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EUH 4142: Renaissance and Reformation: Research Tips

Tips for Finding Sources

1.  Books - search the library catalog

2.  Scholarly articles - search OneSearch and limit results to Academic Journals, or search in a subject database

3.  Authoritative online sources (websites) - use Google Advanced search to limit results to .edu or .gov domains

     Use the CRAAP test for evaluatng websites:

  • C - currency
  • R - relevance
  • A - authority
  • A - accuracy
  • P - purpose

Follow the Trail!

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.

Assignment Calculator

Use this Assignment Calculator to help develop a research timeline.

Biographical Sources

Background Sources

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)

Dissertations & Theses

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.   

Online Reference Sources

Academic reference sources are great resources for background information about a topic.  Think of them as a "scholarly Wikipedia."