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Using IT to research your dissertation

Citing a web-page

To cite a webpage in your bibliography, right-click on it and choose properties, give Author, if possible, Title as it appears on the screen, URL, date modified, and date accessed. Sometimes, this information is not immediately obvious and you may need to search; for example, you may right-click on a webpage and choose properties, which will usually name the page’s author, and date last modified.


J.T. Bakker, Porta Romana necropolis – (3 Nov 2007). Accessed 30th Nov 2011.

Many translations and texts are available online at Perseus Project/ Lacus Curtius / Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: dig out whose translations they are/ when and where published.

For example, to cite translation of Homer’s Odyssey online at the Perseus Project – you need to put translations into ‘primary sources’ section & then Perseus Project in webpage section:

Tacitus, The Life of Cnaeus Julius Agricola, trans. A.J. Church & W. Brodribb (New York: Random House 1876) from Perseus Digital Library

Perseus Digital Library 4.0, ed. G.R. Crane – Accessed 5th February 2012

Citing websites in footnotes: it is best to use the title of the webpage rather than repeat the url (but you need this in bibliog).

Local resources:

Subject gateways:

Bibliographical searches:

  • Annee Philologique
  • Jstor (online journals in Classics, Archaeology, History)
  • Tocs-in (classics journals tables of contents)
  • Zetoc (database of article titles in research journals and conference proceedings, from 1993)

Library catalogues:

  • COPAC (24 British university libraries)

Review journals:

Search engines:

  • Google (NB 'Scholar'/ 'Images' particularly useful)