Classical Mythology

Welcome to the Research Guide for Classical Mythology.
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In the PHC Library catalog, you can search a variety of resources by title, author, keyword, or phrase, linking you to ebooks, print books in the on-campus collection, and journal articles from both general and subject specific databases. The more specific your search terms, the more specific the results will be.  For our Distance Learning (DL) students, excerpts from print items held in the on campus library can be provided on request.

If you are accessing electronic resources from off-campus and are required to log in, use your student portal user name and password to gain access. If you have difficulty with the website or accessing any resources, please let library staff know by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu or  library@phc.edu. 

Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu.


On-Campus and Online Collection


  • JSTOR - contains complete back issues of 241 scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines. Issues from the most recent three to five years for each title may not be included in the collection. If you locate an article that is not available in full-text, check to see if the journal is available on any of PHC's other databases.
  • ProQuest - contains the citations and abstracts of over 1,000 titles in the broad areas of social sciences and law with full-text, images and graphics online. Indexing and full-text coverage begins in the early 1990s for most titles.
  • Academic Search Premier is an excellent source of articles and is easy to limit articles in specific categories.



You can search journal articles by title, keyword, or author, or browse the following journals through the library's Periodical Listing.

  • American Journal of Philology (In print, 2000-present; online, 1880-one year ago)
  • Arethusa (Online, 2003-one year ago)
  • Classical Antiquity (In print, 2000-present; online, 2002-2012)
  • Classical Bulletin (In print, 1987-present; online, 1996-2010)
  • Classical Journal (In print, 2000-present; online, 1905-1922)
  • Classical Philology (In print, 2000-present; online, 1906-one year ago)
  • Classical Quarterly (In print, 2001-one year ago; online, 1907-one year ago)
  • Classical Review (In print, 2001-present; online 1887-one year ago)
  • Classical World (in print, 2000-present; online, 2011-one year ago)
  • Greece and Rome (In print, 2001-present; online, 1931-present)
  • Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies (Online, 1995-2005)
  • Harvard Studies in Classical Philology (Online, 1890-2013)
  • International Journal of Classical Tradition (Online, 1994-one year ago)
  • Journal of Hellenic Studies (Online, 1880-2013)
  • Journal of Roman Studies (In print, 2000-present; online, 1911-present)
  • Mnemosyne (Online 1996-three years ago)

Research Tips

  • Looking for an interesting research topic? Try browsing classical journals on the shelf in the library or online to spark your imagination. 
  • Citation help needed? Try OWL (Online Writing Lab) for Chicago/TurabianMLA, and APA styling formats. 
  • Search by subject: Once you have located one item in the catalog, you can click on the search term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects. Once you have located a helpful source, additional potential sources may be found in the item's bibliography.
  • Can't find what you need in the PHC collection? If you are unable to locate an item in the PHC collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan. ILL requests may be made directly in the library catalog.
  • Research assistance is available in the library or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu

Developed:  Ngai, 2017.  Reviewed by Dr. Stephen McRoberts, 2019. Updated, 2023.

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