Intro to Greek and Roman Archaeology
This guide was developed for University of Texas undergraduate students beginning studies in Greek and Roman Archaeology, and was designed to help you get started with your research. Standard abbreviations are used for the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), the Architecture & Planning Library (APL) and the Classics Library (CLA). If you need additional assistance please consult a librarian.
GETTING STARTED: Online Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Other Overviews
select Britannica Online search by keyword, subject etc, basic and advanced
select DASE (Digital Archive SErvices) Collection search for images of artifacts
select Gale Virtual Reference search by keyword, subject, etc, basic and advanced
select Oxford Reference Online search by keyword, subject etc, basic and advanced
Here are two free authoritative websites. Don't rely on any sites you just happen to have found on a search engine. When researching your subject always use reliable scholarly sources and don't dismiss books for anything you find on the web.
FastOnline is a searchable database of archaeological excavations since the year 2000. It also includes FOLD&R (Fasti On Line Documents & Research) which is an on-line peer-reviewed journal containing reports, both preliminary and final, on excavations from 2000 onwards (Italy and Bulgaria only).
Perseus Art and Archaeology
The library's catalogs document 523 coins, 1548 vases, over 1400 sculptures, 179 sites and 381 buildings. Each catalog entry has a description of the object and its context; most have images. This web site currently publishes over 33,000 pictures!
GETTING STARTED: Hard copy Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other overviews
Collins dictionary of archaeology CC 70 C55 1992 (PCL)
An encyclopedia of the history of classical archaeology DE 5 E5 1996 V.1 & 2 Ref (CLA)
The Penguin archaeology guide CC 70 P46 2001 (PCL)
The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites DE 59 P7 (PCL, CLA)
FINDING ARTICLES ON ARCHAEOLOGY
select Anthropology Plus search by keyword, subject etc
select Academic OneFile search for title, author, subject
select Academic Search Premier search for title, author, subject
select L’Annee Philologique search keyword for title, author, subject in “full text”; limit to English language articles under “Other Criteria”
select FastOnline FOLD&R browse, basic or advanced search (Italy and Bulgaria only)
select TOCS-IN search by keyword, subject etc, basic only
Additional encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks may be found through the Library Catalog using subject or keyword searches, for example:
Roman Archaeology Dictionary
Archaeology Greek Encyclopedia
Athenian Archeology Handbook
Classical Archeology Encyclopedia
Ancient Archaeology Dictionary
Hellenistic Archaeology Handbook