Digital Reference Sources

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.

Bibliotheca scriptorum Latinorum medii aevi digitalis
Provides access to the standard works of Medieval Latin prosopography in page-image/facsimile format. Additional titles are continously added.

Brill's Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
This is an English translation of the second edition (2013) of the well-known German-language Enzyklopädie des Mittelalters. The encyclopedia is dedicated to all aspects of medieval life, organized in eight sections: Society; Faith and Knowledge; Literature; Fine Arts and Music; Economy; Technology; Living Environment and Conditions; and Historical Events and Regions.

Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations
DARMC offers a series of maps and geodatabases bearing on multiple aspects of Roman and medieval civilization. The site allows users to generate original maps based on maps of Roman military installations, roads, shrines, mines, and villas; study the rise and fall of medieval kingdoms; and follow the geographic development of the medieval church.

Europa Sacra
A database offering complete coverage of Church prelates, information on all 1300 medieval bishoprics, archdioceses and patriarchates and prosopographical information on 18,507 bishops, archbishops and patriarchs. Its main sources are: C. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica medii aevi... ab anno 1198 [1st and 2nd edns. Münster, 1898ff] and P.B. Gams, Series episcoporum ecclesiae catholicae [Regensburg, 1873-86].

In Principio
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. Users have the option of directly entering search terms in one or more fields, searching terms from a browselist, checking "hits" before displaying results, and exporting records.

International Directory of Medievalists
The International Directory of Medievalists Online is the continuation of the printed editions. It will contain the names and addresses of specialists from over 70 different countries with for the majority their fields of study.

Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance
Iter, meaning a journey or a path in Latin, was created for the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) through the development of online resources, including (among others): Iter Italicum, P.O. Kristeller's listing of uncataloged, or incompletely cataloged, humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance, in Italian and other libraries around the world; the Iter Bibliography of more than 1 million records for articles, essays, books and reviews; and a growing list of related databases and web sites. The gateway also provides online access to the following journals: Early Theatre (volume 4, 2001-), Renaissance and Reformation (volume 24, no. 1, 2000-), Renaissance Quarterly (volume 53, no. 1, 2000), and Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science (2004-).

Lexikon des Mittelalters
The Lexikon des Mittelalters is the standard encyclopaedia for the European Middle Ages, containing over 36,700 signed articles by 3000 authors. Coverage extends from 300 to 1500 AD/CE for the whole of Europe and parts of the Middle East and North Africa. A multilingual interface (English, French and German) allows users to search by headwords, subjects, keywords, etc. Search results may be printed or saved to disk.

The New Cambridge Medieval History

Online Medieval Sources Bibliography
A searchable bibliography of texts from private letters, wills, and household accounts to literary works, philosophical treatises, chronicles, court proceedings, church records, and a host of other documents written in the Middle Ages and now available in printed or online editions and translations.

Oxford Bibliographies Online
Select the Medieval Studies module for a selective list of bibliographic citations, supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult. The citations link out to the sources via Harvard's library collection or through Google books, and more.

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Regnum Francorum Online
"This is a website about visualizing early medieval Europe on maps." The site includes a historical geographic database covering the Frankish kingdom from 300 to 900 CE. Locations on the maps are linked to historical source documents and other data.