This research guide includes books (bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and monographs), websites, and databases relating to the crusades. The resources listed cover the nearly two hundred years from 1095-1291 during which Catholic Western Europe had a presence in the Levant. Also included are a list of subject headings to help focus the scope of one's research on the crusades.
Most of these resources can be requested in the Main Reading Room. However, there are a handful of items which must be requested in other reading rooms such as the Performing Arts Reading Room and the Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room. In the Library of Congress Online Catalog, clicking on an item will link to its catalog record which will indicate the item's location.