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Classical Studies


To decode abbreviated citations to Classical works (e.g., Pliny HN 34.69-70; Isoc. Paneg. 133) and standard secondary works, consult section B. Authors and Books in the Oxford Classical Dictionary list of abbreviations.

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This library, along with most academic libraries, classifies books and other materials using the Library of Congress Classification system. With materials classified by subject, books on similar subjects will be found together, which makes browsing a useful way to discover new material in OneSearch or on the shelves.

Subject searching in OneSearch helps retrieve results most efficiently and with greatest precision, but it takes some practice to become acquainted with the process. Without knowing the subject heading(s) for a given topic, keyword searching can often be used to find relevant materials, and then search further by subject using the assigned headings of the items found. See the list below for some useful subject headings related to Modern Greek Studies.

Subject browsing in OneSearch gives you structured results that are easy to navigate, making it possible to get a picture of the library's holdings on a topic within just a few screens. To browse by subject, go to the advanced search screen and click the ... at the top of the screen (indicated in the screenshot above with the red arrow) for more options, where you'll see "browse." Then try browsing by one of the subjects below.

Tip: Many books and other items have multiple subject headings assigned to them. Within a record, try clicking on one of the other subject headings to do a search on that subject to find additional materials.

Some useful subject headings relating to Classical studies (in call number order):

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