Database List

The following 17 databases are best for: Classical Studies

See our Classical Studies Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Classics Databases

Brill's New Pauly

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Online

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

L'Année philologique


All Classics Databases

ARTstor    
A massive collection of images covering art, architecture, and archeology, made up of several distinct image collections. Collections can be searched as a whole or individually. ***It is necessary to turn off your browser's pop-up blocker for ARTstor to work properly.***
  • Coverage Range: all eras of art
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ARTstor Inc.

 
Atreus: Treasury of Mycenaean Bibliography    
An on-line search engine/database of books and articles in Mycenaean archaeology, classified by author, subject, and region, with a full index on the site of Mycenae.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)    
A citation-only index of articles, art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and art exhibition and dealer's catalogs. Covers European and American art from late antiquity to the present. Items in the index have been published between 1975 to 2007.
  • Coverage Range: 1975-2007
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: J. Paul Getty Trust

 
Brill's New Pauly    
Authoritative encyclopedic work on the ancient world. Fifteen volumes are devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity, covering more than two thousand years of history from the second millennium BC to early medieval Europe. Special emphasis is given to the interaction between Greco-Roman culture on the one hand, and Semitic, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavonic culture, and ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Islam on the other hand. Fifteen volumes plus 4 supplement volumes cover the long and influential aftermath of antiquity and the process of continuous reinterpretation and revaluation of the ancient heritage, including the history of classical scholarship. Many entries include maps and illustrations.
  • Coverage Range: 2000 B.C. to early medieval times
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Brill

 
Eighteenth-Century Collection Online (ECCO)    
Full-text scans of nearly all English-language imprints and other materials from the eighteenth century. The collection contains a wide variety of materials from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements and works by many well-known and lesser-known authors.
  • Coverage Range: Eighteenth century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Essay and General Literature Index    
Index to chapters and essays contained in books of collected works. Focuses on humanities and social sciences, including works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada. Covers archaeology, folklore, architecture, history, art, linguistics, literature, music, classical studies, poetry, drama, political science, economics, religion women's studies, and film.
  • Coverage Range: 1985 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities Full Text    
A full-text database that covers journal articles in Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities International Complete (HIC)    
Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world in all aspects of the humanities. FOR CITATION SEARCHING: Click the "More" button at the top of the search screen, then click "Cited References."
  • Coverage Range: Mid-1970s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
ICON: Archaeology    
The ICON Archaeology collection consists of over 10,000 digital images related to the ancient history of the Mediterranean region. Images include dig sites, artifacts, and architecture. This collection is available for all Dickinson faculty and students to use in their teaching and research.
  • Coverage Range: image collection
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Isaac Norris Collection    
Database of books donated to the College by John and Mary Dickinson in 1784. Contains bibliographic information along with images of title pages. Visit the Dickinson Archives for access to the original books.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
L'Année Philologique    
An index to research on all aspects of greco-roman antiquity. Covers a broad range of subjects, from language and literature to history to archaeology and more. Click "Full Text" to search or "Subjects and disciplines" to browse.
  • Coverage Range: 1959 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: SIBC
  • 10 Simultaneous Users

 
Library of Latin Texts Online    
Includes LLT Series A and B. Click “Enter Databases” button and scroll down to search separately or via “Cross Database Search Tool”. LLT-A is a database of more than 3,200 latin texts from Antiquity to the twentieth century which benefits from the additional intensive research work undertaken by the Centre ‘Traditio Litterarum Occidentalium’ (CTLO). LLT-B is a complementary database with about 300 texts already available. LLT-B grows at a faster pace than the LLT-A with texts taken directly from existing scholarly editions.
  • Coverage Range: Antiquity to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Brepols Publishers
  • 3 Simultaneous Users

 
Medieval Travel Writing    
Manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia. The collection also includes a number of important accounts of travels to or through the Holy Land. It features a number of medieval maps such as the famous ‘Beatus’ and ‘Psalter’ maps, individual manuscript illuminations, and some modern translations of key travel texts.
  • Coverage Range: 13th to the 16th centuries
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

 
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome    
Overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE, and scholarly interpretation of their influence in subsequent centuries.
  • Coverage Range: Bronze Age to 400s CE
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press

 
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae    
Contains digitized versions of most texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453 and beyond. TLG's goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era. Includes over 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors.
  • Coverage Range: 8th century BC to AD 1453
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of California, Irvine

 
Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Online    
TLL provides access to the contents of all lexicon articles published up to 2008 (that is the letters A–M, O, P–pomifer, porta–pulso), the articles in the Onomasticon volumes (letters C and D), the Index librorum and the Praemonenda de rationibus et usu operis, a multilingual introduction to the printed version of the Thesaurus. Each year the contents of the newly printed fascicles will be added to the database.
  • Coverage Range: Antiquity to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Walter de Gruyter, Berlin - New York

 
TOCS-IN (Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists)    
TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals, both in text format and through a Web search program. Where possible, links are given with articles for which the full text or an abstract is available online.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: TOCS-IN (open)