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Subject Guide for Classics

How to Use the Subject Guide

This subject guide is meant to assist students, faculty, and staff in the effective research of the Classics through guiding them through the beginning phases of their research. It is divided into three different research specialties -- Greek and Latin Literature, Archaeology, and Ancient History -- closely mirroring CU’s Undergraduate and M.A. track system, and contains information ranging from a general overview on a subject to specialized information for the expert.


Each page is divided into two major classifications: Electronic Resources and Textual Material. Subclasses are utilized that further divide into areas of expertise. For example, under Textual Material one will find Encyclopediae, Pictorial Dictionaries, Grammars, etc. Material present in Norlin’s onsite collection is highlighted, complete with a link to the permanent catalog record where one can check location and availability.


Please note: to access some electronic resources from off campus, the VPN client is required. See http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/research/offcampusaccess.htm for further information.


If you have any questions, please contact:


Charlene Kellsey
Classics Bibliographer
Associate Professor
Norlin Library

Want to browse for books in the Classics?

Try using the LC classification numbers used to locate books in Norlin. Just select the desired class below to find LC class numbers pertaining to the Classics.


CLASS B: Philosophy, Religion

CLASS C: Auxiliary Sciences of History (Includes Archaeology, Numismatics, Epigraphy)

CLASS D: History

CLASS P: Language and Literature

Helpful Hints for your Research:

NOTE: The title Oxford Classical Texts is not used in Norlin’s catalog. Search Scriptorum classicorum bibliotheca Oxoniensis to locate these texts. For Greek titles, also use Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis Scriptores Graeci.


NOTE: To search for volumes of the Loeb Classical Library, you may perform a title search on “Loeb Classical Library. Results are in alphabetical order by title page. Keep in mind that the author is often found in the genitive case.