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Chaucer and Medieval England

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Internet Resources

Library Catalog

To locate items in the library catalog, search in iBistro. You may want to limit your search to search only the Keeley Library, instead of all of the SAILS libraries. The following subjects are just some suggestions for your search:

  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400--Criticism and interpretation
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Civilization, Medieval--14th century
  • England--Civilization--1066-1485
  • England--Social life and customs--16th century
  • English literature--Middle English, 1100-1500--History and criticism
  • English poetry--Middle English, 1100-1500--History and criticism
  • English poetry--Middle English, 1100-1500--Modernized versions
  • Middle Ages--History
  • Poets, English--Middle English, 1100-1500--Biography

SAILS Databases

As members of SAILS, Durfee students and teachers can access journal and newspaper articles as well as online reference books, from the library's computers and from home. Simply go to the online catalog page, access the online catalog, and click on Online Resources button.

Selected Reference Books

  • Bibliography of Chaucer, 1908-1953
  • British writers
  • British writers classics
  • Chaucer A to Z : the essential reference to his life and works
  • Chaucer and the fifteenth century
  • The Critical temper; a survey of modern criticism on English and American literature from the beginnings to the twentieth century
  • English literature at the close of the Middle Ages
  • A history of English literature: The Middle Ages and the Renascence (650-1660)
  • A student's guide to British literature; a selective bibliography of 4,128 titles and reference sources from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present
  • Troilus and Cressida ; and, The Canterbury tales : with modern English versions of both works

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