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Resources for Online Teaching and Learning: Arts and Humanities: AUB Libraries Online Resources

This guide provides useful resources and tools related to online teaching and learning in arts and humanities.
AUB Libraries - Selected online resources for Arts and Humanities

Library Services

Copyright and Fair Use

AUB Libraries provide access to their holdings for educational, personal, and non-commercial use, provided that the materials are properly cited. For publication, distribution, reproduction or other use of protected items which goes beyond 'Fair Use', written permission of the copyright holders and/or other rights' holders is required ... more

Scanning Course Materials

Faculty members are welcome to request the scanning of course readings from the library collection. Library staff will scan and email the material in PDF format within 24 hours.

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Head of Reference and Instruction Services

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Nabila Shehabeddine
Jafet Library
American University of Beirut
+961-1-350000 ext. 2629
       JSTOR for academic articles in Arts and Humanities

Selected Databases by Subject

* Click on each subject for a detailed list of databases.

Selected Arabic Databases
Selected Multidisciplinary Databases Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) This link opens in a new window Description of this database. A multidisciplinary database indexing leading arts and humanities journals.

ProQuest Central This link opens in a new windowDescription of this database. allows you to search the following databases Arts and Humanities Database; Linguistics Database; and Religion Database         

scopus ScopusThis link opens in a new window Description of this database.  Browse and search within the Arts and Humanities document results. To conduct your on search go to Advanced search and enter the following query string SUBJAREA(ARTS)
SpringerLink SpringerLinkThis link opens in a new window Description of this database. allows you to browse search results by discipline such as History, Literature, and Philosophy
Use e-Book Finder to find titles of e-Books available at the Library: 


Access e-Books through individual E-Books collections such as:
Download E-Books

  Refer to "How to Download E-Books" guide for instruction on how to download online books from e-books collections.


Fine Arts and Music 
Archives and Special Collections - Digital Collections

Palestinian Oral History Archive is an archival collection that contains more than 1,000 hours of testimonies with first generation Palestinians and other Palestinian communities in Lebanon. Refugee Cultural Heritage digital archive captures homeland memories and creates permanent records of intangible cultural heritage of refugees mainly residing in refugee camps in Lebanon. is an Image database containing high quality images in all areas of arts.

Browse ARTstor This link opens in a new window Description of this database.

AUB Libraries Digital Collections feature manuscripts, maps, photos, posters, books, multimedia and other resources. 

This online growing repository aims to continuously disseminate knowledge about AUB, the region, our history and cultural heritage for the purpose of research, teaching and education. Sample collections are:

Selected Primary Source Materials 

Language, Literature and Philosophy

* Click on each subject for a detailed list of primary sources.