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HIST 101-HP: The Medieval Web (Kircher)

History Databases

Practice: Open JSTOR and select Advanced Search. Here's an example of a search you might do.

1.Keywords: First Crusade

2. Add: Middle Ages

3. Add: Jerusalem

4: Add: Papacy


Wikipedia can be very useful for giving an introduction to or an overview of a topic, helping to develop keywords for use in your research using library databases, and can even point you towards other sources (check the references listed at the bottom of the article) but many scholars don't consider Wikipedia a credible source for their own or their students' research. The following video explains why: