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HIS409H5: The Life Cycle in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Use Bibliographies

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Reference sources may contain citations to other publications and/or primary material. Look under the Background Information tab. For example, Oxford Bibliographies Online has annotated bibliographies complied by scholars in the field. Identify the useful titles, then search for them in the UTL LibrarySearch.

Footnotes in books and journal articles may to the sources used by the author to support the discussion in the publication. Search for them in the UTL LibrarySearch.

Bibliographies in scholarly books often arrange sources consulted on a topic. The language may vary but the arrangement is clear - primary and secondary, published and unpublished, manuscripts, letters, papers, archives, and so forth. Look at the list of biliographies in your textbooks and assigned course readings.

How to Search for Books via the UTL Catalogue

1) Start at the UTM Library and use the catalogue to find books.

Catalogue Books


2) Search by the Title of the book, using the "TITLE" field.

If you wish to search for a TOPIC, use the "Anywhere" field.

The subject field uses "official subject headings".


3) Check the format of the record.


4) The full record shows useful information.

Remember to use the intercampus delivery service. At the UTM Library Circulation Desk, you can pick up books from other libraries. If you would like to learn more tips, please visit our Reference Desk.

How to Find a Book (YouTube Videos)

How to Find a Book by Title

Check the following videos as well:

How to Find an E-Book

The University of Toronto holds an amazing collection of e-books. Take advantage of what you can find through the catalogue.

How to Download Readings from an Ebook