John Miller Burnam Classics Library

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Burnam Library in Brief
Named after John Miller Burnam, Professor of Latin and Romance Palaeography, 1900-1921. Burnam's bequest of 5,000 books from his personal library formed the basis for the modern classics library whose books were subsequently and continues to be paid for thanks to an endowment from A. Louise Taft and William T. Semple, Professor and Chair of Classics, 1921-1950.

300,000                                                                                4,000
items (290,000 print)                                                           new items per year
2,000                                                                                    80
print journals                                                                       languages (English 25%) 
1,000                                                                                    75,000
elephant folios                                                                     visits per year 
200                                                                                       6,000
facsimiles of important manuscripts                                 check-outs per year
3,000                                                                                    2,000
rare books                                                                           OhioLink requests per year
700                                                                                       3
original manuscripts                                                           staff (1 librarian, 2 support)                                                                                         

Quick Links


Google Books (see also Greek and Latin Texts in Google)
Internet Archive
Vatican Library Digital Collections
Online Books Page 
Internet Culturale: Cataloghi e collezioni digitali delle biblioteche Italiane/Biblioteca Digitale Italiana
Zentrales Verzeichnis Digitalisierter Drucke

Open Access Monographic Series in Classics (AWOL)

For other ebook and ejournal collections in multiple disciplines to which UC subscribes, see Databases and E-journals in alphabetical order. 


Project Muse

Open Access Classics Journals (AWOL)
Open Access 
Classics Student Journals (AWOL)


Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics
Oxford Classical Dictionary
 (3rd rev. ed.)
Oxford Classical Dictionary (5th ed.)
Oxford Reference Shelf (Who's Who in the Classical WorldDictionary Plus Classical Studies, Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture, Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th and 5th eds.), Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2nd ed.), Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3rd ed.), Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World, Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, Oxford Pocket Latin Dictionary (3rd ed.)  
Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft


Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina
Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Digital Scholarly Editions 
Loeb Classical Library
Loeb Classical Library 
(open access)
Oxford Classical Texts

NB: You can find additional important ancient text databases and indexes in Classics under "Databases" further down on this page.


Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum
Corpus Medicorum Graecorum/Latinorum
Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum
Inscriptiones Graecae
PHI Latin Texts
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae


Année Philologique


UC Library Catalog 

Please also note that you can place Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for materials not owned by UC through the ILLiad system: Log on to ILLiad.  You can also place requests through OhioLink for items not owned by UC, but also for items currently checked out. 


Epigraphy (Peter van Minnen, May 2022; reflects the holdings of the Burnam Library)
Papyrology (Peter van Minnen, May 2022; reflects the holdings of the Burnam Library)

Google Scholar
Internet Archive Scholar (BETA version)


Abbreviations for Materials in Archaeology 
German Archaeological Institute. 
Abbreviations for Materials in Classical Philology
Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th ed.

Open Access Classics Journals (AWOL)
Open Access 
Classics Student Journals (AWOL)

