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RENAISSANCE HISTORY AND CULTURE--  SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library Revised  January 23, 2001

See also:
Arts
Voyages of Exploration
World History
Sciences

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE RENAISSANCE

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.16
 in Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.23
Molho, Anthony. "Renaissance" v.16 Gilmore, Myron P. "Renaissance" v.23

RENAISSANCE   BROWSING GUIDE 940's
See our guide,Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

909's World History 940's  European Civilization

USE THESE SUBJECT HEADINGS TO LOCATE BOOKS IN THE ONLINE CATALOG

Choose the Subject search option in the SAILS online catalog, and type in any of the following subjects:
RENAISSANCE
RENAISSANCE--ITALY
Human figure in art
FIFTEENTH CENTURY
SIXTEENTH CENTURY
Christian art and symbolism 
HUMANISM
ART, RENAISSANCE
PAINTING, RENAISSANCE
SCIENCE, RENAISSANCE

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

Ref. 909 D951 v5 The Renaissance: a History of Civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D
Ref. 703 N532 New International Illustrated Encyclopedia of Art (24 Volume set has articles on Renaissance, and related topics such as sculpture, coins, dress, Florentine, Flemish, etc. 
Ref. 709.02 H987 1961 Larousse Encyclopedia of Renaissance and Baroque Art 
Ref. 780.9 O98 Vol2 The Oxford History of Music, Volume II. The Polyphonic Period Part II Method of Musical Art 1400-1600
Ref. 940 M194 v.1 Great Events From History-Modern European SeriesVolume I (covers Renaissance Period)
Ref. 940 R783 1994 Roots of Western Civilization (Volumes 2, 3, 6, 10 have chapters about Renaissance palaces, etc.)

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

WEB SITES

The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci La Renaissance-Web Museum Artcyclopedia: Leonardol
Electric Renaissance: Pictures\ Art of Renaissance Science Renaissance Theme page
Boston College : Art History on the Web Renaissaince Electronic Texts Renaissance Art

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Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001