The following resources are for those artisans interested in looking more in-depth at their chosen area of research. If something does not quite make sense to you, no worries. Use what you can, and leave what does not work for you.
Method and Theory by Lord Cassiano da Castello, Kingdom of Æthelmearc
This video is aimed at those who are looking for new ways to tackle SCA research, or want to add a new dimension to their historical background documentation. It breaks down some common methods and theories of historical and archaeological research by presenting four different sets of questions you can ask of your research project, as well as examples to practice on. It also covers some of the common pitfalls of following rabbit holes, and knowing when it’s time to turn back and go in a new direction.
SCA Research and Documenation
Research Resources – SCA.org
How to Research like an Academic: Moving Towards a Major A&S Project by Mistress Elena Hylton
Research, Documentation and A&S Competitions by Mistress Euriol of Lothian, Kingdom of Æthelmearc
Now what?! Effective Documentation for Competition by Elska á Fjárfelli, Kingdom of Æthelmearc
Documentation Resources – Lochac Arts and Sciences
How to Document Entries for Arts Competitions in the SCA by Mistress Juana Isabella de Ramirez y Montoya
Writing Documentation – Eithni’s Keep
How to Write Documentation for Arts & Sciences Competitions by THL Peryn Rose Whytehorse, Kingdom of Meridies
Academic Search Options
- Academia – a mix of academic and not published articles, book chapters
- Base Search Engine – one of the most powerful researches on academic studies texts. More than 100 million scientific documents, 70% of them are free.
Bioline International is a library of scientific bioscience journals published in developing countries.
- CrossRef – makes research objects easy to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse.
- Google Books – PDFs of (old) books
- Google Scholar – scholarly publications
- Project Gutenberg – PDFs of (old) books.
- Library Genesis – Books, Scientific articles, Magazines
- Refseek – Academic Resource Search. Encyclopedia, monographies, magazines.
- ResearchGate – academically published articles, book chapters.
- link.springer.com – more than 10 million scientific documents: books, articles, research protocols.
- US Federal Science – American state search engine on 2200+ scientific sites.
- Wayback Machine or Internet Archive – Archive of websites that no longer exist
- WorldCat – access 20 thousand worldwide libraries. Find out where lies the nearest rare book you need.
- Zlibrary (BookSC) – The world’s largest scientific articles store.
Latin for Medieval Re-enactors (private)
Ask for PDFs from People with Institutional Access (private)