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HIST 469: The Hellenistic World

Getting Started

Welcome to the LibGuide for History 469: Hellenistic World. If you have any questions about your research for this course, such as searching for and accessing materials, coming up with keywords, refining your topic, etc., please contact me, Erin Hvizdak, at You can also click under my profile on the left to set up an appointment. I'm happy to help!

Your topics for this course will generally revolve around the following, so examples on this guide will follow these:

  • The Social, Cultural, or Economic Legacy of Alexander the Great in the Hellenistic Period
  • The Geopolitics and/or Rule of the Successors of Alexander (Ptolemies, Seleucids, Antigonids, or Attalids)
  • The Roman and/or Parthian Development and Interaction within the Hellenistic World

Accessing Print and Electronic Materials

Print books can be obtained several ways: by coming into the library, requesting a contactless locker pick-up, or having a book mailed to you. For information on all of these options, please click on the "How Do I" link below.

Many eBooks in our collection can be accessed online from anywhere, using your WSU NetID and password. Some of these books have unlimited licenses, meaning that they may be viewed and checked out by any number of users, and some are more restricted. To read a full book offline, you must download certain software that allows you to "check it out" for a certain period of time. However, you may read the full book online without technically checking it out. In some cases, you can download a chapter or a certain percentage of the book as a PDF to keep forever. See the links below for information.

If we do not have access to a book or article, we can order it from another library for free! Please see the instructions for ordering via Summit (books) and Interlibrary Loan (books, articles, and more) in the How Do I link below, or contact me (Erin Hvizdak) with questions.

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