Special Collections

These will consist of materials that have been created by the Humanities Institute, and belong to its collection. At this time there are more than ten thousand PDF's in our 27 encyclopedias, all authored by accomplished scholars in their fields. Access will be given free of charge to all registered students, faculty and staff of the Humanities Institute.

Study Guides 
World History                 World Cultures               World Civilization
World Literature            Characters                       Themes
World Cinema                 Characters                       Themes
Life Writing                       Workshop
Oral History                      Workshop


Chinese Civilization                                                  Japanese Civilization
Indian Civilization                                                     Turkic Civilization
Arabic Civilization                                                     African Civilization
European Civilization                                               Eastern European Civilization
Russian Civilization                                                   Nordic Civilization
Hispanic Civilization                                                 Balkans Civilization
Latin American Civilization                                   
American Civilization

Ancient Civilization                                                   
Postclassical Civilization
Early Modern Civilization                                      19th Century Civilization
20th Century Civilization

Subscription Services

The Humanities Institute subscribes to high-quality electronic databases. Subscriptions o full-text services provide web access to journals and books. The library's electronic resources are available to all students:

Subscription Services to full-text and bibliographic resources.

Salem Press           

Open Access Sources

The Humanities Institute supports Open Access journals and repositories of historical, rare, and difficult to find documents, recordings, maps, and other invaluable information in the Humanities.  Here is a brief listing:

Directory of Open Access Journals: 
Google Scholars:
Internet Archive:
Project Gutenberg: