Classical and Medieval Studies encompasses a vast range of topics, including literature, history, art, philosophy, and more. Narrowing down your keywords to a specific time period, region, or theme will be helpful. Consider questions that explore historical events, cultural developments, literary analyses, or interdisciplinary connections. These are some different types of resources you might find useful:
Reference materials, such as encyclopedias and bibliographies, can be used to gain background knowledge on a topic, find specific information, and identify other sources of information. These are specialized reference resources and e-books that are written specifically for research in CMS.
Subject-specific databases are designed for research on a particular subject, includiing article indexes. An article index is a searchable database that helps you find relevant articles and scholarly sources for your research. While an article index doesn't always provide the full text of the articles themselves, it helps you identify relevant articles and citations for further exploration. Once you find an article of interest in the index, you can usually access the full text by following links to the publication or using the citation to request access through InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) using your Bates login.