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HUM 1020 (Levi-Aland): Medieval Lives and Careers

A guide for students researching medieval lives and careers in Professor Sheila Levi's HUM 1020 Class

Medieval Lives and Careers

Medieval Lives and Careers: A Research Guide for Professor Levi-Aland's HUM 1020 Course


Welcome to the Medieval Lives & Careers Research Guide! This guide is designed to assist you in locating electronic resources to help you with your project for Professor Levi-Aland's HUM 1020 course. View some of the sources below to get more information on your chosen subject area. 

How to Access Library Resources

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To access all of our databases, log into your Atlas account and click the "Search the Library" link on the Atlas homepage. Once the library catalog opens, you will see the "Databases A-Z" Link in the top center of the page, above the search box. Then find the database you want in the alphabetical list and connect. Click the icon below to access the Atlas login page.

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Introductory Topics: Start Here

General Information on Medieval Careers & Daily Life

Home and Hearth

Commerce, Trade & Law

Science and Medicine

Art & Architecture

Culture & Society

Reference - People & Major Events


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Library Databases

Ancient & Medieval History

(New for 2021!Ancient and Medieval History provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-sixteenth century. Select Themes in Medieval History on the right side of the homepage for a listing of topics by subject area.


World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras is also helpful for discovering what life was like during the Medieval and Early Renaissance Eras. Some of the entries are focused on historical events from the time period, and many mention how those historical events affected daily life.


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Daily Life Through History is a useful resource that explores ordinary life through time and across the globe. It can be used for researching historical topics such as food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs.


History Reference Center offers full text from more than 750 history reference books and encyclopedias, and cover-to-cover full text from nearly 60 history magazines. Further, the database contains 58,000 historical documents; 43,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 12,000 historical photos and maps; and 87 hours of historical film and video.


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