This is a bare bones page on which you will find suggested resources to help you with your topics related to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. There are no descriptions or images because It is up to you to determine if the sources you choose to use are valuable or not – and why.
First, we want to put in a plug for books. We have a good collection of books on Ancient Rome, most of which can be found in the 937s. Be sure to take a look. If you use books, remember that our library is for grades 6 -12, and what was good for 6th grade is not as good for you now.
Second, library databases. We subscribe to many different databases for you. These are collections of materials that usually started life in print and have been made available online. If you are using these from off-campus, you will have to use the password link to gain access. Here are a few that might be useful:
- Salem History Online has biographies and summaries of historical events.
- Biography Resource Center, now called Biography in Context.
- History Reference Center
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Ebsco's MAS Ultra and AP Source
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Second and a half, the library also subscribes to image databases. As your project involves finding images for a presentation, these (copyright cleared) sites are a good place to start. You will need the citation information for you images, too, so take note.
Finally, here are some websites that you might want to look at as you do your research:
- Index of Roman History
- Jay's Roman History
- The Roman Revolution
- Anistoriton Journal of History
- The Roman Republic
- The History of Rome by Theodor Mommsen
- The Roman Law Library
- The Projet Volterra
- LacusCurtius: Into the Roman World
- Ancient/Classical History
You will use NoodleTools for your annotated bibliography. You can find the link in the column to the right.
Image credit: Ara Romana; The Photograph Shows The Side Depicting The Shepherds Finding Romulus And Remus. The Work Is Conserved At The Museo Ostiense, In Rome. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 13 Nov 2011.