RESOURCES FOR CLASSICS STUDENTS
Bata Library Website
Bata Library Website: Study Guide for AHCL
Bibliographic Search Engines
Key Classical Associations
Online and Electronic Journals
The Trent Library provides
an online searchable database of its textual and electronic holdings (called TOPCAT). Subject searches on TOPCAT yield mixed results; if you are looking for books on Roman architecture,
try headings like “Rome”, “Roman”, “Classical”,
and “Architecture”. Try more than one heading; sometimes books
will not appear under the most logical heading. Also, when you find one
call number, go to the shelves and look around that call number for further
books of possible relevance. More specific searches can be done using the
web databases described below; when you find titles that fit your desired
topics, see if they appear in TOPCAT.
forget to take advantage of the Library's E-JOURNAL section, which provides links to electronic resources that do not appear
Materials not in the Bata
collections can be ordered through Inter-Library Loan (ILL), located on the main
floor of the Bata Library and via the Library web page (through a service
called RACER). Books ordered through RACER may take up to a week (or more) to arrive at Trent, so take care to order
your books well in advance.
Also extremely helpful, is L'ANNÉE PHILOLOGIQUE, a bibliographical
database covering all aspects of the Greek and Roman worlds, and to a lesser
extent, neighbouring regions. This site must be accessed through the "Directory of Online Databases" section of the Bata Library homepage.
Each bibliographic entry comes with a brief description (like an annotated
bibliography), usually in French, English or German.
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SEARCH ENGINES FOR CONDUCTING RESEARCH
AEGEAN PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY
An online syllabus for students
of Aegean archaeology, with each lesson containing detailed notes, (usually)
pertinant images and an exhaustive bibliography, maintained by Jeremy B.
Rutter of Dartmouth University.
ANTHRO-NET: Anthropology Resources on the Internet
This web site is a search
engine for the range from academic to truly bizarre web sites and other
resources on various cultures; large sections are devoted to Egypt, Mesopotamia,
Greece and Rome.
CHLORIS: A Searchable Bibliography of the Bronze Age
An online searchable database
of Bronze Age (i.e. Minoan, Mycenaean, Cycladic) sites in the Aegean.
Enter a site or region name in order to produce a list of publications dealing
with that site.
DIOTIMA: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
This site provides a wide
variety of materials (including bibliographies and images) relating to the
study of women and gender in the Classical World (i.e. the Aegean,
Etruria, Greece and Rome). It also provides links to other useful sites
for studying the archaeology of the ancient world.
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FOR CLASSICISTS
This site is a very full clearing-houses of the resources available on the Net for students of the ancient world.
GNOMON: Bibliographic Database
This web site is of phenomenal
help in finding books and articles on Greek and Roman archaeology. While
the host site is in German, the results will be drawn from publications
in all languages. When
you enter your search criteria, the site is keyed to give the most recent
publications first; a button at the bottom will reveal older titles.
Note: ("auswahl" = "select an option"; "suche"
= "search"; "liste" = "list"; "ergebnis"
= "result"; "ende" = close the database").
sure you try more than one target word, and keep in mind Greek vs. Latin
spellings, e.g. Dionysos vs. Dionysus.
This is a Classical archaeology
site, so a target word like “Architecture” will yield hundreds
of items; therefore you should narrow your search down.
ICS: The Internet Classics Archive
This website offers Greek
and Latin texts in translation, plus much more.
MINOAN CRETE: Bronze Age Civilisation
A collection of images and
brief descriptions of a number of Minoan sites, maintained by Ian Swindale.
NESTOR: Bibliography of Aegean and Related Areas
An online bibliography for
the study of Bronze Age archaeology in the Aegean and related areas, with a database of over 44,000 references dating back to 1959.
PERSEUS: Perseus Digital Library
This site includes:
encyclopaedia-like entries on ancient people, places, objects, and terminology
catalogues (including illustrations) of ancient sites, buildings, sculptures, coins, gems, and vases
ancient texts in both English and the original language (Greek or Latin)
translation and grammatical tools for ancient Greek and Latin
on-line versions of some published books and articles
searchable texts of ancient papyri
TOCS-IN: Table of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists
This site allows searches on journal articles
relating to studies in Classics (including the archaeology of the Greek
and Roman worlds), the Near East, and religion.
KEY CLASSICAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANISATIONS
Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
American Philological Association (APA)
Classical Association of Canada (CAC)
Classical Association of the Canadian West (CACW)
Classical Association of the Middle, West and South (CAMWS)
Foundation of the Hellenic World
Ontario Classical Association (OCA)
Trent University Archaeological Research Centre (TUARC)
ONLINE AND ELECTRONIC JOURNALS
a magazine put out by the Archaeological Institute of America that covers much more than the world of ancient Greece and Rome
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
reviews of current scholarship in Classical Studies
an electronic journal and resource dedicated to the study of ancient Greek & Roman drama in performance
Electronic Antiquity: Communicating the Classics
an electronic journal on the ancient world published by Virginia Tech University