Doing the research

The Humanities Index: Exercise

The Humanities Index is cumulative index to English language periodicals. The main body of the index consists of author and subject entries to periodical articles. In addition there is an author listing of citations to book reviews, following the main body of the index.

It indexes over 500 internationally respected humanities journals. There is also a web-version available.

Subject fields indexed include: archaeology and classical studies, area studies, folklore, history, language and literature, literary and political criticism, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology, and related subjects.

Look at the following extract from 1978/79. Answer the questions that follow:

 

MOTIVATION (psychology)

    Butler on benevolence and conscience. A. O. Rorty. Philosophy 53:171-84 Ap '78

    Objection to systematic humbug. M. Midgley. Philosophy 53:147-69 Ap '78

    On Hume's corrections to Treatise III. D. Raynor. Philos Q 28:265-8 Jli '78

    Rule-utilitarianism and the slippery slope. G. W. Trianosky. J Philos 75:414-24 Ag '78

    Social explanation and rational motivation. H. Aronovitch. Am Philos Q 15:197-204 Jl '78

    Virtues with reason. J. Jackson. Philosophy 53:229-46 An '78

      See also

    Competition (psychology)

    Goal (psychology)

    Work-Psychological aspects

 

  1. How many articles are there?
  2. Which is the longest article?
  3. Who is the author of the first article?
  4. What is the title?
  5. Which journal is the article in?
  6. Which volume of the journal is the article in?
  7. When was the article published?
  8. Which page does the article start on?
  9. How long is the article?
  10. Does the article have any illustrations?
  11. Write an entry for this article to include in the References section of your essay.
  12. Where else in the Index might you want to look?

ABBREVIATIONS

+

Continued on later pages of this issue

ed

edited, edition, editor

pseud

pseudonym

abp

archbishop

F

February

pt

part

abr

abridged

fl

flourished

q

quarterly

Ag

August

il

illustrated, illustration, illustrator

rd

road

Ann

annual

inc

incorporated

repr

reprint

Ap

April

int

interviewer

reprod

reproduction

Aut

autumn

introd

introduction

rev

revised

auth

author

irr

irregular

S

September

ave

avenue

Ja

January

s

series

bibl

bibliography

Je

June

sec

section

bi-m

bimonthly

Jl

July

secy

secretary

bi-w

biweekly

jr

junior

semi-ann

semi-annual

bp

bishop

jt

joint

Spr

spring

bull

bulletin

ltd

limited

sq

square

ca

circa

m

monthly

st

street

choreog

choreographer, choreography

Mr

March

Summ

summer

co

company

My

May

supp

supplement

comp

compiled, compiler

N

November

tr

translated, translation, translator

cont

continuation, continued

no

number

v

volume

D

December

ns

new series

w

weekly

dir

director

O

October

Wint

winter

dr

drive

photo

photograph

yr

year


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