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Medieval Times

KnightsBoth the children's department and the first floor collection will have a good number of books in this section that you may check out. However, when several classes are studying Medieval Times at the same time, there may be very little, or nothing, in this section left to check out. If you find yourself in this situation, don't panic--there are still several options for you, if not quite as convenient.

You may check the "to-be-shelved" carts on first floor for books that have been checked in, but may not be reshelved yet. You may use reference books. These are items that may not be checked out, but which you may use here in the building.

It is a good idea to bring some money to photocopy from these books, or to schedule yourself enough time to use these materials here at the library.

Subject Headings To Use

  • Middle Ages
  • Architecture, Medieval
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Art, Medieval
  • Cities and towns, Medieval
  • Cookery, Medieval
  • Middle ages--history
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Marriage customs and rites, Medieval
  • Medicine, Medieval

General Sources

Note: A plus (+) before a call number indicates item is located in the Children's Library. An"R" before a call number indicates item is located in Reference.

  • The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages 909.07 C144f

  • Dictionary of the Middle Ages R909.07 D561 v.1

  • The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia for Students +909.07 M584J v.1-4, R909.07 M584J v.1-4

  • Chronology of the Medieval World: 800 to 1491 R902 St7

  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Medieval Civilization R909.1 G752

Specific Sources

  • Everyday Life in Medieval Times 940.1 R797e

  • Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony 641.50902 C821f

  • Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages +394.12094 D324f

  • The History of Chivalry and Armor 394.7 K848H

  • The Medieval Village 307.72 C832m

  • Fourteenth -Century Towns +307.7609 F828c

  • Chaucer’s World: a Pictorial Companion 821 C39ZHU2
  • Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000 940.1 C696e

  • Life in a Medieval Castle 940.1 M821

  • Medieval People +940.1 H837m

  • The Reign of Chivalry 394.7 B233r

  • The Penguin Guide to Medieval Europe 940.1 B233p

  • Castles +940.1M145C

  • Medieval Life +940.1 L266m

  • The Middle Ages 940.1 C811m, +940.1 C811m

Making Your Research Project a Success!

Again, the keys to a successful library research project are:

  • Start early! Be the person who gets the best books first.

  • Allow yourself plenty of time during your library visit to do research. Don't count on just being able to breeze in and out. Also, bring money in case you need to photocopy from reference books.

  • Ask a librarian for assistance if you keep running into dead ends.

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