Essay & General Literature Index

This unique reference database cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.

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At a Glance

Content Includes

  • More than 255,000 indexed essays found in over 9,800 printed anthologies and collections
  • Coverage dating back to 1985

Subjects Include

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Children's literature
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Fiction
  • Folklore
  • History
  • International relations
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Semiotics
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Women's studies

Broad Coverage

Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. Approximately 340 single and multi-authored volumes are indexed annually.