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A research guide to help you find relevant books and articles in the field of Classics




New Library Books 


To search for books, use the Library Catalogue.  Helpful subject headings to begin with are:

"Classical Languages"

"Classical Philology"

"Greek Language" and "Greek Literature"

"Latin Language" and "Latin Literature"

Also remember to note the distinction between Primary Sources (sources that are firsthand accounts, original documents, or artifacts) and Secondary Sources (sources that summarize, interpret, or analyze primary sources).  The word "sources" in the subject heading can help you find primary sources.  Example:  Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Sources.

"Classical Antiquities"

"Pottery, Greek" and "Pottery, Roman"

"Excavations (Archaeology)"


"Greece - History" and "Rome - History"

"Civlization, Classical" - for works on both ancient Greek and Roman civilization

"Civilization, Greco-Roman" - for works on the combined civilizations of Greece and Rome following the conquest of Greece in 146 B.C.

"Hellenism" - for works on the spread of Greek civilization and influence throughout the ancient world following the conquests of Alexander the Great

"Art, Classical"

Finding Journal Articles

The best databases to find journal articles on Classics topics are:  

Finding Texts

Interlibrary Loan/ RACER

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