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Resources on Roman Art & Architecture

A guide to major sources of information for researching the art and architecture of ancient Rome

Finding Books

To find books written about a specific person, do a Subject Search in OSCAR (the library's catalog) and type the person's name (last name first).  

If you are looking for books about a topic (not a person), do an Advanced Search in OSCAR.  If the first terms you type do not give you the results you want, try typing in various ways of describing your topic.  Then, once you find some books that look like what you want, click on the Subject links that appear in the full records for those books, and you will probably find even more books on the same topic.  (For example, if you type "Roman aqueducts," you will find a few relevant books, but clicking on the Subject heading "Aqueducts -- Italy -- Rome" will reveal many more books to choose from.)

Obtaining Printed Books in the Library's Collection


While the library is closed because of the shelter-in-place order, its printed books are available for borrowing in the following ways:

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