Answered By: Chris Strauber
Last Updated: May 04, 2018     Views: 53

If you are new to Classical Studies research, or if your topic is new to you, it might be helpful to start with a concise academic overview. Two good sources for that are the New Pauly encyclopedia and the Oxford Classical Dictionary, both of which are good at providing context and suggested reading on classical topics and concepts.

If you're exploring what's available on a topic or ancient author, it can be useful to start with L'Année Philologique, which aims to collect the scholarship on classical literature, history, and archaeology (books, book chapters, dissertations, articles) in one searchable location.

For more in-depth work, or to see an overview of what's available in Classics, a good starting point is the BC Libraries' Classical Studies Portal, which provides links to key resources, a Classics research guide; and a sampling of some of the most relevant databases for classical research.

The Classical Studies Librarian, Chris Strauber, is available to answer questions, make more recommendations, and suggest strategies for solid research.