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Web Portals

A web portal or gateway is a classified collection of links to other web pages.

Examples:

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Web databases/encyclopedias

Under this heading may be included websites containing a variety of textual and visual material.

Examples:

Texts and translations:

  • Perseus Digital Library (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/) - Greek and Latin texts, original and translation; studies; reference works.
  • Thesaurus linguae graecae (TLG) (Stellenbosch University library > Databases > T >) - almost complete database of ancient Greek texts up to Byzantine period; dictionaries; complex searches.
  • Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) Latin texts (http://latin.packhum.org/) - classical Latin texts; includes Word search and Concordance.
  • Suda Online (http://www.stoa.org/sol/) - Byzantine encyclopedia on ancient authors and topics; translation and Greek; search on topics.
  • Etana (http://www.etana.org/) - Ancient Near Eastern texts; translations.

Fonts:

Greek and Hebrew Unicode fonts (http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/biblicalfonts.aspx).

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Bibliographical sources

There are several websites with bibliographical information about specific ancient authors.

The more general sources are the following:

An example of more specific bibliographies:

When searching for the bibliographical details of a book, it also helps to go to online catalogues of research libraries:

  • COPAC Home Page University Research Library Catalogue (http://copac.ac.uk/) - online catalogue of research libraries in the UK.
  • Oriental Institute Online Archives (http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/library/) - catalogue of one of the biggest libraries on the Ancient Near East.
  • WorldCat (Stellenbosch University library > Databases > W >) - includes a large number of library catalogues throughout the world.

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Electronic journals

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Electronic museum collections

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Electronic discussion groups

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