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Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Restricted Resource
Digital repository of resources for the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400–1700), with some full text available. Contains journal citations, e-books, reviews, a finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts, and more.
MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource
1926–present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Historical Abstracts Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Indexes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations.
ATLA Religion Database Restricted Resource
1949–present. Covers religious and theological scholarship in over a thousand international journals and 14,000 multi-author works.


Google Book Search
Provides full-text of many books no longer under copyright, and allows searching of the contents of many more titles.
Metamorphoses of Ovid (online)
All seven books of Ovid's masterpiece "Literally Translated into English Prose, with Copious Notes and Explanations,BY HENRY T. RILEY, B.A.of Clare Hall, Cambridge.London:George Bell & Sons, York St., Covent Garden, and New York. 1893."
Metamorphoses of Ovid
Print Location: PA6519 .M2 1977b


ARTstor Resource contains images
Searchable database of images applicable to many different times, cultures, and disciplines. Also includes local Physics and Botany image collections. Use individual log-in for off-campus access.

Reference Resources

Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance
Print Location: CB367 .C65 2002

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (1999)
Print Location: CB361 .E52 1999
Authoritavtive, six-volume set published by Scribner's and the Renaissance Society of America.
Note: 6-volume authoritative set published by Scribner's in association with the Renaissance Society of America.
Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe
Print Location: CB361 .S498 2005

Classical Myths and Legends in the Middle Ages and Renaissance : A Dictionary of Allegorical Meanings
Print Location: Reserve PN669 .B78 1998

Encyclopedia of Renaissance Literature (2006)
Print Location: PN721 .C66 2006

Hutchinson Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (1999)
Print Location: CB361 .H88x 1999

Oxford Classical Dictionary (online) Restricted Resource
Written by distinguished scholars from around the world, the Dictionary covers all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology. It also contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, gender, and ecology.
Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Bulfinch's Mythology
For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been made available to readers of all ages and places.
Oxford English Dictionary (online) Restricted Resource
Contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3).
Oxford Music Online Restricted Resource
Gateway to music research and access point for full-text Oxford music reference publications, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music.

Web sites

Encyclopedia Mythica
An award-winning Internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. The Folklore section contains general folklore, Arthurian legends, and fascinating folktales from many lands.
Open Source Shakespeare: An Experiment in Literary Technology
*For the Concordance of Shakespeare's Complete works, click on "concordance" under Features.
Offers online versions of Shakepeare's complete works, along with a concordance and text and character searching. The site is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind. OSS includes the 1864 Globe Edition of the complete works, which was the definitive single-volume Shakespeare edition for over a half-century.
Myth Index: Greek Mythology
More than 3,700 names from Greek mythology, including titles and epithets of the gods.
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