'Aigyptos' is a database project which aims to provide rapid access to research bibliographies in Egyptology from the prehistoric to the Graeco-Roman periods and includes materials relevant to Coptic and Nubian studies. The searchable database is in German but the comprehensive introduction with detailed search instructions is also available in English. The project is a collaborative venture between the Instituts für Ägyptologie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Ägyptologischen Institut der Universität Heidelberg. The compilation of the databases is an on-going project. Comprehensive bibliographies are available from 1990 with more selective coverage before this date at the time of writing. The search engine is based on a wide-ranging keyword system drawing heavily on the "Lexicon der Ägyptologie" and is accompanied by detailed advice on how to use the databases. This is a specialist resource aimed at advanced students and researchers in Egyptology and related fields.
This website is a blog (The Ancient World Online - AWOL) published by Charles Ellwood Jones and listing several open access e-journals relevant to ancient studies. It is constantly updated and new additions are posted regularly. In addition to accessing the e-journals directly, it is also possible to search several of them through JURN (based on Google). Both researchers and students may find useful to follow the blog and have a handy list of links ready to use.
The biab online database (the British and Irish archaeological bibliography) contains datasets (abstracts and bibliographic references) to nearly 200,000 documents and publications from 1695 to the present day on archaeology and the historic environment, historic buildings, maritime and industrial archaeology, environmental history, and the conservation of material culture - with a geographical focus on Britain and Ireland. Users can search for resources, and use the biab's classification scheme (in use since the 1960s) to find resources, and also use the main archaeological (chronological) periods covered by each of biab's classification numbers.
"Chloris" is a searchable bibliography of the Bronze Age archaeology of mainland Greece and Crete. Updated and with sections focusing on specific islands, it proves to be very easy to use for anyone interested in Aegean archaeology. Since the books inserted in the database are selected by research staff, and have been indexed by keyword manually, the returned results are always relevant. Other tools should be used to obtain comprehensive lists. The bibliography includes some PhD dissertations. It is possible to suggest books to be included in Chloris, an attractive option especially for authors of unpublished academic dissertations. Two very simple maps constitute the only content other than the bibliographies.
The Environmental Archaeology Bibliography database, hosted by English Heritage, contains over 10,000 records of reports concerned with environmental archaeology published since 1950. Currently all bioarchaeological and geoarchaeological site reports of whatever size and coherence are considered appropriate for inclusion. The structure of the records is documented in the site. The coverage of the database is best for England; sites in Wales, Scotland, the Channel Isles, the Isle of Man, and Ireland are included but searching has not been as thorough for these areas.A set of search forms allow searches to be carried out by subject, period, site, location, county, country, bibliographic reference, or report size. The user can choose which fields in the database they wish to have returned. Returned records may be sorted by author, county, site, or subject. There is a list of the journals that are currently included in the database, which may be accessed from the main page.
London's Past Online is a bibliographical database of publications on the history of London. The database can be searched by discipline, subject, author, title, journal name, date, place and person. There is also a facility to save searches. The bibliography contains over 30, 000 records and will greatly facilitate research by students, postgraduates, archaeologists, local historians and academics as well as anyone with a passing interest in the history of London and urban development. For further ease there is an explanation of field names and how to use the database. The bibliography has been produced by the Centre for Metropolitan History (Institute of Historical Research, University of London) in association with the Royal Historical Society (RHS). The database received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) within the Resource Enhancement scheme.
The Great Lakes Marine Collection is a website of original maritime materials located at the Milwaukee Public Library, USA. The collection includes log books, vessel plans, and shipwreck reports. The site consists of ship photographs and Ship Files of data on more than 7,000 ships including ships from 1679. There is also a link to Nautical Charts as the Library is an official US government depository library. International maps are included. The site also has links to Great Lakes Marine Magazines and the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society.
The North East Bibliography website is a database of publications on the history of Northumberland, Durham and Cleveland by the University of Sunderland. The bibliography, funded by a grant from the Marc Fitch Fund, currently collects mostly publications on post 1066 resources, but plans to extend its coverage to antiquity in the near future. The bibliography can be browsed by theme, which include topics such as: agriculture; crime and punishment; customs and tradition; gender; health; language; place names; religion; trade; and transport. More general themes such as: archaeology; economy; military; and others are also available. In addition, it is possible to search the bibliography by title, author or journal. The results are neatly presented and the coverage of the bibliography is coherent, though still small. Some publications are presented with short notes to clarify the contents, but there is no direct link to libraries that actually posses a copy of the journals or books. Students and members of the public interested in the region will find this bibliography a useful tool.