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Tudor and Elizabethan Literature

Introduction to Tudor and Elizabethan Literature

Welcome fo the LibGuide on Tudor and Elizabethan Literature. Here you will find some resources to help you in your studies. 

The Frontispiece to The Faerie Queene (Wickipedia)

The epic poem The Faerie Queene frontispiece, printed by William Ponsonby in 1590.

Retrieved from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/The_Faerie_Queene_frontispiece.jpg

Tudor Literature consists of work published during the Tudor Reign of England (1485-1603). Elizabethan Literature consists of work published specifically during the reign of Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603), the last of the Tudor's. Prominent authors of the era include Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, and William Shakespeare.  

Article Databases

Databases are a great place to search for individual articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals. 

While many news and magazine articles may also be found with an internet search engine, our subscription databases can provide you with access to older articles that are not available online and other pay-per-view materials, plus additional options to refine your search. As far as scholarly articles go, databases should be your first stop! Most scholarly literature is not freely available.  

Get started quickly with the seach bar below, or check out some of our subject-specific recommendations. Be sure you've registered for off-campus access.

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All of Touro's books and e-books can be found by searching the catalog (above, or under the "Books & More" tab on the library homepage).

Use the advanced search to limit your results by year, campus location, or search just e-books by selecting "TC  E-Books" under Location. If a print book you'd like is at a different campus, learn how to request it

LC Subject: English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700
LC Subject: English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism

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