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Classical Mythology

Welcome to the Research Guide for Classical Mythology.
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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 the location and the availability of an item in our collection through the online catalog, accessible from 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.

Professional librarians are cheerfully available by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu, in the library, or by phone at 540-441-8400.

On-Campus 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.
  •  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. 



Locate online access to these 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/Thornhill, 2017, 2019.

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