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This guide contains information on current books and links to databases, journals and web sites.
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New Books

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Queenship in Medieval Europe - Theresa Earenfight
Call Number: D107.3 .E27 2013
ISBN: 0230276466
Publication Date: 2013-07-12

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The Bayeux Tapestry - Martin K. Foys
Call Number: NK3049.B3 F68 2003 CD-ROM
ISBN: 0953961052
Publication Date: 2002-11-08

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Divorce in Medieval England - Sara M. Butler
ISBN: 0415825164
Publication Date: 2013-03-11

Ebook collections

  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)  
    This databases contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.
  • Libro, the Library of Iberian Texts Online
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book Project
    Approximately 250 print converted titles and new XML titles are added every year in the areas of American, Asian, European, and Middle Eastern History. In 2005, books in Latin American History and African Studies were added. Humanities books added 2007 for a total of 1500 e-books

Medieval History Websites

Here is a starting point for the main websites which link to material in history and literature. See the link "Other Websites" for even more ....

  • Internet Medieval Sourcebook
    Developed by Paul Hallsall at Fordham, this aim of this resource to provide teachers and students of Medieval history with an online collection of historical documents in translation.
  • ORB: The Online Reference for Medieval Studies
    Last updated in 2002, the contents of ORB was written and maintained by medieval scholars in support of their teaching. Each site was reviewd by two peer reviewers.
  • The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
    Hosted by Georgetown University
  • Monastic Matrix
    With a focus on the participation and contribution of women's religious communities between 400-1600, it contains both textual and material sources, primary and is selected and maintained by a medieval group of scholar.
  • Electronic Resources for Medieval Philosophy
    SiEPM is a medieval society focused on medieval philosophy.Drawing from the contributions of international scholars, the website contains links to edited texts, manuscript collections, bibliographies and more.
  • Medieval English Towns
    Covers all aspects of medieval urban communities using 5 categories: Introduction, Town Histories, Office-Holding, Links and Florilegium. The focus is on East Anglia; the Florilegium contains a huge collection in translation.
  • Voice of the Shuttle
    Univ. Cal. Santa Barbara hosts this sites with links to sources in the humanities

Start your database search here:

  • International Medieval Bibliography
    The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is a multidisciplinary bibliographic database covering Europe, North Africa and the Middle East for the entire period from AD 300 to 1500. It aims to provide a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) published worldwide in over 35 different languages.

    The database currently comprises over 400,000 article records on every aspect of the Middle Ages, with over 16,000 new records being added annually in quarterly updates.

Interdisciplinary Databases

Start your search with JSTOR and then explore some of the other databases you can access through Lemieux Library.

    Search scholarly journals for articles in the areas of business, economics, education, history, psychology, religion, science and more.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Search over 7000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6000 peer-reviewed scholarly journals.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Search nearly 2800 full-text periodicals, including a mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and newspapers.

More Databases

  • ARTstor  
    Provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.***BEFORE you use ARTstor please be aware of specific SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS as well as PERMITTED & RESTRICTED USES.
  • ATLA Religion
    Premier index for international journal articles, book reviews, and essays supporting religion and theological studies. Abstracts,some full text articles and citations including Religion Index One and Religion Index Two; coverage 1949 to present.
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    This unique historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content, Cambridge Histories Online is an invaluable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike. INCLUDES volumes of the NEW CAMBRIDGE MEDIEVAL HISTORY
  • Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    Index to literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Also includes full text access to Renaissance Quarterly.
  • MLA International Bibliography  
    The MLA International Bibliography is a comprehensive database for books, academic journals, dissertations and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
  • Philosopher's Index
    Provides citations and abstracts of articles and books in the fields of philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, and logic.
  • Parliament Rolls of Medieval England
    Provides access to the rolls of parliament, which are the official records of the meetings of English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1727-1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485-1509).
  • Art Full Text
    Offers full text, abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications—now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.
  • Project MUSE
    Scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Gender Studies Database  
    GSD includes content from Women Studies International, Men’s Studies and LGBT scholarship from a variety of sources including links to carefully selected website.

Open Access Indexes

  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
    Indexes journal articles from over 500 journals, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality (including masculinity and male homosexuality), and gender during the Middle Ages. Geographically covers Medieval Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
  • BONIS Bibliography of Old Norse-Icelandic Studies
    "BONIS is a selective rather than exhaustive list of noteworthy editions, monographs, articles and reviews dealing with Old Norse philology (literature, language and history) and related subjects such as West Norse runology, Viking Age studies, Archaeology, art history, ecclesiastical and legal history published anywhere in the world."

  • Middle English Compendium
  • British History Online
    A digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
  • Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy

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Electronic Text

  • CELT: Corpus of Electronic Text
    Contains over 1200 historical and current documents covering Irish history, politics and culture. It included the electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

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