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Welcome to the Renaissance Studies research guide. Here you will find compiled some resources that should be of aid to you in your studies. The databases and reference sources often require your UMass user information but are accessible on and off campus. The web resources are freely available without your user information. Take a look around, click away, and enjoy!

Queen Elizabeth I - Coronation Portrait


  • Academic Search Premier
    Citations, abstracts and full-text articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to social sciences, humanities, education, physical, and biological sciences. Covers 1975 to present.
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
    Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language arts and humanities journals, 1975-present.
  • ATLA Religion Database
    Covers journal articles, essays and book reviews that make up the research literature of all major religious faiths and denominations, 1949-present.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art
    Articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and exhibition and dealer's catalogs on European and American art and art history, 1973-present.
  • Dissertations and Theses
    Most North American, and a few European and Asian dissertations and theses. Citations from 1861-present; full text of first 24 pages 1997-present; and UMass Amherst's in full text 1997-present.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Citations and abstracts for journal articles, books and dissertations on world history from 1450 to present. Coverage from 1954-present.
  • Humanities International Complete
    Journal articles in many subjects including archaeology, cultural studies, arts, philosophy, history, and literature. 1975-present.
  • Index Islamicus
    Comprehensively covers periodicals, books, book chapters, conference proceedings on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, 1906-present.
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
    Citations to articles in journals covering theater, dance, film, and puppetry, 1864-present.
  • International Medieval Bibliography
    Citations to journal articles, books and book chapters in all European languages, on medieval studies. Citations 1967-present on the historical period 400-1500.
    Core scholarly journals dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before the present.
  • Literature Online
    Along with a broad range of full-text primary works of literature, includes the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, and linguistics. Coverage from 1920’s-present.
  • Philosopher's Index
    A bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. 1940-present.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
    References to music journal articles and other scholarly literature, 1967-present.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
    Provides indexing and citation tracking for journals in all the social sciences, 1956-present.
  • Web of Science
    Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present.
  • World Shakespeare Bibliography
    References to Shakespeare books, articles, dissertations, theatrical productions, audiovisual materials, and media, 1962-present.



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Bibliographie internationale d'humanisme et renaissance Z7128.H9B5

ISIS Cumulative Bibliographies Z7405.H6I8 (v. 1-3); Z7405.H6I8 Suppl. (v. 1-2); Z7405.H6I2 Suppl.2 (v. 1-2)

Treasured possessions : from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment / edited by Victoria Avery, Melissa Calaresu, Mary Laven. UM Du Bois Library / UM W.E.B. Du Bois / N1217 .T74 2015Library Info

Grief and women writers in the English renaissance / Elizabeth Hodgson, University of British Columbia. UM Du Bois Library / UM W.E.B. Du Bois / PR113 .H59 2014Library Info



Revised summer 2012 by Rachel Baum.

Revised fall 2012 by Chelsea Delnero.

Revised Fall 2015 by Natane Halasz and Zoe Keenan.

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