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Catalog at Falvey
Keyword and subject 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 or region. 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
WorldCat (OCLC)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form. WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
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.

E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
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


Journal Articles

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.

L'Année philologique : online bibliography of the classical world (APh - Brepols)
Comprehensive bibliography of journal articles, books and book chapters on Greek and Roman antiquity.

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)
Indexes almost 700 journals in the humanities.

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.


Chicago Style

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the standard style manual used by writers and editors of scholarly books and journals.
For a quick introduction watch the online tutorial A Brief Introduction to the Chicago Manual of Style.
Chicago-Style Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to Chicago Style.
Use the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide for easy reference.


Schedule an Appointment with Jutta

jseibert Jutta Seibert
Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 228

Jutta Seibert is the subject librarian for History and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.

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