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Arts & Humanities Resources

This guide will connect undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to the most iimportant resources in their Arts & Humanities disciplines

research process

Arts & Humanities Research Process

Check to see if there is a research guide on you topic. These will quickly connect you to all the most important resources on your topic.

Research Guides by Subject

If no research guide, then follow these steps:

1. Start with Reference Works to get background information and basic facts, also to see your broad topic broken into subtopics, one of which you might choose to use in narrowing your topic.

2. Search DUQSearch for books. Books are time-saving devises that gather, summarize, and synthesize the contents of hundreds of other books and articles and present this content conveniently for your use. Use the table of content and index to get to the specific information you need.

3. Use databases, general and subject-specific, to find articles, which will supplement the information from the books, providing you with the more recent information from researchers and journalists.


This research guide is designed to connect students in the Arts and Humanities with the major resources they need to know about to successfully do research in their discipline. 

On this guide you will find a page devoted to each of the Humanities disciplines, highlighting:

  • Resources for finding reference materials in a discipline,
  • Major subject-specific databases for finding journal articles,
  • General journal databases that cover the discipline, 
  • Other helpful subject-specific databases
  • Primary source databases
  • Dissertation resources
  • Related research guides

The guide also gives information on

  • Using the DUQSearch online catalog to find print and ebooks
  • Finding full text
  • Citation in MLA and Chicago Styles