Research Guide: Roman Empire

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ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. (from EBSCO )

1949--current | Some full text | More info


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 4,600 publications. Indexes well over 600 journals from the history discipline.

1975--current | Some full text | More info


Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,300 journal titles many of which are in full text. Some 3,800 journals are peer-reviewed. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info



Provides access to scholarly journals. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1) includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences.

1800s--current |Some full text


Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others.

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Reference Books

History & Geography

Atlas of the Roman World. Cornell, Tim. Facts on File, 1982.
R937.02 C81

Cambridge Ancient History. Cambridge University Press, 19027-39. Vols. 1-7.
R930 C17

Cambridge Ancient History. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 1982. Vols. 7-8.
R930 C17b

Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization. Graham Shipley, Ed. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
R938.003 C17

Classical Tradition. Anthony Grafton, Glen Most, Salvatore Settis, Eds. Belknap Press of Harvard
University Press, 2010.
R938 C61

Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: A Historical Encyclopedia. Michael Dumper & Bruce Stanley Eds. ABC CLIO, 2007.
R956. C58

Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations. Arthur Cotterell. Mayflower Books, 1980.
R930.03 E56

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. Alan Charles Kors. Oxford University Press, 2003.
R940.25 E56

European Civilization: Its Origin & Development. Vol. 2. Edward Eyre, Ed. Oxford University Press, 1934-1939.
R940 E98

New Century Classical Handbook. Catherine Avery, Ed. Appleton-Century-Crofts, c1962.
R938 N53

Oxford Classical Dictionary. Simon Hornblower & Antony Spawforth, Eds. Oxford University Press, 2012.
R938 O98d 2012

Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity. Scott Fitzgerald Johnson, Ed. . Oxford University Press, 2012. R937 O98

Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites. Richard Stillwell, Ed. Princeton University Press, 1976. R938.03 P95


Philosophy and Religion

Encyclopedia of Monasticism. William M. Johnston, Ed. Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.
R291.657 E56

Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2nd Ed. Donald Borchert, Ed. Gale/Macmillan, 2006.
R103.E26 2006

Encyclopedia of Religion. Lindsay Jones, Ed. Macmillan Reference USA, 2005.

New Catholic Encyclopedia. Thomson/Gale Group; Washington, D.C.: in association with the Catholic University of America, 2003.
R203 N53c

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. Maryanne Cline Horowitz, Ed. Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005.
R903 N53 2005

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edward Craig, Ed. Routledge, 1998.
R103 R86


Dante Encyclopedia. Richard Lansing, Ed. Garland Pub., 2000.
R851.1 D191

Dictionary of Literary Biography: Ancient Roman Writers vol. 211. Gale, 1999.
R813.03 A51 v.211

Social Sciences

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. David Levinson, Ed. Sage Publications, c2002.
R364.03 564

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Joel Mokyr, Ed. Oxford University Press, 2003.
R330.03 O98


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Recommended Web sites


Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view


Tufts Perseus Project
"Perseus Digital Library Project has explored what happens when libraries move online . . .Perseus maintains a website that showcases collections and services developed as a part of our research efforts over the years . . .Our flagship collection, under development since 1987, covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. We are applying what we have learned from Classics to other subjects within the humanities and beyond."



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