Acme: Annali della Facoltà di lettere e filosofia dell'Università degli studi di Milano (2013-present)
Aevum: rassegna di scienze storiche linguistiche e filologiche
American Journal of Archaeology (1897-present)
American Journal of Philology 
(1996-present; 1880-2016)
American School of Classical Studies: Annual Reports 
Analecta Bollandiana 
Anatolian Studies (1951-2018)
Ancient West & East (2007-2021)
Annual of the British School at Athens (1894- 2018;   2008-present)
Annuario della Scuola archeologica di Atene (1914-present)
Antiquité tardive (1993-present)
Antiquités africaines (2016-present)
Archaeology (1948-2019)
Archaiologikon deltion (1888-1892; 1915-1926)
Archäologisch-epigraphische mitteilungen aus Österreich (1877-1897)
Archäologischer Anzeiger (2008-present)
Archiv für Papyrusforschung (1995-present)
Arheološki vestnik (1999-present)
Arethusa (1996-present)
Arion (1962-present)
Athenaeum (1913-2000)
Atti della Accademia nazionale dei Lincei (1813, 1976-77, 1902, 1907)
Babesch: Bulletin antieke beschaving 
Bericht der Römisch-Germanischen Kommission 
(1908-1910, 1912-1913, 1916-1918, 1920-1923, 1925, 1927-1934, 1936-1943, 1951-1954, 1948-1960, 1996-2001, 2003-2006, 2013-2018)
Bibliothèque des Écoles Françaises d'Athènes et de Rome 
Bollettino d'arte 
(1907-1920, 1948-1968, 1972-2002)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review 
Bulletin archéologique du Comité des Travaux Historiques et Scientifiques 
(1883-1928, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1950)  
Bulletin de correspondance hellénique (1877-2014, supplements are also included)
Bullettino della Commissione archeologica communale di Roma (1872-1930)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift 
Cahiers du Centre Gustave Glotz 
Chiron (1971-2018)
Classical Antiquity (1982-2018;  2001-present
Classical Bulletin (1925-2000)
Classical Journal 
Classical Philology (1906-1926; 2003-present)
Classical Quarterly (2001-present)
Classical Review (1887-2016;  1998-present)
Classical World (1957-2016;  2005-present)
Classics Ireland (1994-2020)
Collection de l’Ecole Française de Rome (1965-2000)
Comptes rendus des séances - Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (1857-2017)
Cuadernos de Filología Clásica (1971-1990)
Cuadernos de Filología Clásica : Estudios griegos e indoeuropeos (1991-present)
Cuadernos de Filología Clásica : Estudios latinos (1991-present)
Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Classe (1850-1920)
Didaskalia (1994-present)
Dike: Rivista di storia del diritto greco ed ellenistico (2011-present)
Eidola : international journal of Classical Art History (2004-present)
Epigraphica Anatolica (2002-2017)
Études Classiques (2002-present)
Fasti Online -- Italy, Excavations (2004-present)
Fasti Online -- Archaeological Surveys (2013-present)
Gallia (1943-1944, 1946-2020; 2015-present)
Gerión (1983-present)
Gnomon (1925-2016)
Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft (1998-present)
Greece & Rome (
1931-2016;  2001-present
Greek and Roman Musical Studies (2017-present)
Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies (1958-present)
Gymnasium (2008-present)
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology (1890-2017)
Hermes (
1866-2017; 1866-2000)
Hesperia (1932-present)
Hesperia. Supplements (1937-2018) 
Historia : Zeitschrift für alte Geschichte (1950-2017) 
Illinois Classical Studies (1976-2020)
Jahrbuch für Antike und Christentum (2001-2006, 2008, 2010, 2019)
Jahreshefte des Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes in Wien (1898-1929, 2002-2009
Journal des Savants (1909-2017)
Journal of Hellenic Studies (
1880-2018;  2007-present)
Journal of Roman Archaeology (2013-present)
Journal of Roman Studies (
1911-2018;  2005-present)
Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institute (1939-2017)  
Karthago (1995, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
Kernos (1988-present)
Klio (1901-1913, 1915, 1918, 1920-1923, 1925-1927, 1929-1940, 1942, 1944, 1960-2000; 1995-present)
Latomus (2013-present)
Leeds International Classical Studies (2002-2013)
Logeion (2011-present)
Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici (2003-present)
Mélanges d'archéologie et d'histoire (1881-1916, 1918, 1920, 1923-1929, 1931-1934, 1940)
Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome. Antiquité (1881-2009; 2010-present)
Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome (1915-2021)
Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome: Supplements (2002-2017)
Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1905-2018)
Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Athenische Abteilung (1876-1903, 1910-1912, 1915-1925)
Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Römische Abteilung (1886-1925) 
Mnemosyne (1948-present)
Museum helveticum (1944-2019)
Nestor (1957-present)
New England Classical Journal (2013-present)
New Voices in Classical Reception Studies (2006-present)
Numen (1954-2018)
Orizzonti : rassegna di archeologia (2002-present)
Papers of the British School at Rome (2008-present)
Philologus (1995-present)
Phoenix (1946-present)
Phronesis (1955-2018)
Poiesis : bibliografia della poesia greca (2003-2005, 2008-2016)
Ramus (2012-present)
Renaissance News (1948-1966)
Renaissance Quarterly (
Rendiconti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, Classe di scienze morali, storiche e filologiche (1892-1893, 1895-1896, 1898-1903, 1905-1910, 1913-1914, 1916-1920)
Revue archéologique (1944-2018)
Revue de philologie, de littérature et d'histoire anciennes (2001-2019)
Revue des études anciennes (1899-2003)
Revue des études grecques (1888-2019)
Rheinisches Museum für Philologie (1832-2018)
Rivista di filologia e di istruzione classica (1873-1944, 1946-2000)
Studi e materiali di storia delle religioni (1925-1976)
Studia Humaniora Tartuensia (2000-2013)
Studii Clasice (1959-2009)
Symbolae osloenses (1997-present)
Syria (1920-2016) 
Tekmēria (1995-present)
Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association (1869-1896)
Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association (1897-1972)
Transactions of the American Philological Association (
1974-2014;  2000-present)
Vigiliae Christianae (1947-2018)
Wiener Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte (2019-2020)
Wiener Studien (2004-present)
Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (1967-2018)

