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Recommended general resources:

Classical subjects:

Info Lit.

This guide is designed to facilitate learning and development of information literacy skills.

Information literacy, stated as one of the goals of Canisius University's core curriculum, is defined by the American Library Association as a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."

Research process - Information Literacy


Research process:

1. Determine information need.

What is your topic?  What information do you need to find? 

2. Search using search strategy.

Where should you look? What keywords should you use in the search box?

3. Evaluate sources for both relevance and authority.

See Evaluating Sources Guide.

4. Use information to accomplish task, or re-evaluate information need.

Are you done, or do you need more information?

5. Cite sources properly.

See Citing Sources Guide.

Ask A Librarian

Librarians are here to help you.That's what we do!

1 - Call Us
      Reference Desk 716-888-8411

      List of Librarians

2Text Us

3 - Ask A Librarian (Online Chat)
      Feeling shy? Studying in the middle of the night? Use our online chat reference service available 24/7.
      Or try Text A Librarian at 716-431-3609.

4 - Book A Librarian
Schedule an individual reference session with a librarian. Get all of your research questions answered and keep your paper
     and reference list on the right track.

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Interlibrary Loan:
If you need an article that Canisius does not own or one we only have in print, place a request 
through our Interlibrary Loan Service. We can borrow materials for you from libraries across the country or scan articles we own here.



Researching Classics? Start here!

The purpose of this guide is to support your studies of ancient Greece and Rome by providing the information resources for all stages of the academic research process.  This guide is specifically designed to support the Classics curriculum at Canisius University.

How to use this guide:

For recommended general resources in Classical studies use the Background info, Articles, Books, and Web tabs above or in Contents to the left.  For more specific topics of ancient Greek and Roman History, Language, Literature, and Philosophy & Religion, see Contents to the left or Subjects tab above.

For research assistance see Research Help box to the right.

For insight on the research process, see below.

Definition of "Classics"

What is Classics?

From the epic poetry of Homer to the rise of Christianity in the pagan world, the field of Classics explores the all aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, including components such as history, language, literature, philosophy, religion, art, mythology, and archaeology.