Databases for Classics
Databases index journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, theses….
Often you can download full text – either directly from the database or by clicking the Link to the Record through Primo button to see if the item is available in full text on another database.
If there is no full text we might have the item in print, or be able to obtain it by Inter Library Loan, or simply buy it, if it is a book or thesis, to add to our collection.
To get to the A-Z database list, mouse over Search & Find on the Library Homepage www.lib.uct.ac.za and select Databases.
The major index for Classics is:
A database published by the Societe Internationale de Bibliographie Classique.
(contains SA Classics journals such as Scholia, Acta Classica and Akroterion)This link opens in a new window
Good Classics sites on the WWW:
Internet for Classics, a free online tutorial to help university students develop their Internet research skills.
Learn how to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for your coursework and assignments.
Created by Dr Emma Bridges, Open University
Students and scholars can now freely search a new database of Latin and Greek authors that provides links to online versions of their works.
The database, http://cwkb.org/ contains metadata about 5,200 works by 1,500 ancient authors, allowing users with a limited knowledge of the classics’ canonical citation system to simply link to passages of digital texts.
Once a user types in search terms, the database offers links to the passage in digital versions of the text in the original Latin or Greek and in English translations.
The full-text services linked to are: