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History Research Guide: History of Ancient Rome

This guide will point students to print and online sources which are useful when researching historical topics.

Titles of Interest

The following are selected general histories of Western Civilization from prehistory through the Thirty Years War.

  • Ancient Rome: a military and political history - DG 231 M33 2004
  • Cambridge illustrated history of the Roman world - DG 209 C36 2003
  • Daily life of the ancient Romans - DG 78 M385 2002
  • Handbook to life in ancient Rome - DG 77 A35 1993
  • Civilization : a new history of the Western world  - CB 245 O775 2006
  • Western civilization in world history  - CB 245 S743 2003
  • The Oxford history of the classical world - DE 59 O94 1986
  • Spartacus - DG 258.5 S3513 2013


Online Catalog


Use the online catalog to conduct a keyword or subject search. Be sure to note:

  • the collection of the item (Reference, Periodical, Folio, Book)
  • the item's call number
  • whether the item is available or has been checked out
  • if the item is an ebook or website, use the embedded link to access it.

To become more familiar with searching the online catalog, complete the online Library Tutorial



E-books are accessible through the online catalog or from the e-book vendor's website.  In the online catalog, e-books are identified as e-Book under the collection.  You may need your full Carroll CC email address and password to get into these off-campus.

The preferred way to search for e-books is through the online catalog. Enter your keywords and then limit your search by format to ebook and your location to Carroll Community College.

To search for e-books through a vendor's website, go to the Library's ebook web page and select one of the ebook sites.