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.
If you are searching databases, look for the icon:
When Searching Google Scholar, look for "full text via Penn Text" or click on the and look for "Penntext"
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.