|Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to|
|Classicists||SEARCH (Toronto)||RECHERCHE (à Louvain)|
TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals, both in text format and through a Web search program. Where possible, links are given with articles of which the full text or an abstract is available online (about 15%).
The project began to archive current tables of contents in 1992, and now contains nearly 200 journals, and over 100,000 articles, in a database at Toronto. In addition, the Louvain mirror site archives much additional material for some of the journals before 1992. Searches of all data can be made at both sites.
Some collections of articles (e.g., Festschriften) are also now included. See the list of collections.
TOCS-IN is an entirely volunteer project, started in 1992 on the original idea of R. Morstein-Marx (Santa Barbara, California), and currently managed by PMW Matheson (Toronto, Canada) and Jacques Poucet (Louvain, Belgium). It makes available -- for searching, browsing, or downloading -- the tables of contents of about 185 journals of interest to classicists. The main information file, inform.html, gives:
Over 125 volunteers from 16 countries have been instrumental in supplying TOCS-IN with the tables of contents in the archive; these are listed in contrib.html. We are not currently recruiting more volunteers, as the method of collecting the tables of contents has changed drastically in the last 30 years, and is more efficiently done by a small team from the online websites of the journals.
In the ftp directory, the articles are formatted with SGML-style codes, for inclusion into bibliographical databases. All the data in TOCS-IN can be downloaded in a large (ca 20 Mb) single file, alltocs.toc. This file is updated everytime there is a general update of the new material into the main archive. For the date of the most recent updates, see inform.html.
In the search results screen, the new material is searched last, and appears at the end of the list.
Note that electronic journals are not indexed by TOCS-IN: for a description of these, and where to find them, see Bibliotheca Classica Selecta, a compendious bibliography of classical studies set up by Jacques Poucet in Belgium.
If you know of any articles covered in TOCS-IN which are available online without charge, and for which no link is given in TOCS-IN, please let us know.
We are pleased to hear from users by email, particularly with corrections in the data, sources for earlier issues of the journals we cover, and even suggestions for adding journals. Our criteria for accepting a new journal are:
|Philippa MW Matheson||material from 1992 on|
|Jacques Poucet||pre-1992 material|