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Electronic Resources for Classicists

If you need help with any of these resources please talk to library staff in the Sackler Library.

Library catalogues

OxLIP+ is a gateway providing access to an extensive collection of databases, electronic reference works and e-Journals and e-Book packages.

SOLO – Search Oxford Libraries Online.

OLIS is Oxford University's online union library catalogue. It contains records for over five million of the estimated ten million titles held by libraries associated with Oxford University.


Browse OxLIP+ to see the full range of online material available to you. Resources include:

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae – Database for searching virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, and a large number of texts deriving from the period between A.D. 600 and 1453, in excess of 80 million words. Also includes the Canon of Greek Authors and Works, a comprehensive database of all known ancient Greek and Byzantine authors, together with bibliographies of existing critical editions of their extant works. It does not require a password. You can activate hyperlinks within the texts to the Greek lexicon and grammatical tools available on Perseus. 

Please ensure that you read and understand in full the license agreement before you begin using the TLG. Note well that you may not download large sections of the TLG, and that publications using sources obtained from the TLG should indicate that such material is copyrighted by the TLG and the Regents of the University of California.

Latin databases

Library of Latin Texts - Series A
Library of Latin Texts - Series B

PHI Latin Texts

Bibliographic databases

L'Année philologique – Essential bibliographic resource for all classical disciplines. Use this to find books and articles on specific subjects or ancient authors. You can search by various different criteria, e.g. modern author, ancient author, keyword, subject, date, etc. It is also very useful to track down abbreviations used for journal titles, as you can search by abbreviation. A web based resource, does not require any passwords within the Oxford domain.

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Brill Online

Reference Packages

Oxford Scholarship Online

Blackwell Reference Online

Electronic journals

Oxford's e-Journal provides a complete list of electronic journals available to the University.

Electronic books

Cambridge Ancient Histories