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Searching for Books

MANY RELEVANT BOOKS ARE ON THE LIBRARY RESERVE CART, SO CHECK THERE FIRST.

Finding books  using the UIUC Online Catalog:

1. First do a search in the  UIUC Online Catalog.

2.Start broadly with a keyword search, then try a more specific subject search using the dropdown menu to the right of the search box.

3. Once you have your search results, you can request books from across the university or use the sidebar on the right side to limit your search results by LOCATION if you want books only from Uni.

Browsing the Uni collection:

1. Walk back to the non-fiction room.

2. Look for call number 292.

3. Examine the titles for something that sounds interesting/appropriate.

4. Check out the book(s).

5. Remember that Ms. Harris, Paul, and Amy are here to help if you have any questions.

Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • Ancient History Encyclopedia
    This online tool allows you to search for figures in Roman mythology, generally showing results for their Greek counterparts, e.g. a search for "Jupiter" will pull up information on Zeus.
  • Oxford Encylopedia of Classic Greece and Rome
    Offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. Features broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. (From website.)
  • Credo Reference
    A solid starting point for general overviews of topics within Roman history, including mythology.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    After you search your topic terms (e.g. "Roman mythology"), Gale connects you to a variety of subtopics discussed in a variety of reference sources.
  • ArtStor
    Provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Look for the box in the upper right that says "ArtStor Digital Library, Enter Here," then enter your search terms in the search box.

Web Resources

  • Theoi Greek Mythology
    Once you select the type of figure that you're looking for (e.g, Gods and Goddesses), look for a table that gives both the Greek and Roman names for each mythological figure.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Search for "Roman mythology" using the search box in the upper right corner. This will allow you to see artistic representations of figures and events in Roman mythology housed in the Met's collection.

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