Selected Resources for: Classics

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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.

Article Databases and Indexes

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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.

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.

Free access to some texts in the Loeb Classical Library available at

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

AHCI covers arts, humanities, and area studies scholarship. Titles of foreign-language works are translated into English, and abstracts are given in English, thereby simplifying and standardizing searching across languages.

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

features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. More on content at

DYABOLA literature database contains citations from the subject catalog of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome. mncat record at

"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."

General Reference Sources

General Reference Works

1863. Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Digital Library Initiatives, 2000. [Making of America] This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of Making of America IV: the American voice, 1850-1877.

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

E-Book by Oxford University Press 1993, 2003

Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

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.

compiled by Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott. Rev. and augm. throughout by Henry Stuart Jones, with the assistance of Roderick McKenzie. With a supplement, 1968.

Harper's dictionary of classical literature and antiquities

Oxford Latin dictionary

Paulys Realencyclopadie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, zweite Reihe [R-Z] and supplements also at Wilson Library Reference DE5 .P33. Der neue Pauly: Enzyklopadie der Antike at Wilson Library Reference Quarto DE5 .N48x 1996.

Oxford, 2003.

Over 23,000 entries

This practical dictionary is designed specifically to meet the needs of students in their first years of studying Latin, as well as those with an interest in the Latin language or the classical world.

Internet Resources

Web Sites

The Ancient History Source book organizes and provides access to selected primary texts from the ancient world. It also includes links to visual and aural material.

Open-access object database of the German Archaeological Institute.

This is a privately owned, commercial website. It is operated by Greece Http Ltd. and is not affiliated with any government entity. Read our Privacy Policy © Copyright 2005 & Greece Http Ltd. - All Rights Reserved. The biographies of the Ancient Greek authors are under the GNU Free Documentation License.

An integrated online collection of texts and images, including primary and secondary texts, site plans, digital images, and maps.

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.

Primary Source Materials

Archival Materials

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

Historical Documents

All Latin inscriptions from l'Annee Epigraphique, 1894-1990. Contains over 36,000 inscriptions Description at Home

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.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).

Research Guides

short version at Turabian Quick Guide (8th ed.) Eighth Edition:
TC Walter Library Sci/Eng Ref (Desk, Rm 206) LB2369 .T8 2013
TC Music Library Reference LB2369 .T8 2013
TC Journalism Library General Collection LB2369 .T8 2013
Earlier edition:
TC Andersen Library Children's Lit (Reference) LB2369 .T8 2007
TC Bio-Medical Library Reference LB2369 T929ma 2007
TC Law Library Reference LB2369 .T8 2007
TC Magrath Library Reference LB2369 .T8 2007
TC Music Library Reference (Desk) LB2369 .T8 2007
TC Plant Pathology Library Reference LB2369 .T8 2007
TC Veterinary Medical Library Reference LB2369 T8 2007
TC Walter Library Sci/Eng Reference (Rm 206) LB2369 .T8 2007

Style Manuals

A selected list of sources available in Wilson Reference Services.

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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