Acquiring information


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


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.

The following links are databases that contain reliable resources.
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