Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

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Humanities Full Text provides full text, page images, abstracts, and bibliographic citations for noted scholarly resources as well as specialized magazines in the humanities. Among the disciplines included are: archaeology, area studies, art and photography, classical studies, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism and communications, linguistics, literary and social criticism, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology.

Humanities Full Text can be searched by keyword, personal and corporate author, title, subject, document name or type (including book reviews), and date. The database also offers a specialized subject thesaurus.

Of the approximately 600 titles covered by Humanities Abstracts, nearly 250 are available in full-text.


Help is available via a link in the upper right corner of every screen.

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

User tools and features

  • Journal alerts and Search history alerts.
  • Compatible with RefWorks.
  • Saved searches. Free My EBSCOHost account required.
  • A visual search tab allows the user to search efficiently across broad subjects, and then returns a visual map of results, organized by topic.
  • iPhone and Android applications.

Dates covered

Citations with Abstracts from 1984 to present; full text coverage (for selected journals) from 1994 to the present.

Updating frequency



Scholarly literature (including magazines and journals); interviews, original works of literature; obituaries; bibliographies; and reviews of films, books, television and radio programs, opera, ballet, and theater performances.

Type of coverage

Citations with annotations; full text coverage for current articles.

Print counterpart or
related resources

H. W. Humanities Index

Related Resource: Humanities Retrospective

Producer/content provider

H.W. Wilson Company

Vendor/electronic presentation provider