Off-Campus Access

Greek History: 7000 BC to Present

Background Sources | Finding Books | Finding Articles | Websites
This webpage provides resources to help you find more information on Greek history. Though there is no research component in this course, if you would like to explore topics in the class more in-depth, these reference books, databases and websites will be helpful.

Most of the databases linked from this page are restricted to UW students, staff and faculty. To connect to these databases from home you will need to first click on the Off-Campus Access link in the upper-right hand corner and login.

For research help, please contact Theresa Mudrock, the history librarian at

Background Sources

Encyclopedias and dictionaries provide background information and can be used to identify key people, events and dates which can then be used as search terms for finding additional information. More importantly, because encyclopedias often cover the major issues surrounding the subject, they can help you narrow your research from a broad “who, what, where, when” topic to a “how or why” question.

Most of the books listed here are located in Suzzallo Reference, first floor Suzzallo Library.

  • Brill's New Pauly: encyclopaedia of the ancient world
            Suzzallo Reference - DE5 .N4813 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic tradition
            Suzzallo Reference - DF757 .E53 2000
  • Greece entry from Countries and Their Cultures    [UW Only]
            Suzzallo Reference - GN307 .C68 2001
  • Greece - A Country Study
            Odegaard Reference - DF717 .G78 1995
  • Historical dictionary of Greece
            Odegaard Reference - DF802 .V47 1995
  • The Oxford classical dictionary
            Suzzallo Reference - DE5 .O9 1996
  • The Oxford dictionary of Byzantium    [UW Only]
            Suzzallo Reference - DF521 .O93 1991

Finding Books

Use the following databases to locate books in the UW Libraries and in other libraries around the region, nation and world. Books unavailable at the UW can be requested through Summit (if available at one of the member libraries) or through Interlibrary Loan.

  • UW Libraries Catalog
    A listing of the books, journal subscriptions and other material available at the University of Washington Libraries.
  • OCLC WorldCat [UW only]
    Joint catalog of thousands of major libraries in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Summit
    Joint catalog of more than 25 academic libraries in Oregon and Washington. Books can be requested and shipped to the UW for pick-up. Especially useful when the book you need is checked-out til December...

Finding Articles

Use indexes (databases) to find articles (from scholarly journals, popular magazines and newspapers and sometimes books, dissertations, government reports, etc.) on a topic. There are indexes covering all sorts of subjects, use those which best fit your research topic. For a complete list of databases see Research Databases on the UW Libraries Homepage.

Once you identify articles you need make sure you have the complete citation (author, title, journal name, volume, pages and year), then look in the UW Libraries Catalog for the journal name (do a title search for the journal name to see if the UW subscribes) to see if and where the journal is kept (library location and call number). this page to logon before you use the databases from home.

Articles from journals which the UW does not own can be requested via Interlibrary loan.


History Subject Page | Hellenic Studies Subject Page

28 October 2005

Questions or Research Help? Contact
Theresa Mudrock