Dear Latin Review,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 6th, 2015

Great to see you in the Schoolhouse earlier!

Here’s the research guide for locating library research content about Ancient Roman culture.

As we talked about, Ebsco’s new Explora interface is a great place to find many source types on a given topic, including: digitized magazines, newspapers, journal articles, eBook content and possibly even AP newsreels.

 

The Digital Loeb Classical Library

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 7th, 2015

The library recently purchased The Digital Loeb Classical Library.

 

What is it?

A complete, and digitized, library of the Loeb classical volumes from Harvard University Press. Over 500 translations of classical works, containing either the original Latin or Greek, alongside an English translation. Search the entire Loeb library in Latin, Ancient Greek, and/or English!

A Harvard University Press overview video is available here or click on the image below.

Off the grounds & need some classical literature?  Please log in to vpn.sps.edu to access this (or any/all of the library’s eCollections).

Digital Loeb Classical Library – Now Online. Prod. Harvard University Press. YouTube. 16 Mar. 2014. Web. 15 Dec. 2014. <http://youtube/ uQYy3Yml5r4>.

 

Dear Latin 1,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 9th, 2014

Great to see you yesterday!

As you recall from your research guide, when looking for modern images  ARTstor and  Britannica Image Quest (both purchased by the library) as well as the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana (both free-on-the-web sources) should be quite useful.

For your narrative, do consider the Oxford Art Online database and the mythology/Roman history titles found within the library’s Gale Virtual Reference Collection.  

Also in the guide to assist with narratives, as recommended by a fellow clever student, is the JSTOR scholarly journal archive.  🙂

Good luck in your research & do be in touch with any research questions!  Ms. Sanborn

 

Dear Latin I,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 25th, 2014

Great to see you!

 

As you remember, there is a research guide containing curated library eCollections selected for this assignment.

 

Just getting started?  The Gale Virtual Reference Collection is a great place to get background information on various aspects of Ancient Roman culture, as is the eBook Daily Life in the Roman City (Greenhaven, 2004) found within the Ebsco Academic eBook  collection.

 

 

Looking for voices from the time?  Consider the eBook Voices of Ancient Greece and Rome (Greenwood, 2012) for documents created by Ancient Romans.

 Research questions?  Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn

Dear Latin Review,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 26th, 2013

Thanks for having me over!  It was great to meet you all and discuss your Roman History research project.

 

As I’m sure you recall, there is a research guide created specifically for this project.

 

One item to mention; tightening up an ebrary search.  ebrary searches every word, on every page, in every book in the ebrary collection.  While this is a powerful feature, you may find it helpful to be able to retrieve a short list of ebooks specifically about your (broad) subject in Roman History.

 

First, from the top page of ebrary, select Advanced search.

 

Now, by changing the drop-down menu to ‘subject,’ ebrary can be asked to retrieve ebooks about a specific subject, in this case, Ancient Rome.  You may also wish to simultaneously request that ebrary retrieve books with a subject of Ancient Rome that also contain the word family (or government, military, whatever is relevant to your research).  This is the example given in the image below.

 

 

Best of luck with your assignment & do be in touch (lsanborn at sps dot edu) if I can help as you research!

 

 

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