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Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Finding Books and ebooks

You can use the library catalogue, called FindIt available either in the Library on stand-alone PCs or online  to search for ll books, e-books, print journals, online articse, DVDs and videos.

It is best to search by Author (just the surname) or Keyword (a keyword from the book's title). FindIt will tell you the location of the book (called the shelfmark number), number of copies and if the copies are  currently on loan. Books can be requested.

See  Using FindIt for more information.

Free access to more ebooks

During the Coronaviris (CoVid-19) pandemic many publishers are offering free access and commentary to eBook collections that are not ordinarily available without a subscription. This is a short list that are relevant to this Guide. Library Services have also compiled a fuller list which will include resources outside of or additional to your area of study.

Ebook Central
Owned ebook content from 100+ participating publishers converted to unlimited user access until 22 June 2020.

EbscoHost Ebooks
Owned ebook content from 300+ participating publishers converted to unlimited user access until 30 June 2020.

Project Muse ebooks
A selection of publishers have made scholarly content free on Project MUSE. Content that is freely available on the Project MUSE platform during the COVID-19 situation will display a distinctive “Free” icon and is available until 1 June 2020.

Dumbarton Oaks Electronic Texts

Dumbarton Oaks Electronic Texts 
Online access to selected full text copies of Dumbarton Oaks publications - key publishers for Byzantine studies.


MoreBooks@Bham makes it easier for Students to suggest books to the Library.

Our 3 Goals

1. Diversifyto diversify our collection and increase the range of books we stock by BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic), LGBTQ+ and disabled authors. Recommendations that amplify, celebrate and tell the history of under-represented groups are also most welcome.

2. Support: to support students at the University by increasing our wellbeing and study success collections.

3. Supplement: to supplement core reading with modern, academic material that enables students to read around their subject more widely and to make connections/explore new areas of inquiry.

How easy is it to make a suggestion?

It's really easy. Just go to MoreBooks@Bham, read the instructions and fill out the form.

Did you know...?

......We will automatically buy more copies of a text when it is reserved by four or more people?


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