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What was life like in Medieval Europe for a serf, lord, knight, priest, or king?

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Research Tips & Tricks

Top THREE Tricks for better research results

1. Search with keywords not with sentences.  Google will try and guess what you are searching for, a database does not. Use keywords.
Good search: "medieval Europe" serfs
Bad search: What did the serfs do in medieval Europe?

2. Use quotations to make an important phrase stick together.
Example: "middle ages" or "medieval Europe"

3. Complete your search in 3-5 different ways. Use synonyms of your keywords to maximize your results.
Example: Search "middle ages", "medieval Europe", "the Dark Ages" in 3 separate searches. You will likely yield different results each time.

 

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