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Specific Disciplines

General Disciplinary Reference Works

Introductory material for History, Philosophy and Classics. Links to numerous online encyclopedias and dictionaries. To focus your search, limit your search to History or Philosophy in the drop down menu next to the search box.

General Databases

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Look under “Databases/Resources by Subject”

This will be your new best friend: it searches articles in academic journals, magazines & newspapers, and includes full text for lots of them.

Be sure to select the check box or tab for “Scholarly Journals”.

For help learning to search databases, see Using the Library, an Introduction.

For the articles that aren’t included in the database, use the Article Linker button to look for them.

Books

To find books, search the library’s catalog: https://catalog.drew.edu

For help learning the library catalog, see Using the Library, an Introduction.


Disciplines


Getting Started in History

Basic Reference Book(s) in the Discipline

  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, 1750 to the Present - Ref 909.0803 O98o – Organized alphabetically by keyword. Loads of articles in the 8 volume set.
  • Chronology of World History: Prehistory to 1998 – Ref 902.02 M525c – Chronology, by topic (e.g. politics, government and economics; science, technology, and medicine; arts and ideas; society, etc)

Major Disciplinary Database

America History and Life – Focuses on U.S. and Canadian history. linked from the Electronic Resources by Title . This database focuses on U.S. and Canadian history.
Historical Abstracts – Focuses on non-U.S. history (e.g. Europe, Latin America, Asia, etc). Linked from the Electronic Resources by Title.

Call number areas covering this discipline

LC Call Number Ranges:

Ds — WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
Es — HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS (United States)
Fs — HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS (includes local US history, South America, Canada, colonized Americas)
Gs — GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
H — SOCIAL SCIENCES (includes economic history, social history, etc)

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

903s World History: general/theoretical
907s Historiography
909s Historical Facts/Events/Timelines
920s Biographies
940s World History: specific (historical documents scattered throughout)
941s-972s World History by country/civilization/culture
973s United States History (historical documents scattered throughout)

Electronic Sources for History

Citation Manual

The Citation Manual generally used for this discipline is:
Chicago Manual of Style – Reference Counter 808.02 C532m and online via Electronic Resources by Title

Subject Librarian


Getting Started in Philosophy

Basic Reference Book(s) in the Discipline

  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Ref 103 R869r – Accessible online and updated
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy  – The SEP is an online peer reviewed, peer edited academic encyclopedia of philosophy designed to allow updating and to have room for disagreement in controversial areas. Its initial coverage is not yet complete, but it is already a substantial work. Accessible online and updated.

Major Disciplinary Database

Philosopher’s Index – Scholary articles on philosophical topics. Linked from the Electronic Resources by Subject– Philosophy

Call number areas covering this discipline

LC Call Number Ranges:

  • B – BJ

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 100′s – 120′s, 140′s, 160′s, 170′s 180′s 190′s

 

Electronic Sources for Philosophy

Citation Manual

The Citation Manual generally used for this discipline is:
MLA Style Manual – Reference Counter 808.02 G437ml

Subject Librarian(s)


Getting Started in Classics

Basic Reference Book(s) in the Discipline

  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary -  Ref 938.003 O98o. The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 2003. Absolutely essential resource, andan excellent place to start building topical connections between Socrates and specific areas of interest.
  • Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World - Ref 938 S121e Good general source on many areas of culture. Be sure to use the index and the many cross references between articles.

Major Disciplinary Database

Thesaurus Lingua Graecae, the TLG, searchable database of Greek Literature from Homer onward.

Classics is a diverse area. See Electronic Resources for Classical Studies for additional databases and very useful websites.

Call number areas covering this discipline

LC Call Number Ranges:

  • B-BJ, D, N, P

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 180′s, 470′s, 480′s, 870′s, 880′s, 913, 930′s

Electronic Resources for Classical Studies

Citation Manual

The Citation Manual(s) generally used for this discipline are:
MLA Style Manual – Reference Counter 808.02 G437
Chicago Manual of Style – Reference Counter 808.02 C532m and online via Electronic Resources by Title

Subject Librarian

Bruce Lancaster blancast@drew.edu (973) 408-3487