To find books:
Books are assigned official subject headings that group like books together. However assignments can be idiosyncratic and those that cover this period in history are varied. You may find pertinent books when searching any of the following subjects:
|General Headings||Canossa||Unam Sanctum||Joan of Arc|
Getting non-books? Use the toolbar on the left and choose the format "Book." Getting too many irrelevant results? Add an additional keyword if you are searching by topic. Also use the toolbar on the left to narrow down your search. You can limit by format, author, language, publication date, etc.
The raison d'être of historians is to explore the past and attempt to describe, explain, interpret and analyze it. Historians use evidence from the past (primary sources) to support their interpretations which are most often published in the form of books and journal articles (secondary sources). So why should you use secondary sources?
Use the following databases to find articles and other material related to your topic. Keep in mind that there may be overlap between some of the databases and that the subject headings that work in UW Libraries Search may not be the same as those used in these databases.
If the fulltext of the article is not available directly in a database such as International Medieval Bibliography, click on the purple Check for UW holdings button to find out if the UW has an electronic or print copy of the journal article you need. If there is no button, then use UW Libraries Search and look for the title of the journal (or book if it is a chapter from a book) to determine if the UW Libraries owns a copy.