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TLG: Getting Started

Explanation of TLG use at UST

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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.


TLG consists of 2 parts: TLG-Closed content and TLG-Updated content.  You must create a username and password to use the TLG-Updated content but do not have to login with a username/password for the closed 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 for students.  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 IRT website and your assigned Academic Technology Consultant (ATC). For more help on VPN and remote desktop, please contact the Tech Desk.


Printing and downloading are not allowed for TLG content.

TLG Explanation

Due to a conflict with web filtering software on some student personal computers, TLG is now available for use on any UST-owned computers.  We are looking for feedback on how well, or not well, this is serving our community. Please send Curt a comment.  We will reassess this set-up after spending some time with it. 

This method of access should be considered a test or experiment.  If we experience a recurrence of the software conflict that has hindered UST access to this database in the past, we will need to reassess and consider other methods of providing access. Sorry for the inconvenience.