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Resources Available at the Library-- Ancient Greece Resources


To begin, go to the Library’s web site:

Subject Headings   | Library Catalog  | Ebsco Host  | Other Databases  |   Reference Resources (Print)
World Wide Web  | Sites That Select Quality Sites  |  Search Engines  Your Search Strategy
Email/Printing/Finding Articles  
| Works Cited


Sometimes instead of searching by keywords, you may have better luck finding materials by consulting the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).  This is important because you can sometimes get better search results.  Here are a few examples.
History, Ancient
Greece--Politics and Government
Greece--Social Life and Customs
Greek Drama (Tragedy)
Classical Literature
Greek Literature
Mythology, Greek
Philosophy, Ancient


Search the library catalog for books related to your topic. Select a topic and create a search statement. Find a book and then its call number. Remember: Books will have in-depth material but will be dated.
Go into the Library Catalog and select Heading.  Then, search by Subject Heading by entering your term and then clicking on the Subject button
Scroll down and click to other pages (if available) to view all the headings related to your main subject heading (see example of such list to the right).  Click on the links to headings that best meet your interest. 
If instead of searching by Subject, you want to combine different terms.  Select Keyword from the top bar and enter your terms with AND in between and then click on the Keyword button.

See Your Search Strategy for more information

Enter your search statement here__________________________________________________

List a Book You Have Found Here
Look at the FULL record and make sure to enter all fields below.

Also, Make sure the title is from Chabot:
**Title: **Author:
Place of Publication, Publisher & Year: Call Number:
At the first window, click onThe Ebsco Host button For off campus access contact the reference desk.

Search the Ebsco Host databases such as the Academic Search Elite.
Select the databases you want to search such as Academic Search Elite and click on
Continue.  Picture contains Continue Button and Academic Search Elite is selected.

You will need to perform more specific searches here as there will be more material available.  Remember to use the connector,
AND, in between your terms.  For more information, look at Your Search Strategy.  The example below uses "Sex Role AND Work Environment," but the same rules apply if you enter "religion AND sophocles."

Enter your search statement here:  __________________________________________________

You can also search by ONE TERM at a time by clicking on. If you get results you do not want, click on  and perform a different search. o view your past searches, click on .




Reading the Results List Screen  Reading the Top of an Article


When you click on the full record of a result, the top fields will appear as in the right.  If you find a really good article and want to find more like it, clicking on links next to Subject(s),Source, or Author(s) may help.
Title: Antigone's mirrors: Reflections on moral madness.
Subject(s): FEMINISM
Source: Hypatia  , Summer92, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p77, 17p
Author(s): Pritchard, Annie
Abstract: Argues that the contradictory factors which constitute Sophocles's Antigone's social identity work against the possibility of assessing her actions as either `virtuous' or not. Hegel's critique; The `oppositions' critique; Public morality and private madness.

Select an article from Ebsco Host and enter relevant information:

Author: Title:
Title of Journal: Volume, year, and page numbers:




Go to Magazines, Journals, and Newspaper Articles and More  and select a database such as:

Encyclopedia Britannica Online will give you a general overview of your topic.  Use broad subject terms for results.  This database is only available on campus.
Literature Resource Center will give you biographies of authors and criticisms on their literary works.  Use for famous Greek authors such as Sophocles, Aristotle, and Homer.
ProQuest GenderWatch gives you journal and magazine articles that focus on gender issues including history.  An excellent resource to look up information on women in ancient greece, in greek tragedies, myths, etc.

OFF CAMPUS/Full Text ACCESS: Logins and passwords are available on the small yellow sheet, copies of which are available at the reference desk.  Most of the articles have full text in our database products, but most often, pictures, graphics, and tables are omitted.

