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VIC114: Renaissance and Popular Culture

This research guide is intended for Professor Shaun Ross' Winter 2023 course. It includes reference texts to accompany the required material in this course.

Support for your research and writing

You can book an online or in-person research consultation with Diane, your librarian contact for this course.

During a 30-60 minute consultation we can:

  • discuss your research topic and help you narrow it down to an appropriate thesis or research question
  • discuss the appropriate tools to use to find supporting research, evidence or additional information
  • enhance your search strategy (have you go through the process of identifying the most effective search terms)

Just email me: diane.michaud @ (without the spaces) and include the following

  • Describe your research question or topic 
  • Include an assignment description if applicable
  • Suggest 3 different days/times when you would like to meet (a minimum of 2 weekdays' notice is preferred)

Drop-in research help:

Come in to the E.J. Pratt Library for on-the-spot research help Mon-Fri between 10am and 5pm. There will be a Graduate Research Assistant at the Research Help/Reference Desk, or you can ask any staff member for research help and they will connect you with a librarian.

Acknowledgment: The resources on this guide were mostly selected by Harshita Singh, graduate student in the iSchool's Library and Information Science program.

In addition, chat reference is available over extensive hours during the fall and winter semesters though live chat/ instant messaging via the "Ask, Chat with a Librarian" service. 

The Writing Centre

It offers the following services to help students improve their writing:

You can book an appointment with Vic's Writing Centre, from this page.