History 306, Prof. Peterson
Research Guide prepared by Yolanda Merrill, humanities librarian
The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought, c. 350-1450 . Also available in ebook format; vol. 2.
The Cambridge History of Political Thought, 1450-1700 (ebook; vol. 3) : scroll down to Table of Contents
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (ebook). Survey of the history of Western thought and culture.
Dictionary of the Middle Ages (14 vols.)
ARTstor image database. Finds art images to liven up your presentation.
Library Catalog - books and media at W&L
WorldCat - hundreds of library catalogs rolled into one (use our interlibrary loan service to request books we don't own)
Historical Abstracts Most comprehensive database to literature on history outside of North America.
Philosopher's Index. Includes political philosophy
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Online bibliography and index to journal literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700)
International Medieval Bibliography Online Indexes publications on all subjects relating to the Middle Ages (400-1500 AD)
JSTOR General index to academic journals in all disciplines. Last 2-5 years are not included. 100% full text
Project Muse Index focusing on the humanities. 100% full text
Religion and Philosophy Collection. Includes polical philosophy
More databases listed in the Humanities Research Guide
FINDING FULL TEXT
WebBridge - use this link from within a database to determine if we can supply you with the full text of the article. use our interlibrary loan service to get articles the library does not have in full text. See below.
Write an academic paper. Excellent introduction to researching and writing an academic paper. Created by Dartmouth College library.
Request an item on Interlibrary Loan. This W&L service will borrow books and articles for you from other libraries.
Write your bibliography. Use the Chicago Manual of Style or the Turabian Style Guide
RefWorks Saves lists of citations from databases, and creates notes and bibliographies
Avoid Plagiarism. Staying out of trouble.
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