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GER/HIST 278 - Medieval Answers to Modern Questions (Spring 2019)

Use this guide to locate images, books and articles for your portfolio project. For library research help at any time, use the UA Library's Ask Us service.

Tips for Locating Images

If you know a specific name of a person, place, or object, enter that into the search box. If you are using a phrase, use quotations around the phrase:


  • "Marie de France"

Use keywords such as medieval or middle-ages and combine that with paintings or architecture or buildings.

  • medieval and paintings
  • medieval and (architecture or buildings)

Image Databases

Locate Illustrations in Books

Use library search to find books that will have images of medieval culture and customs. You can determine if a book has illustrations by looking at the record for the description area:
Description: x, 168 p. : ill., maps ;

Scanning Images:  Once you find a book with medieval illustrations you can scan the images using the scanners located in either the Information Commons area of the Main or Science-Engineering Library. 

Location of Art Books:  Many art history books of the Middle Ages will be located in the Science-Engineering Library, where the art and architecture books are shelved due to lack of room in the Main Library.

View/write down the call numbers of the following books. You can browse this call number range on the 5th floor of the Science Library.