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Crusade & Conquest: Books

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What if Clemson doesn't have the book I need?

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Find Books using Clemson's Library Catalog


  • Use an asterisk * to find varied word endings:  
    •  albigens* finds albigensian(s) and albigenses
  • Use quotation marks to keep phrases together:
    • "first crusade"
      • Look at full records to see standard search terms:
        • Crusades -- First, 1096-1099
        • Islam -- Relations -- Christianity
      • Use standard terms for primary sources:
        • crusades sources
        • Try an author search to find an historical person's writings:
          • Geoffrey, of Monmouth
          • Edward II
          • Joinville, Jean

              Books on the Crusades

              These are secondary sources. Look for evidence of scholarship:

              • Academic author
              • Published by a university or specialized press
              • Lengthy bibliographies
              • In-depth coverage

              Find Primary Sources in the Library Catalog

              Books sometimes contain primary sources.  Try adding terms like these to your search:

              • sources 
              • correspondence
              • diaries
              • "personal narratives"   

              Historical persons may be authors: comnena, anna

              Book Series

              Collections of printed & electronic books can be found by searching the catalog by title: