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UA Libraries during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Welcome to the research guide for Classics, which includes the Greek and Latin language and literature resources at UA Libraries! This guide provides a comprehensive overview of the library and web resources that can be used to find books, journals, films, websites, and other cultural heritage materials related to the historical period known as Classical Antiquity. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask for assistance at the Gorgas Library Help Desk (located on the first floor) or to contact me directly by email or phone.
How to Find Resources at UA Libraries
This video gives a general overview of some of the libraries most useful resources, such as Scout, databases, e-resources to find or browse, specific academic journals, the libraries catalog, and UA's special collections.
The "Go-To" Resources
The University of Alabama has millions of print and electronic resources available, including resources related to the study of Classics. This section has links for the "go-to" resources you can use when starting your research. If you want to go more in-depth, check out some of the other tabs (such as "Finding Journal Articles"). If you still haven't found what you're looking for, please feel free to contact me to schedule a research consultation.
L'Année Philologique is an index to scholarly material in the field of Greco-Roman language, literature, archaeology, history, law, science, and philosophy from prehistory to 800 A.D. The database includes indexing and abstracts for books, journal articles, dissertations, and conference proceedings.
Images of the full text of many scholarly titles in a range of subject areas, including literature, biological sciences, economics, finance, and statistics. Search the archive or pull up a specific article.
Loeb Classical Library
The Loeb Classical Library, from Harvard University Press, presents the corpus of Greek and Latin literature with parallel-page English translations. This digital edition of interconnected, fully searchable texts includes many volumes from the series.
Web-based version of printed Philosophers' Index with abstracts covering scholarly research in the fifteen fields of philosophy, published in journals and books since 1940. The database cites works in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.
Project MUSE provides full-text access scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. The database is a collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and other university presses and not-for-profit publishers. Also included are the UPCC collections in Asian and Pacific Studies, and Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction.
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a digital library containing most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in A.D. 1453. The project's goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.
PLEASE NOTE: Users must register to create a profile with your university email and connect via the library's page for complete access to the site.
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