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Medieval European history

Liaison librarian

  • eamon [dot] duffy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4697
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Sources for Background Information

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias

Searching the Library Catalogue

Use the basic word(s) anywhere or advanced keyword search in the library catalogue. You can search using words like - monarch, feudal?, carolingian, etc.

Search tips

Truncation symbol: ? e.g. monarch? will retrieve catalogue records containing the words monarch, monarchy, monarchical, etc.
Phrase searching: "___" e.g. "middle ages" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase middle ages
Boolean operators: (), AND, OR, NOT
default: AND
e.g. women AND (medieval OR "middle ages") will retrieve catalogue records containing the word women AND either medieval OR the phrase middle ages

Core and Additional Databases

Periodical indexes for Medieval History and closely-related subjects:

Periodical indexes for related subjects:

Very large, multi-subject periodical indexes. There is a lot of content in these databases relevant to medieval history and very many full-text files. Years of coverage vary greatly.

Primary Sources (electronic databases)

Selected Internet Sites

Accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

Other Resources

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