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A Guide to Classics Resources

A research guide to resources for the study of classical philology and ancient history at Washington University Libraries and on the Web.

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  • Search for and borrow books from other academic libraries in Missouri using the Mobius Union Catalog.
  • Search for books at libraries worldwide with OCLC's WorldCat, books are generally available via Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad).

Books Online

Loeb Classical Library Online  "A fully searchable, virtual library of Greek and Latin literature with English translations. Includes epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; and, those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture" --  Harvard UP

ALCS Humanities Ebook Project "a digital collection of over 1,700 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twelve learned societies, nearly 95 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office." Includes several titles on ancient history.

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Search HathiTrust Digital Library - millions of books online. Hathi is an academic consortium of universities who have undertaken to digitize books in the public domain. It was create in response to Google books, which is a privately owned company. Create an account to access the greatest number of fulltext/fullview titles.  Here is the HathiTrust "Users Guide."