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Shelf Searching

Materials relevant to Ancient Studies fall under several areas of the Library of Congress classification schedule. The following call numbers are the most important for materials on Ancient Studies:

B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

BL - Religions, Mythology

C - Auxiliary Sciences of History

CB - History of Civilization
CC - Archaeology
CJ - Numismatics
CN - Inscriptions, Epigraphy

D - History

DE - Mediterranean Region - Classical
DF - Greece
DG - Italy

P - Language and Literature

PA - Classical languages and literature

Ebook collections

The library has e-book collections that include books on antiquity. These books are listed in the catalogue, but this is another way to search for them.

The Library Catalogue

The catalogue is your primary tool for finding books in the J.N. Desmarais Library. You can also use the catalogue to find other materials, including government publications and journals (the journals themselves--not individual articles).

You can search the catalogue by:

  • Keyword
  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject
  • Journal Title
  • Series

When you know the book you are searching for, pick Title or Author; when you are searching for a topic, start with Keyword unless you know the Subject heading describing your topic.

Worldcat allows you to search for books worldwide. If we don't have it, you could request it through interlibrary loan.