R.W. Finn, An introduction to Domesday Book (London, 1963), and H.C. Darby, Domesday England (Cambridge, 1977), provide examples and definitions of most Domesday terms and concepts; Domesday Book: index of subjects, edited by J.D. Foy (Chichester, 1992), has comprehensive listings of all subjects, with their Phillimore references.

The more important Domesday terms and concepts are grouped under the following headings: