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English 101: Race and Racism in the Renaissance (Evans)

Major Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Yes, there are alternatives to Wikipedia.  The following are examples of authoritative subject encyclopedias available either electronically or in print.


Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., 1978- . MAIN Reference (Encyclopedia Case)  810.3 D554 Use index in latest volume to locate a specific author.   Available over the Internet, without the illustrations, as part of the Literature Resource Center

Stearns, Peter N. Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 to 2000. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001. Also in print at MAIN Reference 306.09403 E56

Grendler, Paul F. Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. New York: Scribner's, 1999. MAIN Reference (Encyclopedia Case) 940.2303 E56

Dewald, Jonathan. Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. New York: Thomson Gale, 2004. MAIN Reference 940.2 E887

Horowitz, Maryanne Cline. New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005. Also in print at MAIN Reference (Encyclopedia case) 903 N532

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