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Search tips for the Renaissance and Reformation


Please note that America, History and Life does not cover this topic. Historical Abstracts covers world history with the exception of the US and Canada from 1450 to the present.

A great deal of information on these topics is covered in books and we may use OhioLINK to access a wide range of information. Please remember that there is a waiting time of 2-5 business days for a book to arrive from another university.

For ILL of books, you use your barcode, not your student ID number.

If you go to the library home page and click on find articles by subject, you may then choose the headings History or Humanities and Catholic Culture.

Please remember that the term you think is perfect may not be the wording chosen by the database or by the Library of Congress for subject headings.

Academic Search Premier, one of the EBSCO databases, has a wide range of articles and may be used effectively for information on all periods in history.

If you are searching for an article in a particular journal, please go to Find Articles By and choose Title of Journal. You may then enter the name of the journal (NOT the title of the article) and the links will take you to the correct database if one of the databases has this journal.

The ITER database has excellent information on these topics. However, there are NO full text articles in ITER and you must check any information found in ITER against our OhioLINK holdings, both books and articles, prior to ordering anything via ILL. Suggestion-use the find articles by title of journal option to speed you search at this point.

Several specialized encyclopedias and historical atlases have excellent articles on this period of history, including:

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, CB 361.E52;

Dictionary of the Middle Ages, D 114. D5

Encyclopedia of Religion, BL 31 E46

Historical Atlas of the Renaissance, CB 361.R58.







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