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language AND translation
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"history of ideas" OR "history of knowledge"
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Use an asterisk to truncate a word and allow for different endings, for example, romantic, romantics, romanticism, etc.
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hermitage NOT museum
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Finding Books Spring 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit and physical Interlibrary Loan lending may not be as extensive or as quick as usual. Some options for digital access to books or book chapters have been integrated into Sherlock (connections to the HathiTrust digital library, and options to request book chapter PDFs). Another option is to look in the Internet Archive National Emergency Library.
Internet Archive National Emergency Library
You will need to create an individual account for the Internet Archive National Emergency Library (it does not integrate with the Whitman sign-on). Be sure to use a different password! This is a free service.
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Sherlock combines the Whitman Library Catalog, Summit and many of our electronic journal subscriptions into one searchable interface.
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Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography
Literature, languages, linguistics, folklore, drama and film (1963-)
Proquest Social Science Premium Collection
This collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education. Featured databases include IBSS, PAIS and Sociological Abstracts.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.
Includes scholarship published in over one thousand of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Full text of current content from scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Journal literature covering world history, excluding the United States and Canada (1955- )
Arts & Humanities Full Text
This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.
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Whitman Library Guides
Library Guides -- and Subject Guides in particular -- can help you choose databases that are relevant to a specific disciplinary approach. There is a Subject Guide that corresponds with each Whitman major.
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