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How Do You Know That Stuff? Using Google for Research

To people asking me, “How do you know that stuff?” I say using Google for research. How is that possible? Here are a few of my secrets. Most authors say that research is one of its joys. Also, one of its traps. Intriguing Plot Details Intriguing plot details are the content that persuade readers you […]

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Another online medieval manuscript collection

Another medieval manuscript collection is online – the Bibliotheca Palatina. This is a collection of over 3000 manuscripts, so its numbers alone make it an amazing resource. For people like me – who live far from anywhere with a medieval or Renaissance collection – this is excellent new. I applaud every university, library and project

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Digitizing Manuscripts for the World

Making Manuscripts Available Worldwide By digitizing thousands of pre-16th century manuscripts, researchers around the world can now study where they are. What a blessing this is. For researchers. Also for their family and workplaces. For the preservation of the precious manuscripts. And to protect our even more precious world. [Not that travel isn’t worthwhile, but

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Remarkable Renaissance Resources

I came on remarkable renaissance resources when I was browsing the web, as I love to do. I knew I should be writing but I justified my time as research. Finding The Renaissance Society of America I felt justified. Obviously time well spent. Teaching Resources Browsing the main menu, I checked out Resources. The submenu choice teaching resources tickled

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