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Literatures in English Research Guide

Library research guide for English majors and students taking English courses

English 113 World Literature - Medieval and Renaissance

English 113 World Literature - Medieval & Renaissance 

This page includes resources that are unique to medieval and Renaissance literature studies and could be useful for students enrolled in English 113. However, please also take a look at the other pages in this guide for information on finding scholarly articles, books, and primary sources for this and any other English literature class. 


Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Early English Books Online [ProQuest] Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War. 

LOC Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) can be a helpful way to find books on your particular topic. A subject heading is a specific word or phrase used to find and organize books and articles by topic. In the online catalog these are found in a book or other item's catalog record (the information you get after clicking on the title). You can click directly on the subject heading to get a list of books on the same subject. 

If, after a keyword search, you find a book that is perfect for your research, take a look at the book's subject headings linked from the catalog record. Click on these to find other books at the library on the same subject. 

Here are some possibly helpful Library of Congress Subject Headings that you can use for your research on medieval and Renaissance literature and culture: