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Classics: Articles in Databases

What is a database?

  • A database is a virtual collection of information.
  • A database will search many journals at once with your search terms.  When you search in a journal's website you are only searching that journal.
  • Usually this collected information is scholarly, meaning it is written by experts and reviewed by a board of experts.
  • Each database offers a different set of collected information.   
  • Access to most databases is through subscription.  You will need to enter the database through the library's website. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to enter your ICC computer login and password.



Search Tips

1. Use AND to combine terms

ex: ancient AND history

2. Use OR to search related

terms, OR means more

ex: ancient OR history

3. Use NOT to eliminate a term

ex: ancient NOT Greece

 Some terms to try:

Classical literature
History, ancient
Greece - History -
Civilization, Ancient

AND, OR and NOT are called Boolean Operators.  These are the words you should use to combine your keyword search to get the best results for your topic.