Database List

The following 15 databases are best for: Archaeology

See our Archaeology Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Archaeology Databases

Arts and Humanities Search

ARTstor

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)


All Archaeology Databases

Anthropology Plus    
This is the online version of "Anthropological Literature" from Harvard University and "Anthropological Index" from the UK's Royal Anthropological Institute. It covers international journals from the early 19th century to the present. In addition to journal articles, it includes citations for reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies.
  • Coverage Range: Late 19th century to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • 5 Simultaneous Users

 
Art Full Text    
Coverage of international journals in all genres of visual art. Includes journals published between 1984 to the present, with selected full text available from 1997 to the present.
  • Coverage Range: 1984- present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Art Index Retrospective    
International journals in all genres of visual art. Includes journals published between 1929 to 1984.
  • Coverage Range: 1929 to 1984
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
ATLA Religion (American Theological Library Association)    
Covers articles, essays in books, and book reviews in the field of religion. Covers all religious traditions, with the strongest coverage in the Judeo-Christian tradition.
  • Coverage Range: 1949 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Atreus: Treasury of Mycenaean Bibliography    
An on-line search engine/database of books and articles in Mycenaean archaeology, classified by author, subject, and region, with a full index on the site of Mycenae.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Bibliography of Native North Americans    
Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. Topics include archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy.
  • Coverage Range: Sixteenth century to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)    
A citation-only index of articles, art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and art exhibition and dealer's catalogs. Covers European and American art from late antiquity to the present. Items in the index have been published between 1975 to 2007.
  • Coverage Range: 1975-2007
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: J. Paul Getty Trust

 
eHRAF Archaeology    
eHRAF Archaeology is an online cross-cultural database containing information on world prehistory. This unique, annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. eHRAF Archaeology is a unique resource designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: Prehistory
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Human Relations Area Files, Inc.

 
eHRAF World Cultures    
eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: Current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Human Relations Area Files, Inc.

 
FRANCIS    
This database provides multidisciplinary and multilingual coverage of humanities and social sciences. It is strong in areas such as archaeology, geography, linguistics, philosophy, religion, and sociology. Records are mainly English, French, and German, with some Italian, Spanish, and other languages.
  • Coverage Range: 1972 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
ICON: Archaeology    
The ICON Archaeology collection consists of over 10,000 digital images related to the ancient history of the Mediterranean region. Images include dig sites, artifacts, and architecture. This collection is available for all Dickinson faculty and students to use in their teaching and research.
  • Coverage Range: image collection
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)    
Bibliographic references to journal articles and books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. Offers broad international coverage. Many journal articles indexed have abstracts; some have full text.
  • Coverage Range: 1951-current
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
L'AnnĂ©e Philologique    
An index to research on all aspects of greco-roman antiquity. Covers a broad range of subjects, from language and literature to history to archaeology and more. Click "Full Text" to search or "Subjects and disciplines" to browse.
  • Coverage Range: 1959 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: SIBC
  • 10 Simultaneous Users

 
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome    
Overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE, and scholarly interpretation of their influence in subsequent centuries.
  • Coverage Range: Bronze Age to 400s CE
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press

 
TOCS-IN (Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists)    
TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals, both in text format and through a Web search program. Where possible, links are given with articles for which the full text or an abstract is available online.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: TOCS-IN (open)