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Medieval Mediterranean History

Finding Books

Search Omni to find books, journals, videos and other materials owned by the Library.  You may search by keywords, author, title or subject headings. 

Subject Headings vs Keyword Searching

Subject headings allow you to search for resources on a particular author or topic and are often more productive than keyword searches. 

Keyword searches work best if you have multiple concepts or topics. Think of the words that best describe your topic and then connect them with the boolean operators AND OR NOT.

For a comprehensive topical search, search with subject headings as well as keywords.

muslim? AND christian? AND crusades

Use the results to find relevant titles and identify assigned subject headings for your topic in order to find similar books.

(muslim? OR arabs OR saracens OR east?) AND (christian? OR frank? OR west) and crusades

When searching Omni for books, use the facets location on the search results screen, to limit your search results to books & ebooks.

Relevant subject headings include:        

Byzantine Empire-History
Christianity and other religions--Judaism--History
Christianity and anti-semitism--History
Church history--Middle Ages, 600-1500
Crusades--First, 1096-1099
Crusades--Second, 1147-1149
Crusades--Third, 1189-1192
Crusades--Fourth, 1202-1204
Europe--Church history--600-1500
Islamic Empire--History
Jerusalem--History--Latin Kingdom, 1099-1244
Latin Orient--History
Mongols--History--To 1500
Papacy--History-To 1309
Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199
Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, 1137-1193

Mediterranean region--Civilization
Meditterranean region--Ethnic relations

Mediterranean region--History
Western Mediterranean--History

Standard Subdivisions

Library of Congress Subject Headings use standard subdivisions under place names (countries, states, cities and other geographic divisions) to classify works.  Here are some for history, which can be further subdivided by time period.

--economic conditions
--foreign relations
--intellectual life

--personal narratives
--politics and government
--social conditions
--social life and customs

Books Not at Queen's

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Interlibrary Loan
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