Name Description Guide
A Cross-Database Search

Search most of the databases the library gets through EBSCO. Does not include all databases. Results may be excessively high (or weirdly low)– use with caution.

AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature

A specialized database focusing on Archaeology, art, material culture, technology and artifacts, and conservation. (Free website; Requires free registration.)


ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists’ estates.
( For advanced functionality, register and login. )

ATLA Religion Database

A comprehensive reference tool for religious and theological scholarship 1949 to the present, which also includes full text of the entire runs of a core collection of more than 50 English-language scholarly journals. The database consists of more than 990,000 records in over 30 languages from 1,400 journals and 14,000 multi-author works.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Encyclopedia covering the 5th to the 15th century.

General Religion Search

Search ATLA, Old Testament Abstracts, New Testament Abstracts, and Index Islamicus with one search.

Google Scholar

This free, interdisciplinary resource indexes the available text of scholarly journal sites and scholarly website collections on the Internet, and allows citation searching.
Make sure Scholar Preferences are set to include Library Links from Drew to check subscription content availability; some collections, however, are not linked.

Historical Abstracts

Index of journal articles, books and dissertations on world history, excluding US and Canadian history, since 1450.

Index Islamicus

This database, produced by Cambridge University Library, indexes articles, essays, and books on Islam, the Middle East, and the Muslim world.

International Medieval Bibliography Online

Indexes scholarly articles, essays and reviews published from 1967 to the present on the Middle Ages, from a variety of disciplines.
(Click ENTER DATABASES button on main page)


Full text database of over 300 journals; generally does not contain most recent materials. Most journals lack the last several years, but holdings are very deep, with many journals running back more than a hundred years.

MLA Bibliography (Modern Language Association)

Indexes scholarly materials in journals and essay collections on literature and language, 1926 to present. Core Database for English and Language Studies.

Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH)
Philosopher’s Index

Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields, 1940-present.


A database of all the books and other items cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Click “borrow this item from another library” to request an item via Interlibrary Loan.

Web Sites