Anthropology and Archaeology
Submitted by email@example.com on Sat, 01/03/2009 - 15:59.
I'm investigating Egypt's attempts to reclaim ancient artifacts from Britain. I'm interested in the historical background, as well as how this may affect their relations. Where should I look?
There are myriad sources you might consult about this. Here's a list of places you might start.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Mon, 11/03/2008 - 20:22.
How can I find primary sources about the Roman Colosseum (Amphitheatrum Flavium)?
One helpful step will be to look for modern books on the Colosseum, which will include bibliographical references (Searchworks indicates this in each record) that will likely include ancient accounts as well as Renaissance and modern accounts. Sometimes these are even broken into groups such as "ancient" or "early."
You should also look at the Oxford Classical Dictionary, which has a short scholarly treatment of the Colosseum. Near the bottom of the article, several sources are listed. These are abbreviated, so you will see something like: "The amphitheatre was restored by Nerva and Trajan (CIL, vi. 32254-5)." Abbreviations are explained at the front of the book. "CIL" is short for Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, which you can then locate in Searchworks. These citations are helpful and precise; they give you the title of the relevant work and the chapter or line.
Alternatively, you can conduct a Searchworks search using the author's name. If you want English editions of the texts that mention the Colosseum, then the Loeb editions will be handy; you can do a combined search using the author's name plus "loeb" as keywords.