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Wellesley College Research Guides

HIST 279/379: Heresy and Popular Religion in the Middle Ages: In Class Activities

1. Appointments

Click here to make an appointment with me to chat about finding sources or citing them!:

2. Encyclopedias

Type "Hrotsvitha" into the search box in this database to start this activity in class. Browse the articles on her and come up with at least two key terms for us to use in a search.

3. Find articles and books

Sarah will show you how to use the key terms you found in part 2 in the catalog:

4. Telephone

Follow Sarah's directions to play a game of telephone as a class to get some ideas for your topic!

5. Primary sources

In pairs, browse the primary sources tab of this guide and peruse one source where you might start to look for primary sources for your own topic. 

Another way to find translated primary sources in books is to use the catalog to search for your topic AND (documents OR sources)


"poor Clares" AND (documents OR sources)

"Hildegard of Bingen" AND (documents OR sources)

Christ* AND Jew* AND medieval AND (documents OR sources)