Four New Databases for the Humanities and Social Sciences

By George Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

Students and faculty working in the humanities and social sciences now have a host of new subscription databases to aid their study and research, thanks to the generous financial support of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation. These databases include coverage of many important facets of Hellenic history, literature, and culture, but more broadly encompass Slavic and East European studies (including the Balkans), the Middle East and the entire Muslim world.

The following databases are available at any Library computer. Off campus access is open to authorized users with your SacLink account.

American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES):

L’Année philologique (APh):

Index Islamicus:

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG):

ABSEES and Index Islamicus offer a familiar interface used by many other databases provided by the same vendors. APh and TLG, on the other hand, use their own individual interfaces that are less intuitive for the novice user. Any librarian can provide assistance searching these databases; for APh and especially TLG, I am available to provide more detailed, specialized guidance to faculty and students. Take these databases for a test drive; they can save you and yours students valuable time.