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Subject Librarian: Jennie Burroughs

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

Article Databases and Indexes

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Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

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.

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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.

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ATLA lists journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Some listings link to full text of articles. More about ATLA

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Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective searches the most important journals in these subject areas. Covers 1907-1984.

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General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

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Catalogs and Bibliographies


Search with the Library Catalog to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

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Find books, journals, articles, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, machine-readable data files, and any other materials available in libraries worldwide. This covers all subject areas. Request items through Interlibrary Loan using the ILLiad link on each item's record. WorldCat is produced by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)

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General Reference Sources


General Reference Works

Provides full text online access to over 360 volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series published since 1960.
Coverage of political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.
Includes The Cambridge Prehistory of the Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean
and The Cambridge World History:
Volume 1, Introducing World History, to 10,000 BCE
Volume 2, A World with Agriculture, 12,000 BCE–500 CE
Volume 3, Early Cities in Comparative Perspective, 4000 BCE–1200 CE
Volume 4, A World with States, Empires and Networks 1200 BCE–900 CE

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Up-to-date online versions of:
The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3d rev ed.) Reference library
The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th ed.) Reference library
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3d ed.)
Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)
Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: Latin-English (3 ed.)
Who's Who in the Classical World

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The eHRAF Collection of Archaeology covers the prehistory of the world with a growing collection of full-text information (e.g. books, journal articles, and dissertations) on archaeological traditions.The collection is unique in that the text is subject-indexed to the paragraph level for quick retrieval of information.

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Internet Resources

Library Web Sites

Quick text FAQ explains how you can access the full text of an article in Google Scholar.

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Open Access Resources

This project is supervised by Phoebe Acheson of the blog (Becoming a) Classics Librarian and Chuck Jones of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University and the blog AWOL - The Ancient World Online.

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Multimedia Materials

Image Resources

A curated bibliography of quality image collections listed by subject. These resources include local collections, licensed content, and select open online collections of images.

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Primary Source Materials

Historical Documents

Ancient Rome : social and historical documents from the early Republic to the death of Augustus / Matthew Dillon 1963-; Lynda Garland 1955- Second edition. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge 2015 Available at TC Wilson Library General Collection (DG77 .D58 2015 )

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The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) represents the efforts of an international group of Assyriologists, museum curators and historians of science to make available through the internet the form and content of cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3350 B.C., until the end of the pre-Christian era.

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ETANA=Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives Core Texts is a list of digitized texts selected as valuable for teaching and research in Ancient Near Eastern studies.

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Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

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

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Writing Guides

Contents Research, researchers, and readers -- Prologue: Becoming a researcher -- Thinking in print: Uses of research, public and private -- Connecting with your reader: (Re-)creating yourself and your audience -- Asking questions, finding answers -- Prologue: Planning your project - an overview -- From topics to questions -- From questions to a problem -- From problems to sources -- Engaging sources -- Making a claim and supporting it -- Prologue: Assembling a research argument -- Making good arguments: Overview -- Making claims -- Assembling reasons and evidence -- Acknowledgments and responses -- Warrants -- Planning, drafting, and revising -- Prologue: Planning again -- Planning -- Drafting your report -- Revising your organization and argument -- Communicating evidence visually -- Introductions and conclusions-- Revising style: Telling your story clearly -- Some last considerations.

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Library Information

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