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TLG: Getting Started

Explanation of TLG use at UST

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Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library
2260 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
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TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae) is a comprehensive, full text database in Greek of most surviving texts from Homer to the fall of Byzantium (1453) and beyond. All texts are in Greek using ancient Greek fonts or standard transliteration for search queries. Knowledge of ancient Greek is needed to make use of this resource.


You must create a username and password to access the TLG content.


Due to a conflict with web filtering software on some student personal computers, Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) has been restricted to on-campus computers only.  There is no remote access to TLG.   Faculty and staff may access the database from within the UST network.  Student use of TLG is restricted to UST-owned computers only (available in the libraries and labs). 


Faculty may be able to access the database from off-campus if you connect remotely to your office computer and the UST network using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) and a remote desktop connection.  Instructions and assistance on how to sign up for and use the VPN and remote desktop connections are available via the IT website. For more help on VPN and remote desktop, please contact the Tech Desk.


Printing and downloading are not allowed for TLG content.