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Classical and Near Eastern Studies Advanced Resources
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BASIC RESOURCES

Classics
This subject covers: the areas of ancient Greek and Latin language and linguistics, and ancient Greek and Roman history, literature, philosophy, art, archaeology, religion, mythology, music, science, and early Christian texts.

Ancient Near East
The subject covers the languages, literature, history, and material culture of the Ancient Near East.

Locating Books and Dissertations
  • Digital Dissertations Authentication Required
    Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities.
Online and CD-ROM Indices in Wilson Library
  • Année philologique Authentication Required
    The most comprehensive index to Classical Studies. It is an index of citations to books and articles in all areas of ancient Greek and Latin studies. Print index available at WILSON Reference PA29.A5x.
    • Location(s):
  • TOCS-IN
    "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 ca 185 journals, and over 45,000 articles, in a database at Toronto."

  • New Testament Abstracts Authentication Required
    The product of a partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, this database is a research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. NTA contains more than 38,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 13,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,100 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion. In addition, approximately 800 current books are also summarized annually.
    • Location(s): WILSON Reference CD ROM.
    Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) Authentication Required
    LLBA covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.
  • Anthropology Plus Authentication Required
    Anthropology Plus brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. Anthropology Plus provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The index offers excellent coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals. Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present.
  • Art Full Text Authentication Required
    Art Full Text, produced by The HW Wilson Company, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. There is full-text coverage for selected periodicals. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Authentication Required
    Recognized as one of the world's leading databases of the architectural literature. Indexes more than 1,000 western language periodicals published worldwide on architecture, archaeology, decorative arts, environmental studies, furniture, historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban planning/city planning, interior design, and historic preservation.

    The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 10 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

  • Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
    The data available on the Getty Web site as of April 1, 2010, comprises two databases: BHA and IBA. BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art/Bibliographie d'histoire de l'art) covers the years 1990-2007; the Getty Web version includes all records with abstracts in French or English and all subject terms in French and English. IBA (International Bibliography of the History of Art) covers 2008 and part of 2009; the Getty Web version includes all records with abstracts in English and all subject terms in French and English. A third database will be added to the Getty Web site during the coming months: RILA (Répertoire de la litterature de l'art), which covers 1975-1989. At present, the Getty has no plans to add RAA (Répertoire d'art et d'archéologie), which covers 1973-1989.
  • Projekt Dyabola Authentication Required
    DYABOLA literature database contains citations from the subject catalog of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome. mncat record at http://primo.lib.umn.edu/TWINCITIES:default_scope:UMN_ALMA51586881820001701
  • Index of Christian Art
    Early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400.
    [Resource no longer available]
E-Journals
Use to search for electronic magazines, newspapers and journals that the University Libraries provide online. Please also see our Electronic Journal Collections.
  • By Category
  • Project Muse Authentication Required
    Index to full-text collection of journals in literary theory, classics, history and cultural studies, philosophy, film, theater and performing arts, political science, and mathematics. From Johns Hopkins University Press. The full text of a limited number of individual monographs is also available for titles that the Libraries have purchased. Users can limit their search results to include only the full text content that the University of Minnesota has access to.
  • JSTOR Authentication Required
    Find full text articles in academic journals or books on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides articles from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases the latest several years may not be available.
Electronic Full-Text Resources
  • Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina
    A database comprising all the Latin texts which have appeared in the Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana since its foundation. Two CD-ROMs.
    • Location(s): TC Wilson Library PA6118 .B53 1999 (general collection)
  • Patrologia Latina (U Michigan) Authentication Required
    The Patrologia Latina Database contains 221 volumes and represents a complete electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina (1844-1855 and 1862-1865). "The Patrologia Latina (Latin for The Latin Patrology) is an enormous collection of the writings of the Church Fathers and other ecclesiastical writers published by Jacques-Paul Migne between 1841 and 1855, with indices published between 1862 and 1865. It is also known as the Latin series as it formed one half of Migne's Patrologiae Cursus Completus, the other part being the Patrologia Graeco-Latina of patristic and medieval Greek works with their (sometimes non-matching) medieval Latin translations." Description source: Wikipedia
  • Perseus Digital Library
    Greek and Roman Materials
    --Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser
    Arabic Materials
    Germanic Materials
    19th-Century American
    Renaissance Materials
    Richmond Times Dispatch
    Humanist and Renaissance Italian Poetry in Latin
  • TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae) Authentication Required
    Contains most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. The goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era. The web version currently provides access to 3,800 authors and 12,000 works, approximately 99 million words. It is updated quarterly with new authors and works. For the web version go to the main site and choose Canon or Abridged Online TLG.
Reference Sources
  • Language Dictionaries
    • Greek-English lexicon (print)
      Robert Scott. Rev. and augm. throughout by Henry Stuart Jones, with the assistance of Roderick McKenzie. With a supplement, 1968.
      [Resource no longer available]
    • Oxford Dictionaries Authentication Required
      Comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. Includes Russian and Spanish. French, German, Italian, and Chinese are no longer included in the Libraries' subscription.
  • Locating Background Material
    • Classics
      • Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization [electronic resource] Authentication Required
        Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. "Online version provides a survey of the Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects. Drawing on the latest edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, the Companion offers articles on diverse fields such as, history and politics; ethics and morals; law and punishment; social and family life; language, literature, and art; religion and mythology; technology, science, and medicine."
      • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt Authentication Required
        Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars, this encyclopedia offers the most complete picture available of ancient Egyptian civilization, from the predynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE.
      • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Authentication Required
        A "dynamic" reference work, with each entry maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. Includes articles on individual philosophers, schools, and concepts. The SEP is an open-access resource supported by the University of Minnesota Libraries and Department of Philosophy.
      • Oxford classical dictionary
        Authoritative guide to all aspects of the ancient world.
        • Location(s): WILSON Reference DE5 .O9 1996
    • Religion
      • Encyclopaedia Judaica (online) Authentication Required

