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Resources at UNL

Many resources for Medieval and Renaissance studies can be found in the UNL libraries, in the books they hold or the database and journal subscriptions that can be accessed through the libraries. Love Library's Special Collections holds a number of books and artifacts of use to Medieval and Renaissnce Studies faculty and students, inlcuding Foxe's Book of Martyrs, a Shakespeare First Folio, and seventeenth century pamphlets. Kathy Johnson is the Research Librarian for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and can help faculty and students find Medieval and Renaissance resources.

The research guide to Medieval and Renaissance Studies begun by Dr. Carole Levin and continuously updated by Kathy Johnson is another wonderful resource available through the UNL libraries. The guide is a collection of resources that are the most important or commonly consulted by researchers in our program. Through UNL's library subscriptions, such resources as ARTstor, JSTOR, EEBO, ECCO, Art Abstracts, Naxos Music Library, Iter, Historical Abstracts as well as many others, available for use. It has links to both primary and secondary resources, UNL e-resources and databases, and external research websites.     

Library Guide: Medieval and Renaissance Studies


Research Libraries

The United States has four major research libraries that hold collections relating to the Medieval and Reniassance periods. UNL's affilation affiliation with the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library, which allows us to participate in programs both at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, and raises UNL’s national profile as a premier research institution. These libraries are great to visit in-person and their online catalogues allows researchers to look into their holdings. Most libraries require permission to access the holdings, so check the websites before planning a trip.

The Newberry Library (Chicago, IL)

The Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington D.C.)

The Huntington Library (Huntington, CA)

The Harry Ransom Center (Austin, Texas)

If you would like to recieve information about Medieval and Renaissance Studies events, as well as conference, scholarship, and
publication information, please join our listserve by emailing the program assistant.