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Classical Studies: Get Started

This subject guide describes the University of Waterloo Library's resources and services that support research in Classical Studies.

Your Library Card

Your WatCard is your Library card. Use it to borrow books from Waterloo and other University Libraries, as well as to remotely access the Waterloo Library's electronic resources.

Cite Your Sources

Your citations must be formatted consistently in a particular style. Your choice of style depends on your area of research. Ask your instructor for advice.

Basic Searching Techniques

  • Choose an appropriate resource
    • Books
    • Articles
      • databases
      • specific journals
    • Primary Sources
  • Break down your topic
    • imagine the title of the ideal book or magazine article
    • identify the key concepts
    • think of synonyms or alternate words for each of the key concepts
  • Use appropriate searching techniques
    • boolean operators (and, or, not)
    • phrase searching
    • truncation/wildcard symbols
    • field searching
    • setting limits
    • refining your search (using subject headings/descriptors and other terminology)

Handbook for Research in Classical Studies

Your Librarian

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Sandra Keys
Dana Porter Library
Information Services & Resources (ISR)