Welcome to the research guide for Classics. This site is updated by Alston Cobourn, Digital Scholarship Librarian.
One of the most common concerns for a writer in the Classics is the perceived inability to be able to create anything that is fresh, new, or original. This fear can haunt writers paper after paper. They ask themselves unanswerable and unfair questions: "Can I ever do enough research to know that this is new? How do I know that there isn't some 50 year-old article written in German about this exact same topic?" (from the University of Richmond, Writing Center)
Writing Center at W&L
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The Writing Center offers individual tutorial assistance to students on any college writing task, from papers and lab reports in any stage of completion to resumes and application essays. Located on the main level of Leyburn Library (Room M11), the Center is open Sunday through Thursday from 8-10 p.m.
NOTE: Writing tutors do not proofread or edit student work; rather, they teach students to recognize and correct their own errors with the goal of making the student a more confident and self-sufficient writer. In keeping with the Honor System, students who come to the Center must acknowledge Writing Center help on any project they submit for a grade.
Need help with your research? Contact the Music Department's library liaison, Digital Scholarship Librarian Alston Cobourn to set up an appointment. You can also drop by Leyburn Library's Research Helpdesk between 11 am and 5 pm Monday-Thursday and 11-3 on Friday.