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HIS211: Western Society to 1500

Research guide to accompany HIS211

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Library Databases

These library provided databases are your best bets! Again, make sure you know your university credentials to utilize these resources off-campus.

Many of the databases profiled above have the same look and feel as DragonQuest, our library's catalog. If you'd like further assistance with these resources, we recommend the following guide:


Web Resources

These free web resources may also prove useful.

Research Starters

Need a little help getting started? Try our collection of Research Starters and encyclopedia entries, which provide you with background information and additional links to other materials. (Note: These are not considered "scholarly" resources, but they are accurate and can provide you with a great starting point for your research.)

Keywords to help your library search:

  • Western civilization
  • Prehistoric people
  • Religion in western civilization
  • Culture in western history
  • Western Europe to 1500

Subject search terms:

  • History to 1500

Additional tip:

Bold or italicized text in textbook chapters can provide you with additional keywords. Reading captions under any images presented in a textbook also helps!