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StarBest Bet Databases in Religion

Academic Search Premier Star
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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ATLA Religion Database Star
Covers journal articles, essays and book reviews that make up the research literature of all major religious faiths and denominations, 1949-present.
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Index Islamicus Star
Comprehensively covers periodicals, books, book chapters, conference proceedings on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, 1906-present.
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Index to Jewish Periodicals Star
Citations to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs, 1988 to present.
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Additional Databases in Religion

America: History and Life Full Text
Journal articles, dissertations, and book reviews, many in full text, relating to United States and Canadian history and prehistory, 1954-present.
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American Song
68,000 tracks of historical recordings of jazz, blues, gospel and other genres, 1890's-1970's.
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Anthropology Plus
The scholarly literature of archeology and anthropology (biological, physical, linguistic, social and cultural) in several languages, late 1800s to present.
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AnthroSource
The full text of the 32 journals published by the American Anthropological Association, some dating back to the nineteenth century.
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Art Abstracts
An index to articles and reproductions of works of art in art-related magazines, journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, 1984-present.
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Art Index Retrospective
An index to articles and reproductions of works of art in art-related magazines, journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, 1929-1984.
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ARTstor
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More than one million digital images of works of fine art, architecture and design.
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Bibliography of the History of Art
Articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and exhibition and dealer's catalogs on European and American art and art history, 1973-present.
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Hispanic American Religious Cultures
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Humanities International Complete
Journal articles in archaeology, classics, cultural studies, arts, philosophy, history, linguistics, and literature, plus literary magazines, 1975-present.
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International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text: IIMP
Citations, abstracts and full text of journal articles in dance, film, theater, and puppetry, 1864-present.
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International Medieval Bibliography
Citations to journal articles, books and book chapters in all European languages, on medieval studies. Citations 1967-present on the historical period 400-1500.
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JSTOR
Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
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Library of Latin Texts
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Digital version of the majority of extant Latin texts, searchable by author, word(s) in text, period, and more. Before 200 B.C.E.�1965.
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Luna Image Collections
Several collections of art images and photography, from sources including UMass Art History Department and Amica.
Also known as: Amica Image Library
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New Grove Music
Definitive encyclopedia for anything pertaining to music, instruments, composers, and musicians.
Also known as: Oxford Music Online
Grove Music Encyclopedia
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Oxford Art Online
The best scholarly dictionary for all aspects of fine and applied arts, including design and architecture. Current.
Also known as: Grove Dictionary of Art
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Project Muse
Scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences published by university presses; searchable by journal issue, author, and keyword, 1996-present.
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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
References to music journal articles and other scholarly literature, 1967-present.
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ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst
A repository for the research and scholarly output of members of the UMass Amherst community. Call Marilyn Billings at 545-6891 for information.
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Smithsonian Global Sound
Music from America and elsewhere on the Folkways label. Listen for free and download for a fee. Playlist option available.
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