These are becoming more comprehensive and important all the time, but they also change frequently. It is always best to cite the print version if that is accessible. To cite a web-page right-click on it and choose properties, give Author, if possible, Title as it appears on the screen, URL, date modified, and date accessed.
Because of constant changes, the best starting point is Google and you need to learn how to use it, e.g. for academic web-sites – American ones have the suffix edu – add the word “bibliography” to your search and the name of an author or title of a book which a decent web-site on that topic should include, the stranger the name the better. Also note the “cached” function for disrupted or removed web-sites.
These are some of the most important sites:
- Warwick Library
- Warwick E-Resources
- Warwick E-Journals and Databases. The most valuable page with databases and electronic access to journals
Note especially JSTOR, Project Muse, Ingenta, LexisNexis Professional for searches in newspapers, ZETOC, WESTLAW. The American Historical Review and TLS also have many reviews of Classics books which are very useful for intellectual orientation, so you know what is in a book before you read it... supposedly.
The publications by the French Schools at Athens and Rome (Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique (including supplements), Fouilles de Delphes, Corpus des Inscriptions de Delphes, Exploration Archéologique de Délos, Travaux et Mémoires, etc) are available FREE online at http://cefael.efa.gr/.
Perseus: another vitally important site, with lots of ancient texts and images. It keeps changing however and can be a bit labyrinthine. Always a good idea to start with the little box in the top right or the Classics Contents. The Berlin mirror is useful when Tufts is down for some reason.
BMCR - slightly inconsistent in quality, but often more lengthy than other reviews, giving a nice sense of debate and good coverage (mostly in English) of foreign especially German publications
Building a bibliography
- TOCS-IN, very useful for searching out articles on a topic and journal abbreviations
- Gnomon for constructing partial bibliographies (use “all fields”)
- L'Année Philologique
- DAPHNE - Data in Archaeology, Prehistory and History on the Net
- Perseus, with Berlin mirror
- Ancient History sourcebook
- Internet Classics Archive
- Ancient poetry, drama and prose: Theoi: e-texts library (ancient Greek and Roman literature in translation)
Electronic resources on Alexander
- On sources in particular: http://www.alexander-sources.org/, http://www.livius.org/aj-al/alexander/alexander_z1b.html, and on Babylonian texts, see http://www.livius.org/cg-cm/chronicles/chron00.html.
- On Achaemenids, see Pierre Briant's website at http://www.achemenet.com/ and http://www.museum-achemenet.college-de-france.fr (also available in English).
- Many articles, etc. downloadable in pdf format at http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Alexander_the_Great