History: Ancient Rome

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eBooks for this course - online

ebrary How Rome Fell : Death of a Superpower by Adrian Goldsworthy
Caesar : Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy
Caesar's Civil War 49-44 BC by Adrian Goldsworthy
The Fall of Rome : And the End of Civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins

Books & Encyclopedias (for topic overview)

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Encyclopiedias, dictionaries and handbooks -- online.
Oxford Reference Online Oxford Reference Online
Encyclopiedias, dictionaries and handbooks -- online.

Subject Databases
Literary Criticism, Biography, History and Maps

Literary Resource Center Literary Resource Center
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Find critical essays about published literature.
Biography in Context Biography in Context
Has more than 528,000 biographies — spanning history and geography.
Films on Demand Films on Demand
Includes streaming video segments on topics in history.
World History in Context World History in Context
Provides an overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, people, and more.
AtoZ Maps Online AtoZ Maps Online
Modern, ancient and thematic maps you can download, print and use in your coursework.

Topic Overviews and Arguments

CQ Researcher CQ Researcher
Current issue overviews, historical backgrounds, chronologies and pro/con lists.
Issues & Controversies in American History Issues & Controversies in American History
Provides explanations current events with reference to historical viewpoints.
Opposing Views in Context Opposing Views in Context
Current issues with pro/con viewpoint essays and topic overviews, including historical perspectives.

Primary Sources

 
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Just for fun
            A day in the life of a Roman soldier - TedEd (Youtube)


Citation Resources: Chicago Manual of Style

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Chicago Manual of Style Chicago Manual of Style
Examples of Chicago-Style documentation for (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date.
Knight Cite Knight Cite
A free citation maker from Calvin College
Purdue OWL Purdue OWL
Guide to Chicago Manual of Style from Purdue University

Reliable Websites

Mapping History: The Darkwing Atlas Project
Socio- and political maps of 18th and 19th century United States; classical age Mediterranean. Some maps require Shockwave plug-in.
ETANA (Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives)

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