searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets
such as topic, era, language
. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.
Examples of Library of Congress subjects:
Cleopatra - Queen of Egypt - d. 30 B.C.
Cleopatra - Queen of Egypt - d. 30 B.C. - Influence
Egypt - History - 332-30 B.C.
Ptolemaic dynasty, 305-30 B.C.
Egypt - Religion - 332 B.C.-640 A.D.
Examples of keyword searches:
Cleopatra and representation
Hollywood and Cleopatra
goddesses and queens
A catalog of library holdings worldwide. WorldCat will indicate any local library holdings and also offers an inter-library loan request option.
Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.
The often extensive bibliographies in dissertations can be invaluable. Hard to find primary sources may be transcribed and translated in the appendix.
Goldberg, Patricia M. "Ptolemaic queens and a Roman empress with aspects of Tyche and other goddesses". Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles, 2010.
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.
Encyclopedias, Companions & General Histories
Trying to decipher a journal abbreviation?
Here is a handy list of journal abbreviations for classical and medieval studies journals courtesy of Indiana University Libraries.
JSTOR is an archive of important core journals in the humanities. Current content is not available. JSTOR indicates which years are covered.
The Advanced Search feature has journal limits by discipline such as Classical Studies and Archaeology. You can further limit to keywords in title, abstract, or author field. Item type, language and publication date range are other available search limits.
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies and Religion journals. Covers published works from 1992-present.
Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature. The database also provides coverage of interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.
Art Full Text (EBSCO)
An index to art journals. Coverage goes back to 1994.
Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)
Index to art journals published from 1929-1984.
Find high quality images of paintings, sculptures, coins, and more.
Citing Your Sources
Chicago Manual of Style Online
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