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Helpful Resources to Begin
General Background Resources
Brill’s New Pauly Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World
Brill’s New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World is the best encyclopedia in English for classical studies. It covers both the ancient world and the reception of classics in the modern world.
Gale Virtual Reference
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Ways to Search For Books
Try subject alphabetical searching for "mythology, classical in art," "mythology, classical in literature," or "mythology, classical in opera," etc. Also try searching by subject KEYWORD for the character and the medium: icarus literature, odysseus art, etc.
BYU Library Catalog
Alphabetical searching, call number searching, etc. of the library collection can be done here along with keyword searching.
HBLL Scholar Search (Keyword)
This will take you to the advanced search function of the libraries Scholar Search. Select "Books" on the left hand side after you get your search results to narrow in on books available in the library.
Other Libraries - Try WorldCat
Unified catalog of research libraries and public libraries throughout the world. Includes books, serials, sound recordings, data files, musical scores, and visual materials. Search using Library Catalog commands. Updated daily. Interlibrary loan database. Look up book, and order it from interlibrary loan.
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