HST 244 - Vikings: Researching Vikings

A quick guide to library sources for essays about the Vikings and their culture.

Google Scholar and finding access to articles

Google Scholar will help you find scholarly books and journal articles.  In some cases, you'll be able to connect from Google Scholar into library databases to read articles immediately; in other cases, data from Google Scholar can be used to fill out interlibrary loan requests for articles we can't access through PCC databases.  Google Scholar also helps you discover related articles to expand your search.

  • Set your library links to include Portland Community College - Find It @ PCC.
  • If Find It @ PCC doesn't appear on the right, click >> to open Find It @ PCC, then click to request the book or article.
  • Use Related Articles to expand your search
  • If you use the Cite link, check the citation before you turn in your paper.

Databases to try

Useful websites