New Library E-Resources

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New to The University of Melbourne Library collection are the following electronic resources.

Accessible, comprehensive and relevant. These online dictionaries, encyclopedias, repositories and other resources are great points of reference and invaluable for your research and study.


The Oxford classical dictionary.

The 4th edition of ‘The Oxford Classical Dictionary’ is the ultimate reference on the classical world.It contains over 6,200 entries with contributions from a team of 364 scholars and 15 specialist subject area advisors, it covers all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology. As well as providing factual information, the Dictionary contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, gender, and ecology.

Read more about this resource here or access now.


– The Encyclopedia of Ancient History.

Unmatched in scholarship and diversity, The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the definitive reference work for the study of the ancient world.  It provides clear, concise, definitions and explanations of the key people, places, and events in ancient history. This encyclopedia spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE, covering the entire ancient Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt. New content is published twice a year (summer and winter), with over 100 new articles per year.

 Read more about this resource here or access now.


– Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online.

This online reference work reconstructs the lexicon for the most important languages and language branches of Indo-European.  It is a voluminous resource for historical and general linguists. Dictionaries can be cross-searched, with an advance search for each individual dictionary enabling the user to perform more complex research queries. Each entry is accompanied by grammatical info, meaning(s), etymological commentary, reconstructions, cognates and often extensive bibliographical information.

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– The Digital Concert Hall – Berliner Philharmoniker.

1,700 works performed by the who’s who of classical music, 45 live broadcasts per season, Historic recordings, 270 artist interviews, Program introductions, Documentaries and films. The Digital Concert Hall can be accessed on a range of devices, like your SmartTV, your tablet or your smartphone.

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– is a unique service producing and broadcasting over 100 live concerts each year and 1,300 programs, in collaboration with the greatest orchestras and concert halls in the world. The programs are available on demand and include concerts, archives, operas, ballets, documentaries, master-classes, educational films and artist profiles.

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– London Review of Books.

London Review of Books provides a space for some of the world’s best writers to explore a wide variety of subjects in detail – from art and politics to science and technology via history and philosophy, fiction and poetry. LRB remains the pre-eminent exponent of the intellectual essay, admired around the world for its fearlessness, its range and its elegance. Incorporates high quality essays about literature, law, politics and society, and science, by leading scholars, public intellectuals and authors. As well as book reviews and reportage, each issue also contains poems, reviews of exhibitions and movies, ‘short cuts’, letters and a diary.

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