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Medieval West - Reference Sources: Doing Research

This is a guide to reference sources on the medieval West: guides to the literature, periodical indexes, encyclopedias/dictionaries, atlases/maps, biography, book length bibliographies.

Doing Research

These sources have research and writing tips.

Student's Guide to History, Main D 16.3 .B4 2010. Many older editions also. Has info on reference sources.

Mann, Oxford Guide to Library Research, Fourth ed. Main Z 710 .M23 2015.  Older editions also.

Barzun and Graff, Modern Researcher, Main D 13 .B334 1992. Older eds in Main and Fine Arts.

Kehler, Problems in Literary Research, a Guide to Selected Reference Works, Main PN 523 .K4 1997.

Stevens, Guide to Literary Criticism and Research, Main, PN 81 .S73 1996.

Bradley and Muller, Church History, an Introduction to Research, Reference Works, and Methods, Main, BR 138 .B69 1995. Information on both reference sources and research and writing in church history.

Capelli, Lexicon Abbreviaturarum... Main Z 111 .C24 1979 and Z 111 .C242; SPC Z 111 .C24 1929 c. 2; Main Z 111 .C26 1982 (the English lang. Introduction)  The standard handbook of Latin abbreviations.  We also have 1912 edition.

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