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There are many places to find information about Greek and Latin
classics, mythology and interpretations of myth. This handout
will help you find books, articles, and Internet resources;
also consult the Classics subject page. For help on a specific
topic or research question, please contact the Reference Desk
To find articles on a specific topic, author or book,
use the DATABASES such as the ones listed below under
"Mythology in Literature/Film" and "Mythology in Art/Theater." You can access databases
from anywhere you have Internet access through the LNDL homepage
at http://www.loyola.edu. You must have a current library barcode
to access databases from off campus. Your barcode is on your
ID. (It's the number that begins with
22425. . . .)
If the full-text of the article is not in the database, try
using Electronic Journals, or see if the print journal is available
in the library catalog. If the Library does not own it, request
the article through interlibrary loan.
LC Call Number Ranges
BL300-325 Comparative Mythology
BL473-490 Other (includes handbooks, guides, etc. to gods and
BL700-820 Classical Mythology (Etruscan, Greek, Roman)
Standard Reference Works
Bulfinch's Mythology (Ref BL310 .B82 1970)
Dictionary of Classical Mythology (Ref BL715 .G68 1993)
Goddesses in World Mythology (Ref BL473.5 .A66 1993)
Guide to the Gods (Ref BL473 .L43 1992)
Women of Classical Mythology (Ref BL715 .B445 1991)
To find books or videos on a specific topic, search the Library's
catalog (SHARC). Go to the Library's homepage (http://www.loyola.edu/library),
and click on the link under Find Books and More.
If you are looking for a mythical person or creature, try doing
a subject search (Zeus, Medea, minotaur, etc.) If that doesn't
work, try it as a keyword search.
Other subject searches you can use:
Mythology Roman Mythology Classical
Mythology Greek Women Mythology
If you want an item from Columbia Union, Hood, or Mount St.
Mary's, you can request the item be sent to Loyola/Notre Dame
CIRC (it should take about 24 hours).
Items not found in the catalog can be requested through interlibrary
loan. Allow a few weeks for delivery.
Mythology in Literature/Film
Bibliography: The MLA database has articles on
literature, folklore, and film. (Note: If you need more help
using MLA Bibliography, you can click on the MLA Database Guide).
Religion Database provides citations and some full-text of sources
in world religions and topics related to religion
Resource Center: contains biographical information,
overviews of works, excerpts of criticism, and some full-text
articles. Includes information about film directors and screenwriters.
represents a backfile of scholarly articles in the major journals
of various academic fields, including English. (Note: JSTOR
articles are also linked in MLA Bibliography, so start there
Muse Full-text journals in literature, performing
arts and other topics
Mythology in Art/Theater
Dictionary of Art N31.D5 1996 v. 1-34: Consists of the full
text of the Grove Dictionary of Art (1996), which covers the
visual arts from prehistory until the 1990's, with additional
material and images from museums and galleries.
Bibliography of the History of Art
References to articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and exhibition catalogs on European and
American art from late antiquity to the present (1973-present). Note: to find Full-text you must use the Find E-Journals
link on the library homepage.
Digital library of art images and descriptive information as
well as the software tools to enable use of the collections.
Initial content of 300,00 images covering art, architecture
Mythology Link (http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/)
Maintained by Carlos Parada, author of Genealogical Guide to
Greek Mythology, and updated frequently. This is a large site
full of maps, charts, biographies, signed articles, chronologies,
and many other resources.
A free online source covering mythology, folklore, and legends
from around the world. Updated frequently.
Myth: The Ancient Sources (http://web.uvic.ca/grs/bowman/myth/)
Images and texts about the Olympian gods. A bibliography and
timeline are also provided.
(http://www.stoa.org/diotima/) A collection of materials for
the study of women and gender in the ancient world.
of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists (TOCS-IN)
(http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/amphoras/tocs.html) TOCS-IN provides
the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern
Studies, and Religion journals, sometimes with a link to the
abstract or text of the article.
Digital Library (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/)
Contains primary and secondary sources for the study of ancient
Greece and Rome. Includes texts in English, Greek and Latin,
and thousands of images.
Bullfinch's Mythology - the Age of Fable (http://www.online-literature.com/bulfinch/mythology_fable/)
An electronic version of the first volume of Bulfinch's Mythology,
"The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes," by Thomas
Bulfinch (1796-1867), with hypertext links to other authoritative
Web sites, such as the Perseus Digital Library and Encyclopedia
Voice of the Shuttle (http://vos.ucsb.edu)
Contains primary and secondary humanities sources, including
art, classics, and literature.