Resources by Subject Tudor England

Reference Sources (Background)
Locating Books
Locating Articles (Databases & Indexes)
Film, Video, and Art
Evaluating Sources
Citing Sources

Reference Sources (Background)

Oxford Reference Online: History (current, full text)
Search reference books published by Oxford University Press. Includes A Dictionary of Contemporary World History, A Dictionary of World History, A Dictionary of Political Biography, and Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages among others.

Credo Reference (current, full text)
Over 500 reference books and sets from several publishers covering all subject areas.

Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World: Britain, Ireland, Europe, and America
Ref. DA 357 .W34 1999
Comprehensive in scope; includes a chronology, bibliography, maps, and appendices.

Tudor England: An Encyclopedia
Ref. DA 315 .T753 2001
Includes a chronology and multiple appendices on primary and secondary materials.

The Companion to British History
Ref. DA 34 .A76 2001

Who’s Who in Tudor England
Ref. DA 317 .R68 1990
Includes genealogical tables and illustrations.

Historical Dictionary of Tudor England, 1485-1603
Ref. DA 315 .H5 1991
Includes a chronology and bibliographies

Locating Books

The Library of Congress Classification for British history is DA.
Browse the DA section on the library's second floor for books in this area.

The library's online catalog, providing access to books, journals, music, and movies in the library.

A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Books and articles not owned by our library can be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Allow sufficient time for processing.  Average turnaround time is 3-5 days for articles and 3-14 days for books, excluding holidays and weekends. Submit ILL requests well in advance of deadlines.

Locating Articles (Databases & Indexes)

Academic Search Complete (1988 to present, some full-text)
Articles from selected popular magazines and scholarly journals in all disciplines.

OmniFile (1984 to date; some full-text)
Articles from scholarly and popular sources from around the world. May limit by subject area.

Project MUSE (generally late 1990s to date)
Full-text database covering over 300 journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

JSTOR (full text; dates vary by journal)
An archive of back issues of over 400 journals in many disciplines.

Making of the Modern World (full-text; 1450-1914)
Digital reproductions of over 66,000 rare primary source books and serial publications chronicling the development of the modern western world through world trade, exploration and colonization of the New World, the Industrial Revolution and the development of modern capitalism. Subject coverage includes history, political science, economics and business, women's studies, and legal and religious history. Individual publications are also in MaconCat.

Once you know which journals you need, search Journals A-Z to see if they are online or in the library.


British History Online (University of London & History of Parliament Trust)
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.

EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History (Brigham Young University)
Transcriptions, facsimilies, and translations of primary source documents from Western Europe, arranged by country.

Historical Text Archive (Historical Text Archive)
Commercial site containing historical texts and secondary research materials for the study of world history.

Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students (Bowdoin College)
Extensive guide to writing history papers; covers reading, writing, researching, and evaluating.

Film, Video, and Art

Kings and Queens of England [videorecording]
Circulation Desk DA28.1 .K56 2006

King Henry VIII and His Six Wives [videorecording]
DA332 .K56 1999

Elizabeth R [videorecording] 6 vols.
DA355 .E459 1995

London, the Making of a City [videorecording] 6 vols.
DA677 .L858 1991
Volume 3 covers Tudor and Stuart England.

ARTstor (images)
An international digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences contributed by museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives. In addition to images of  paintings, drawings, sculpture, and the decorative arts, the collection includes cultural and religious objects, cartoons, fashion and costume illustrations, covers from printed music, pages from illuminated manuscripts and early printed books, natural history illustrations, early anatomical and medical drawings, and many other types of images.

Evaluating Sources

Primary Sources versus Secondary Sources (R-MC)

Popular Sources versus Scholarly Sources (R-MC)

Evaluating Sources (R-MC)

Critical Evaluation of Resources on the Internet (University of Alberta Libraries)

Citing Sources

Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper (Duke University Libraries)
Choose the type of source you want to cite to see examples in MLA, APA, Chicago and other styles.

Research and Documentation Online (Bedford St. Martin's)
Includes examples of citations of various online sources in MLA, APA, Chicago and other styles.

KnightCite (Calvin College)
Automatically formats citation information according to MLA, APA, or Chicago styles.


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