General Search Strategies

Some suggested keywords that can be used to search the library catalogue and the Internet – this is not an exhaustive list.

Some Search Keywords
  • ancient greece
  • ancient athens
  • sparta
  • combine these search terms with specific keywords e.g. mythology, democracy, heroes, god* (wildcard) – will find all words starting with god e.g. gods, goddesses

Online Encyclopedia and Internet Resources
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Non fiction eBooks


Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Ancient Greece


Ancient Greece
– topics include: daily life, warfare, education and culture, mythology, careers, history and government and famous Greek people. From History Link 101

Ancient Greece 
– include the Acropolis, Athens, Daily Life, Festivals and Games, Geography, Gods and Goddesses, Sparta, Knowledge and Learning, Time and War. From The British Museum

Ancient Greece
– art and architecture, history, olympics, wars, geography, mythology, people, culure and society. From University Press

Ancient Greeks
– investigate life in Ancient Athens, Corinth or Olympia, or view interactive Cartoon Classics that focus on the Olympics, the theatre, and the Peloponnesian War. From BBC


Image Reference:
Gobetz, W 2005, Athens: Acropolis, photograph, Flickr, accessed 24 May 2013, <>, Creative Commons license: <>.