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Critical Secondary Sources


Falvey Library Catalog
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 for late antiquity:
Rome - History - Empire, 284-476
Rome - History - Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
Mediterranean Region - History - To 476
Iran - History - To 640
Byzantine Empire - History
Europe - History - 392-814
Europe - History - To 476
Church history - Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600

WorldCat (OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections 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.

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.

Journal Articles

L'Année philologique : online bibliography of the classical world (APh - Brepols)
Comprehensive bibliography of journal articles, books and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings and essay collections) on Greek and Roman antiquity. Indexing lags 3 years behind the current date and goes back to 1924.
User guide for L'Année Philologique

Classical Studies articles via JSTOR
JSTOR has the full-text of sixty-two classical studies journals. The JSTOR archive does not include content from the last 3-5 years for most journals. Eight journals have current content as well as complete archives in JSTOR:
The American Journal of Archaeology, Arion, The Bulletin of the American School of Oriental Research, Classical Antiquity, The Classical Journal, Classical Philology, Hesperia, Near Eastern Archaeology.

Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and abstracts a large number of humanities journals such as the Journal of Early Christian Studies, the Journal of Roman Studies and the Journal of Hellenic Studies. Some full text included. Subjects do not correspond to Library of Congress subjects. Start with a keyword search and narrow results with subject facets. Use the FindIt button to link to the Library's full text holdings or interlibrary loan form.

ATLA Religion Database (EBSCO)
The leading international database indexing citations in all scholarly fields of religion.

International Medieval Bibliography (Brepols)
The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is a current, comprehensive bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide.

TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies and Religion journals. Covers published works from 1992-present.

Falvey has subscriptions to numerous classical studies journals and most of them are available online. Please use the indexes/databases listed above to identify articles on your topic or by a particular author. Use the online catalog to link to the e-journal if you already have a citation to a journal article in hand.
Among the journals available at Falvey are the Journal of Late Antiquity, the Journal for Early Christian Studies, the Journal of Roman Studies, the Journal of Hellenic Studies, L'Antiquité Tardive, and Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies.

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