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Getting started / Finding books

In many cases, a good place to start your research is with the Classics reference sources in the tab above.Head of Medusa, item 1868,0620.567 British Museum

For finding books, use TIGER, the CC Library Catalog:



TIGER will tell you what we own (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) or subscribe to (journals, databases, etc.) at Colorado College. It will not help you find articles in journals. (To do that, try the tab above.)

Prospector will help you find books and other items in other Colorado libraries which you can request and have sent to Tutt Library for you to use.

WorldCat can help you find books in libraries almost anywhere and request them via interlibrary loan.

Please ask me or any librarian if you need help with TIGER, Prospector, or WorldCat. That's what we're here for.

Many ancient texts are available online via the Perseus Digital Library (with links to the full text of about 500 classical works in Greek and Latin plus secondary works and more), the Bibliotheca Augustana, Sant' Agostino (Latin versions of most of Augustine), the Classical Works Knowledge Base, and The Latin Library.

The Loeb Classical Library is a large set of classical texts in paper in both their original language and English. Each book at Tutt is cataloged in Tiger, or you can browse the PA3612 (Greek) and PA6156 (Latin) sections of the North Basement. (By the way -- our Loebs are famous!)

A word about browsing:  when you go the shelf, make sure to look at the books sitting near the one you’re after. Serendipity is often the most successful method (if you can call it a method) of finding things. You may particularly want to wander around in the PA (Greek language and literature; Latin language and literature) or BL (Mythology) sections of the stacks.

About 25 Classics periodicals are available full-text at Tutt in paper or online:

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And here's CC's Classics department website.




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