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We are excited to share our new Library catalog and search tool! We hope that you will find it easy to search and explore our collections. If you need help, have questions, or want to share feedback, visit the Ask a Librarian page.
In a number of instances, the Vassar College Library will have several different digital representations of a work, as well as one or more, print editions. Some print editions available in the Rare Books collection are only findable via the Dewey Card Catalog. Please request help from a research librarian when in doubt.
From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
“With 57,334 letters and documents as of June 2010, EE is the most wide-ranging online collection of correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid 19th century.”
In addition to the digital resources below, the Art Library has thousands of excellent books that include reproductions of great works of art. Looking up an artist in the library catalog, and then browsing the shelves at the appropriate call number is a wonderful way to peruse artistic representations of the themes in this course.
Schedule a Research Consultation Liaison AreasEnglish, Drama, Education, Film, Geography, American Studies, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Religion, Women's, Feminist and Queer Studies