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Classical Mythology

Welcome to the Research Guide for Classical Mythology.
Library Home

The suggested electronic resources are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection. You may check out the location and availability of an item in the on-campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here or through the library home page.  Students enrolled in Distance Learning (DL) courses will find the online journals and ebooks helpful. 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 librarians are cheerfully available by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu, in the library, or by phone at 540-441-8400.

On-Campus Collection

Databases

  • 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.
  •  eBooks provides access to over 65,000+ academic, full-text, electronic books that can be accessed immediately on your computer.  You can browse online, email pages to yourself, or download a copy to your computer for a 2 week check out period. If you choose to download, you will be prompted to create a free account. 

Journals

Research Tips

  • Looking for an interesting research topic? Try browsing classical journals on the shelf in the library or online to spark your imagination. 
  • Search by subject: Once you have located one item in the catalog, you may click on the subject term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects. Library of Congress (LOC) Subject heading for this subject is: Mythology, Classical.
  • Browse online or in the stacks for items with Library of Congress (LOC) Call Numbers BL 700 through BL 820.
  • Once you locate an appropriate resource, potential valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography.
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL): If you are unable to locate an item in the PHC online or on-campus collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan. ILL requests may be made directly into the library database WorldCat. If you have difficulty requesting an ILL in WorldCat, please request assistance from any of the library staff.
  • Zotero is a citation management system that will help you collect and organize your resources and then seamlessly create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies. You can download and watch online tutorials, but you may benefit from a librarian’s help in quickly learning how to use Zotero.
  • Your professor will indicate the citation format for your research paper. For citation assistance, you can access Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Developed:  Ngai, 2017.  Reviewed by Dr. Stephen McRoberts/Thornhill, 2017.

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