Classical Studies Electronic Resources


Find Articles in Journals, Magazines, Periodicals

Classical Studies indexes (databases)

L’Année philologique (Online)

Arts & humanities citation index

Humanities full text

Humanities & social sciences index retrospective: 1907-1984

JSTOR: Browse by Subject (Classics) or search entire or part of database

Project Muse (limit results to articles)

Projekt Dyabola (periodicals and monographs; includes Archäologische Bibliographie for ancient art)

TOCS-IN:Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists, 1992–.

Related and general indexes

For art and architecture, see Art and Architecture Electronic Resources

Academic search premier

America, history and life (Online) (antiquity in post-classical historical, social, cultural, political contexts)

American Periodicals, 1740 to 1940

ATLA religion database (Online)

Bibliography of Asian studies

British periodicals (17th through early 20th centuries)

Education full text 

FRANCIS (international humanities and social science)

Historical abstracts (Online) (antiquity in post-classical historical, social, cultural, political contexts)

Index Islamicus

International index to the performing arts full text (adaptations of Greek drama )

International Medieval bibliography

Iter bibliography (Middle Ages and Renaissance)

MLA international bibliography  (Modern Language Association; adaptation and influence of ancient literature)

Periodicals archive online  (backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences; international; multilingual)

Philosopher’s index (Online)

Readers’ guide full text mega (mainly popular magazines)

Readers’ guide retrospective, 1890-1982

Religion and philosophy collection


Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

FOLD&R (Fasti On Line Documents & Research)  (journal of Roman Empire area excavations from 2000 and forward)

JSTOR: Browse by Subject (Classics)

Project Muse (limit results to articles)

eJournals  (search for a known title here)

eBook Collections

Classical Studies Collections and Titles

Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina BTL.for search help, User Guide

Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World

Brill’s companion to Cicero : oratory and rhetoric

Brill’s companion to Hellenistic epigram

Brill’s companion to Horace

Brill’s companion to Ovid

Brill’s Companion to political autobiographies and memoirs in antiquity

The Cambridge companions to literature and classics  (see also: philosophy, religion,  cultural studies, and music)

digital Loeb Classical Library

Oxford scholarship online Classical Studies

SEG: Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online.  All SEG volumes.

TLG Thesaurus linguae Graecae (Online)  (full text database of virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, and a large number of texts deriving from the period between A.D. 600 and the fall of Byzantium in 1453)

TLL Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (Online)  (covers all the Latin texts from the classical period up to about 600 A.D.)

Related and General Collections

ACLS Humanities E-Book

Early English books online EEBO 1473-1700

Ebrary (all subject areas; keyword searchable)

Eighteenth Century collections online (history, travel)

Literature Online: Texts (classical allusions in poetry, drama, and prose from 1477 to the present)

Patrologia Latina database the full text database (“The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216″)

POxy: Oxyrhynchus Online  (Guide to finding Papyri in the database)

ProQuest dissertations & theses (PQDT) (“full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997″)

Open access:

Cefael (Collections de L’Ecole francaise d’Athenes en Ligne)

Hathi Trust a shared digital repository

Internet Archive  (pre-1923 books and movies)

Perseus Greek and Roman Text and Commentary Collection

Encyclopedia Articles

Aufstieg und Niedergang der Romischen West: Geschichte und Kultur Roms im Speigel der Neueren Forschung  Search index ANRW

Grove encyclopedia of classical art and architecture

Neue Pauly. English (Online) (encyclopaedia of the ancient world)

Supplements I: Volume 1:  Names, Dates, and Dynasties

Supplements I: Volume 2:  Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

Supplements I: Volume 3:  Historical Atlas of the Ancient World

Supplements I: Volume 4:  The Reception of Myth and Mythology

Supplements I:  Volume 5:  The Reception of Classical Literature

Supplements I:  Volume 6:  History of Classical Scholarship: A Biographical Dictionary

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3 rev. ed.)

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2nd ed.)

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

Suda Online

Related and general encyclopedias

Encyclopædia Britannica (Online)

Encyclopaedia Judaica (Online)

Encyclopaedia of Islam, three (Online)


Historical Atlas of the Ancient World:Neue Pauly Supplements I: Volume 3

Atlas of Classical History (Richard Talbert, 1985)

Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations (Harvard University)

Perseus Atlas


Indo-European etymological dictionaries online

Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: Latin-English (3 ed.)

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) Online


Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss-Slaby with links to 21 additional epigraphical databases.

Epigraphic Database Heidelberg.  Roman Empire.  Photographs.

CIL: Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum  (print: Mugar Library Folio CN520 .C6M)

Database: Archivum Corporis Electronicum
General CIL Overview (list by Volume)
Geographical CIL Overview (map)

Searchable Greek Inscriptions

IG: Inscriptiones Graecae (list by Volume, no full text; Mugar Library Stacks CN360 .I–)

SEG: Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online.  All SEG volumes.   (Mugar LibraryCN360 .S95)


Research Guide to the Ancient World (2015)


Antiquaria: Photographs and Glass Slides (Beazley Archive)


Digital Roman Forum

Index of Christian art


American national biography online (search full text: “classicists” or personal name)

Biography and genealogy master index

Gale biography in context (includes Directory of American Scholars)

TLG Online Canon of Greek Authors and Works

Who’s Who in the Ancient Near East

Who’s Who in the Classical World

Who’s Who in the Greek World

Biographies also can be found in many of the resources listed under “Encyclopedia Articles”


Early newspapers are a rich source of classical allusions; all newspapers include reviews of books, plays, opera, art

17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers, 1604-1804 British Library’s collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817)

America’s historical newspapers, including Early American newspapers, series 1, 1690-1876 (keyword search in headlines)

LexisNexis academic (current news)

ProQuest News and Newspapers  This database lets you search nine newspaper databases collectively or individually:  Boston Globe (1980 to present), Ethnic NewsWatch, International Newsstand, Boston Globe (1872-1982), Chicago Defender (1910-1973, Chicago Tribune (1849-1990), Los Angeles Times (1881-1990), New York Times (1851-2010), and Washington Post (1877-1997).

Newspapers and News Media.  (research guide)


Libraries and Portals

British Library

Classical Art Research Center and the Beazley Archive

Europeana(list of sources)

Gallica Digital Library (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Getty Research Portal

Perseus Digital Library

Copyright and Fair Use

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts (CAA, College Art Association Fair Use and FAQs)


Ruth Thomas Classics Librarian Mugar Memorial Library 617-353-3770