Approaches to History: Renaissance: Rebirth of the Individual

RhinoCat

The Library's RhinoCAT is an automated catalog of books, DVDs, and other library materials. RhinoCAT is available from any browser at http://taft.bywatersolutions.com. It is also accessible from your TaftNet homepage. A keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits. A keyword search using your Renaissance individual's name will yield the most hits. For example: "Leonardo da Vinci" or Giotto.

Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

Search large collections of ebooks simultaneously: Gale Virtual Reference Library, Infobase ebooks, and Salem History

Also: Encyclopedia Britannica Online, the complete EB, plus authoritative websites and full-text journal access

Taft Online Subscriptions

  • ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection An online collection of approximately 4,300 books (i.e. monographs) of high quality in the humanities
  • Ancient and Medieval History Online Overview essays, biographies, events and topics, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts, images and videos on eight ancient and medieval civilizations
  • Biography in Context More than 430,000 biographies as well as related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers
  • Classroom Video on Demand Provides access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topics
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Image Quest Access more than 2 million images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use
  • Modern World History Online Overview essays, biographies, events and topics, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts, images and videos from the mid-15th century to the present.
  • Oxford Art Online Includes the full text of the 34-volume print edition of The Dictionary of Art plus several other art reference works
  • Oxford Music Online Oxford Music Online is the access point for Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music
  • World History in Context Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia

Websites

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