The humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience. Since humans have been able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language to understand and record our world. These modes of expression have become some of the subjects that traditionally fall under the humanities umbrella. Knowledge of these records of human experience gives us the opportunity to feel a sense of connection to those who have come before us, as well as to our contemporaries.
This is a sampling of potentially useful databases. Depending on the nature of your topic, you may need to use discipline-specific resources that are not listed here. To find more databases, you may wish to use the Databases by Subject link on the VCU Libraries page.