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 4,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 18th, 2014

It was great to see you earlier this week!


The guide containing the curated-for-myth-tracing library eCollections we discussed in class is located HERE.


Also, a little reminder about Pierre Grimal’s book being (at the moment) available only in the library’s print collection.  This title lives in the reference room at number 292 G88.  



As I’m sure you recall, this is the volume that includes references and citations to additional iterations of particular myths and mythological beings.

Good luck in your research and please be in touch with any research questions!


Dear Latin Review,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 10th, 2013

It was great to meet with you again today!

As you likely recall, and as identified in the guide, both ARTstor and Britannica Image Quest will be fine sources for completing the image component of your assignment.

For additional content, consider reading the article, Mythological painting and sculpture, from the Grove Dictionary of Art and consulting the Encyclopedia of World Mythology for background and context on your chosen myth.

All the best in your research, and do be in touch with any questions, Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu).



New eReference: Encyclopedia of World Mythology

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 29th, 2013

New in the library’s eReference collection from Gale, is the Encyclopedia of World Mythology.


Use this 6-volume set to find background information on such things as:

Dear Latin 4,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 17th, 2013

It was great to meet with you today!  As I’m sure you remember, most highly recommended for your Telling & Re-Telling project is Grimal’s The Dictionary of Classical Mythology.  (Looks like this and lives in the reference room, Call Number 292 G88)



Although a bit bizarrely unwieldy, this volume can potentially retrieve for you the most fantastic results.  Remember this (which of course is also in your research guide :))?

Looking up Iphigenia in the References section reveals this:

The first word following Iphigenia is Apollod.  Flipping then, to the Table of Sources  and looking up the name Apollod(orus) gives us this:


After these two steps we know that Apollodorus wrote about Iphigenia in the Loeb volumes titled Bibliotheca and Epitome.  To locate either of these texts, we can now search the library catalog, Perseus Digital Library, HaithiTrust, and/or Google Books .

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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