When conducting Ancient History research, you want to demonstrate that you have drawn upon a wide range of material. This includes digital resources, such as databases of texts and images, online catalogues and other tools and websites.
Tele’s Angels has compiled two comprehensive lists of recommended digital resources – one for Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity and one for Egypt & the Near East.
Three points to remember:
- Just like with printed material, digital resources can be either primary or secondary sources. Make sure you can identify the difference and incorporate a balance of both types in your essays, e.g. an object in a museum catalogue, or a translation of an ancient text in a database is a primary source, but any analysis accompanying the object or text is a secondary source.
- While it is important to draw on a range of books and digital resources, make sure that your research is balanced. It is important not to rely solely on digital resources, even if they are the easiest to access. The Macquarie University library has an excellent collection of Ancient History books which you should refer to in order to maximise your marks.
- When conducting online research, remember to always be aware of the type of site you are using. Ask yourself: has it been produced by a reputable institution or scholar? Does the information cite appropriate references? There is a lot of dubious material out there which should be avoided. All digital resources included in the lists below are of an academic level.
Download Resources for Session 2, 2014:
Watch the Digital Resource Series on Tele-Vision:
Instructional videos for using key digital resources for Ancient History research.