Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson)

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Humanities Index Retrospective provides citations to articles covering a wide-range of humanities and interdisciplinary fields. The sources include core, scholarly English-language periodicals as well as a number of lesser-known but important specialized magazines published between 1907 and 1984. Among the subjects covered are: Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Dance, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literary and Social Criticism, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religion and Theology.


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Dates covered


Updating frequency

Coverage is complete.



Type of coverage

Indexing with citations.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Corresponds to the following print counterparts available in Annex, Camden, and Dana:

  • International Index: 18 volumes, 1907 - March 1965
  • Social Sciences & Humanities Index: 9 volumes April 1965 - March 1974
  • Humanities Index: 10 volumes: April 1974 - March 1984

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H. W. Wilson Company

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