HIST 399 - Ancient Egypt

General Databases

database is an online collection of articles that you can search by topic or keyword.  Databases are great sources for articles because much of the material in library databases is the high quality, scholarly research material  that most professors want.  Most of our databases offer links to the full text of articles. If you know the name of the database you want to search, you can start at the Databases A-Z list

Specialized Resources

Online Egyptological Bibliography
The Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB) holds the largest available collection of references in Egyptological literature. Coverage is from 1822 to the present.  [username=guest; password=temporary]

UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology  
The UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology (UEE) is an international cooperative project to provide high quality peer reviewed information on ancient Egypt. [requires registration, free]

Egyptology books and articles in PDF from The Fitzwilliam Museum's site.

Digital Giza Library
From the Giza Project at Harvard University, the website seeks to integrate this virtual environment with more than a hundred years of scholarly research about Giza.

Online Reference Books

Search Tips

  • Select Scholarly Sources to limit you search to only articles published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Select Full-Text to see only articles you can read immediately.
  • If the full text of an article isn't available, you can request it for free through InterLibrary Loan (ILLIAD). Articles usually take 24-48 hours to arrive, and are sent to you by email.
  • When you have found an article that is close to what you are looking for, look at the subject headings. Try searching these terms to find relevant articles.
  • Look at the references/citations at the end of an article to find more articles on your topic.