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Research Guides@Tufts

Classical Studies

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

Find Articles in JumboSearch

Want to discover everything that Tisch Library has on your topic?  Try searching for your topic in JumboSearch, which simultaneously searches across all of the library's resources, including journal articles in databases, online, and in print.

Search by Keyword, Title, Subject, or Creator

Database Search Strategies

Databases respond best to keyword searching, linking keywords with AND, OR, and NOT. (learn more on our JumboSearch help page

To search efficiently, turn your research question into a keyword search:

Research Question:
How does Gish Jen address issues of American identity?

Search One: (Search with keywords connected by “and”):
"Gish Jen" AND American AND identity

Search Two: (Truncate some of the keywords using *):
"Gish Jen" AND America* AND identity

Search Three: (Add alternate words into the search with “(or)”):
"Gish Jen" AND (America* OR "United States") AND (identity or belong*)

Truncate keywords where applicable.  Truncation uses the asterisk (*) to end a word at its core, allowing you to retrieve many more documents containing variations of the search term.  Truncation can also be used to find the singular and plural forms of a term.  Example: 

America* = America, America's, American, Americans, Americana, Americanness

Ident* = identity, identify, identities, identifies, identification

Belong* = belong, belongs, belonging

Search for Articles on Classics in these Databases

Below is a selection of online resources that include a vast number of articles on topics in Classics. The resources on this page include articles from both scholarly and popular sources, so be sure to evaluate your sources to make sure that they are appropriate for your project.

Find It @ Tufts

If you don't see a link to the full text of an article you're interested, try clicking on the Find It @ Tufts icon for that article. It will try to link you directly to the full-text if we have online access. 

If not, you'll be given the option to search our catalog to see if we may own that journal in print.  If we don't have it online or in print, you can request the article from Interlibrary loan (ILLiad).