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Background Information

Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Oxford Classical Dictionary (online) Restricted Resource
Written by distinguished scholars from around the world, the Dictionary covers all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology. It also contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, gender, and ecology.
Oxford Bibliographies Online – Classics Restricted Resource
A repository of up-to-date bibliographical articles written and reviewed by top scholars in the field of Classics, including citations, annotations, and commentary on a wide variety of topics. The Oxford Bibliographies database is designed to help researchers cut through academic information overload by providing expert recommendations.
Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor DE5 .P33313x 2006

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL)
Print Location: Burling 3rd Floor PA2361 .T4

Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize DE59 .P7

Note: The text is also available online in JSTOR and at Perseus Digital Library.


Annee Philologique Restricted Resource
Comprehensive bibliography of the literature on all aspects of the classical period, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, in collaboration with the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the American Philological Association. A print edition is also available (Z7016.M35 A1).
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Perseus Digital Library
Primary and secondary sources for the study of ancient Greece and Rome
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) Restricted Resource
Full-text digital library containing most of the surviving Greek texts from Homer (8th century BCE) to the fall of Byzantium in 1453 CE. Create a user account to access the various content areas.
MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource
1926–present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Philosopher's Index Restricted Resource
1940–present. Indexes books and journals in all areas of philosophy, including aesthetics, bioethics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, social & political philosophy, and the philosophy of education, history, language, law, religion, and science.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
GenderWatch Restricted Resource
1970–present. A collection of hundreds of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports, and conference proceedings devoted to the impact of gender across a broad range of subject areas.


Atlas of the Greek World
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize DF77 .L43 1984

Atlas of the Roman World
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize DG77 .C597 1982

Library Catalogs

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A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.

Biographical Information

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

A comprehensive, alphabetically arranged guide to figures in Greek and Roman mythology.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HQ1127 .S25 2001

Who's Who in the Classical World Restricted Resource
A biographical dictionary of major figures in ancient Greece and Rome.
Genealogy of Greek Mythology: an Illustrated Family Tree of Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize BL785 .J36 2003

Web sites

Ancient World Mapping Center
Hosts a series of downloadable maps that are freely available for educational use and also can be licensed for publication at nominal cost. The maps are organized according to rough geographic regions, including the Roman Empire, the Iberian Penninsula, Egypt, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean.
American Philological Association Resource contains images Resource contains audio
The American Philological Association is good starting point to explore resources for the study and teaching of Classics. With their new motto "From Gatekeeper to Gateway," the APA is working to create a higher profile for the field of Classics and a more vital Web presence, as well as increased scholarships and teaching awards support.
eLatin eGreek eLearn
This is a free-to-join networking site for classics. Intended for use by teachers and students, this site brings together blogs, ebooks, instructional videos, and discussions about classroom technology. From the Web site:
"Students and teachers of Latin, ancient Greek, and Classical literature can exchange ideas on the role of technology in the Classics classroom here. Share your stories and ideas, Titus-like triumphs, or Trojan-like defeats with colleagues world-wide."  Become part of the classics learning community.
Electronic Resources for Classicists: The Second Generation
A mega-site for Web resources put together by the same organization that maintains Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
Library of Congress Recommended Sites for Classical and Medieval History
 A list of reference resources that can supplement work in Classics, including among its recommendations: The Bryn Mawr Classical Review, the Internet Classics Archive, and Perseus -- which has searchable full-text access to the Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

Style and Citation Guides

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) MLA Guide
A guide to MLA style and formatting created and maintained by Purdue University. Note APA and Chicago style and formatting details and for creating annotated bibliographies are also available.
MLA Style Center
Guidance on MLA Style from the Modern Language Association itself. The Works Cited: Quick Guide offers a practice template for creating entries in an MLA list of works cited.
MLA Handbook, 8th. edition (2016)
Print Location: LB2369 .G53 2016
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.

Resources at Grinnell

Classics Department
Faculty in the Department of Classics at Grinnell offer instruction in ancient Greek and Latin language and literature as well as in ancient Greek and Roman art, archaeology, history, and philosophy.
Grinnell College Libraries: Library Lab
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Grinnell College Writing Lab
Email:; Phone: 3117
Grinnell College Reading Lab
Develop strategies to manage college reading demands and strengthen reading comprehension.
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A short selection of Journals
Bryn Mawr Classical Review  publishes timely reviews of current scholarly work in the field of classical studies (including archaeology). The archive begins with issues published in 1990.

Arethusa (print and online)
known for publishing original literary and cultural studies of the ancient world and of the field of classics that combine contemporary theoretical perspectives with more traditional approaches to literary and material evidence

Classical Journal (print and online) Greek and Latin literature and philology. Published continuously since 1905.

You can browse journals by subject here.