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Research Guides

Classical Studies

Encyclopedias & dictionaries

To search for more dictionaries & encyclopedias on classical literature, head to the library homepage & follow these steps:

  • Select "subject" from the drop down menu to the right of the search field


Electronic texts

Finding literary works in the library catalogue

Start at the library homepage

  • Enter the title in the search field
  • For longer titles, place the title in quotation marks (" ") to search all of the words together as a phrase
  • Follow title with the author's name

  • On the following page under the "Books" heading, select "View all Books"


For more popular works, you may have to sort through books of commentary & criticism in the search results before you get to the actual literary work.


To help narrow your search to the actual literary work:

  • Click the "+" button to add an additional search field


  • Enter the name of the work in the top field & select title from the drop down menu to the right
  • Enter the name of the author in the second field & select "personal authors" or "all authors" from the drop down menu to the right

Note: Many classical works of literature can be found in anthologies & larger collections. To find anthologies of a particular author, do an author search & look through the results for collected works & anthologies.


Searching for literary criticism in the catalogue

To find critical works on a particular piece of literature, perform a catalogue search for the literary work

  • From the search results page, use the "Refine results" options on the left
  • Scroll down to "Subjects" & click on "+ More"
  • Select subject keywords like "Criticism And Interpretation" or "History & criticism" from the menu that pops out