        This online resource is an updated edition of this lauded work on Judaism features more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists. This is the online version; (a 2007 print version is also available, located in Wilson Library Reference Quarto DS102.8 .E496 2007)
  • Bibliographic Reference Works for Classics
    Bibliographies located in Wilson Reference Room and in Wilson Stacks.
    • Projekt Dyabola Authentication Required
      DYABOLA literature database contains citations from the subject catalog of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome. mncat record at http://primo.lib.umn.edu/TWINCITIES:default_scope:UMN_ALMA51586881820001701
    • Catalogue de l'École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem (Catalogue of the French Biblical and Archaeological School of Jerusalem)
      This database consists of more than 115,000 volumes and 400 active periodicals specializing in biblical studies, Near Eastern archaeology, and ancient Middle Eastern languages and literature.
      [Resource no longer available]
Electronic Tools in the CNES Library
  • BibleWorks 6.0
    BibleWorks is an original languages Bible software program for Biblical exegesis and research. BibleWorks is a Bible concordance and morphological analysis program.
    • Location(s): CD-ROM in the Classical and Near Eastern Studies Library.
  • Davka Judaic Classics Deluxe Edition
    CD-ROM in the Classical and Near Eastern Studies Library. Contains the Tanach and Commentaries, Talmudim, Kaballah (Zohar, Tikunei Zohar), Midrash (Mekhilta, Sifra, Sifrei and aggadic midrashim), and other halachic and philosophical works.
  • TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae) Authentication Required
    Contains most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. The goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era. The web version currently provides access to 3,800 authors and 12,000 works, approximately 99 million words. It is updated quarterly with new authors and works. For the web version go to the main site and choose Canon or Abridged Online TLG.
Citations and Bibliography
  • Citation Manager Tools Authentication Required
    Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes
  • Dictionary of Bibliographic Abbreviations Found in the Scholarship of Classical Studies and Related Disciplines
    • Location(s): Wilson Library Reference PA99 .W44 2003
Internet Gateways
  • Perseus Digital Library
    Greek and Roman Materials
    --Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser
    Arabic Materials
    Germanic Materials
    19th-Century American
    Renaissance Materials
    Richmond Times Dispatch
    Humanist and Renaissance Italian Poetry in Latin
  • Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean
    A comprehensive site about prehistoric Greece until the collapse of the Mycenean civilization. It contains chronology, terminology, Greek environment, discipline history, and 29 chronologically arranged lessons with numerous images and bibliographies.


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