Lower Mid English: Greek Tragedy Mini Research Project

How to use NoodleTools

NOTE: Choose MLA style. If your class is not using NoodleTools for the bibliography, a good alternative is BibMe.


Books on Reserve at the Main Desk

(May be signed out for use IN LIBRARY ONLY for duration of assignment)

  • All the world's a stage. PN2101 H33 1985
  • The ancient theatre. PA3201 .S5513 1982
  • Daily life of the ancient Greeks. DF78 .G276 1998
  • Greek theatre in context. PA3131 .D78 2008
  • Greek tragedy. PA3131 .L3913
  • Handbook to life in ancient Greece. DF77 .A35 1997
  • History of the Greek and Roman Theater.  PA3201 .B52 1961 2 copies
  • History of the theatre. By Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy.  PN2101 .B68 2008
  • A history of the theatre. By Glynne Wickham. PN2101 W52 1985
  • Life in Greece in ancient times. DF77 W43
  • Theatre and playhouse : an illustrated survey of theatre building from ancient Greece to the present day.  NA6821 .L43 1984
  • These were the Greeks. DF77 .A58 1982

Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

To search large collections of ebooks simultaneously use Gale Virtual Reference Library. Also: Britannica Academic contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica plus authoritative websites and full-text journal access.


Books / eBooks

 RhinoCat is our automated catalog of books, DVDs, and other library materials. RhinoCat is available from any browser at http://library.taftschool.org. It is also accessible from your TaftNet homepage. A keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits.

TIP: When you identify a book in RhinoCat that sounds useful, open the book's full record, scroll down and click on Browse shelf to find additional books for your research project.

Taft Online Subscription Databases

  • Ancient and Medieval History Online Overview essays, biographies, events and topics, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts, images and videos on eight ancient and medieval civilizations
  • Britannica ImageQuest Access more than 2 million images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use (see also Websites below for finding images online)
  • Classroom Video on Demand Provides access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topics
  • Daily Life Through History (Academic) Thousands of primary sources and information from nearly 100 Greenwood and ABC-CLIO single and multi-volume reference works
  • Oxford Art Online Includes the full text of the 34-volume print edition of The Dictionary of Art plus several other art reference works
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras Authoritative primary and secondary sources, in-depth explorations of key topics, and profiles of city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient world.
  • World History in Context Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia


From Wikipedia's article on Academic use: "Wikipedia is not a reliable source for academic writing or research."

  • To find reliable websites:
    • Britannica Academic includes links to recommended websites.
    • SweetSearch, A Search Engine for Students searches only credible websites approved by research experts. Note: Ignore first group of results labeled Ad 
    • Limit your search to reliable domains by including the phrase site:gov OR site:edu [.gov for U.S. government agencies and .edu for educational institutions in the U.S.]

3D view of Ancient Greek Theater (produced by Erik Jackson, May 2011)

In addition to the database Britannica ImageQuest, look at these websites for images

  • Google Images (At top of results page, click on Tools -- choose Usage Rights --  choose Labelled for noncommercial reuse)
  • Wikimedia Commons (A collection of more than 50 million freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute)


Updated 10/18