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Getting Started with Subject Encyclopedias
Subject encyclopedias are excellent starting points. Entries in them are written by scholars and provide not only overviews of topics, but usually also a discussion of the historiography of the topic. The bibliographies found at the end of entries are particularly valuable for identifying scholarly editions of primary sources as well as secondary sources.
Start with the subject encyclopedias listed below. You also may want to consult some of the subject encyclopedias listed on the library guide for History 200.
The Crusades: An Encyclopedia by
Call Number: Click on title above for online access.
Publication Date: 2006
Note: If you are off-campus, please do a title search via Primo to access this book. The link above works only on campus.
Atlas of the Crusades by
Call Number: Reference G1034 .R5 1990 (first floor of library)
Publication Date: 1990
The Atlas of the Crusades chronicles Christendom's Holy Wars, charting the entire 700-year history of the Crusades with an integration of text, illustrations, and more than 150 maps.
Depending on your approach and topic, these two online reference resources for literature may be useful to search.