1. Books - search the library catalog
3. Authoritative online sources (websites) - use Google Advanced search to limit results to .edu or .gov domains
Use the CRAAP test for evaluatng websites:
Following the references and footnotes in a given book or article can help you identify additional sources on a topic.
If you find a reference in a bibliography that interests you, check OneSearch or the library catalog to see if we have it. If we don't, you can request the title through Interlibrary Loan or UBorrow.
The following print sources are located in the Reference collection on the first floor. Additional titles can be identified by searching the library catalog.
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. 6 vols. (Ref. CB361 .E52 1999)
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance and the Reformation (Ref. CB359 .B47 2004)
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation. 4 vols. (Ref. BR302.8 .O93 1996)
In addition to serving as sources for your own research projects, most doctoral dissertations include exhaustive literature reviews and/or extensive bibliographies, making them incredibly useful for identifying additional sources on a topic.
Academic reference sources are great resources for background information about a topic. Think of them as a "scholarly Wikipedia."