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History 324--Renaissance and Reformation


Databases of Interest

1.       On the left of the blue Library Home Page, under resources, click on Journals/Magazine Articles.

2.       Select History, Humanities and Catholic Culture

3.       The best databases for this class are Historical Abstracts and Iter.  Please note that Iter has NO full text articles.  America, History and Life CANNOT be used for this class, since it deals exclusively with the history of North America.

4.       The JPII Library now has access to JSTOR.  Please be sure to try this new source for journal articles.

5.       Academic Search Complete will have some articles, but not the large number available in Historical Abstracts.

6.       Humanities Abstracts and OhioLINK Electronic Journals will be useful but probably less useful than the other databases. 

7.       To order articles not available in fulltext, please note that you MUST use the journals that we have here at JPII Library-you may copy them for only $.05 per page and change is available here in the library.

8.       If you order via Interlibrary Loan, please print the citation and put your personal information on the sheet, especially a good telno and the words Interlibrary Loan Request on the top of the sheet.

9.       Special note if you use Iter!!!!!  You MUST check any articles found in Iter in either Historical Abstracts of Academic Search Complete to see if that article is available fulltext via those other databases.  Please do not skip this step!!


Reference Books of Interest

1.       Encyclopedia of the Renaissance--in the Encyclopedia Collection-CB361.E52.  Six volume set that deals with the renaissance and will define terms and people in the proper context.

2.       The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation-in the reference collection-BR302.8.O93.  Four volume set that covers the reformation period in detail.

3.       Encyclopedia Dictionary of Religion-in reference-BR95. E51.  Three volume set that contains many definitions of terms and brief biographies of persons related to the history of religion.

4.       Encyclopedia of the Lutheran Church--BX8007.B6. Three volume set that defines terms from the Lutheran point of view.


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