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Research Guides@Tufts

Classical Studies

Basic resources for the study of ancient Greek and Roman history, literature, and archaeology.

Finding Books: Two Basic Searches


  • Tufts library catalog + 150 million articles
  • use for exploratory ("what's out there?") searches

BLC Worldcat

  • books, videos, etc. owned by partners and libraries worldwide
  • click a button to have a book delivered here
  • use when you're not sure we have a book, or if you know we don't

Serendipity in the Stacks: Browse by Call Number

One of the best ways to discover the perfect source for your project is to browse the library stacks by call number range. Each call number range represents a particular subject and all of the books on the same topic will be located in the same general area on the shelves. So if you want a book on Cicero, go to the call number range beginning with PA6278 to see what we have!


Finding Books in the Library

Below you will see the floor plan of Level 1 which is downstairs and where the majority of the books are shelved.  The books are arranged by call number starting with A and the snaking their way around the floor.  Each stack end is labeled with the first and last call number so all you have to do is figure out if your call number falls between them!  Once you get the idea you won't need a floor plan to find your books.