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Boatwright Memorial Library

FYS 100 (10): Gender, Violence, and Rome: Finding Books and Journal Articles

Getting the Full Text of Articles

If the full-text of an article is not available in the database you are searching, look for a "Locate it" button, which will link you to either the journal in which the article is published or to the article itself. 

If there is no button, use the Journal Titles tab in the red search box at the top of the main library web page to search for the title of the journal, or use the link below.  If we have a subscription, you will learn what years are available and in what database.  Some or all years of a journal may be available only in physical form in the periodicals collection on B2. 

For other journals we may have limited access, for example, not the most recent issues or not the earliest published issues. If we do not have access to the issue you need, use  ILLiad.


Browsing the stacks

Call Number Guide for Browsing

DG 75--DG 190 General Roman History

HQ 13  Sex in Ancient World

HV 6250  Gender and Violence

Subject Headings

Women-- Rome

Women--Roman Law

Women--Rome--Social conditions

Rome--Social Life and Customs


Social Structure--Rome

Rome--Social Conditions

Sex Customs --Rome--History

Sources of Journal Articles

Finding Books in Boatwright Library

To search for books in Boatwright, use the Books and More tab on Onesearch. When dealing with classical Greece or Rome, it is often useful to add the word "history"  or "ancient" or "classical" to any search.  Start with a keyword search and, when you have found one or two relevant books, examine their subjects headings to help guide further searching, or use terms from the table of subject headings to the left. You can also use descriptive terms such as "marriage," "divorce," "rights," "gender identity," "sex role," or "legal status."

Take advantage of any relevant bibliographies in books or articles to skim not only for useful sources, but for search terms that can get you closer to your real subject of interest.  Think broadly; sources on the family or the Roman household will have pages or chapters on the place held by women in those social institutions.

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