A presentation to postgraduate students on 'Electronic Resources for Classics' is available on slideshare.
Some of these resources require you to log in from the CUDN (on-campus) or else use a form of authentication such as Raven. Click here to check if your Raven account has been set up to allow access to electronic resources.
The University Library offers a list of electronic databases available in Cambridge on all subjects, including a specific one for Classics. The Classical Faculty Library offers a more detailed list of the most commonly used databases.
The TLG database offers information on Greek fonts and downloads for your computer: click here.
The most important journal databases are:
Note that JSTOR usually excludes the most recent journal issues. To access JSTOR off-campus via Raven authentication:
- On the JSTOR homepage click on login, top-right.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see: "Access JSTOR through a participating institution". Select UK, and University of Cambridge (under U), and click on login.
- You will then be taken to the Raven login page.
These journals are available by subscription. Open-access journals about the ancient world are listed here.
E-books provide searchable online versions of complete texts, which can be printed or downloaded subject to copyright restrictions (see below). Some platforms offer further features, such as bookmarking.
The ebooks@cambridge site provides a search box for finding ebooks, and instructions on how to access them, including downloading to mobile devices. E-books are also searchable directly via LibrarySearch: to limit a search, enter your search terms and add 'format:ebook'. Not all e-books appear in searches on the Newton Catalogue (look below the classmark).
Particularly useful e-book collections for Classicists include:
- Cambridge Companions: A searchable collection of Cambridge Companions, including the Cambridge Companions in Literature and Classics and the Cambridge Companions in Philosophy, Religion and Culture. For off-campus access via Raven log-in, search the Newton catalogue for a Cambridge Companion title and then click on the 'full-text access' link.
- Cambridge Histories: Series that may interest Classicists include: The Cambridge Ancient Histories, The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare, The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy, The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire and The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy.
- Cambridge Books Online: Over 2500 ebooks versions of CUP books in the Cambridge Library Collection. Available both on and off campus.
- Oxford Scholarship Online: Provides access to the full text of over 2500 books published by Oxford University Press, including Classical Studies.