Welcome to the Vikings OWHL Guide!
Click on the tabs above to see each relevant type of source available for your research assignment.
On this tab/page you will find reference sources with which to begin your research. As you search in these tertiary sources, be sure to take notes on people, places, and dates. Also note any different spellings or alternative terminology used. Your notes will help focus your searches when you are looking for secondary and primary source material.
Below is a list of selected print reference sources available in the Garver Room (a.k.a. Silent Study). Type your specific topic (for example: "viking age") into the Reference Universe tool to find even more reference material in Garver, along with index entry pages and call numbers to locate the reference book.
To find online reference sources, use the OWHL's online subscription databases, to the left, to help you get started on your research. For the full list of the OWHL's subscription databases, use the "Databases A-Z" link on this guide or on the library homepage.
If you have any questions, please see one of the librarians at the Help Desk!
Image: The terrible Vikings. These robust chessmen come from a Viking hoard discovered on the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides, and date from the eleventh or twelfth centuries. (British Museum; Photoresources)