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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

* Premier Resources *

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.

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

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

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

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.

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. BOLD:
Please note: The subscription to this database was cancelled on March 28, 2018. This entry will be removed in 6-months.

"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."

Catalogs and Bibliographies


Each book in this monographic series has a unique title and call number. Search the phrase Classical Presences in our Libraries catalog ( to check availability).

Oxford bibliographies online. Classics Dee L Clayman; Oxford University Press. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2009 - Online access

General Reference Sources


From the electronic Perseus Collection of Greek and Roman Materials. An electronic version of a Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology by William Smith.


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

Wilson Reference BR162.2 .E53 1997

Access to the "Gale Student Resources in Context" is provided through ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) arranged by Minitex.

Access to the "Gale Student Resources in Context" is provided through ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) arranged by Minitex.

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. for UMN print copy Wilson General Folio CN520 .C63x Contributor: Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.; Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR.; Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Language: Latin

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.

Three simultaneous users limit (Ebrary)

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

Electronic Texts

From the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War, Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661). Among the thousands of titles featured in EEBO are works by Malory, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, Galileo; musical exercises by Henry Purcell and novels by Aphra Behn; prayer books, pamphlets, and proclamations; almanacs, calendars, and many other primary sources.

Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO TCP) contains searchable, marked-up text for over 60,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661). EEBO TCP covers a subset of the titles available in Early English Books Online (Page Images).

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

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.

Library Web Sites

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

Open Access Resources

Includes these Projects:
Collective Rituals and the Construction of Social Identity
Food for the Gods
Greek Literary Hands of the Roman Period
Imaging Papyri
Last Statues of Antiquity
Late Antique Egypt and the Holy Land
Lexicon of Greek Personal Names
Manar al-Athar Photo Archive
Oxford-Paris Alexander Project (OPAL)
Oxyrhynchus Papyri
Research Archive for Greek and Roman Sculpture
Roman Economy Project
Roman Provincial Coinage in the Antonine Period

Completed Projects
Oxford Princeton Partnership
Featured Research Project
Completed Projects
Bibliotheca Academica Translationum
Communication, Language and Power in the Achaemenid Empire
Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources
e-Science and Ancient Documents (eSAD)
Historiographical tendencies during the period of Spartan hegemony
Monumenta Asiae Minoris XI
Performing Epic
Roman Inscriptions of Britain, Volume III
Social and Cultural Construction of Emotions: The Greek Paradigm
Sphakia Survey
Writing & Statues
Oxford Princeton Partnership

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.

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

Eighteenth Century Collections Online captures the essence of the Enlightenment in Great Britain between 1701 and 1800. ECCO is a comprehensive digital edition of /The Eighteenth Century/, the world's largest library of the printed book on microfilm. ECCO allows full-text searching of over 180,000 titles English-language titles and editions -- in essence, every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. It includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more. has two primary components. The Papyrological Navigator (PN) supports searching, browsing, and aggregation of ancient papyrological documents and related materials; the Papyrological Editor (PE) enables multi-author, version controlled, peer reviewed scholarly curation of papyrological texts, translations, commentary, scholarly metadata, institutional catalog records, bibliography, and images.

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

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

Historical Documents

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

Sacred Texts

Wilson Library General Collection (Folio BS73 1949 ) see also

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

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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