Indexes and Abstracts

Russian 11: Russian Popular Culture

Historical abstracts
Imprint Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, Pub date 1954-

Historical Abstracts is a reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). This database contains annotated references to information on topics from the Renaissance to Tiananmen Square. Published since 1954, over 2,000 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database. In addition to including the key historical journals from virtually every major country, Historical Abstracts includes a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities that are of special interest to researchers and students of history. Historical Association (Great Britain)


ABSEES Online is the online version of The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies. It lists journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, and selected government publications on East-Central Europe, Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union published in the United States and Canada. The bibliography covers materials published from 1990 to the present and is updated monthly.

International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ)

The IBZ Online (Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur = International Bibliography of Periodical Literature) is a universal index of periodical literature covering basic research from all fields of knowledge, and is particularly strong in the humanities and the social sciences. Over 5,600 periodicals are indexed by this multilingual database, now containing over 2.1 million records since the publication year 1983. It is international in scope, and indexes a significant proportion of the periodicals published on the European continent.

Readers’ Guide Abstracts    (1984 to date)

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature is a bibliographic database that indexes articles from more than 200 of the most popular general-interest magazines published in the United States and Canada, covering all subjects and such general news areas as current events, business, fashion, politics, crafts, food, education, sports, history, and science.
(1900 to 1998 in print in Baker/Berry Reference)

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is a scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 3,600 scholarly publications, including more than 2,700 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 4,500 journals in the collection.

Humanities Abstracts

Humanities Index is a bibliographic index, created by H. W. Wilson Company, that cites articles from more than 350 English-language periodicals in the fields of archaeology and classical studies, art and photography, folklore, general scholarship, history, journalism and communications, language and literature, literary and political criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion and theology. Periodical coverage includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. This file begins with the February 1984 issue of Humanities Index and is updated monthly. Abstracts are provided for citations added to the database since 3/94.

Social Sciences Abstracts   (1983 to date) 

Social Sciences Index is a bibliographic database that cites articles of at least one column in length for more than 350 English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals.     

Print Edition -  1974 to 1994
Baker/Berry Reference AI 3. S61; Also available "Digital Collections," 1983 to date
(Earlier title – Social Sciences and Humanities Index, 1907 to 1974)

P.A.I.S. (Public Affairs Information Service) BULLETIN.

A very useful subject/author index to current events in most areas. It contains journal articles (including law review articles), books, pamphlets and some government publications. Updates appear weekly with quarterly and annual cumulations.

Print Edition - 1915 to date; 1950 to date shelved in the Reference Rm.
Baker/Berry Reference Z 7163. P3; Also available "Digital Collections," 1972 to date.

Art Index

Art Index is a bibliographic database, created by H.W.Wilson Company, that cites articles from more than 370 periodicals published throughout the world, including journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, crafts, films, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, museology, photography, and related fields. Art Index also indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. This file begins with coverage from 1929 and continues to date.

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with approximately 12-13,000 new entries being added each year. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s.

FIAF International FilmArchive Database

The FIAF International FilmArchive Database is published by the International Federation of Film Archives" (FIAF) and contains several databases: the International Index to Film Periodicals, the International Index to Television Periodicals, the List of Periodicals Indexed, the Treasures from the Film Archives, the Bibliography of FIAF Members Publications and the International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Collections. The main database International Index to Film Periodicals contains almost 230,000 article references from more than 300 periodicals. The database, which cumulates citations to the annual printed volume, offers in-depth coverage of the worlds foremost academic and popular film journals from 1972 to the present.

Film literature index.
Imprint Albany, Filmdex, inc. Pub date Vol. 1 (1973)-
Baker Berry Ref. Z 5784 .M9 F45 v.1 - 1973-

Indexes the major English and foreign language journals on film.

International Index of Music Periodicals (IIMP)

International Index of Music Periodicals (IIMP), provides thesaurus-controlled indexing and abstracts to more than 350 music periodicals from 1996 forward. It also provides author/title-keyword access to 130 titles dating as far back as 1874. International coverage includes nearly all aspects of the world of music.

MLA Bibliography

The MLA Bibliography database is an electronic version of the printed annual bibliography of the Modern Language Association. It contains citations for journal articles, book articles, books and book collections in the fields of literature, folklore and linguistics. The file begins in 1963 and is updated monthly.


Locating Journal Articles

• Choose the appropriate index(es).

• Enter your search terms.

This example is drawn from the MLA Bibliography (literature).


• Search for the "Source," i.e. journal, in the Library Catalog.

• The source title for the first citation above is "Russian Studies in Literature..."

• Run a TITLE seach in the Library Catalog.



• Note the CALL NO. of the journal and find it in the collection.


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