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Finding Criticism, Biography, History

Secondary sources, such as literary criticism and bibliographies of Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales, Chaucer biographies, and British history, are found through the book catalog and through journal databases.

Links to the book catalogs and to recommended journal databases are below.

Suggested search terms are in the boxes to the right.

Article Database Searches

Book Catalog Searches

The following list contains official subject terms used in the Dominican catalog.  It can help you get started, but you will likely end up doing more specific searches like "Chaucer Feminism." You can also expand your search by using the I-Share catalog.

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Canterbury tales

• Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. [Specific tale]

E.g. Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Knight's tale

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 - Characters

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Criticism and interpretation

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 - Bibliography

Great Britain -- History -- Medieval period, 1066-1485

Great Britain -- History -- 14th Century

England -- Civilization -- 1066-1485

Look for other appropriate subheadings under "Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400," "Great Britain," or "England."