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  • LibrarySearch – cross searches the catalogues for most of the libraries in University of Cambridge, remember some libraries have restricted membership Newton – use to search for books, journals and e-books in Classics, also to recall items and renew (via your account). UL: Electronic resources – best place to check for online journals Libraries Gateway – includes librarySearch, mobile apps etc COPAC – research libraries
  • Web of Knowledge, citation indexes – range of subjects, you can use wildcards * for a range of results e.g. “Sparta*” [in topic] and Cartledge p* [in author] = @cam for Cambridge full text resources Also shows the number of times an article has been cited and this is useful for finding links to other articles of interest
  • Bibliographic records for articles in over 1,500 periodicals related to classics. Volumes 1 to 80 (2010) of the printed version - searching is in English. It is NOT FULL TEXT but there are links to the Cambridge database to check for full text. If you register as a user there is an alerting service. Also provides full titles for journal abbreviations. e.g. Search “Denyer n” – tick the author from the list for resutls. If you click through on the entry for “case against divination” and hover over the journal abbreviation you will see the full title. In advanced search it is possible to enter the abbreviation under title search to obtain the full journal title.
  • Perseus – Greek and Roman texts, dictionaries, grammars, translations (out of copyright), images art etc Packard Humanities Institute – PHI Disks – Greek including papyri; latin texts LLT – formally CETEDOC equivalent to Teubner Cds – database with texts from Latin lit from beginning to 1965. Patrologia Latina – works of the Church Fathers.
  • Unicode input, Betacode, Greek transliteration – can no longer copy due to copyright breaches Search: Homer – Homerus Epic – select works – Ilias (check box) Search Selections Hector – EKTOR (betacode, translit), εκτ o ρ (ektor in greek), (EKTWR – other form (v= ω ) - Textual Search – 253 Hits Show search preferences – advanced – click AND 3 words near – ANDROF/ ανδροφ, (androf) (man-slaying epithet of Hector) = 11 results Browse to widen context See translation Link to Perseus – parse words etc Search more than one Author – use alphabetic list – retrieve Herodotus (hist) then go to authors S-T for Thucydides. Search for flute players (AULHT – betacode) or αυλητ (aylht) Greek Word Index for list of different forms etc Date searches
  • Click on side to drill down or “suche” to enter a search term
  • Oxford Reference Online – includes OCD, Whos Who etc. Brill – choose New Pauly – then search this title at the top
  • If you need any help, want to book a one to one training session, or have a reference you can’t find etc then please do ask – email queries that take investigation so we can get back to you.
  • Classics elec resources2011

    1. 1. Electronic Resources for Classics Lyn Bailey Librarian Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
    2. 2. Where you might start…
    3. 3. Websites/Catalogues <ul><li>Newton – library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Classics Website </li></ul><ul><li>University Library (UL) Website </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Libraries Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>COPAC: </li></ul>
    4. 4. A brief look at the electronic databases
    5. 5. Bibliographical Resources <ul><li>Web of Knowledge – citation database </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Includes Arts and Humanities Citation indexes </li></ul>
    6. 6. L’Année Philologique <ul><li>Bibliographical Database </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indexes 1500+ journals related to Classics </li></ul><ul><li>Equivalent to printed volumes 1-80 (2010), & interim records for latest print volume </li></ul>
    7. 7. Other Databases <ul><li>Perseus </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Packard Humanities Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CD-ROMs available at Faculty of Classics, Library Office – Gk online at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LLT Library of Latin Texts </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Patrologia Latina </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) <ul><li>Database of most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453 </li></ul><ul><li>Updated quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>List of authors and works included in database available on the website </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Perseus for translations and dictionaries </li></ul>
    9. 9. Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) <ul><li>Available via the web at </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Thesaurus Linguae Latinae <ul><li>Available via De Gruyter </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Dictionaries/Encyclopaedias <ul><li>Oxford Classical Dictionary </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brill Online including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Pauly (German and English) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Jacoby : a new edition of the 856 fragmentary historians that comprise F. Jacoby's Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Parts I-III </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Contact Details <ul><li>Lyn Bailey </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Classics </li></ul><ul><li>Sidgwick Avenue </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge CB4 3LE </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01223 335154 </li></ul>