History of Western Civilization

HY 101,

Spring 2005

Dr. Rebecca Williams

The following are some suggestions of places to find information for this course; they are NOT all the places.


SOUTHcat Catalog

Use to locate books, journals (not articles), videos, gov. docs. available in this library.

Sample Subject Searches on SOUTHcat catalog

civilization, classical
rome--politics and government
rome--social conditions
art and literature--greece
social strudture--rome
social conflict--rome
greece--social conditions
rome--social life and customs
greece--economic conditions

Sample Keyword Searches on SOUTHcat catalog

literature and greece and history
women and rome and law?
history and ancient and map?
rome and "social life"
athens and greece and "social life"
(rome or roman) and society
greece and "
social conflict"
greece and "social classes"
greece and economic?
greece and slavery
women and greece and history
"funeral rite?" and egypt

ACLS Humanities E-Book. Very selective collection of fulltext books in history and more.


Oxford Reference Center Premium Search the following complete books online

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
Who's Who in the Classical World
The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary (English-Latin)
The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary (Latin-English)

History Reference Center (University Library homepage> Articles, Indexes, and Databases) " . . . full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features cover-to-cover full text for more than 650 historical encyclopedias and other non-fiction books." It also includes historical documents, photos and maps.

WorldCat. SOUTHcat Plus: Fulltext Journals & Indexes: No fulltext, citations only.

Some Reference and Biographical Books


Indexes and Databases available on campus and remotely through the University Library homepage> Articles, Indexes, and Databases]

Academic Search Premier. (EBSCO) Some full-text. Includes book reviews

Gale/InfoTrac's Expanded Academic ASAP. Citations and some full text articles from magazines, newspapers, and academic journals.

JSTOR --This is a collection of full-text journals which are usually at least 3 to 5 years old, but often extend back many years. The journals may be searched separately or as a group

Our Journal List -- Use this list to see if the journal you need is in the library or full-text online.

Using the Public Internet:

Relevant Websites:

http://classics.mit.edu This is mainly Greek and Roman texts

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu The Perseus Digital Library

http://www.stoa.org/diotima Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook.html Internet Ancient History Sourcebook

http://www.sacred-texts.com This has just about everything, but will be very helpful for those doing ancient Egypt.

Evaluating Internet Sites--how to think about pages you find when you use a public search engine.

Google Advanced Search largest index of the web right now; includes PDF and Word page searches. Allows all of these words which is the equivalent of a Boolean "and" search. Also allows limits to specific domains, searching in the title only and phrase searching without using parentheses. Its returns are frequently the most relevant of all search engines because of the formula it uses to rank the pages. Watch out for "sponsored links."

Google Scholar in BETA testing. According to Google it "enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

Citing Sources in History

Bedford St. Martins: Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/


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