Contains records for works printed in any language in England or its dependencies from the beginning of printing through the end of the eighteenth century, as well as works printed in English anywhere else in the world during that period. Subject headings appear in records for items published in 1700 or earlier. (Over 460,000 items)
Resource URL: http://estc.bl.uk
Vendor: The British Library
Subjects: History, Literature
Type: Historical / Primary Sources, Indexes / Catalogs
Sourced from the archive of The Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers, located at Stationers Hall in the City of London, Literary Print Culture: The Stationers Company Archive, 15542007, allows access to a vast and unique collection of primary source documents. The collection is widely regarded as one of the most important primary sources for studying the history of the book as well as publishing history, the history of copyright and the workings of an early London Livery Company. Explore the variety of documents to uncover the story of the role the Stationers Company played in the history of the book trade.
Resource URL: http://www.literaryprintculture.amdigital.co.uk Abbreviation: amlpc Vendor: Adam Matthew Digital Ltd Coverage: 15542007 Subjects: History, Literature Type: Government Publications, Historical / Primary Sources, Images
The IMB, long available in print and CD-ROM, is the most comprehensive index for Medieval Studies. The online database comprises over 300,000 records. All subjects relating to the Middle Ages are included, within the date range 300–1500 AD. Geographical areas covered are Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. There is free text searching within the records and searching by authors, titles, publication sources, years of publication, ISBN/ISSN, languages, subjects, place names, persons, families, texts, repositories, and centuries treated. A browse function within each field displays the available terms.
The online-only Bibliographie de Civilisation Médiévale (BCM) is a bibliography of books that can be searched together with or separately from the IMB. There is also an International Directory of Medievalists available alongside IMB. In addition the Brepolis Medieval Encyclopedias provide online access to 1) Europa Sacra, a directory based on two earlier works, 2) a major German-language print encyclopedia, Lexikon des Mittelalters (or LexMA), and 3) an online-only supplement, International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages. Citations in the IMB and BCM link to articles in the encyclopedias, which in turn link to citations in the IMB and BCM.
Iter bibliography addresses many aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, such as archaeology, art, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and science, covering the years 400–1700. It provides citations for books, journals, and essays.
Resource URL: http://search.itergateway.org/Iter/search.jsp
Vendor: Iter, University of Toronto Libraries
Subjects: History, Literature, Religion, Women's and Gender Studies
Type: Indexes / Catalogs
Studies of the text, sources & analogues, language, style, structure, & themes of Chaucers poetry. Also articles on medieval literature, philosophy, theology, & mythography relevant to a study of the poet.
Articles, notes, shorter notices, review articles and reviews on all aspects of medieval languages and literatures published for members of the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature.
Covers all aspects of Renaissance history and culture. It contains multi-disciplinary papers on the history, art, architecture, religion, literature and language of any European country or any country influenced by Europe during the Renaissance.
Early European Books provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring all works printed in Europe before 1701, drawing together a diverse array of printed sources, regardless of language, as well as works published further afield. Developed and produced in close collaboration with scholars, rare book librarians, bibliographers, and other experts from the library world, this resource offers full-color, high-resolution facsimile images of some of the world's most significant collections of early printed books in Europe.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online is based on The English Short Title Catalogue, a machine-readable union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private and public libraries worldwide. This includes over 150,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701–1800. This online collection is divided into seven subject areas: history and geography; social science and fine arts; medicine, science and technology; literature and language; religion and philosophy; law; and reference.
Resource URL: http://link.gale.com/apps/ECCO?u=tall85761 Abbreviation: 18thcen Vendor: Gale Subjects: History, Literature Type: E-Book Collections, Historical / Primary Sources
Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, artworks and more from European archives, libraries and museums with sophisticated search and filter tools.
Resource URL: https://www.europeana.eu/en
Vendor: European Union
Subjects: Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Heritage, Geography, History, Literature, Music
Type: Historical / Primary Sources, Images, Maps, Music Scores, Newspapers and Newswires, Open Access, Streaming Audio, Streaming Video
Library of Latin Texts contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965). It covers all the works from the classical period, the most important patristic works, a very extensive corpus of Medieval Latin literature as well as works of recentior latinitas.
The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship.
Resource URL: http://www.oxfordscholarlyeditions.com/nos Abbreviation: shakes Vendor: Oxford University Press Subjects: Literature Type: E-Book Collections
The Parker Library's holdings of Old English texts account for a substantial proportion of all extant manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon, including the earliest copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (c. 890), unique copies of Old English poems and other texts, and King Alfred's translation of Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care. The Parker Library also contains key Anglo-Norman and Middle English texts ranging from the Ancrene Wisse and the Brut Chronicle to one of the finest copies of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. Other subjects represented in the collection are theology, music, medieval travelogues and maps, apocalypses, bestiaries, royal ceremonies, historical chronicles and Bibles. The Parker Library holds a magnificent collection of English illuminated manuscripts, such as the Bury and Dover Bibles (c. 1135 and c. 1150) and the Chronica maiora by Matthew Paris (c. 1230–50). Scholars in a variety of disciplines—including historians of art, music, science, literature, politics and religion—find invaluable resources in the Library's collection.
Women Writers Online is a wide-ranging and richly diverse collection of women’s writing in English from the pre-Victorian period. It brings together more than 350 works that illuminate a broad cross-section of women’s literate culture between 1450 and 1850, including political, philosophical, and scientific writing as well as religious material, poetry, drama, fiction, and a huge variety of texts that challenge traditional genre categorization.
The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS), the first fascicle of which appeared in 1975 and the 17th and last in 2013, is “the most comprehensive dictionary of Medieval Latin to have been produced and the first ever to focus on British Medieval Latin”.
The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600–1150 A.D.) of the English language, using today's most advanced technology. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period 1100–1500 A.D.) and the Oxford English Dictionary (which documents the development of the English language to the present), the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English. The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavor, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
Resource URL: https://tapor.library.utoronto.ca/doe/
Vendor: University of Toronto
Subjects: English, Linguistics, Literature
Type: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries, Historical / Primary Sources
Access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography based on the MED bibliographies, and an associated network of electronic resources.
Tutorial by Nicole Guenther Discenza (A medievalist in the English Department at the University of South Florida. This channel features videos I've made for my students and other parties interested in Old English, Middle English, and History of the English Language.)
Resource URL: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/middle-english-dictionary
Vendor: University of Michigan Library
Subjects: Bibliography, English, History, Literature
Type: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries, Open Access