It's usually a good idea to do some general background reading as you begin research on a new project. Encyclopedia articles are often a great place to start. Thhe encyclopedias listed below--both print and online--can give you some background information in topics related Greek archaeology.
In addition to the information in encyclopedia articles themselves, don't miss the brief bibliographies that are usually at the ends of the articles. When you have specific sources listed for you, it's usually a pretty simple matter to look in ALICE to see if we have the books or journals or other sources mentioned there.
Contains over 1000 entries, featuring "an abundance of in-depth articles on this field of enduring importance--from biographies to thematic entries on architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting and sculpture."
Contains brief entries on all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity: Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law, science, art and archaeology, and topics in near eastern studies and late antiquity.
Contains articles on the "major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman—from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries."