Archaeology and Ancient History

Key information sources for archaeology and ancient history, including Ancient Greek and Latin languages.

ArchaeologyWelcome to the My Subject page for Archaeology and Ancient History. This page highlights the most important information resources available to you.


Key databases

  • Annee Philologique (APh)
    Index and abstract of scholarly works relating to all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilisation.
  • Art Full Text
    Index and abstract of journal article within the arts, archaeology and museum studies.
  • British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography (BIAB)
    Index and abstract of journal articles and books on British and Irish archaeology.
  • Google Scholar
    Multidisciplinary index to journal articles and books, including research metrics.
  • Scopus
    Multidisciplinary index and abstract to journal articles including research metrics.
  • Web of Science
    Multidisciplinary index to journal articles and books, including research metrics.

Key resources

  • Archaeology and Ancient History resources are generally located at 930-939, in the 3rd floor, blue zone of the library.
  • Classical Arts and Architecture resources are located at 720-749, in the 3rd floor, pink zone.
  • Classical Language (Latin and Ancient Greek) resources are located at 470-489, in the 1st floor, blue zone.
  • Classical Literature (Ancient Roman and Greek) resources are located at 870-889, in the 3rd floor, orange zone.
  • Other relevant resources may be located across the library in areas of religion, philosophy, politics, law, medicine.

Archaeology resources

Ancient History resources

Maps and Images

  • Ancient World Mapping Centre
    Aegean, Byzantium, Egypt, Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Sicily, Mediterranean, Roman Empire and Rome.
  • British Museum Images
    Image bank of historical artefacts from the British Museum's collection.
  • Digimap
    Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain, and Historic Digimap, including the County Series maps published from 1843.
  • Heritage Gateway
    England's historic sites and buildings, including images of listed buildings.
  • Map Images
    Online maps (1560-1964) from the National Library of Scotland. Maps primarily relate to Scotland, but also cover England, Wales and beyond.
  • Old Maps Online
    Index and online collections of 400,000+ historic maps from libraries and archives around the world.
  • Oxford Art Online
    Online art dictionaries and encyclopaedias including the Grove Art Online.

Language and Literature

  • Brepolis Latin Complete
    Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature, Aristoteles Latinus, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Library of Latin Texts, Series A + B.
  • Jacoby Online
    Ancient Greek historical texts including Brill’s New Jacoby and Fragments of the Greek Historians (FGrHist) Parts I-V.
  • Loeb Classical Library Online
    All volumes of the Loeb ancient Greek and Latin texts alongside their modern English translations.


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