This week I thought I would highlight two resources that help researchers to utilize two book collections which emphasize classical studies. The first, Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, is available in print in the Stamps Library but this website helps make searching for articles much easier!
Ancient World Online is a blog which includes information about open access journals and has a link to Paulys. As this is a German language resource, the index is in German as well, but I am finding it a helpful tool and used it about a week ago to assist a scholar. The site includes many open access journals including the Bulletin for Biblical Research, the Online Septuagint Project, and I noticed today, a link to the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Archives. I risk getting waaaay out of my element here – but if your research involves classical studies, this is a blog you will want to check into.
The second resource I want to be sure you are aware of is the one that provides an online index for the Aufsteig und Niedergang der römischen Welt (ANRW – which we also have in print in Stamps). This has been created through the VROMA project at the University of Kentucky and Rhodes College, which provides online resources for the study and teaching of Latin language and ancient Roman culture. If you use this series – and there are wonderful essays written in English, German, French and Italian – you’ll know that generally the access is found through bibliographies or occasionally you might see a citation through the ATLA database. So having this resource makes this scholarly resource much more accessible.