Medieval Studies

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Primary subject databases
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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages Full-text articles covering the period from the 5th to the 15th century, with a focus on Europe and Christianity. View Full Description

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Secondary subject databases
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Historical Abstracts Index of journal articles, books, etc. on world history (NOT Canada or the U.S.) from 1450 to the present. View Full Description
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Interdisciplinary bibliography of scholarly research on the period from 400 to 1700. View Full Description

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Tertiary subject databases
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Atla Historical Monographs Collection Monographs from 13th century to early 1900s on religious language, development, and relationships with other issues. View Full Description
Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials Index with some full text for articles and books on religion and theology. View Full Description
Early English Books Online Full text, in facsimile, of more than 125,000 literary and historical texts as listed in the English Short Title Catalogue. View Full Description
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson) Interdisciplinary database with articles from more than 1200 English-language periodicals. View Full Description
JSTOR Current and back issues of journals in arts and sciences. View Full Description
Literature Online Full text of more than 355,000 works in English, American and Canadian literature. View Full Description
Medieval Family Life Medieval documents on the topics of family, business, the law, violence, etc. View Full Description
Medieval Studies @ EBSCOhost Selected EBSCOhost databases for Medieval Studies. View Full Description
Medieval Travel Writing Important manuscripts by European travellers. View Full Description
OED : Oxford English Dictionary The full text of the 20-volume 2nd edition (1989) plus regular updates. View Full Description
Patrologia Latina Searchable database of the 221 volumes of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina. View Full Description
Scholars Portal Journals Several thousand full-text electronic journals; especially strong in sciences and social sciences. View Full Description
Book of saints: a dictionary of servants of God
Wilton, Conn.: Morehouse Pub., 1989. Location: BX4655.2 B66 1989
Dictionary of the Middle Ages (13 volumes)
New York: Scribner, 1982-1989. Location: D114 D5
Encyclopedia of medieval church art
Edward Tasker. London : B. T. Batsford, 1993. Location: NA5463 T38
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
Full-text articles covering the period from the 5th to the 15th century, with emphasis on Europe and Christianity.
Oxford Music Online
Contains the full text of the 2001 edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, with annual updates.
Lexikon des Mittelalters (9 volumes)
Muenchen; Zuerich: Artemis-Verlag, 1977-1998. Location: D101.5 L49
Medieval art: a topical dictionary
Leslie Ross. Westport, Conn.; London: Greenwood Press, 1996. Location: N7850 R67
Medieval England: an encyclopedia
New York: Garland Pub., 1998. Location: DA129 M43
Medieval folklore: an encyclopedia of myths, legends, tales, beliefs, and customs
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2000. Location: GR35 M43
Medieval Germany: an encyclopedia
John Jeep. New York: Garland Pub., 2001.
Middle English Dictionary (22 volumes)
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1965 – 2001. Location: PE679 M54
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Links to texts in translation and other resources.
Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
Scholarly, well-organized site. Includes Old and Middle English texts.
Turning the Pages
A site of The British Library where you can virtually "turn" the pages of several medieval manuscripts.
Online Medieval and Classical Library
Part of the Berkeley Digital Library, a collection of some of important literary works of medieval civilization.
Site that offers news, articles, videos and general information about the Middle Ages and medieval society.
Medieval Church
Sources that detail the history of the Medieval Church