Library Subject Guides

Classics: Greek Mythologies and Religion

Greek Deities

Greek Mythological Creatures

Understand Your Topic

The first step is to make sure you understand the topic. Identify the main concepts or keywords in your question to help you develop a search strategy.

  1. Use encyclopedias and dictionaries for Classics to find definitions and background information


  1. Check for High-Demand items by course code  (about High Demand ).
  2. Find course material on AKO | LEARN.

Find Books

The Library Catalogue  lists books held in the Library's collection.

Hints for searching the Library catalogue

  • Use Keyword or Title searches to find additional material.
  • Use the Browse Alphabetically: By Author search (e.g., Herodotus) to find primary sources.
  • Note that the Library Catalogue does not use abbreviated book titles. If your reading list uses abbreviation like CAH, you will need to type 'Cambridge Ancient History' in full.
  • Click the Subject Headings of useful titles to find books on related subjects. Some relevant subject headings are:
    • Cults – Greece
    • Mythology, Classical – use the Refine Results > Suggested Topics “Mythology, Classical” to exclude similar subject headings if desired (e.g., exclude Mythology, Classical, in literature)
    • Mythology, Greek – use the Refine Results > Suggested Topics “Mythology, Greek” to exclude similar subject headings if desired (e.g., exclude Mythology, Greek, in literature)
    • Greece – Religion
  • Browse the library shelves in the classification sequences for Greek Mythologies and Religion.

See also:

Citation Chaining

Finding Ebooks

Find Journal Articles

The Library Catalogue lists the print and electronic titles of journals held by the Library. Select the Browse Alphabetically: By Title search option and enter the full journal title.

  • Sometimes the titles of journals in lists of Classics references have been abbreviated, making them hard to find on the Library catalogue. Here is a list of abbreviations along with the full titles that should be used in the Library catalogue.

To find articles on your specific topic, use Citation Chaining and search in the recommended Classics databases


Greek Mythology, Religion – Central Library, Level 11

CE 42 Greek Calendar
BL 700–820 Classical (Etruscan, Greek, Roman) mythology and religion
BL 780–795 Greek
BL 780–783    General works
BL 785    General special
BL 788    Ritual
BL 793    Local, A–Z
BL 795    Special topics, A–Z
BL 820 Special deities and characters of Classical mythology, A–Z
DF 121–129 Religious antiquites of Greece – Central Library, Level 10

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Greek Mythologies and Religion