l'Annee Philologique, Classics database

Acta Sanctorum
Année Philologique 
Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina (BTL)
Brill's Companion to Ancient Greek Scholarship 
Brill's Companions 
Brill's New Pauly
Cambridge Ancient History
Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Cambridge History of Classical Literature
Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL)
(a few digitized vols.). (See also, Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL) (scanned images of vols. I-XVII of editio maior, minus copyrighted parts and fascicles)
Corpus Medicorum Graecorum/Latinorum
Corpus Medicorum Graecorum -- Supplementum Orientale
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA) 
(open access, searchable images, not complete)
Dāmos (open access, Linear B corpus)
Database of Latin Dictionaries
Dictionary of Classical Greek Quotations
Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources Online
Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics
(bibliographic database with review references, open access)
Google Books 
(open access)
Google Scholar 
(open access, articles)
Griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten Jahrhunderte (GCS) (much open access, but not all)
Inscriptiones Graecae (IG) 
(open access, see also, PHI's Searchable Greek Inscriptions)
Internet Archive (open access)
Itinera Electronica Greek (open access, word frequencies and attestations in authors, full text)
Itinera Electronica Latin 
(open access) 
Jacoby Online
Library of Latin Texts
(open access, searchable images of Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, not complete)
Loeb Classical Library
Musisque deoque 
(open access, Latin poetry)
(Aegean bibliography)
Open Greek & Latin 
(open access, see also, First 1000 Years of Greek) 
Oxford Bibliographies
Oxford Classical Texts (OCT)
Oxford Handbooks
Patrologia Graeca
Patrologia Graeca
(open access, Roger Pearse)
Patrologia Latina
Perseus Digital Library 
(open access, literary texts and artifacts)
PHI Latin Texts 
(open access)
Project Muse
(open access, Linear A corpus) 
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL)
Tesserae (open access, intertextual phrase and word searches, Greek and Latin)
Wiley-Blackwell Companions
Zenon DAI (open access, the OPAC of the DAI, much overlap with the commercial non-DAI database Dyabola, but not entirely)

Brill's Greek lexicon

English-Greek (Ancient, Woodhouse)
French (Pocket Oxford, UC authentication)
German (Pocket Oxford, UC authentication)
Greek (Ancient, Brill, UC authentication)  
Greek to/from English, French, German, Spanish (Ancient, Lexilogos)
Greek to/from Italian (Ancient, Glosbe)
Greek (Modern, Lexilogos)
Greek (Modern, Triantafyllidis)
Italian (Pocket Oxford, UC authentication)
Latin (TLL, UC authentication)
Latin (OCD now as a widget, see video instructions)
Latin (Pocket Oxford Latin-English, UC authentication)
Latin (Pocket Oxford English-Latin, UC authentication)
English-Russian (Cambridge)
Spanish (Pocket Oxford, UC authentication)
Turkish (Lexilogos)

UC Library Catalog

UC Library Catalog (Books+) (open access, use this advanced search module for the easiest and most focused way to locate materials in the Classics Library)
Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD) 
WorldCat (catalog of libraries worldwide)
Library of Congress Classification System
Greek transliteration in the UC library catalog
Pay Library Fines
My Library Record
UC Campus Map
Canopy & Canvas

Guides & Tutorials

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These guides offer lists of print and electronic resources, information on how to search several of the databases, and strategies to use when doing research in the UC Classics Library. You can also contact the Classics Librarian for direct help with: Identifying and locating sources, defining your topic, and developing research strategies.

Classical Studies: Sources (Lindau)
Useful Links in Classics (Lindau)
Introduction to Library Research in the Burnam Classics Library (.ppt demos of Library Catalog, Dyabola, AnPhil, TLG, TLL, etc., for graduate students. Lindau. Participants: Olga Hart, Mike Braunlin, Shannan Stewart)
Research Strategies in Classics  (text + video demos of databases, for undergraduate students. Lindau)
Interactive 3D Library Tour (2020, text, concept Lindau, video Oval Room)
Virtual Department Tour (2020)
Virtual Library Tour (2017, script Lindau, video Jay Sinnard)

UC Library News


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Contact and Address

Lupa and front gate to the library

The John Miller Burnam Classics Library
The University of Cincinnati

417 Blegen Library Building
2602 University Circle 
(near 2540 Clifton Avenue)
Cincinnati, OH  45221-0191

(001) 513-556-1315