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Rhead, Louis. Bold Robin Hood and His Outlaw Band: Their Famous Exploits in Sherwood Forest. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1912.

Primary Sources

Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press)  Tutorial
Presents peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies and expert commentary on current scholarship in selected disciplines.

Falvey Library Catalog (Books & Media)
Keyword and subject searches in the Library catalog are good starting points. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.

Robin Hood Project
The Robin Hood Project makes available texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information about the Robin Hood stories and other outlaw tales. The project is sponsored by the University of Rochester.

One Literature (ProQuest)
A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose.

Early English Books Online (ProQuest)  Tutorial
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
Provides full text access to digital copies of books, pamphlets, and journals available in the public domain. Most of the freely available texts are pre-1923 imprints and government documents. Also allows full-text searching of millions of publications that are still under copyright in order to aid discovery of relevant materials. The Hathi Trust collection largely mirrors content available through Google Books, but only the latter platform permits the exports of public domain content.

Internet Archive
Provides digital access to books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Most of the freely available files are books published prior to 1923 and government documents. Also includes the Wayback Machine, an archive of hundreds of billions of web pages from across the history of the internet.

Aldine Robin Hood Library
This collection contains issues from Aldine's Robin Hood Library for young adults published by the Aldine Publishing Company in the early 20th century.

E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.

Books & Book Chapters

Much of the scholarly literature in the field is published in books which are often referred to as monographs. Find books in the Library’s collection with a Books & Media search. Start with keywords that describe your topic and use the hyperlinked subjects in the book records to reduce and focus search results. Notice facets such as topic and language which will further narrow results. Subject searches can significantly increase or decrease the number of results. For a more comprehensive review of the literature consult WorldCat and use the integrated Borrow from other libraries feature to request books which are not locally available.

Medieval Studies (Oxford Bibliographies)
Offers outstanding introductions to a wide variety of topics in medieval studies with an emphasis on Western civilization. Each bibliographic essay begins with a general overview and a list of reference works, followed by a historiography and a list of critical journals in the field. Essays may also include a list of recommended primary sources in the original languages and in translation.

Falvey Library Catalog (Books & Media)
Keyword and subject searches in the Library catalog are good starting points. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.

Cambridge Histories Online (Cambridge University Press)
Provides online access to the well-regarded Cambridge Histories series. Includes the New Cambridge Medieval History (7 volumes) together with a range of other histories that include volumes focusing on the Middle Ages. Examples include volume 6 of The Cambridge History of Judaism (The Middle Ages), volume 2 of The New Cambridge History of Islam (The Western Islamic World, 11th to 18th Centuries), and volume 5 of The Cambridge World History (Expanding Webs of Exchange and Conflict, 500 CE - 1500 CE).

Bloomsbury Medieval Studies (Bloomsbury)
Presents a selection of interdisciplinary medieval studies resources including the Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages, access to over 150 monographs from reputed publishers in the field of medieval studies, a selection of study resources curated by major scholars, and a selection of visual sources.

Manchester Medieval Sources (Manchester University Press)
Offers access to a growing collection of translations of key primary sources. Series editors are Rosemary Horrox and Simon MacLean. Most volumes are also available in print.

JSTOR
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.

Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Companions

Bloomsbury Medieval Studies (Bloomsbury)
Presents a selection of interdisciplinary medieval studies resources including the Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages, access to over 150 monographs from reputed publishers in the field of medieval studies, a selection of study resources curated by major scholars, and a selection of visual sources.

New Cambridge Medieval History (7 vols.)
All 7 volumes are available online. Print copies are shelved on the 1st floor in Falvey West: D117 .N48 1995
A comprehensive history of Europe from 500 to 1500 AD written by leading international scholars.

A Companion to the Medieval World
Covers the major issues in the study of Medieval Europe.

Daily Life in Medieval Europe

Medieval England: An Encyclopedia

Citation Management

Chicago Manual of Style Online, 17th ed.
The 17th edition of the Manual is the most current. The online version includes a Citation Quick Guide with examples. The Library's website offers a short introduction and overview to the Notes and Bibliography System commonly used in the humanities.

Spelling Variations

Spelling conventions have changed over time. Track spelling variations related to your topic to improve your search results.

Hood - Hode - Hude - ...
Sherwood - Sherwodde - ...
Robin - Robyn - ...
lyttle - little - ...
yeman - yeoman - ...
forster - forester - ...

Subjects and Keywords

Make a laundry list of relevant subjects and keywords throughout the research process.
Track the source of your subjects.

  • Worldcat/catalog: Robin Hood (Legendary character); Outlaws - Early works to 1800; Outlaws - England; Outlaws in motion pictures; Outlaws in literature; Outlaws - Romances; Ballades, English; ...
  • International Medieval Bibliography: Robin Hood, legendary figure; Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne; Robin Hood and the Forresters; ...
  • MLA International Bibliography: Robin Hood; Robin Hood plays; treatment of Robin Hood; folk literature; ballad; poetry; popular culture; outlaw; ...

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