Research Tools by Subject: Reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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With more than 5,000 entries by an international group of eminent historians, this is the standard research tool on 1,100 years of Byzantine history.

Tags: Early History, Byzantine, Middle Ages, Antiquity, Medieval

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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From Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age.

Tags: World History, Navigation, Exploring, Expedition, New World, Old World

Literature Criticism Online

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The complete collections of Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, and Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism in one easily searchable resource.

Tags: Literary Commentary, 19th Century Criticism, 20th Century Criticism, Humanities, Literary Theory

LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts

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This research tool provided via Traveler Access.

This database currently abstracts and indexes over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages. Subject coverage includes all aspects of librarianship, library users, information retrieval and more.

Tags: Library Science, Information Science, Libraries, Librarianship, Information Technology

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

The Encyclopedia encompasses the full range of topics in linguistics, including such areas as historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics.

Tags: Languages, Syntax, Phonetics, Semantics

International Encyclopedia of Dance

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With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance.

Tags: Music, Performing Arts, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance, Theater

Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures.

Tags: Art Deco, Painting, Decoration, Sculpture, Pottery, Illustrations

Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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This resource provides fascinating and authoritative art, historical, and cultural information about art forms, artists, rulers, philosophers, architecture, renowned works of art, archaeological sites and stylistic developments.

Tags: Classical, Romanticism, Modernism, Anthropology, Drama