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HS 322 - Wives, Nuns and Witches: Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: Home

Off Campus Access

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The Library now uses OpenAthens as a proxy server!

Be sure to use a library provided link to the database you wish to use. You should be prompted for your Juniata username and password. After entering those you will be authenticated as a Juniata user for the remainder of your browser session.

For more details see the Off Campus Access guide


Find Books

Library of Congress Subject Categories of Interest:

B - Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

  • BF 1562.2 - 1580 - Witchcraft
  • BJ 1518 - 1697 - Individual ethics, Character, Virtue (Including practical and applied ethics, conducts of life, vices, success, ethics for children).
  • BL 450 - Women in comparative religion
  • BS 569 - 580 - Men, Women, and Children of the Bible
  • BS 2430 - 2520 - Men, Women, and Children of the New Testament
  • BV 1300 - 1395 - Religious Societies of Women
  • BX 4200 - 4563 - Religious Orders of Women

C - Auxiliary Sciences of History

  • CT Biography
    • CT 3200 - 3830 - Biography of Women (Collective)

D - World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc.

  • Resources would be found by the nationality of the individual.
    • Example  Joan of Arc    would be found in the DC 100s for History of France

H - Social Sciences

  • HQ - The Family, Marriage, and Women
    • HQ 998 - 999 - Illegitimacy. Unmarried Mothers
    • HQ 1101 - 2030.7 - Women. Feminism.

P - Language and Literature

  • Similar to finding resources for class D, know the nationality of the individual.
    • PS 147 - 152 American Literature: Women Authors


Reference Resources

Internet Resources

Fordham University Resources

Using search Keywords

Keywords are just as useful searching databases as they were in the Library Catalog. Databases tend to have much more content than the catalog, so search terms can be combined to find more precise resources.

Tips that work for most Databases.

  • Use AND, OR, and NOT to join keyword terms versus assuming that the search engine will apply ones you want
  • Use parentheses to group terms with Boolean terms to distinguish sets of ANDs and ORs
  • Asterisk (*) stands for multiple characters. Most databases only allow * on the end of a term. JStor and Wiley allow * to stand before or embedded in a word.

EXAMPLE: war* = war, wars, warring, warlord, etc.

  • Question marks (?) stand for single character replacement.

EXAMPLE: wom?n = woman, women

  • Use double quotation marks around a phrase that you want to search exactly as typed. Some databases will ignore "stop words" such as 'a', 'the', etc. regardless of quotation marks.
  • Use Author, Title, and Abstract search narrowing to find items more specific to your topic. Be careful when using Abstract because not every article contains one.