Reference sources help you to define unfamiliar terms or concepts, find background information, and generally provide context for your studies. They can be particularly helpful for Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies as we are seeking to learn more about a world and culture that is unfamiliar to us.
Often, reference sources can be great resources to help you develop your topic or expand your knowledge of related ideas.
Some uses of reference sources include:
References sources are one option you have for these research needs- one benefit of using reference sources like the ones on this page is that they tend to have a high level of academic authority because they are written and reviewed by academic experts.