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HUM 200 - Applied Humanities

This guide will provide links to library resources, services, and databases that support COCE students' research for this course.

Recommended Databases

The Shapiro Library subscribes to many databases filled with scholarly articles, book chapters, research reports, statistics, and more. These are some of the recommended databases for doing research in the Humanities. For tips on searching within a database, see Search Tips. You can see a complete list of all the databases the library subscribes to on our A - Z Database List.



These databases contain resources that support research in the Humanities. You can find resources here on works of art, literature, music, and other types of artifacts.


These databases contain resources on works of literature, including full text of literary works, literary criticisms, reviews, and more.

Art and Music

These databases contain resources on art, art history and music, including images, scholarly resources, biographies, and more.

Additional Web Resources

Here are a few resources found online, outside the library, that may help in your understanding of the Humanities as a whole, and with artifacts and themes within the field of Art History:

The Khan Academy provides a comprehensive series of short videos on art history.  The "Art History Basics" section will introduce you to the the main themes and methods of art history, while the time period and culturally specific videos explore particular topics and artworks in greater depth.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art: "The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection."

Request through Interlibrary Loan

We don't have what you need? You can use our Interlibrary Loan service to obtain resources not owned by the library.

To place a request, please log in to your Interlibrary Loan account using your mySNHU user name and password. Most requests are filled within 3-5 business days, but it can take 7-15 business days for requests to be filled.

Before placing an Interlibrary Loan request, please check the Online Library Catalog or Periodical Finder to be sure that we don't already own the material you are requesting. You can also reach out to a librarian by chat, email at, or by phone, to see if we already have access to an alternative resource that you can use in your research.