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A subject guide for the Archaeology collections held in the Institute of Archaeology Library

Key databases for Archaeology, Museums and Heritage Studies

A round pale brown put with red and brown paint decoration in cross-hatched patterns

©  Pottery bowl from Prehistoric Mesopotamia, Ancient Near East Gallery, Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Gary Todd from Xinzheng, China, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

There is no single database that supports all aspects of archaeological research. To find subject specific journal articles, conference proceedings, and more, you are advised to search across a range of options, general and specific. The following list contains core databases for Archaeology. You are also advised to consult the full list of databases and consult inter-disciplinary databases.

In addition to the general database listed here, use the links to explore more specialist resources: 

Key interdisciplinary databases

Image Databases

Key databases for theses

Key databases for research methods