Epic & Classical Literature Research Guide

Databases  Reference  Journals  Videos  Web Sites 

 This guide will point you to many of the Library's resources in epic & classical literature and will link you to additional resources. If you need help with your research ask a librarian.  


Search library databases for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, case studies, editorials, reports, reviews, and other documents. The following databases are recommended for research in epic & classical literature and literay scholarship. 

To select the database(s) most suited to your needs, click on DatabaseInfoIcon for more information about each database. 

Most Frequently Used Databases in Literary Scholarship:

Additional databases are available from our Databases for English.

Or choose other databases from the Library's Databases page

Help Using the Databases

Reference & Books

Reference works may be intended for a general audience or for a scholarly audience within a specific discipline. It is recommended that you read the preface or introduction to a work to help determine what kind of information, as well as the authority and knowledge of the contributing authors, you can expect to find.

Epic & Classical Literature Reference in the Library

Reference Online

Books and Ebooks

Library Catalogs

Where to Browse in the Library

Books and other materials can be found in ODU Library's Reference Stacks, Reference Atlases, and Main Stacks in the following ranges of the Dewey Decimal System: 200s (theology) and 900s (history).   

Are you looking for an item you can't find through the links above?



Web Sites

Visit the following sites for authortative information on epic literature.

Epic Literature - Primary Literature Sites

Epic Literature - Secondary & Tertiary Literature Sites 

(Background information on characters, works, authors; articles, essays, bibliographies) 

Classical Literature Sites

 Past last updated: 2 December 2015 | ODU Library Reference Services