HIST 3140: Society & Culture in the Middle Ages
Finding Background Info
- Oxford ReferenceMany Oxford reference works, including several history encyclopedias, are available online.
- Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGVRL contains electronic copies of several hundred encyclopedias, including the Middle Ages Reference Library.
- The New Cambridge Medieval HistoryCall Number: Reference D117 .N48 1995Publication Date: 1995
- Encyclopedia of the Middle AgesCall Number: Reference D114 .E53 2000Publication Date: 2001
Why Use Encyclopedias?
Reference works help you by:
- providing a quick overview of a topic,
- identifying key questions that can shape your research,
- pointing you towards other sources on the topic.
Check the Bibliography
Reference articles typically end with a bibliography or works cited, which you can use to find key books and articles on the topic.