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This page provides links to some electronic resources that will be useful for Dr. Shirley’s History of England to 1689 course (Spring 2017). You’ll find a similar page in the library guide for the Senior Seminar, but this page is course-specific.
This page was created in February 2017; the rest of the History of England library guide was created a few years ago by Loren Pinkerman, the former Director of Lewis Library. It contains more useful resources, print and electronic; this page is designed as a "quick and dirty" time-saver.
Clanchy, M.T. England and Its Rulers, 1066-1307. 4th edition. Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2014
Brown, R. Allen. The Norman Conquest of England: Sources and Documents. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Boydell Press, 1995.
Web sites recommended by Dr. Shirley:
Required texts in print in the library:
English Historical Documents, vols. 1-5: on reserve at the circulation desk (call number DA 26 .E56)
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 8th ed. In the Reference section (REF LB 2369 .T8 2013)
Use the library catalog for books, NetLibrary e-books, videos, and CDs.
WorldCat – will help you identify books in other libraries. If you see books you want to order on interlibrary loan, please paste the citations into an e-mail and send them to me at email@example.com .
Gale Virtual Reference Library – PDF full text for several multi-volume reference books. GVRL includes Women in World History (17 vols., 2002), Encyclopedia of Religion (15 vols. 2005), and The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Medieval Life and Culture (3 vols., 2009).
Oxford Reference Online – aside from Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages and Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology (2010), mainly single-volume reference books, including A Dictionary of British History (3rd ed. 2016), Oxford Companion to British History (2nd ed. 2015), and The Kings and Queens of Britain (2nd ed. 2015).
Dictionary of Literary Biography – excellent source for information on authors. 378 volumes as of February 2017.
Databases for history include:
If you have a citation for a journal article but no full text: