Provides bibliographies online. Subjects cover early printing, literature, natural history, science, medicine, theology, cultural and area studies, Judaica, music, theology, art, architecture. Key bibliographies include standard reference works by Goff (Incunabula), Brunet (Manuel), Sabin (Americana), Fairfax Murray (French and German Books), and more.
"The key-idea of MEI is to analyze and cathegorize each provenance clue by century (possibly decade) and by geographical area (city and/or country), so that the more the book was used and read in the past – underlined, annotated, rebound, decorated etc. – the more we have provenance blocks of information for describing it and thus retrievable data for research."
The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (SDBM) makes available data on medieval manuscript books of five or more folios produced before 1600. Its purpose is to facilitate research for scholars, collectors, and others interested in manuscript studies and the provenance of these unique books.
Full text digitized medieval manuscripts from late antique to medieval authors, compiled by the University of UCLA. This extensive database gives access to highly important manuscripts from important libraries worldwide.
A feature of this site is that digital images of all printed mss. catalogues of German collections are searchable by incipit. Also contains high quality digital images of nearly 100 manuscripts, multiple indexes to iconography and manuscript literature. Supports searching by manuscript identifiers or thematically. In German.
The HMML manuscript database contains information on over 95,000 codices and over 250,000 texts (works) in the collection. Include the source number and the name of the field that needs correction and send to HMML. Manuscript Search. Find manuscripts by city, library, or shelfmark. Search for Texts or Works. Find Images and Metadata about Images.
Il censimento dei manoscritti datati d'Italia risponde ai seguenti criteri:
1. Sono censiti i manoscritti che presentano un riferimento espresso ad un anno o una formula di datazione convertibile ad un anno preciso, o più dati cronici o una formula di datazione compresi entro un periodo di 12 mesi.
2. Sono censiti manoscritti che presentano un dato esplicito relativo alla loro origine (nome del copista, luogo di copia, nome del miniatore).
3. Sono censiti manoscritti datati entro il 31 dicembre 1500; nel caso di copisti o luoghi di copia sono censiti manoscritti databili entro la fine del secolo XV.
4. Si censiscono solo i manoscritti prodotti secondo un progetto riconoscibile e unitario.
5. Sono esclusi dal censimento i manoscritti in forma di codice contenenti materiali di natura documentaria, amministrativa, in genere archivistica.
6. Nella sezione "Manoscritti scartati" è giustificata sempre l'esclusione di manoscritti che presentano una dubbia indicazione cronologica entro l'anno 1500 o una sospetta attestazione di copista.
"The manuscript collections currently displayed in Digital Scriptorium are from the California State Library, Columbia University, Harvard University, the Huntington Library and Museum, Jewish Theological Seminary, Johns Hopkins University, New York Public Library, San Francisco State University, the University of California at Berkeley and at Davis, the University of Missouri at Columbia, and the University of Texas at Austin. In the first half of 2007, additional manuscript collections will be incorporated from the Free Library of Philadelphia, Fordham University, Oberlin College, Rutgers University and the universities of Kansas, Notre Dame, and Pennsylvania."
"The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. It bridges the gap between a diverse user community and the limited resources of libraries by means of sample imaging and extensive rather than intensive cataloguing."
ESTC is a vast database designed to include a bibliographic record, with holdings, of every surviving copy of letterpress produced in Great Britain or any of its dependencies, in any language, worldwide, from 1473-1800. In order to increase access to these items, we include references to microfilm, digital, and other facsimile versions.
This is a database of information about worship books printed before 1601. The interest lies in global questions about worship in Renaissance Europe, by the means of the European books of ritual for the several Catholic churches and also books for Protestant and Jewish faiths during the tumultuous generations before 1601.
"The Heritage of the Printed Book Database (previously called the Hand Press Book Database) is a steadily growing collection of files of catalogue records from major European and North American research libraries covering items of European printing of the hand-press period (c.1455-c.1830) integrated into one file. This makes it possible for information to be retrieved in one single search across all files."
Covers a broad range of subjects such as literature, history, music, art, linguistics, and religion. "Early European Books" aims at providing digital access to continental printed texts before 1701 by offering full-color, high-resolution facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item in the collection is captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages, and any loose inserts, providing information about the physical characteristics and provenance histories of the original artefact. "Early European Books" is searchable on the bibliographic descriptions that accompany each facsimile and the database provides functionality that allows to pinpoint images that contain manuscript annotations and various kinds of non-textual printed matter, such as illustrations and maps. The full text of the documents included in "Early European Books" is not searchable. "Early European Books" is issued as a series of collections, each offering access to the early printed books of one or more major libraries.
"MEI is a database specifically designed to record and search the material evidence (or copy specific, post-production evidence and provenance information) of 15th-century printed books: ownership, decoration, binding, manuscript annotations, stamps, prices, etc. MEI is linked to the Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC), provided by the British Library, from which it derives the bibliographical records, and it allows the user at last to combine searches of bibliographical records (extracted from ISTC) with copyspecific records."
"L'archivio dei possessori dell'Archiginnasio è una base dati che raccoglie le riproduzioni dei segni di possesso presenti sui volumi posseduti dalla biblioteca, divisi per tipologie: note manoscritte, timbri, ex libris, ex dono, superlibros e segnature di collocazione."
The Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD) provides access to a growing number of Latin dictionaries. The database will comprise three kinds of dictionaries: * Dictionaries to assist translation from Latin into modern languages (English, French, German, and other) * Dictionaries providing semantic and etymological explanations in Latin of Latin words * Historical Latin dictionaries The Database of Latin Dictionaries is linked to the Library of Latin Texts (CLCLT), permitting to search on a word in a dictionary within the DLD and to identify actual occurrences of the word within its context in the CLCLT and vice versa.
The Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD) provides access to a growing number of Latin dictionaries. The database will comprise three kinds of dictionaries: ##Dictionaries to assist translation from Latin into modern languages (English, French, German, and other) ##Dictionaries providing semantic and etymological explanations in Latin of Latin words ##Historical Latin dictionaries ## ##The Database of Latin Dictionaries is linked to the Library of Latin Texts (CLCLT), permitting to search on a word in a dictionary within the DLD and to identify actual occurrences of the word within its context in the CLCLT and vice versa.
Abbreviationes 2.3 offers researchers a quick solution to finding common abbreviations in medieval Latin manuscripts, reference works, and other documents. The search screen lets you define whether the abbreviation you are looking for is used at the beginning or end of a term or contained within it.
Abbreviationes 2.3 offers researchers a quick solution to finding common abbreviations in medieval Latin manuscripts, reference works, and other documents. The search screen lets you define whether the abbreviation you are looking for is used at the beginning or end of a term or contained within it. To type any letters on the baseline (lowercase or uppercase), use the keys for the lowercase letters a-z. To type superscript letters, use the keys for the uppercase letters A-Z. To type the common abbreviation mark for ‘con’, use @ (the at sign).
In Principio features over 1 million incipits, covering Latin literature from its origins to the Renaissance. It is an inevitable research tool for those scholars and libraries interested in the writers, texts and manuscripts of Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Coverage: Latin Literature from its origins to the Renaissance
Database of mediaeval manuscripts' scribes and owners. The database is integrated with the "Scriptores codicum medii aevi". The information on each scribe or owner of a manuscript includes: name; short biographical data with city of origin and birth and death dates; libraries holding manuscript(s); references to secondary literature.
"Annotated Books Online is a virtual research environment for scholars and students interested in historical reading practices. It is part of the research project “A Collaboratory for the Study of Reading and the Circulation of Ideas in Early Modern Europe” funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and co-ordinated by Arnoud Visser. Generous additional funding was provided by Anthony Grafton for the edition of Gabriel Harvey’s annotations to Livy (Mellon Foundation)."
"DigiPal is a new resource for the study of medieval handwriting, particularly that produced in England during the years 1000–1100, the time of Æthelred, Cnut and William the Conqueror. It is designed to allow you to see samples of handwriting from the period and to compare them with each other quickly and easily. "
"The Italian Paleography website presents 102 Italian documents and manuscripts written between 1300 and 1700, with tools for deciphering them and learning about their social, cultural, and institutional settings."