French Culture I: The French Battlefield from Fortified Castles to the Saint-Barthelemy

Course #: FR232-BR

Finding books about French culture during the Middle Ages and Renaissance

  • Search Laurier’s Primo library catalogue for books on your topic. The default search is both books and articles so choose the “books” tab if you want to eliminate articles
  • You can start with broad keywords (e.g. “Hundred Years War”) and then narrow down your results by clicking on one of the “refine your results” links on the left-hand side of the screen
  • For example, you can click on the subtopic “Burgundy (France)”
  • You can also limit your results to the Brantford campus and/or books published within a specific time frame (e.g. works published after 2000)

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  • View a video tutorial on finding eBooks

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Finding articles about French culture during the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Too many search results?

  • If you get too many search results, use narrower search terms (e.g. “Congress of Arras” instead of “Hundred Years War”)
  • Try adding more concepts to your search. Adding more terms that are linked by “AND” will decrease your number of search results (e.g. “Hundred Years War” AND “France”)

Too few search results?

  • Think in terms of broader categories (“Hundred Years War” rather than “Congress of Arras”)
  • Add alternate terms for each concept (“France” OR “French”). Adding more terms that are linked by “OR” will increase your number of search results
  • TIP: Look at the bibliographies of the most pertinent books and articles on your topic. One author can lead you to others in the field

Need assistance with writing?

Creating a bibliography

Need help with research?

  • Don’t hesitate to contact me (Pauline Dewan); I am here to help you. For additional information, see my contact page.
  • Email me at pdewan@wlu.ca
  • Call me at 519 756-8228 ext. 5529
  • Drop in for help or make an appointment. My office is in the Digital Library and Learning Commons, on the lower level of Grand River Hall, room 108B
  • Instant message a Laurier librarian for help by clicking on “Ask Us” (from the homepage of the Laurier Library)

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