Enter your search statement here: __________________________________________________

Select an online article from  and enter relevant information:

Author: Title:
Title of Source: Volume, Year, and Page Numbers:

Reference Resources

The Library contains many reference books, which are useful for many purposes such as: providing you with an introduction to various topics (such as subject encyclopedias).  Here are a few examples:

Hellenic Civilization Reference Shelves: DF 77 B7
Encyclopedia of the Classical World Reference Shelves: DE5 .E533 
Atlas of the Greek World Reference Shelves: DF 16 L43
Who Was Who in the Greek World Reference Shelves: DF 208 W48 1982
Place-Names in Classical Mythology: Greece Reference Shelves: DF 16 B45 1989
Mythology of All Races  Reference Shelves: BL25 .M8
Man, Myth & Magic Reference Shelves: BF1407 .M34 1995
Encyclopedia Britannica  Reference Shelves: AE 5 E5
Online Reference Shelf
Librarians' Index to the Internet


World Wide Web

Face it. The World Wide Web can contain good resources for library research, but trying to find them is a chore! There is just too much junk and misinformation or web pages that have information without having their facts verified. Take caution and evaluate each web site you come across carefully. To get a good idea why this is important, take a look at: Take some time to really think what DHMO is.  Then, take a look at this web site:

Sites that Select and Evaluate Quality Web Sites:

Best of History Web Sites: Ancient Greece

Academic Info: History of Ancient Greece Resources

Diotima: Women and Gender in the Ancient World

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Greece


Scout Report Archives

Encyclopedia Britannica
(Select "Britannica’s Internet Guide" from the options below)



Select Search Engines or Directories that will More Likely Lead you to Academic Web Sites
Note: For this assignment I would strongly recommend you resort to this option last.  You will very likely find many biased web sites for this assignment that are furthermore, not of acceptable quality.  Unless you are an expert for evaluating the quality of a web site, I would recommend you not use a regular search engine, including Google and SearchEdU.

Start with the left side of the Web Guides and Search Engines page first, to find pages based on broad topics. Use the search engines listed on the right side to find pages devoted to specific topics, but keep in mind there is no "quality control" for what you will get, especially from using any search engine or directory, especially listed on the right side.  Remember, when searching you will want to surround your phrases with quotes such as "sex role" or "gender stereotyping" and to place the + sign before all your terms, whether as one word or a phrase:  +communication +"sex differences"

Web Guides and Search Engines

Look at especially:




  1. Make sure you have the article itself on the screen.  Otherwise, you may be emailing yourself a list of citations.
  2. Click on the Email button.  It is available on the top of the screen of each database.  On the right are Email buttons as they appear in our many databases
  3. You may be asked to make certain selections.  If you want full text make sure it is selected and then click on "Submit" or "OK"
  4. Enter Email address and then select "Submit" or "OK"
Ebsco Host
Ebsco Host's Email button
Encyclopedia Britannica A link that says Email This Article will be on the top left of your Encyclopedic entry.
Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, Alt-PressWatch
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe Email button
Literature Resource Center
SIRS Knowledge Source
SIRS Knowledge Source Email button
Issues & Controversies
No Email function is available.  Click Print Preview from the File menu of your browser to see what pages you want to print, and then click OK
If you are at home, or can only print, please click on any "print," "format for printing," or "print-friendly" option from the database, first, then once the screen has been reformatted, select "Print Preview" from the File pull down menu of your browser to make sure you are printing what you are seeing and to select pages to print.   At the Library, Please print as FEW PAGES AS POSSIBLE.

PAPER COPIES Go to the Periodicals Desk which is next to the elevator. If on Ebsco Host, check Notes to see if we have the Year in paper or Microfilm, first

MICROFILM COPIES: If Ebsco Host notes Chabot has it on Microfilm, go to the green cabinets on the Mezzanine.  Microfilm readers are available on the wall.  For assistance in finding microfilm or using the readers, go to the Audio Visual Center desk on the Mezzanine.

If we do not have the title, do not despair.  Does Ebsco Host list another library having it?  Also, check to see if the Library at California State University, Hayward has the title by going to:

Citing an Article, Book, or Website

Take a look at the MLA Citation Handout.  Take note that when citing an article from a Library Subscription Database such as the ones listed above, you need to follow special instructions.

MLA Citation Handout

Article From a Library Subscription Database

This handout is also available at the following address:

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This web site was last updated on August 22, 2002.
 If you have any questions or want to suggest any additions, please contact
Norman Buchwald, Information Literacy and Technology Librarian.
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