ARTS & HUMANITIES CITATION INDEX

Scope Notes

2012
Arts & Humanities Citation Index

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Archaeology
Category Description:
Archaeology includes resources on the study of material remains (such as fossils, relics, artifacts, and monuments) of past human life and activities. This category covers resources concerned with all aspects of archaeology including methods of detection and analysis. Anthropological archaeology resources are also covered in the SSCI.

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Architecture
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Architecture covers resources that are concerned with the study of the art and science of building, particularly the design and construction of habitable structures. Also covered in this category are resources on architectural history, landscape architecture as well as urban and country planning and design.

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Art
Category Description:
Art covers resources in all areas of visual expression -- graphics, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and photography -- as well as interactive and electronic art. Also covered in this category are art history, museum bulletins and publications on museum management.

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Asian Studies
Category Description:
Asian Studies covers resources that focus on multidisciplinary Asian studies, as well as those that focus on Asian music, folklore, philosophy, theatre, or religion. Only general resources appear here; specific ones are appropriately cross-categorized.

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Classics
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Classics is concerned with resources on the literature of the classical era of the Greek and Roman civilizations.

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Cultural studies
Category Description:
Cultural studies covers resources concerned with the interdisciplinary, theoretical-critical study of modern cultural phenomena, practices and products in their sociopolitical, historical and geographical contexts.

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Dance
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Dance includes resources on all forms of the art - ballet, modern, jazz, etc. Performance reviews are covered in this category, as are resources on dance history.

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Film, Radio, Television
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Film, Radio, Television includes resources on the creative aspects of these fields, as opposed to the technical. Reviews are covered in this category, as are resources concerned with history and cultural interpretation.

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Folklore
Category Description:
Folklore covers resources on the traditions of various nationalities and ethnic groups, folk costume, story-telling, food, wedding and burial customs, children's games, etc. Folk music resources are included both here and in the MUSIC category.

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History
Category Description:
History includes resources on most areas of the topic -- world, national, regional, ethnic, military, and nautical -- with the exception of History and Philosophy of Science, which is covered in its own category. Some resources in this category are general in scope, others focus on a particular geographical area. There is some overlap with the SSCI coverage of the topic, though the SSCI focuses on political, social, or economic topics.

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History & Philosophy Of Science
Category Description:
History & Philosophy of Science covers resources on the history of scientific disciplines, including medicine and technology, as well as philosophical and social studies of science.

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Humanities, Multidisciplinary
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Humanities, Multidisciplinary includes resources on two or more topics pertaining to creative, artistic, philosophical, or historical expression and on records, documents, works, or artifacts produced by these endeavors, such as collections of a particular library. Resources concerned with all aspects of a particular discipline or culture are categorized here.

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Language & Linguistics
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Language & Linguistics covers resources relating to theoretical, literary and historical linguistics as well as stylistics and philology.

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Literary Reviews
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Literary Reviews includes resources on creative material such as short stories, poetry, artwork, photography, and critical essays. Their emphasis is on original works rather than on the analysis of literature or other works of art.

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Literary Theory & Criticism
Category Description:
Literary Theory & Criticism covers resources that are concerned with theoretical aspects of the literary form, value in the cultural context as well as with the philosophical and/or historical interpretation of the literary text. Articles of metaliterature or philosophical literature may be covered here.

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Literature
Category Description:
Literature includes resources that cover comparative literature, literature of a specific genre, literary movement or era in literary history, and specialty literatures (such as children's or women's literature). Also included in this category are resources concerned with the literature of two or more cultures (for example, British and American).

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Literature, African, Australian, Canadian
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Literature, African, Australian, Canadian includes resources concerned with literature written in English from the African continent, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and Canada (sometimes referred to as "Commonwealth Literature").

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Literature, American
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Literature, American includes resources on the literature from America, from colonial to contemporary eras. Some resources deal with the full literary spectrum; others are devoted to specific writers or literary movements, eras, or regions of the country.

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Literature, British Isles
Category Description:
Literature, British Isles covers resources on the literature of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Some resources may focus on particular periods or individual writers. Most resources emphasize works written in English, but Celtic material is also included.

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Literature, German, Dutch, Scandinavian
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Literature, German, Dutch, Scandinavian covers resources that include Germanic literature from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and other German speaking cultures. Some resources focus on two or more of these national literatures, others emphasize one exclusively.

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Literature, Romance
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Literature, Romance includes resources that are concerned with the literature written in the Romance languages -- French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and others. This category includes non-European cultures (such as Latin America, French Quebec) where a Romance language is the national tongue.

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Literature, Slavic
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Literature, Slavic covers resources on the literature of the Slavic nations: Byelorussia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine among others. Some resources include articles on several Slavic national literatures, others emphasize one exclusively.

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Medieval & Renaissance Studies
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Medieval & Renaissance Studies covers resources on architecture, art, history, literature, philosophy, religion, and science in the European and Byzantine contexts from 500 to 1700 CE. Multidisciplinary resources within these geographic and chronological limits will also be included in this category.

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Music
Category Description:
Music covers resources concerned with all types of music -- classical, opera, ethnic, choral, folk, sacred, early music, popular, jazz, country, new music, and others. Music therapy and perception as well as music history are covered here.

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Philosophy
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Philosophy covers resources on every branch of philosophy including logic, metaphysics, epistemology, descriptive ethics, and metaphilosophy. Normative ethics is covered in the SSCI.

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Poetry
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Poetry includes resources devoted to original poetry and those with articles about poetry, a particular poet, or national poetry.

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Religion
Category Description:
Religion includes resources on the major world religions, as well as biblical studies, spirituality, and the history and sociology of religion.

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Theater
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Theater covers resources on dramaturgy, theatrical history, theater design, technique and performance, as well as individual dramatists.