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History Before 1500

A guide for students in HST 101 and 103


Nebanum hunting birds in the in the marshes. Thebes, Egypt
Late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BC   British Museum

Here you will find sources--and advice--for beginning research in ancient and medieval history. This guide is aimed at an introductory level. Sources listed and described include:

  • Specialized encyclopedias and other reference works
  • Databases for journal articles and other materials
  • Reliable websites
  • Citation help

You also have several ways to contact a librarian for help!  Please talk to us before you get frustrated.


Carney Library Reference Librarians
Email us any time!

Claire T. Carney Library
Learning Commons (1st Floor)
(Map to the Reference Desk)

Phone: 508-999-8678
Online Reference Chat


This guide was created by librarian emerita Linda Zieper.