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HSS 100 - The Crusades: Introduction & Reference Sources

Reference Databases

Research Tip

Research is a process that takes TIME.  Start early and do a little bit each day.  You will NOT have a thesis statement after one day in the library.  You need to learn a little bit about your topic before you can develop an argument!

A friendly reminder...

• Reference books are located in the Garver Room (silent study).

• Reference books CANNOT be checked out or leave the library.

• Please return reference books to the Garver Room when you're done using them.

• All reference books will have the prefix REF before the call number.

Welcome to the Crusades Research Project Guide

Welcome to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and the History 102 OWHL Guide on the Crusades.

Below is a list of reference sources available in the Garver Room and online to help you get started on your research.

If you have any questions, please see one of the librarians at the Help Desk!


Right: Les Turcs Vus D'Occident. Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division. Ancient and Medieval History.

Reference Sources

Here's a list of selected specialized reference books (available in the Garver Room) you may want to consider: