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A Classics Research Guide: BOOKS

resources to help Classics, Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and the study of the civilization and cultural achievements of ancient Greece and Rome

Subject Headings

EUCLID is Emory’s online catalog, where you’ll find a listing of all the books, journals, microfilm, and other materials that the Emory Libraries own.

Please note that you cannot search for articles or the content of books in EUCLID.

Use the Database Locator or the Finding Articles section of this guide to find and access the articles you are searching for.

When searching EUCLID by subject, we recommend that you use the Browse search mode, using Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings. If you are uncertain about specific subject headings, try a Keyword search on "Everything" using one or two words that you feel describe the topic. Look at the subject headings attached to the results of this search and Browse on them. Also, a multi-volume set of LC Subject Headings is available at the Woodruff Library Reference desk.

The following is a sample list of Library of Congress subject headings for researching classical topics. Each heading is hotlinked to directly search EUCLID:

Architecture, Classical -- Greece
Art, Classical
Civilization, Classical
Classical Antiquities
Classical Dictionaries
Classical Education
Classical Education -- Influence
Classical Literature
Classical Philology
Geography, Ancient
Greek Language
Greek Literature
History -- Ancient
Latin Language
Latin Literature
Latin Literature -- Greek Influences
Latin Literature -- History and Criticism
Law, Greek
Literature, Comparative -- Classical and modern
Medicine, Ancient
Mythology, Classical
Mythology, Greek
Mythology, Greek, in Art
Mythology, Roman
Philosophy, Ancient
Roman Law
Roman Law -- Religious Aspects
Rome -- Civilization -- Greek Influences
Science, Ancient
Science -- Greece -- History
Technology -- Greece -- History

Search Libraries Worldwide

A catalog for libraries worldwide, WorldCat contains citations for books, journals, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, computer files, newspapers, slides, and videotapes.

Materials from WorldCat may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Searching For Books In discoverE

From the Catalog tab in discoverE:

  • Type in your keywords
  • When you get some results, use "Refine Search Results" on the left to narrow your search by author, item type, date and more.

Too many search results?

  • Add additional terms to your search
  • Limit your search by item type, exact phrase, and/or author/title/subject using discoverE's drop-down menus
  • Use discoverE's "Refine Search Results" feature (in the left column) 

Too few results?

  • Remove some terms from your search
  • Add synonyms using OR [in upper case] with parentheses - for example (women OR woman OR female)

Off-topic results?

Consult the discoverE help page for further tips.

Call Numbers (Finding Books in the Stacks)

Most of the Emory libraries use the Library of Congress classification system of letters and numbers to group materials by subject. These call numbers are listed in discoverE and marked on each book. Use our call number guide to find out which floor of the library has the book you need.

Subject Guide

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