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Get a comprehensive view of your particular area of interest through these scholarly handbooks and guides
These resources can help you come up with dates, names, additional vocabulary and variant spellings for your research. They can also help you develop a better understanding of your topic or give you ideas for comparisons and contrasts.
Search Franklin Catalog as well as many of our online journals, indexes, and collections all at once. Click on the tab for catalog to search just Franklin (books, films, and more) or Articles+ for journal articles and ebook chapters. Or search "everything" and see what happens.
Access to Google Scholar with Penn-only links to full-text articles. Once authenticated through Penn's proxy, full-text articles to which Penn Libraries subscribe will become available within the Google Scholar search results.
Digital Loeb provides fully searchable access to the entire bilingual Loeb library of critical editions of Greek and Latin texts. Search by author or text or browse all Latin volumes. Questions? Contact Rebecca Stuhr, your librarian, for assistance (see contact box in top righthand corner).
Individual volumes on discrete topics, available in print and in some cases electronically. Located on the shelves in Van Pelt or via the Web. Coverage of literature, history, family life, politics, and culture.
more than 14 separate collections of essays on a wide range of topics pertinent to classical history. Volumes are searchable across the entire spectrum of Oxford Handbooks, within Classical Studies, or within one volume or chapter.
An online resource to a wide array of published material. Focused on literary topics, this bibliography includes bibliographic essays covering Aeschylus to Xenophon with many new articles on the way. For tips on how to search see this short video.
Borrow Direct, EZ-Borrow, Interlibrary Loan
If the book or books you need are checked out or not on the shelf, request it through Borrow Direct or EZ borrow. Turn around time is less than a week. This is a good reason to get a head start on your research.
Secondary sources may lead you to specific points within the ancient texts that support your argument. They also contain extensive bibliographies for additional secondary sources. Journal articles serve a similar purpose.