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Finding journal articles
Databases help you find journal articles and other relevant material for your essays or research. Some services find data on specific disciplines or subject areas, others index only certain types of publications.
Databases usually give you the reference only, but many work with the 360 Link service to provide links to the full text where this is available at Kent.
Below is a selection of the most useful Databases for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
Databases for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
|Historical Abstracts||material covering 1450-|
|International Medieval Bibliography||material covering c 450-1500|
|Bibliography of British and Irish History
(hosted by Brepolis)
When the '360 Link' icon appears next to books in the results, please ignore it, as 360 Link only looks up journal articles, not books. The supplier is unable to turn off the 360 Link icon for books. Please search the Library catalogue to check if the book is available.
|Bibliographic data on British and Irish history and relations with the Empire and the Commonwealth, from 55 BC to the present.
This database has superseded the Royal Historical Society Bibliography, which has ceased to be a free resource.
|Bibliography of the History of Art (access via Getty Institute website)|
|Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature (print only) ZD 1.A6|
|Princeton Index to Christian Art|
There is a choice of interface between Literature Resource Center or InfoTrac
|Modern Language Association index to material on languages, literatures and linguistics published since 1963.|
|Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature (ABELL)
Available as part of Literature Online
|ABELL lists articles, books and reviews concerning English language and literature published worldwide from 1920 onwards|
|Religious and theological abstracts||index to articles on theology and religion 1957-|
FAQs: how do I use...
Indexing databases list what is available globally, and not all items may be available at Kent. If an item you want to see does not have a link to the full text, search for the item via the Library catalogue (choose 'Journal search') or the journals database.
If the item is not available at Kent, the document delivery service may be able to get it for you from another library.
360 Link works only with journals. It provides a button which searches the Library's e-journals subscriptions and offers a link (or links) to the relevant journal if you have online access to it. If direct links to articles or issues are available, these are offered on the 360 Link options page.