The subject covers the languages, literature, history, and material culture of the Ancient Near East.
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Article Databases and Indexes
* Premier Resources *
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.
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.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
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.
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.)
General Reference Sources
The New Pauly is intended as an aid for the study of Greek and Roman culture and its multifaceted presence in all periods of European and, since the Early Modern period, world history
see online version also
Wilson Library (Quarto DS57 .E47 1997 )
Wilson Library Reference Quarto DS56 .O9 1997
General Reference Works
Multiple volumes in Cambridge Histories Online
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
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
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.
Library Web Sites
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.
Primary Source Materials
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 )
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.
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.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
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
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.