Answered By: Chris Williams
Last Updated: May 31, 2017     Views: 279

The easiest way for you to locate critical sources on Antigone or ancient Greek culture in general would be by using our library's online databases. To search these online databases for scholarly information from journals, magazines, reference books, etc., go to the library’s homepage,, click on the “Databases” tab, then choose “Databases A to Z.” Look for the All Subjects drop sown menu. There are two subjects you can search within for this topic. For Antigone, your best option is to choose "English Composition and Literature." For ancient Greek culture, your best option is "History and Political Science." Let's say you start with English Composition and Literature. When you click on this link, you will see a list of the library's databases that cover literature. You can choose any one (Literature Resource Center is among the most popular ones with students). When you enter the database (H number required for off campus assess), you can conduct a search using keywords. For instance, you could simply enter Antigone. This may give you too many results. You can combine search terms using the word AND. For instance, antigone AND sophocles might be a good search to try. With this search, all returned results will include the name of the play and the author's name. For the information on ancient Greek culture, again, choose the "History and Political Science" subject. You will see a list of databases on the screen. World History in Context might be a good one for this topic, but you can try any one that sounds good to you. In the World History in Context database, a search for Ancient Greece brings up everything they have on the topic. If this results page is too broad, try narrowing your search with additional terms as was suggested above.

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