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Great research source for Classical studies

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Books & eBooks

Strategies for book searching using Catalyst

There are many ways to locate books that are relevant to your research topic:

  1. Search for books by doing a simple KEYWORD search in Catalyst (in the search box above). Enter words that describe your topic (names, places, events, etc.).
  2. When you find a book on your topic, examine its subject headings for relevance to your topic. Click on a hyperlinked subject heading to perform a subject heading search.
  3. Conduct a virtual browse at the very bottom of a book record in Catalyst, to discover related titles.
  4. You can also look at the bibliography of books you have already identified as useful. 
  5. You can also use the advanced search box below to search by subject.
Advanced Search

Online Catalogs

Subject Headings

There are many subject heading combinations that will aid you in your research. These are a few examples to get you started.

  • Classical literature
  • Latin literature
  • Classical language
  • Rome
  • Byzantium
  • Greece – History
  • Art, Ancient
  • Lamps, Classical
  • Fortifications, Roman
  • Pottery, Greek

Book Reviews

Interlibrary Loan