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Discipline-Specific Resources

The list that follows will help you get started doing research in specific disciplines. This list only includes print resources; however, please see the Weblinks section of this website for electronic sources – you should use both types in your research. Most major academic disciplines have computerized bibliographies, databases, and indexes that you can access through your college’s or university’s library. For a list of online databases, please go to the General Weblinks section of this website.

Abstracts in Anthropology
Annual Review of Anthropology
Dictionary of Anthropology
Encyclopedia of World Cultures

Art and Architecture
Art Abstracts
Art Index
BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art
Encyclopedia of World Art
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art

Biological Abstracts
Biological and Agricultural Index
Encyclopedia of the Biological Sciences
Henderson’s Dictionary of Biological Terms
Zoological Record

Accounting and Tax Index
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management
Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources
Business Index

Chemical Abstracts (CASEARCH)
Dictionary of Chemistry
Van Nostrand Reinhold Encyclopedia of Chemistry

Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Classical World
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

Communications and Journalism
Annotated Media Bibliography
Communication Abstracts
International Encyclopedia of Communications
Journalism Abstracts

Computer Science and Technology
Computer Abstracts
Dictionary of Computing
Encyclopedia of Computer Science
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service

Dictionary of Education
Education Index
Encyclopedia of Educational Research
International Encyclopedia of Education
Resources in Education

Applied Science and Technology Index
Engineering Index
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Engineering

Environmental Sciences
Dictionary of the Environment
Encyclopedia of Energy, Technology, and the Environment
Encyclopedia of the Environment
Environment Abstracts
Environment Index

Dictionary of Film Terms
The Film Encyclopedia
Film Index International
Film Literature Index

Geographical Abstracts
Longman Dictionary of Geography
Modern Geography: An Encyclopedic Survey

Bibliography and Index of Geology
Challinor’s Dictionary of Geology
The Encyclopedia of Field and General Geology

Health and Medicine
American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine
Cumulated Index Medicus
Medical and Health Information Directory
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Dictionary of Historical Terms
Encyclopedia of American History
Canadian Encyclopedia
An Encyclopedia of World History
Historical Abstracts

Languages and Linguistics
Canadian Journal of Linguistics
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Language and Languages
Canadian Modern Language Review
International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
Canadian Oxford Dictionary
LLBA: Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts
MLA International Bibliography

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
MLA International Bibliography
Canadian Literature Index
The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review

The Canadian Journal of Statistics
Dictionary of Mathematics
International Dictionary of Applied Mathematics
Canadian Journal of Mathematics
Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet)

Music Index
Canadian Music Periodical Index
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
New Oxford Companion to Music
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
RILM Abstracts of Musical Literature

Dictionary of Philosophy
Philosopher’s Index
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy

Dictionary of Physics
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Physics
Physics Abstracts
Canadian Journal of Physics

Political Science
Encyclopedia of Government and Politics
International Political Science Abstracts
Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)
Bibliography of Canadian Politics and Society
Collection Canada – International Council for Canadian Studies
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science
Canadian Association of Learned Journals

International Dictionary of Psychology
International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Neurology
Psychological Abstracts
Canadian Psychology – A Journal of the Canadian Psychological Association

Annual Review of Sociology
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Encyclopedia of Sociology
Sociological Abstracts
Canadian Journal of Sociology
The Social Science Encyclopedia

Theatre and Dance
International Index to the Performing Arts
International Encyclopedia of the Dance
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama
Encyclopedia of Theatre Dance in Canada

Women’s Studies
Women’s Studies Abstracts
Women’s Studies: A Guide to Information Sources
Women’s Studies Encyclopedia
Women’s Studies Database

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