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CLS: Classics Seminar: Status in the Roman World

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Reference Resources - Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and bibliographies

Reference or secondary sources are informational resources written by individuals who were not the actual participants in the topic at hand. Use these sources to get ideas for topics, to get background information, and to guide you to additional information. Common secondary sources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and bibliographies.
The Cambridge Ancient History 3rd ed.
REF D57 .C252 1970

Electronic Sources

Indexes and Article Collections

Available from the Library web page under Electronic Resources - A to Z List. Browse the entire list to find databases relevant to your particular topic. The databases listed below are most likely to be useful:
Humanities Full Text


MLA Bibliography

New York Times


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NOTE: There are no journal articles in the catalog!

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Interlibrary Loan for books and articles

Form available from Library web page. You will need the barcode number from your ID card. Be THOROUGH in the information you provide. If you are unsure of any citation information, please indicate in the "Comments" field. Also, please include source of the citation whenever possible. Allow two weeks for delivery, some items may arrive sooner.

Citation Guides

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