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History 1128X: Renaissance England, 1327-1621 (Abbott): Home


Hello! This course guide has been created for students enrolled in a History 1128X: Renaissance England, 1327-1621 course. In this guide, you will find several resources intended to help with your group research project.

Below is a description of the pages found in the menu above:


  • Research Guides
    • History Research Guide -- A collection of our best history resources. For this assignment, the databases you will find most useful are Historical Abstracts and JSTOR.
    • English Research Guide -- A collection of our best literature resources. For articles on Shakespeare, the databases you will find most useful are Literary Reference Center Plus and JSTOR.
    • Politics Research Guide -- A collection of our best politics resources. For articles, the database you will find most useful is Political Science Complete.
    • Sociology & Anthropology Research Guide -- For this assignment, you will want to focus on the sociology resources. The best databases for this are SocIndex and Social Science Database.
  • Research Tutorials
    • Advanced Search Tips - A few key tools and strategies to create a search focused on your research needs.
    • Optimize Your Research - In this tutorial we introduce filters, functionality found in most databases that allow you to narrow results based on criteria such as date published, source type, language, and more.
    • Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles - This page contains a list of databases that contain scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles, along with a few things to keep in mind when conducting your research.
    • Citation Chasing - Citation chasing is a strategy that can be used when conducting a literature review. The process involves taking the sources you've already found to help steer you toward undiscovered sources.
    • Using Google Scholar - To get the most out of Google Scholar there are a few things you'll want to set up first. This guide provides instruction on how to set all of that up.
  • MLA Guide & Citation Resources
    • MLA Style Guide - An easy-to-use guide on APA citation guidelines, including in-text citations, references, and general formatting standards.
    • How to Generate a Citation - Many of our databases provide tools that generate citations for sources found in them. This guide provides an overview of where those tools are usually found (it varies between databases), and a few things to keep in mind when using them.
    • Zotero User Guide - Zotero is a free citation management tool that can be used to help organize and keep track of all the citations you collect for the literature review. This guide can help get you started, but please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

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