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HIEA 126 The Silk Road in Chinese and Japanese History: Articles and Databases

Articles, Indexes, and Databases

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Academic Search Complete Licensed by UCSD

  • Database covers all subject areas broadly, but none exhaustively
  • Includes both popular magazines and scholarly journals, with a large number of full-text articles
  • Coverage dates back more than 100 years

Anthropology Plus Licensed by UCSD

  • An index that offers coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals
  • Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present

ARTstor Licensed by UCSD

  • Comprised of 300,000 digital images and their corresponding data and the tools to make active use of those images; includes many East Asian images

Art Index, or Art Full Text Licensed by UCSD

  • Indexes, abstracts and full-text from international periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins
  • Areas covered include archaeology, architecture, art, film, humanities, marketing, motion pictures and photography

Art Retrospective Licensed by UCSD

  • Coverage from 1929 through 1984
  • Periodicals, yearbooks, and select museum bulletins

ATLA Religion Database Licensed by UCSD

  • 1949-present
  • The premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collection of essays in all scholarly fields of religion

Bibliography of Asian Studies Licensed by UCSD

  • An index to western-language books, book chapters, and articles on all parts of Asia

Historical Abstracts Licensed by UCSD

  • Indexes journals, books, and dissertations on non-US / Canadian history
  • Best for history from 1450 to the present, but includes some medieval sources

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective Licensed by UCSD

  • 1907-1984
  • Offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences

International Bibliography of Art Licensed by UCSD

  • A definitive resource for scholarly literature on Western art
  • Has coverage on global art since 1945, including fine arts, decorative arts and antiques, museum studies and conservation, archaeology and material culture, folk art, and architectural history

JSTOR Licensed by UCSD

  • An archive of scholarly articles
  • Some date as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries
  • All full-text
  • Use JSTOR's Print or Download tabs, not your browser's functions
  • Can print or download or email only one full-text article at a time
  • Note that usually the recent 3-5 years are not included; for current articles use Web of Knowledge

Philosopher's Index

  • A bibliographic database with informative abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy
  • The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews

Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online  

  • Full-text online access to journals in the humanities and social sciences
  • All indexed and peer-reviewed journals

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses 

  • Ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester
  • Where available, it provides 24-page previews

Sociological Abstracts Licensed by UCSD

  • Covers historical articles mainly on sociological/psychological issues like gender, race, identity, nationalism, and religion
  • Also indexes purely historical, political, and economic articles

Web of Knowledge Licensed by UCSD

  • Broad subject coverage of over 10,000 key journals in sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, with references dating back to 1900