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HIST 205 Medieval Europe

This course guide will help you locate primary and secondary sources to use in your assignments.

Books and Journal Articles

In addition to searching for books and journal articles in the library catalogue you may want to search specific databases. 

Visual Sources

For a list of additional primary sources see the Medieval (500-1400) World History section on this subject guide. 

Evaluate Your Sources

Evaluate the books, journal articles, and images you use in your assignments. The first source you find isn't always the best source to use in an academic assignment. For books, journal articles and websites, see Evaluating Information 

For images, consider the following questions:

  • Where did you find the image? Who is the owner of the image?
  • What information is provided about the image? Is it enough to create a citation?
  • When was the photograph taken?
  • Why was the photograph taken?
  • Is it a good quality image?
  • Does the image speak directly to your topic, or does it just look nice?

Cite Your Sources

An abbreviated Chicago Notes-Bibliography Style guide is available from the Writing Centre as well as the complete Chicago Manual of Style online. The image you find might not include all the elements required for a complete citation. In that case, include as much information as you can. More information on citing images using the Chicago Style is provided by Simon Fraser University Library.


Fair dealing will allow for the use of copyrighted works such as text, images, video, and sound recordings in multimedia assignments. For more information see Copyright for Students 

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