Classical Studies library subject guide , Aratohu kaupapa mō te wā puāwaitanga

Learn where to start your research in classical studies.

Article databases

Search these databases for the articles you need in your study or research.


Searches many resources simultaneously, including Art & Architecture Complete and MLA International Bibliography.

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Multidisciplinary coverage of scholarly journals.

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Google Scholar

Google’s academic search.

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Terms and conditions for library online resources

Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.

Books and ebooks

Find the book you need in a library, or access an online edition you can read on your computer.

Search Discover

Search Discover to find books, journals, DVDs, & other material.

Postgraduate students and staff: Search Libraries Worldwide to find and request books that are not held by any Massey University Library.

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Loeb Classical Library

The Loeb Classical Library is a virtual library containing more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts concerning Greek and Latin literature.

Google Books

Searches across the full-text content of a huge range of books. You can then check by searching Discover to see if the book is held by Massey University Library.

Find theses and research reports

Locate Massey, New Zealand and international theses.

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Background information

Perseus Digital Library: Perseus Collection Greek and Roman Materials

Provides access to primary and secondary sources about ancient Greece and Rome.


A large digital image library including art and architecture.

Classical studies encyclopedias

See a list of the library's classical studies encyclopedias

Concepts and definitions

Oxford Reference

Includes The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization and The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World.

Documentaries and television programmes


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