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Classical Studies

Interdisciplinary research guide to ancient Greek and Roman civilization.

Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

George I. Paganelis's picture
George I. Paganelis
University Library
2000 State University Drive
Sacramento, CA 95189
Room 3025 (3rd floor) &
1512 (Special Collections)
916-278-4361; 916-278-6877

Visualizing the Search Process

Click to view a larger image of this useful flowchart.

Flowchart of a Search Strategy

From John R. Henderson, Ithaca College.


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.


Use this guide as a starting point for research on the interdisciplinary areas that collectively make up the field of Classical studies, the including mythology, religion, history, art and archaeology, literature, etc of ancient Greece and Rome. The University Library's general stacks and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection together have an array of resources available to meet your research needs. Feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone for further assistance or to make an appointment for a research consultation.

Note: Throughout this guide, all links open in new windows.

About the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

For more information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit the Collection's Web site; for an in-depth profile, see my article "The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection at California State University, Sacramento: A Beacon of Hellenism in the Western United States," Journal of Modern Greek Studies 26:1 (2008) 19-27.


With the exception of the rare and media materials, the Collection is housed in a separate, named area on the third floor of the University Library and is accessible the same hours as the main library building. Rare and archival materials are located in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, which has more limited hours, and media materials can be found either in the User Services Department (audiovisual) or on the second floor (microforms).


Materials in the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection have several designated locations (click on thumbnail images for larger maps):

3 North Tsakopoulos Thumbnail detail of map of 3 North Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection Room
3 North Tsakopoulos Oversize
3 North Tsakopoulos Juvenile
Special Collections and University Archives (1 South) Thumbnail detail of map of 1 South