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Archaeology Resources

Databases

EBSCO: This general database provides citations, abstracts, and many full text articles in the social sciences, humanities, antiquities, religion and archaeology as well as a variety of other subjects. Limit your results to Scholarly Journals by choosing “Peer Reviewed.”

Historical Abstracts: According to the database vendor, “Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more - essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. History and social science researchers have used Historical Abstracts to discover significant and groundbreaking work for more than 50 years.

Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more - essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. History and social science researchers have used Historical Abstracts to discover significant and groundbreaking work for more than 50 years.

Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more - essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. History and social science researchers have used Historical Abstracts to discover significant and groundbreaking work for more than 50 years.

Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to present.”  This database provides indexing of more than 1700 academic historical journals including the many of the major archaeological journals.

ProQuest: This database allows you to search by author, publication title, subject, and more.

Limit results to “Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed.”

Selected Reference Books

Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land

Ref DS 111 .A2 A73 2001

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Archaeology

Ref CC165 .C3 1980      

A Dictionary of Terms and Techniques in Archaeology

Ref CC70 .C48 1980b   

Larousse Encyclopedia of Archaeology

Ref CC165 .C4313 

New International Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology

Ref BS 622 .N48 1983

Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Ref DS 56 .O9 1997 (3 vols.)

Periodicals

Bound periodicals are on the 3rd floor, and the current issues (where available) are located on the 2nd floor near the elevators.

If you are unable to locate a particular recent issue please ask the Circulation desk for assistance.

American Antiquity
This journal publishes original articles on the archaeology of the New World and related topics, along with research reports and commentary.

Library has most issues from 1959-1995. 

American Journal of Archaeology: The Journal of the Archaeological Institute of America
Library has issues from 1965-1991

This journal presents scholarly essays on archaeology of ancient Europe and the Mediterranean from prehistoric time to Late Antiquity.

Archaeology

This journal reports on archaeological news at sites and museums around the world.
Library has issues from 1948 – present

Available fulltext in EBSCO Academic Search Premier from 1/1999-present

Art and Archaeology

This journal began as the official organ of the College Art Association of America.  Later, it was published by the Archaeological Institute of America.

Library has issues from 1914 – 1934.

Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR)

According the publishers of this journal BAR is “unique in its melding of the academic study of archaeology with an eager general audience, BAR's nondenominational discussion forum appeals to a wide range of views.”

Library has issues from 1975 – present.

Available in ProQuest Religion fulltext from 9/1998-9/2001

Near Eastern Archaeology

Presents articles that illustrate Old and New Testament scriptures and history, interprets the meaning of archaeological finds, and traces the evolution of Western culture and traditions.
Library has issues from 1998-present.

Available fulltext in EBSCO Academic Search Premier from 3/2001-present

Palestine Exploration Quarterly

Published since 1869, this journal is devoted to the study of the history, archaeology and geography of the area that is conventionally called Palestine.

Library has issues from 1942-present

Available fulltext in EBSCO Academic Search Premier from 4/2004-one year after publication

Call Numbers

Resources about archaeology techniques are found in the CC’s while resources about Biblical archaeology are in the B’s.  Resources emphasizing archaeology in particular geographic regions will generally be in the D’s.  Many books on archaeology are rich in pictures and thus will be found in the library’s folio (oversized) book section.

If you have any questions, please consult the reference librarian or call 785-2396

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