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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Classics Basic Research Guide

Library Catalogs

Search Tips

When looking for information about topics, keyword searches in the catalog are good, but you can narrow your results and make them more precise by doing a subject search (use the drop down next to the search field).

Many subject headings in the library catalog can include geographic or time period information. For example:

  • Numismatics, Greek
  • Inscriptions, Latin.
  • Rome Antiquities.
  • Paleography, Latin.
  • Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)

You can also use format terms to help narrow your search such as

  • Manuscripts, Latin Facsimiles.