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Ancient Greece Resources LibGuide


The civilization of ancient Greece flowered more than 2500 years ago but it influences the way we live today. Greece is a peninsula in southeastern Europe. The people of the region attempted to explain the world through the laws of nature. They made important discoveries in science. They developed democracy, where people govern themselves rather than being ruled by a king. The Greeks also valued beauty and imagination. They wrote many stories and plays that continue to be performed today. The ancient Greeks developed a great deal of what we take for granted. This is why Greece is often known as the Cradle of Western Civiliczation.

Follow the tabs above to discover more about the different facets of Greek life in ancient Greece.  You will be able to find resources, primary and secondary in different formats :  print, electronic and media.  Enjoy!

(A special thank you to Kathleen Sterner, Research & Instruction Librarian at Mount St. Mary's University for permission to adapt her LibGuide.)



Doing Primary Source Research

·         Finding Historical Primary Sources  

Guide to primary sources from the library at the University of California Berkeley.


·         Using Primary Sources on the Web  

A nice description of primary sources with tips for finding sources from the American Library Association.


·         Primary Sources Tutorial  

For more on the basics of primary research, check out this tutorial from the Mantor Library at the University of Maine- Farmington.


Citing Your Sources

  • EasyBib
    Use EasyBib to cite all your sources. You can use auto search functions to find information on sources, manage all your bibliographic resources, and create your Works Cited page. Open this link to access EasyBib through the LFA Library's subscription. To access the full version, you must be logged into the LFA network.

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