N.B. Researching an academic topic should never begin or end with an Internet search.
Listen to Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia,
"For God sake, you’re in college; don’t cite the encyclopedia."
The reason for this is simple: although the Internet contains a staggering amount of accurate, useful information, it contains much that is inaccurate, intentionally deceiving, or downright bizarre. Before you know the basic facts of your topic, as they appear in professionally researched and edited resources, you will not be able to separate fact from fiction (or worse). Begin your research by checking one or both of these basic reference works (both are in the Reference Section in Magill; a copy of the Oxford Classical Dictionary is also available in the Classics Reference collection in Hall Building):
- Oxford Classical Dictionary. 3rd ed. 2003. [DE 5. O97 2003]
- Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopedia of the Ancient World [DE5 .N4813 2002] Originally in German, volumes 1-7 (A through Lyc-) have been translated into English.
In addition to surveying most aspects of Classical Antiquity, many entries in both of these resources contain short bibliographies that can guide you to useful books and articles on the topic. Depending on the project, your professor may also place additional resources on reserve.