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.
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. Also, below are a few digitized reference books, or REF E-Books, to find reference articles. Citing these can be tricky, so if you need help, please chat with a librarian on "OWHL Answers".
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)