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The resources linked below are all databases we subscribe to at Southpointe Academy. For login information, please ask your teacher librarian.
Explora will help you navigate the EBSCO database host.
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context give you access to articles in the GALE Database that have a global focus.
BBC History is a good, reputable source for general articles related to historical events. Many of the articles will also lead you to further sources.
BBC Bitesize is another good source for links to short articles, videos and other sources for research.
The British Library Online Gallery
This webpage allows you to search the British Library's online gallery and will link you to articles and primary source documents. The Turning the Pages section of the website will even allow you to virtually read many of the primary source books in the library itself. There are many articles on the Black Death as well as excellent examples of primary sources on this website.
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is maintained by the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. This website provides access to an excellent collection of public domain and copy permitted resources including both primary and secondary texts. This website, however, is not frequently maintained, so you may find some broken links.
The Decameron Web
This website is a project by Brown University students to explore the Decameron texts - a collection of stories from people fleeing Italy during the time of the plague This website will give you some good general information about the effects of the plague, but also broadens out to look at the plague from different perspectives including science, literature, historical and many more. I have linked you directly to the plague portion of this website, but it is a good idea to explore the other pages, as well.
While this website will not provide you information about the Black Death itself, it is an excellent source for Medieval writing and manuscripts. If you are thinking of creating a Medieval Manuscript as your primary source document, this site will be invaluable a a resource for how Medieval letters were formed and how Medieval manuscripts were decorated. This website is maintained by retired reader in medieval history at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia and his wife.
This is a medieval focused blog, but the blog is maintained by two graduates from the University of Toronto's Medieval Studies program. This website has excellent, reader friendly, articles on a variety of topics related to the Black Death.