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Medieval History

Finding Articles

Key Indexes

Covers all aspects of European medieval studies from 450 to 1500.
A bibliography drawn from over 500 medieval and renaissance journal titles covering from 400 to 1700.

Other Useful Indexes

Print holdings: REF PA2 .A613 (v.1-72; 1924-2001)
For Antiquity and early Medieval Latin studies.
Indexes journal articles, essays and book reviews in theology and religious studies.
Bibliographie internationale de l'Humanisme et de la Renaissance
For late medieval and early Renaissance, this index covers 15th and 16th century topics broadly. Time lag is about five years.
Covers journal articles, book reviews and essays in books about women, sexuality and gender during the Middle Ages.
Gender Studies, Sexual Diversity, and Family and Social Studies.
Journal archive includes such titles as: Journal of British Studies, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Journal of the History of Ideas, Speculum, Western Intellectual History.
Includes scholarly electronic journals, includes such titles as: Chaucer Review, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Journal of Women's History
For earlier coverage online see Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective.

Key Journals

Journal of Medieval History
Medieval and Early Modern English Studies
The Medieval History Journal
The Medieval Review
Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History


Why Use an Index?

Use an article index to find journal articles on your topic, as well as other materials related to history.    

Some will contain the full text of journals but if the full text is not readily available, click on Get It Link Icon

If the "Get It" link does not find anything, don't assume that the Library does not hold the item.  A search in QCAT for the title of the journal (or book) might find it. 

If clicking on a full text link does not take you directly to the article, you will need to navigate a bit to get the article you want - depending on the resource provider.

Evaluate Articles

Articles are important in your research as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic.

But not all journal articles will be useful for your essay so you will need to evaluate before you use them. 

Consult our guide, Distinguishing Scholarly from Non Scholarly Periodicals, to discover the difference

How to Search for a Journal using QCAT

Once you’re in QCAT: 

• Select the ‘journal title exact" option
  from the dropdown menu
• Type in the name of the journal
• Press "Search". 

TIP: Search the journal title and not the
        article title.

Both print journals and ejournals will appear in your search results if we have access to them. Check the extent of our print holdlings or the years covered online.