General Serial Bibliographies in the Humanities
Check more general sources for interdisciplinary publications you might have missed with the more specialized tools. For example, MLA-IB or ABELL focus on language and literature, so they would not include all the information possible on your topic, if your topic includes historical perspectives. For that, you would have to go to a specialized history index or one of the more general tools.
- Humanities International Complete
HIC is "a bibliographic database of articles and creative works (primarily in English) in about 1,000 journals (overall) with full-text for several titles." Harner recommends using the "database-specific Help file to identify the codes for searchable fields," but cautions that HIC "one of the least satisfactory indexes" in his section on General Bibliographies. (G360).
- British Humanities Index (BHI)
According to Harner, "a subject index to around 400 British and Commonwealth periodicals, BHI is "useful because of its good subject indexing, abstracts, and inclusion of some publications (mostly weeklies and newspapers) not covered by other bibliographies" in his section on General Bibliographies (G370).
- Essay and General Literature Index
EGLI is "an author and subject index to essays and chapters in books--both single-author volumes and edited collections--and some annual publications, with emphasis on the humanities and social sciences" (Harner G383).
Specialized Bibliographies and Indexes in Particular Fields
- Biography Index
According to Harner, BI--which provides entries only for biographical materials since 1984--is "useful principally for locating biographical materials in periodicals" (J540).