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Resource Guide:
Western Civilization 1

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Civilization -- Western Civilization -- Greek Influences
  • Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
  • Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C.
  • Rome -- Politics and Government
  • Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.
  • Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
  • Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.
  • Christianity -- Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
  • Germanic peoples
  • Europe -- History -- 392-814
  • English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100
  • Islam -- History
  • Islamic Empire -- History -- 622-661
  • Charlemagne, Emperor, 742-814
  • Feudalism
  • Crusades -- First, 1096-1099

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Classical World
  • Early medieval Europe
  • Essays in History
  • Europe-Asia Studies
  • Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies
  • Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism
  • Journal of Qur’anic Studies
  • Journal of Roman Studies

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Ancient Greece: social and historical documents from archaic times to the death of Alexander the GreatDF 75 .D55 2010
Fox's book of martyrs: a history of the lives, sufferings and triumphant deaths of the early Christian and the Protestant martyrs.BR 1600 .F62 1926
The Roman Empire and its Germanic peoplesDG 312 .W6613 1997
Empires of faith : the fall of Rome to the rise of Islam, 500-700.D 121 .S27 2011
Destiny Disrupted: a history of the world through Islamic eyesDS 35.65 .A57 2009