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Renaissance and Reformation Collection includes:

  • Almanac provides extensive background information and includes exploration of both the Italian and Northern Renaissance, the Protestant, Catholic, and Counter Reformations, and much more.

  • Biographies introduces students to 50 people of the era, including Galileo Galilei, Johannes Gutenberg, Ben Jonson, and others.

  • Primary Sources allows students to study 18 full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, poems and documents. Also included in this reference library are photographs, maps, sidebars, further reading section, a "Words to Know" section, timeline and index.



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Search for Queen Elizabeth or Shakespeare.



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Search for Queen Elizabeth.







FREE Websites (Open Web)



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Elizabethan England











Includes:

Queen Elizabeth I

Elizabethan Times Elizabethan Clothing

Elizabethan Era Elizabethan Theatre

Elizabethan Life Elizabethan Sports

Elizabethan Period Elizabethan Music

Elizabethan Food Old Elizabethan Recipes

Elizabethan Age The Age of Exploration

The Spanish Armada Elizabethan Dictionary


http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/medieval-london-guilds.htm (resource for occupations and Guild and more keywords, e.g., wax candles vs. tallow candles, skinner vs. medieval skynner)

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http://www.larsdatter.com/sitemap.htm
These linkspages will direct you to information on a diverse array of topics relating to the material culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance – not merely things, but occupations, clothing, animals, tools, eating-utensils … even suggestions for books which may help you learn more about such matters. (The blue widget on the right-hand side of this page will help you keep track of the latest linkspages added to this site.)

http://www.localhistories.org/tudor.html
Excellent resource for all things related to life in16th Century England under the Tudors including food, games, clothing, transport, etc. Check it out!

http://www.medieval-castle-siege-weapons.com/medieval-blacksmiths.html
All blacksmith, all the time! Duties, daily life, working inside the castle, etc.

http://www.webenglishteacher.com/shakesgen.html

http://elizabethan.org/compendium/index.html

http://elizabethanenglandlife.com/

http://elizabethan.org/sites.html (really break down potential topics even further with more resources)

www.luminarium.org/renlit/eliza.htm (very comprehensive)

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/elizabethanengland.html

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Annex/links/index.html

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/northbethesdams/projects/6thGradeProjects/shakespeare/index.shtml

http://www.britainexpress.com/History/Elizabethan_life.htm
It's all here, Tudor Era and details on housing, meals, theatre, merchant class, nobility, and medieval towns.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/
(BBC history site--good stuff)

http://www.joskingston.org/LDEN/CHAP2.html
(Interesting occupation and mobility statistics)

http://www.erasofelegance.com/history/elizabethanlife.html

http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Holme-ArtInEngland/ (Art)

http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xLondon.html#Glossary (Everyday Life in England--Occupation Glossary)

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/society/societysubj.html
(from University of Victoria and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)

Musopen--free public domain classical music
http://www.musopen.com/






Directories


Use a directory when your topic is broad versus specific.
For example, use a directory for “Renaissance England” and search engine for “daily life elizabethan england”.

General Directories


The Open Directory Project
www.dmoz.org

Librarian’s Internet Index
www.lii.org

Internet Public Library
www.ipl.org


Specialized Directories--gateways to the Invisible Web


WWW Virtual Library
www.vlib.org

Refdesk
www.refdesk.com

IPL Ready Reference
www.ipi.org/div/subject/browse/ref00.00.00

Infomine
www.infomine.ucr.edu

BubL Link
Bubl.ac.uk


MLA Citation Sources

  • Bibme: Free citation generator that anticipates sources and pulls reference content from a database of resources.
  • EasyBib: Automatic bibliography and citation maker covers a large variety of source types and is updated for MLA, seventh edition.
  • Son of Citation Maker: David Warlick’s interactive tool does MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian. (Just moved to seventh MLA edition too.)
  • OttoBib: For books only; enter the ISBN and the tool will complete the citation.