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Language / Latin / 1A / Life in Ancient Rome: Home

Beginning This Project

You can begin your research into life in ancient Pompeii and Rome with this LibGuide. Each tab will have links and information on specific topics. Dr. Waugh has also included a quick tutorial on MLA citations.

If you are working on this project off campus, you may need to log in to each database. 

  1. begin at
  2. Login using your SAES username and password (ex: adumbldore / fawkes1234)
  3. The "Home" tab will include the names and logins for our databases. 


Basic Citations

For this project, you will need to use a basic MLA citation. The purpose of a citation is to let your reader know where you found your information. Sometimes you can use a citation in someone else's paper to find an additional source. 

Everyone at St. Andrew's has access to NoodleTools, which can be very helpful with your citations. Click the link, click "log In," enter your SAES email and click "sign in with Google". You may need to register if this is your first time using NoodleTools. Please come see Dr. Waugh for help with NoodleTools!

Basic MLA citations examples are below. Please remember that there are a lot of variations, so please double check your work using NoodleTools:


Last Name, First Name. Title in Italics. Publisher, Date. 

Potter, Harry. How I Win at Quidditch. Wizard World Books, 2015.


Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article in Quotes." Title of Container in Italics, Publisher, Date, URL

Granger, Hermione. "Muggle Schools." The Encyclopedia of Muggle Studies, Wizard World Books, July 15, 2016,

Other Places to Search

In this guide, you will find links to some completed searches, but you should also look at our general databases and encyclopedias and spend some time searching on your own. It is OK- and maybe even important - to read widely. Most of the time, you may need to read an article that is too general or not exactly related to find the bits of information that you need. 

Start with Encyclopedia Britannica, Middle School Search, and Scholastic Go!