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Finding Books and other Resources
The library catalog allows you to search Reed's holdings, Summit (Northwest libraries), and libraries worldwide. In addition to books and media, the catalog also includes an extensive amount of journal article citations and full-text links. You can check out the library system guide for search tips and more information.
Beyond Reed: Summit vs ILL?
If you find something in the system that is not owned by Reed, you should first request the item through Summit. Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for all journal article requests as well as books and media not available through Summit. E-books cannot be borrowed from another institution. Check the library website for more information on borrowing policies for Reed College Library and Summit as well as information on ILL.

    Key Reference Resources

    Classical History & Literature

    Brill’s New Pauly: Enyclopaedia of the Ancient World (Online access. Print edition: Ref DE5 .N4813 2002) A multi-volume English translation of the seminal German reference work Der Neue Pauly, containing illustrated scholarly articles reflecting current research. An extremely comprehensive resource with a contemporary, interdisciplinary approach. Consists of three parts: Antiquity, Classical Tradition, and a Supplement, Chronologies of the Ancient World: Names, Dates, and Dynasties.

    Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3rd Edition, online. Print edition: Ref PA31 .H69 1989) Includes articles on authors, major works, historical notables, mythological figures, and topics of literary significance from the appearance of the Greeks, around 2200 B.C, to the close of the Athenian philosophy schools in A.D. 529. 

    Oxford Classical Dictionary (3rd Edition, online. Print edition: Stacks DE5 .O9 1970). With more than 6,200 entries, The Oxford Classical Dictionary has been regarded as the unrivalled one-volume reference work on all aspects of the Graeco-Roman world

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (Online access. Print edition: DE5 .O95 2010) A multi-volume contemporary work examining the classical Mediterranean world from an interdisciplinary perspective.

    Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Names (Online access through Credo Reference. Print version: Stacks DE25 .G72 1986)

    Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World (Online access through Credo Reference. Print version:DE5 .L29 1999)

    Who's Who in the Roman World (Online access through Credo Reference. Print version:DG203 .H39 2001)


    Classical Philosophy & Religion

    Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy (Online access through Credo Reference. Print version: Stacks B163 .E53 1997)

    Encyclopedia of Religion (Online access through GVRL. Print version:Ref BL31 .E46 2005)


    Classical Art & Mythology

    Dictionary of Classical Mythology (Stacks BL715 .G713 1996)

    Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture (Online access. Print edition: Ref N5610 .G76 2007)

    Guide to Research in Classical Art and Mythology (Stacks N7760 .V3 1991)

    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC) (Ref N7760 .L49 1981) An illustrated multilingual encyclopedia of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan mythology in art and literature. A majority of the artifacts described are pictured, and most entries also include a bibliography.

    Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary (Stacks BL715 .B445 1991)


      Online Research Tools

      • Oxford Reference Online for Classics
        A collection of cross-searchable reference titles, such as The Oxford Classical Dictionary, Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization, and Who's Who in the Classical World. Some entries contain bibliographies.
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      • Oxford Bibliographies Online
        An online guide to scholarly literature and research in classics. Contains topical overviews, as well as comprehensive bibliographies covering reference sources, translated works, journal articles, and links to catalog records and online resources.
        Coverage Dates: unknown - unknown
      • Credo Reference
        Articles and images from hundreds of reference titles. For best results in classics research, use the "History" search option. Relevant titles include: Encyclopedia of World Trade From Ancient Times to the Present, Guide to the Ancient World, Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World, The Reader's Companion to Military History, and Who's Who in The Roman World.
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      • Blackwell Reference Online Classics Collection
        A searchable fulltext collection of Blackwell's companion reference books for classics.
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      • Cambridge Companions Online
        Search the "Literature and Classics" and/or "Philosophy, Religion and Culture" subcollections. Thousands of essays on major authors, literary genres, historic periods, and cultural movements, many of which include glossaries, timelines, and bibliographies.
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      • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC)
        A survey of critical commentary on the work of specific authors and key texts. Also contains biographical information and bibliographies of primary and secondary works.
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      Selected Web Resources

      Reed College Classics Department Resources Page

      Classics Image Database High quality digital images selected by Reed Classics faculty in Reed Digital Collections.

      Diotima An interdisciplinary resource for the study of women and gender in the ancient world.


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