plates, making it a good source for locating images of art works.
Location(s): Ref N 31 .E56
- Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
Oxford: Oxford University Press
Presents over 1,000 articles on the visual arts in the classical world. Includes bibliographies.
Location(s): Ref N5610 .G76 2007 (2 vols.)
- Monuments of Italy: A Regional Survey of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
London: I.B. Tauris
An exhaustive catalog of Italy's archaeological sites, churches, palaces, and other notable structures. The first five volumes are arranged by region and province; volume six offers a pronunciation guide.
Location(s): Ref DG 431 .O67 2002
- Oxford Dictionary of Art
Oxford: Oxford UP
Covers Western art from ancient Greece to the present, with nearly 4,000 entries on artists, periods, movements, and styles.
- Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World
An English translation of a new edition of a German-language classic. When complete, it will cover many aspects of the classical world with scholarly articles reflecting current research. The companion set covers the classical tradition and how the Greek and Roman world has influenced our understanding in more recent times.
Location(s): Ref DE 5 .N4813 2002 (Antiquities)
Ref DE5 .P33213 2006 (Classical Tradition
- The Cambridge Ancient History
Camridge: Cambridge University
2nd and 3rd ed. edition
This authoritative history covers the ancient world chronologically.
Location(s): Ref D 57 .C252
- Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean
[Resource no longer available]
- A Companion to the Roman Empire
Provides essays on the Roman world covering topics ranging from historical sources, to administration, to social and economic life, to intellectual life, to religion. Includes an extensive bibliography and an index.
Location(s): Ref DG311 .P68 2006
The library has a separate page with links to dozens of free sites providing links to millions of images. Click the "Images" link below to visit the site. Also check the Classics subject guide and Art & Art History subject guide for additional image resources.
Databases for articles and other materials offer references to publications that may or may not be in this library; some databases offer full text of articles and others simply citations. There are in-depth databases that cover publications in a particular field and others that are interdisciplinary. You can access databases from a drop-down list on the library's main page.
- Academic Search Premier
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
1975-present; updated daily
- L'Annee Philologique Online
Annual index of scholarly publications relating to the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome (500 BCE to 800 CE). The most complete index available for classics, this resource includes over 375,000 citations to articles, books, book reviews, conference proceedings, and essays on on all aspects of Greek and Latin cultures, including literature, language, art, archaeology, philosophy, and religion. International in scope, it indexes works in all languages.
Search tips: To begin your search, click "Enter." Select "Full Text" to search the full text of the citations. Select "Subjects and discplines" to search or browse the tables of contents in two separate files: since volume 67 (since 1996) and before volume 67. Click "Read the total" to view the results of your search.
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Knowledge)
A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. This index fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and also includes some individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals. Some of the disciplines covered include archaeology, linguistics, art, literature, music, philosophy, dance, history, religion and theater.
1997-present; updated weekly
- Art Index
New York: Wilson
An author and subject index to art periodicals, covering all periods and media of art, including film and photography. Particularly helpful for locating reproductions in periodicals as well as research studies and news of sales and exhibitions. This index is only available in print form.
Location(s): Ref N1 .A1 A78
Full-text backfiles to over 350 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, and Language & Literature collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year. To limit your search to full text articles, make sure that the option to "include links to external content" is turned off.
- Project MUSE
Project MUSE provides full text electronic access to over 100 scholarly journals in humanities, the social sciences, and mathematics. Topics covered include literary theory; classics; history and cultural studies; philosophy; film, theatre and the performing arts; political science and mathematics.
- Journal Locator
Find out if we subscribe to a particular journal, either online or in print. If the journal is not available in print or full text at Gustavus, you may request copies of articles through Interlibrary Loan.
- Perseus Digital Library
Searchable digital library that includes primary sources, secondary materials, and teaching tools.
- Interlibrary Loan
Materials not available at Gustavus may be borrowed from other libraries and sent here for you to use.
Location(s): Library - Main Floor
- Citing Your Sources
Start here to find information on citing your sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style.
The library provides access to a citation management program called RefWorks. To use this program, create a personal account, then download or enter citations. You can print your citations in a wide variety of styles.
Learn more about RefWorks.
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