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Online Resources for Classical Studies
Brill's New Pauly Online
The English edition of the authoritative Der Neue Pauly, a modern reference work for the ancient world. Provides references to the standard literature about the classical period and its interpretation and reevaluation in later centuries.
BrillOnline Reference Works
A collection of reference works covering subjects including Biblical Studies, Classical Studies, History, Language and Linguistics, Law, Middle East and Islamic Studies, and Religious Studies.
The disciplinary database that will tell you what classical scholars are publishing. Make sure to check English only because a lot of scholarship is in German or French.
Oxford Bibliographies: Classics
Includes helpful annotations of primary, as well as secondary, works in Classical Studies.
Oxford Handbooks Online Classical Studies
Features review essays by the world's leading scholars that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate.
Loeb Classical Library
Library of more than 500 titles from Greek and Latin literature including epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; medicine and mathematics; and religion and mythology, all represented with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations.
Reference Books on Classical Studies (Print & Digital)
The Encyclopedia of Ancient History by
Publication Date: 2013
The only comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world; collects more than 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE.
Barrington Atlas Map-By-Map Directory (Two-Volumes) by
Call Number: G1033 .B3 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Re-creates the entire world of the Greeks and Romans from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa. Both the Barrington Atlas and the 2-volume index to its maps have been placed on 2-hour reserve and can be requested at the Fondren Library Circulation Desk.
A Research Guide to the Ancient World by
Publication Date: 2015
A partially annotated bibliography that closes the traditional subject gap between the humanities and the social sciences in the study of the ancient world.
Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals, as well as books and primary sources in 75 disciplines.
Full-text online access to all journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, covering humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
HathiTrust Digital Library
Long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources. SMU users can log in for full access to in-copyright works and additional text mining tools.
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Both up-to-date and firmly grounded by primary sources, this resource offers browsing and searching options and has extensive cross-references and bibliographies.