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An overview of scholarly resources in Classical Studies

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Encyclopaedias & Bibliographies

These resources are good for background information and for beginning your bibliography.  Each article has "further reading" or "key sources."  Articles also contain references to relevant primary sources.

Abstracting & Indexing

Below are the primary indexes for books and articles in Classical Studies.  These databases include very specialized articles and are therefore not where the beginner should start.  Return to these databases after creating your bibliography to make sure you have not missed anything.

Indexes that link citations are a great way to bring your bibliography up to day.  Enter an important article and click times cited.

Abbreviations of Ancient Authors and Their Works




  • Lampe, ed. Patristic Greek Lexicon PA881.P3 RR4Cla, RR4
  • Dekkers, Clavis Patrum Latinorum BR60.D45 1995 RR4Cla, RR4
  • Geerard, Clavis Patrum Graecorum BR67.G29 RR4
  • H. J. Frede, ed., Kirchenschriftsteller: Verzeichnis und Sigel. Vetus Latina BS71 1949 v. 1pt.1 ed. 4 RR4Cla and RR4.

Abbreviations of Journals, Standard Reference Works, and Corpora



Epigraphy and Papyrology

Biblical and Ancient Near East

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