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HONS 160: Myth and Legend (Abartis)

Reference Print Resources/Starting points

Dictionary of gods and goddesses
Overview information on gods and goddesses
Located on the first floor of the Miller Center in the Reference Collection, in-library use only
Call number: BL473 .J67 2004

The Facts on File encyclopedia of world mythology and legend
Overview information on mythology and legend.
Located on the first floor of the Miller Center in the Reference Collection, in-library use only
Call number: BL303 .M45 2004 (2 volumes)

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Provides online access to over 500 reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) in all subject areas. This is the premier place to look up a quick fact or to search for background information on a research topic.

A basic search in Credo Reference for "Zeus," for example, will get you entries about the Greek god from the Dictionary of Classical Mythology and Routledge's Who's Who in Classical Mythology, among other resources.
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Guide to distinguishing between scholarly journals, popular magazines, and trade journals/magazines.

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Your first stop for finding scholarly high-quality research. Search the library's physical collection (books, movies, music, government publications, etc.) along with most of the online journals and e-books to which the Library subscribes -- all in a single search. Tip: For scholarly articles, click the check box to limit your results to peer-reviewed journals.

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JSTOR provides unique access to full text backfiles for more than 120 "core" scholarly journals in anthropology, ecology, economics, education, general science, history, literature, mathematics, political science, and philosophy. JSTOR's agreement with publishers provides a "moving wall" for access and does not allow access to fulltext for the most recent 2-5 years of articles.

ProTip: As JSTOR doesn't allow searching by time period, it might be useful to use search terms that describe the period you're searching: "Hellenistic," "Iron Age," "Classical," "Minoan," and so forth.

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Full-text access to more than 150 scholarly journals and eBooks in all disciplines published by Johns Hopkins University and several other university presses.

ProTip: In the menu on the left side of the screen, look for the box titled, "Research Area." Scroll down to "Studies by Time Period," click the box, then scroll down again to choose "Studies by Time Period > Ancient Studies and Classics," and/or "History > Ancient History."


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Subject Specialist
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Olivia Olivares
Associate Professor, Research Librarian
MC 140E
(320) 308-4822

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