Library catalogs and some databases use subject terms to bring together all the works on a particular topic, regardless of the words or phrases authors use. Unlike keywords, subject terms are often not intuitive. This is a list of selected subject terms related to British literature to 1500, the Middle Ages, the Medieval period, and other topics you'll be covering in your presentations. Try using them alone or in combination with each other or other keywords when you search the UW Libraries.
These call-number ranges might be useful, but other relevant materials might be in other locations. The Library of Congress has a detailed guide showing a breakdown of call numbers.
BP 1-253 = Islam
BR = Christianity
BR 160-275 = Early and medieval
BR 735-799 = Europe (Britain and Ireland)
BX 800-4795 = Catholic Church
BX2315-2324 = Relics. Shrines. Pilgrimages. Processions
DA 129-260 = History of England. Early and medieval to 1485
DL 61-65 = History of Northern Europe, Scandinavia. Earliest to 1387
DP 91-160 = History of Spain. Earliest to 1516
PN 661-694 = Literary History. Medieval to 1500
PR 171-236 = English Literature. Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)
PR 251-369 = English Literature. Medieval. Middle English (1066-1500)
PR 1490-1799 = Anglo-Saxon literature.
PR 1803-2165 = Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle English