HIST 4972/6972: The Italian Renaissance (Bulman)

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This guide lists sources from AUM's Library which you can use to do the research on authors and their literary works. If you have questions, please:

  • go to the Reference Desk on the Library's second floor
  • call the Reference Desk at 334-244-3649 when we are open
  • Ask A Librarian by e-mail


Reference Sources

Reference sources and librarians at the Reference Desk can help you:

  • explore potential topics that interest you
  • find background information on your chosen topic
  • locate brief factual information like statistics, dates, names, and places quickly
  • create a list of words that describe your topic (You'll need these when you search for books and articles on your topic.)
  • determine the best sources for finding information on your topic

The print reference sources listed here are a sample of what's available in the Reference Collection on the second floor of the Library.

  • A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance
    Reference: CB 367 .C65 2002
  • Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
    Reference: CB 361 .E52 1999
  • Historical Dictionary of the Renaissance
    Reference: CB 361 .N35 2004
  • The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
    Reference: CB 361 .C27 2003
  • Italy: A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present
    Reference: DG 461.S27 2004
  • Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
    Reference: Q 124.97 .K73 2004
  • Renaissance Art and Architecture
    Reference: N 6370 .C32 2004
  • The City Maps of Europe: 16th Century Town Plans from Braun & Hogenberg
    Reference: G 1799.A1 B75 1992
  • Authentic Everyday Dress of the Renaissance
    Reference: GT 509 .W4513 1994
  • Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: Renaissance to Revolution 1492-1792
    Reference: G 1035 .B4 1996


Journal Articles

To find journal articles, use the Library's online databases which are accessible off campus.

The entire text of many articles is included in the Library's databases. If an article is not in the database you are searching, you may be able to find it in another database or in the Library's Periodicals Collection:

  • by clicking on Article Linker
  • by typing the journal title into Serials Solutions (AUM)

Journals in the Periodicals Collection on the second floor of the Library are arranged by call number. Ask at the Reference Desk if you need assistance.

You may request articles that are not available in the Library or the databases through Interlibrary Loan.

History & Political Science Databases

Art, Literature, & Music Databases

General Databases & Print Indexes



Books shelved on the third through sixth floors can be checked out. These books are listed in the Library's online catalog. Also check the database EBSCO eBook Collection for eBooks that are available online.

You can request books not available in the Library or EBSCO eBook Collection through Interlibrary Loan. Books may also be requested through Universal Borrowing.


World Wide Web

Try searching the databases listed below for Websites that have already been evaluated.

Selected Renaissance Websites


Citing Your Sources

Why do sources have to be cited?

  • to give credit to the original author
  • to avoid plagiarism
  • to help others find and verify information

You can read more about plagiarism in CQ Researcher (September 19, 2003).

How do I cite sources?

For this course, you'll use A Manual for Writers of Term Tapers, Theses, and Dissertations (Turabian) or the Chicago Manual of Style. Copies of these are available at the Reference Desk on the second floor. You can also consult Web sites providing information on these citation styles.

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