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Renaissance & Reformation Europe

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Recommended Research Strategy

Begin your research by reading some background information about your topic.  See Finding Background Information.  Make a list of key people, dates, and terms relating to your topic. 

Once you have studied the background of your topic, locate primary and secondary sources with which to write your paper.

Tip: Start your research with secondary sources.  See which primary sources were used by the authors of the secondary sources, and then try to locate those primary sources.

Determine other types of primary sources to use:

  • Find digitized primary source collections on the web
  • Find published primary sources using the online library catalog ("CLICsearch").

Reformation Poll

Who is your favorite Reformer?

Reformation Poll
Jan Hus: 2 votes (7.14%)
John Calvin: 3 votes (10.71%)
Martin Luther: 17 votes (60.71%)
John Knox: 0 votes (0%)
John Wycliffe: 3 votes (10.71%)
Huldrych Zwingli: 2 votes (7.14%)
Menno Simons: 1 votes (3.57%)
Total Votes: 28


John WycliffeJohn CalvinMartin LutherUlrich ZwingliJan HusMenno SimonsJohn KnoxWilliam Tyndale

Which reformer is your favorite?  Take the poll in the box above!

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