Falvey Library Catalog (Books & Media)
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 (FirstSearch)
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.

EZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The EZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. EZBorrow 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.

Année Philologique: Bibliography of the Classical World (Brepols)
Comprehensive bibliography of journal articles, books and book chapters on Greek and Roman antiquity.

Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes almost 700 journals in the humanities.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Provides citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of literature, language and linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore. International in scope; coverage from 1926 to present.

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.


Citation Management

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the Manual is the most current. The online version includes a Citation Quick Guide with examples. The Library's website offers a short introduction and overview to the Notes and Bibliography System commonly used in the humanities.