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Classical Studies: Getting Started

The Classical Studies guide is designed to help you find information for class and research projects.

  Library Sources for Classical Studies

These are tools and tips for finding information about subjects in the field of classical studies.  There are three categories:  ancient texts, criticism, and reference works.

Ancient texts and other primary sources

Criticism and history

  • Journal articles are indexed in L'annee philologique
  • These databases cover all subjects including classical studies:  Academic Search Complete, Web of Science Core Collection, and JSTOR
  • Find books in UK Libraries using InfoKat
  • Use WorldCat Local to find books both on campus and at other libraries around the world.  WorldCat Local also includes articles.  It is very easy to place ILLiad orders using WorldCat Local.
  • Search the catalog of the Lexington Theological Seminary Library.  UK students and faculty may check out materials from the LTS Library.
  • Book reviews available in Book Review Index Online
  • Browse the Young stacks in the PA classification (literature) or the DG classification (history)
  • Browse the Little Fine Arts stacks--both regular and oversize--starting at N5600- (classical art) and the Design Library stacks in NA270- (classical architecture)

Reference Works


  • Browse the Young Reference stacks in the PA classification (literature) or the DG classification (history).  The New Pauly is in Young Reference.
  • Oxford Art Online


  • Browse the Little Fine Arts reference stacks in the N (art) and the Design Library reference stacks in NA (architecture)


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