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Museum studies: Books

A guide to finding information in museum studies. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

For example: black engaging museum

You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.

Finding books

Finding printed books and e-books

Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.

 

Finding online book chapters

To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:

Key locations of books (Museum Studies)

2nd Floor

069 Museology (Museum science)
069.068 Museum management
363.69 
Historic preservation / heritage / heritage tourism

3rd Floor

700 Arts
722 Ancient architecture
733 Classical sculpture

4th Floor

913 Archaeology
930 Ancient history
930.1 Heritage studies (involving archaeology) 
930.1071 Archaeology and education 
930.1074 Archaeology and museums

The MERL library is located on the open access library corridor next to the Special Collections Service reading room – please ask a member of reading room staff if you require any assistance in finding books. Please note that the MERL library uses its own classification system that is different from the University Library system.

1420   Museology (Museum science)
1424 Conservation 
1426 Documentation 
1428  Classification 
1438  Educational services 
  Museums 
1380  America 
1310  British Isles 
1350  Europe 
1410  Other 
1300  Museum directories 

Archaeology and museums 930.1074

Museum ethics 069
Museum management 069.068
Museums, Great Britain 069.0942
Museums, educational services 069.15
Museum objects, collecting and preparing 069.4
Museum exhibitions 069.5
Museum selection, acquisition, disposal 069.51

Book locations (Classics)

2nd Floor

180 Philosophy
184 Plato
185 Aristotle
200 Religion
292 Greek and Roman religion and mythology

3rd Floor

 
400 Language
470 Latin language
480 Greek language
700 The arts
722.7 Roman architecture 
722.8 Greek architecture 
733 Classical sculpture 

4th Floor

 
870  
Latin literature
876  
Latin letters
879  
Medieval and modern Latin literature
880  
Greek literature
886  

Greek letters

889  

Medieval (Byzantine) & modern Greek literature

913 & 930.1  
Archeology
930  
Ancient History

 

Please note that books marked as 'Large' will be in separate sections to the rest of the books.

Aeschylus 882.1
Aristophanes 882.4
Aristotle 185 & 888.5
Art, Greek (general) 709.38
Art, Roman (general) 709.37

Catullus 874.2
Cicero 875.1-875.4 & 876.1
Cinema 791.43

Demosthenes 885.6

Epicureanism 187
Euripides 882.3

Greek ethics 170.938
Greek dictionaries 483
Greek grammar 485
Greek language textbooks 488
Greek literature (general) 880
Greek oratory 885
Greek poetry 881-884
Greek satire and humour 887

Herodotus 888.1
Hesiod 883.2
Historiography 907.2
History, Egypt, Greco-Roman period 932.02
History, Greek 938
History, Roman 937
Homer 883.1
Horace 874.5

Inscriptions, Greek 481.7 Inscriptions, Latin 471.7

Juvenal 877.7

Latin dictionaries 473
Latin grammar 475
Latin language, Medieval & modern 479.3
Latin language textbooks 478
Latin literature (general) 870
Latin oratory 875
Latin poetry 871-874
Latin satire and humour 877
Literary theory 801
Livy 878.4​

​Menander 882.6

Ovid 871.2

Painting, Greek 759.938
Painting, Roman 759.937
Paleography 417
Pindar 884.5
Plato 184.1 & 888.4
Pliny the Younger 876.2
Plutarch 888.8
Pre-Socratic Greek philosophy 182

Religion & mythology, Classical 292

Sallust 878.2
Scepticism, Ancient 186
Science, Greek 509.38
Sculpture, Classical 733
Seneca 188.6 & 872.6 & 878.5
Slavery, Greek 326.938
Slavery, Roman 326.937
Sophistic and Socratic philosophy 183
Sophocles 882.2
Stoicism 188

Tacitus 878.6
Thucydides 888.2

Virgil 873.1

Warfare, Greek 355.0938
Warfare, Roman 355.0937
Women, Greek 396.0938
Women, Roman 396.0937

Xenophon 888.3

Key locations for archaeology

2nd Floor

301 Anthropology

3rd Floor

550 Geology
560 Paleontology
570 Anthropology and biology
576.8 Evolution
599.9 Physical anthropology
599.938 Human evolution
709.011 Art of non-literate people
709.37 Art of ancient Rome
709.38 Art of ancient Greece
720.9 History of architecture
722 Ancient architecture
733 Classical sculpture
737 Coins
738

Ceramics

4th Floor

913 and 930.1 Archaeology
930 - 939 Ancient history and archaeology
930.1 Prehistoric archaeology
940 Modern European history

 

Anthropology 301
Archaeological methods 913.018 and 930.1

Bronze age 930.156

Ceramics 738
Classical sculpture 733
Coins 737.4

Dating techniques 913.018 and 930.10285

Evolution 575 and 576.8
Excavation techniques 913.018 and 930.1028
Excavations see under Regional archaeology

Field archaeology 913.018 and 930.1028

Industrial archaeology 609
Iron age 930.16

Neolithic period 930.14

Paleolithic period 930.12
Physical anthropology 599.9 and 930.10285
Pollen analysis 561.13
Pottery – Greek 738.30938
Pottery – Roman 738.30937
Prehistoric archaeology 930.1

Regional archaeology:
     Aegean 913.391 and 939
     Ancient civilisations 913.3 and 930
     Ancient Greece 913.38 and 938
     Ancient Rome 913.37 and 937
     England 913.42 and 936.2
     Europe 913.4 and 936
     France 913.44 and 936.44
     Germany 913.43 and 936.3
     Ireland 913.415 and 936.15
     Italy 913.45 and 937
     Mediterranean 913.4 and 937
     Scotland 913.41 and 936.11

Sculpture – classical 733
Silchester 913.4227 and 936.2271
Stone age Britain 936.201
Stone age Europe 936.01

Videos: finding and borrowing a book

Getting books not held at Reading

Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).

For more information see our webpages:

New books for Museum Studies

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