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Medieval and Early Modern Literature: Home - Getting Started

Online Reference

To begin researching a topic or person, start with these two extremely helpful databases:

Oxford Bibliographies: Renaissance and Reformation

This module on the Oxford Bibliographies website is a reliable and authoritative source both for high-level encyclopedic articles on topics pertaining to the Renaissance and for bibliographies that list excellent secondary sources on topics. Each article is peer-reviewed by an expert in the field and is updated regularly.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Provides short biographies and portraits of British historical figures.

 

Print Reference

These texts are available in the reference section of Wooddruff Library, located on the second floor:

The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

Reference Collection, Level 2

Robert W. Woodruff (Main) Library

PR85 .C29 2006

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British Writers, Ian Scott-Kilvert general editor

Reference Collection, Level 2

Robert W. Woodruff (Main) Library

PR85 .B688 (8 volumes)

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Reference Works in British and American Literature

Reference Collection, Level 2

Robert W. Woodruff (Main) Library

Z2011 .B74 1998 (Also NETLIBRARY)

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

Reference Collection, Level 2

Robert W. Woodruff (Main) Library

PR19 .O95 2006 (5 volumes)

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Literary Research Guide: an Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English 

Literary Studies

Reference Collection, Level 2

Robert W. Woodruff (Main) Library

Z2011 .H34 2002 (REF-DESK)

Hans Holbein's The Ambassadors

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