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Library Guides

Classics: Welcome

Overview

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Welcome to the Library Services support pages for the Classics department.

You will find lots of useful information on these pages about our print and online resources as well as the support on offer. Please use the tabs to navigate to more information about resources and services that are relevant to your subject area.

Contact Us

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Feel free to chat to us in person, by phone or by using our 24/7 live online chat - details are on our Contact Us page

For general enquiries about Library Services, you can also email libraryservices@kcl.ac.uk

For IT-related enquiries, contact details are available on the IT Help and Support page, or you can email 8888@kcl.ac.uk

Trial access

We have temporary access to a range of resources relevant to Arts & Humanities.

Full details are available on our eresources trials page.

Do remember to fill in the trial feedback form as your comments influence which new resources we take on. 

Starting out with Classics

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Special Collection for Classics

Our Archives and Special Collections have an internationally significant and continually expanding range of archival and printed sources.  Special collections of specific interest for classics include:

Exam papers

The Maughan Library tends not to hold recent exam papers for the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. These can usually be accessed via KEATS. If you are unable to find exam papers for the last few years, please contact your departmental office.

A small archive of older exam papers (generally 2009 and before) is available in the short loan room but we are expecting to dispose of these soon as they do not necessarily reflect the current curriculum.

New to King's?

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We are running some great activities in September and early October to help you familiarise yourself with our Libraries and the many services and resources we offer.

Why not book onto a 'Getting Started' workshop or 'Library Essentials', or work through our 'Getting Started' e-learning?

Click on the 'New to King's' button below to find out full details and sign up.

Help with finding eresources

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Library Services provides access to a wide range of eresources for its students and staff: most of these databases and ejournals are available off campus, simply log in using your King's username and password.

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Ejournals - Library Services subscribes to over 25,000 electronic journals which are available to staff and students of King's College - see our ejournals page for more details.

Databases - King's subscribes to a broad range of electronic resources which can help you find articles and information for your research.  The type of database you should use will depend on your subject area - see the databases page for links to key databases.

Ebooks - Library Services provides you with access to over 340,000 ebooks covering a wide range of subject, most accessible off campus - see the ebooks page for more information.

Library Catalogues

Use the Library catalogue to find print and electronic library materials held by King's - see our guide below for help with searching.

Library Search is a single search interface enabling you to simultaneously search the library's collections and more; it is especially useful when you are new to a topic or need to widen your search - see our video introducing Library Search.

Help with accessing our eresources - see our step-by-step instructions for accessing some of our key eresources off campus.