Classics & Archaeology Research Guide

Background Information in Handbooks, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias

Includes concise entries on topics, sometimes including bibliographies of primary and secondary resources for further study.

English Language

Foreign Languages

  • Der neue Pauly : Enzyklopadie der Antike. / Stuttgart 1996-
    The comprehensive encyclopedia on the classical world. Can be used in conjunction with earlier edition: Paulys real-encyclopadie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. and Supplements. / Pauly, August Friedrich von, 1796-1845. / Stuttgart 1903 (many many volumes) 

Articles in Mostly English Language Sources

These materials are more suitable for undergraduate students to use. These indexes include articles in journals, collections, and (sometimes) books.

L'Annee Philologique sur L'Internet  limited to student, faculty and staff of The University of Texas at Austin
1949 - present.
TIP: To limit to English language use "Advanced Search." Select filters and click on ENG under "Language."

Anthropology Plus  limited to student, faculty and staff of The University of Texas at Austin
Includes articles on archaeology

ARCHway (University of York) freely available to all users
Searchable table of contents and directory for selected British archaeology journals.

JSTOR limited to student, faculty and staff of The University of Texas at Austin
Full-text of selected important archaeology and classics journals.

TOCS-IN (Table of Contents In...) freely available to all users 

185 journals are covered in this free index. TOCS-IN is not as comprehensive as L'Annee or DYABOLA, but it is more frequently updated.

Articles in English and Foreign Language Source

These indexes and databases are more suitable for graduate level use. The indexes include articles in journals, collections, and (sometimes) books. The databases include some full-text.

L'Annee Philologique sur L'Internet limited to student, faculty and staff of The University of Texas at Austin
1949 - present.
TIP: To limit to English language use "Advanced Search." Select filters and click on ENG under "Language."

L'Annee philologique; bibliographie critique et analytique de l'antiquite greco-latine. / Paris 1926-
The international critical and analytical bibliography of ancient Greek and Latin languages and literatures and classical studies.

CETEDOC Library of Christian Latin Texts available only on library computers
2nd century - 15th century.
Available only in the University of Texas Libraries on library work stations. Use Internet Explorer.
A searchable database of Christian Latin texts.

DYABOLA (Dynamically Accumulating Database on Objects and Literature About Antiquity) limited to students, faculty, and staff of The University of Texas at Austin
The major database for articles in classical and medieval archaeology.

For help with the Web interface, UT students, faculty and staff may contact Shiela (winchester@mail.utexas.edu) or Gina (ginagiovannone@mail.utexas.edu). This DYABOLA help page from UC Berkely also contains helpful hints.

Gnomon Online. / Munchen 1993- available only on library computers
1925 - 2006
Available only in the University of Texas Libraries on library work stations. Use with Internet Explorer.
This database complements L'Annee Philologique sur L'Internet.

Nestor On-line (University of Cincinnati) - Nestor. / Bloomington, Indiana 1958-  freely available to all users
CURRENT ISSUES AND BOUND VOLUMES SHELVED BY TITLE at the Classics Library
An international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields.

Patrologia Latina limited to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Texas at Austinfulltext of articles available
200 A.D. - 1216 A.D.
Covers philosophical and theological writings from Latin Christianity up to the year 1216. 

Patrologiae Graecae limited to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Texas at Austin fulltext of articles available
Collects the writings of the Christian Church leaders who wrote in Greek from its beginnings through the Council of Florence in 1439. 

TOCS-IN (Table of Contents ...) freely available to all users
185 journals are covered in this free index. TOCS-IN is not as comprehensive as L'Annee or DYABOLA, but it is more frequently updated.

Articles and Books in Other Related Resources

Dissertation Abstracts International / Digital Dissertations, 1861 - present. (Bell & Howell) limited to students, faculty, and staff of The University of Texas at Austin
This resource contains some complete dissertations.

International Medieval Bibliography Online (IMB), 1967 - present (Brepols Publishers) limited to students, faculty, and staff of The University of Texas at Austin
Articles with some overlap for Classical time periods.

Paquet, Leonce / Les presocratiques : bibliographie analytique, 1879-1980. / Montreal 1988-1989
Based on L’Annee, covers almost 100 years of scholarship. 
B 112 P378 1988 V.1 PCL Stacks 
B 112 P378 1988 V.2 PCL Stacks 
B 112 P378 1988 SUPPL. PCL Stacks

Philosopher's Index
, 1940 - present (Ovid.) limited to students, faculty, and staff of The University of Texas at Austin
Philosophy articles with some overlap for Classical time periods.

WorldCat, 1000 BC - present (FirstSearch) limited to students, faculty, and staff of The University of Texas at Austin
Updated daily. Union catalog of materials held by libraries around the world.

Miscellaneous Other Resources and Links

Bibliotheca Classica Selecta (BCS)
An extensive bibliography of resources, both web and print, on all different topics in the Classical world.  

Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Important and "timely reviews of current scholarly work in the field of classical studies (including archaeology). This site is the authoritative archive of BMCR's publication, from 1990 to the present". Helpful for debates and discussions.

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
An extensive bibliography on women and gender searching is title keyword.  

The Encyclopedia Mythica : An Encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and legend
Brief entries on major figures in mythologies. No links or bibliographies for further reading.  

Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names (TGN)
The TGN is a structured vocabulary containing around 1,000,000 names and other information about places. Helpful in determining alternate archaeological site names through time.

Glossa
An online Latin dictonary, based on (Lewis and Short) 

Perseus
Covers the history, literature, and culture of the Greco-Roman world. Includes primary full text sources and some secondary materials.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG), 8th century B.C. - 1453 A.D. (University of California) limited to students, faculty, and staff of The University of Texas at Austin
Contains virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, plus historiographical, lexicographic, and scholiastic texts from the period between 600 and 1453.

University of Texas Classics Links I

University of Texas Classics Links II

Classic Latin Texts 
This site contains essentially all Latin literary texts written before A.D. 200, as well as some texts selected from later antiquity. From Packard Humanities Institute. 

Quicklinks

Subject Specialist

Gina Giovannone

Classics Library - Library Specialist

Email: ginagiovannone@austin.utexas.edu

Call: (512) 495 4690

 

Shiela Winchester

Classics Library - Head Librarian

Email: s.winchester@austin.utexas.edu

Call: (512) 495 4254