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HS 101: Renaissance and Reformation: Periodicals (Print & Online)

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Databases, listed on the right, will lead you to peer-reviewed journals, specific to the study of Europe during the Renaissance and Reformation. Please note that articles published in peer-review journals are reviewed by experts and rigorously vetted before publication. Popular magazines, such as the ones found on magazine racks of large booksellers or published on Google, are not peer-reviewed. 

Access to peer-reviewed materials is possible only through academic affiliation; i.e.,undergraduates, graduates, and faculty.



Spotlighted Scholarly Journals









Sixteenth Century Journal (SCJ) prints twenty to twenty-five articles and over four hundred book reviews a year. The SCJ is dedicated to providing readers with thought-provoking research and inquiry into the sixteenth century broadly defined (i.e., 1450-1648). Our articles all maintain a strong historical core and cover subjects from around the world.

Renaissance Quarterly publishes interdisciplinary articles (twelve to sixteen a year) and reviews (about one hundred an issue) which cover the most important recent scholarly developments in Renaissance studies. The journal's articles and reviews are written by authorities in the respective disciplines of history, literature, art, philosophy, music and other areas of study.