Acquiring information

ACQUIRING INFORMATION

STEP 1 ASK

Think about questions and the terms you might use to search
General search
Medieval history
Middle ages
Get specific.
Castles
Charlemagne
Torture and middle ages
Try individual castle names

STEP 2 ACQUIRE

Think about where you might locate your information
Use the Oakhill College bibliography generator CiteMaker to reference sources as you go

 

Information tools

The first place many students will go is Wikipedia. This can be quite complex.

britannicaSearch for ”Castles” or Individuals

history reference centerGreat for magazines articles – Try castles or religion and the middle ages

Search for books using our catalogue

 
Remember some general history books at 909 940.2 may have chapters on this, particularly religion in the medieval period.
 
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There are many videos.
Virtual tours of castles is helpful for primary sources
Podcast Stuff you should know castles – listen to great castle info

Suggested books

usborne castles
Usborne book of castles 940.1

Knights and castles
Knights & castles 940.1 STE

Oxford Insight history

Oxford Insight history 909 DEN
Concise information.

Oxford big ideas
Oxford big ideas in Geography and History 8 910 EAS
Clear section on castles