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European History: Secondary Sources

A guide to resources in researching European history (1450-present) at PSU Library.

Articles in Library Databases

History Books

Books (also called monographs) are essential to historians. Books can be written by one person or include a series of essays by several historians. One strategy to find books on your topic is to use a keyword search to find relevant subjects. For example, I searched the keyword phrase medieval social history in the Portland State Library Catalog. The second result seemed very relevant, a book called Economic and Social History of Medieval EuropeI clicked on the book title, then I looked at the subject headings listed. Clicking on a subject heading will get me quickly to many more books on the same topic.

Subject headings in European History

From the Royal Library of Denmark