SUPPLEMENTARY RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH WORK IN/ON/AROUND LITERATURE
The following may be useful for your final project for this course, and for research papers in other courses and areas.
- UBC Department of History Writing Centre: mainly information on using sources, especially correct citation. Less on the mechanics of composition and writing.
– the whole guide (PDF)
- Princeton Writing Center:
– elements of the JP Handbook (PDF);
– online resources for teaching with writing (intended for instructors/profs, relevant for students too)
- The Oxford Classical Dictionary
This and the next items are all accessible directly on campus; for off-campus access, see UBC Library Remote Access.
- Oxford Art Online:
The Oxford Companion to Western Art,
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics,
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
- FOR IMAGES: ARTstor: digital library of images. Access also c/o the library’s ARTstor page. This is one of the most useful resources available for images!!!
Also, of course, GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH and WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.
- New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
- UBC library (includes resources in English translation and in the original languages)
– online catalogue
– research guides by subject with drop-down menus; some of the most pertinent ones follow below
— general Humanities and Social Sciences
— art: medieval Western European art & architecture (400-1500), Renaissance art & architecture
— Classical Studies
— German Studies
— Slavic, Central, & East European Studies
- MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science, a.k.a. ISI Web of Knowledge)
FURTHER RESOURCES & MATERIALS:
UBC Early Romance Studies research cluster: online resources for Early Romance studies
For pre-1800 Romance languages, literatures, and culture; almost all are free and publicly-accessible, some (projects, usually) may require subscription.
• literature (including online texts)
• manuscript studies (and online manuscripts)
• cultural and contextual materials (history, art, music, science)
Meta-meta-medieval (O’Brien): material sources
Primary materials. Primarily, freely-available online texts, in the broadest sense of WRITTEN THINGS:
• documents, manuscripts, printed books, music, and images
• transcriptions, facsimiles, editions, and translations
• hyperprojects: digital humanities, electronic, hypertext projects; featuring encoded or marked-up text, relational or searchable databases, etc.
• digital catalogues (especially of manuscripts)
MMM: Medieval & Renaissance resources
Sites and meta-sites around the world providing FREE AND OPENLY/PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE online information about Medieval and Renaissance studies.
MMM: literature online
Mainly but not exclusively Medieval and Renaissance European.