Arts and Humanities Resources

Content by Laurie MacKellar


  • Library Book Catalog - use this catalog to find out what print books we have on our shelves. You need a library card in order to check out books.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCO) - searchable database of electronic books. Over 40,000 books covering most topics. Log in to the proxy server to log in if you are searching off campus.

Magazines and Journals

  • EBSCO - Academic Search Premier; Religion and Philosophy Collection. Searchable databases containing thousands of full-text journals
  • Gale - Academic One File. Searchable database containing millions of full-text magazine and journal articles

NOTE: log in to the proxy server if you wish to search these databases off campus.


  • NewsBank - access to hundreds of newspapers around the U.S., including numerous Kentucky newspapers.
  • ProQuest - Courier-Journal - choose Newspapers from the list of databases. The Courier-Journal is the only newspaper in the Newspapers collection.
  • Gale - Academic One File. Includes the full-text of the New York Times.

NOTE: log in to the proxy server if you wish to search these databases off campus.

Internet Resources


Art History


  •  African American Women Writers of the 19th Century. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. digital collection of 52 works by African American women writers of the 19th century. Includes biographical entries. Keyword-searchable database.
  • A Celebration of Women Writers. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, editor. Database searchable by author's name, country, ethnicity, period. Categories for browsing include name index, century, country and ethnicity.
  • The Literature Network. Database of authors; biographical information and complete texts for selected works.
  • Perseus Digital Library. Tufts University et al. Database of Greek and Roman texts in Latin and Greek as well as English translations.
  • Project Bartleby. Columbia University. Searchable online databases, including dictionaries, Roget's Thesaurus, several quotations dictionaries, the King James Bible, the Oxford Shakespeare, Bullfinch's Mythology and other reference works; selected fiction works by authors such as Herman Melville, H.G. Wells and many more. Large database of digitized poems; categories include General, British, American, and specific authors. Large database of digitized works of nonfiction, including essays by an extensive range of philosophers and other writers. Works also organized by topics such as Ghost Stories or War Poetry.
  • Project Gutenberg. Large database of electronic books available for free viewing and printing. Only works in the public domain are included.

Literary Criticism


  • American Academy of Poets. "The Academy of American Poets, a non-profit organization founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry." Database of poems and poets; discussion forums, events and news. Literary Links provides an extensive list of links to sites dealing with individual poets; these contain poems, criticism, interviews, biographies and more.
  • EdSelect - Poets and Poetry. List of links to sites providing resources for teachers of poetry.
  • Poets and Writers  - includes news, articles, and a useful Tools for Writers link that includes lists of literary magazines, small presses, and grant information. 

Writing Resources