Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 14


To find books, go to our catalog, WorldCat, linked below. In the search bar, enter your search terms. I searched the phrase Renaissance AND women. The "AND" tells the catalog to search both words (called a Boolean search).

The result list includes both print and electronic books. If you have a format preference, use the limiters on the left to include only your preferred format.

Click on the title links to access the detailed record. For print books, you'll see the call number and availability, and below that, often the table of contents.

For eBooks, you'll see a link to access. 

For articles, go to our Databases LibGuide, also linked below, and select the History & Genealogy tab. Click the link for Academic Search Complete. Repeat the same search that I conducted in WorldCat. Once you have your result list, use the limiters on the left for full-text, format type, and Subject Thesaurus term.

There are a lot of book reviews included in the list, so I would put a check next to Academic Journals in the Source Types section on the left. Also, click on the Subject Thesaurus Terms option to see all the official EBSCO subject terms. Be sure to click the small "Show More" link to see the full list.

Check the subjects that pertain to your topic. The words renaissance and women are both in the results, so select them. Also select other subjects that you might want to read about (religion, education, etc.).

To access the articles, click the title links to access the detailed record. You'll find the Full Text links on the left. The tools on the right are available in both the detailed record and within the article. The include printing, saving, emailing the article, obtaining the citation, etc.

I've also included a link that gives tips on searching Academic Search Complete and using its tools.

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