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Renaissance or Early Modern Material Culture: ONLINE PRIMARY SOURCES

This is a guide to researching the Renaissance/Early Modern Period, in the West, especially material culture.


Arrangement is alphabetical by title.  Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO) contain online versions of works in all subject areas printed/published from the beginning of printing on hand presses to 1700 and from 1700 to1800, respectively. 

The online primary sources below offer a great variety of types of materials digitized from library and archival collections far and wide.

Arden Shakespeare Third Series

We are acquiring both the paper and electronic versions of the 44 Shakespeare works in this monograph set, from Bloomsbury Publishing.  Each has its own entry in our online catalog.  If you do a keyword search in our online catalog for arden shakespeare and [name of play] you should find both the paper and electronic copies. 

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