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Medieval & Renaissance Studies Recommended Databases

  • ATLA
    Indexes international periodicals in the fields of religion and theological studies.
  • L'Année philologique
    Indexes articles selected from 1,000 journals in all Western languages, as well as festschriften, books, essays, editions of ancient texts, dissertations, and book reviews in Classical Studies.
  • Bibliography of British and Irish History
    Provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present.
  • Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina (BTL)
    Includes Latin texts from antiquity, late antiquity, medieval and modern Latin consisting mainly of scholia, texts of grammarians, and lexicon articles.
  • Brill's New Pauly
    Provides materials for the study of the ancient world.
  • Database of Latin dictionaries
    Provides and integrates different types of Latin dictionaries, whether modern, medieval or early-modern, but also to builds in links between these different tools.
    Indexes books, articles and essays on antiquities, art and archaeology in the ancient Middle Eastern, classical, early Christian, Byzantine, and early Medieval periods.
  • In Principio
    A collection of approximately 1,000,000 incipits covering all known Latin texts, in manuscript form, from the start of Latin literature to around 1500 A.D.
  • International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages
    Covers the time period 300-1500 CE, in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East and is a supplement to Lexikon des Mittelalters online (LexMA).
  • International Medieval Bibliography
    Indexes articles, notes, and similar literature on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 400 to 1500.
  • ITER: gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    Indexes journals relevant to the all aspects of the European Renaissance (1300-1700) and the medieval period (400-1500), including history, literature, art, philosophy, politics and government, and religion.
  • Lexikon des Mittelalters
    The standard encyclopaedia for medieval studies.
  • MLA Int. Bibliography
    International coverage of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing published from 1926
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Covers reference works and dictionaries for several European languages.
  • Past Masters
    Provides the full text of classic scholarly editions of the complete works of many philosophers.
  • Patrologiae Graecae
    Contains more than 160 volumes of Greek material (with Latin translations) relevant to the study of the history of the Christian Church from its beginnings through the Council of Florence in 1439.
  • Patrologia Latina
    Comprises the full text of works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
  • Philosopher’s Index
    Provides indexing and abstracts of scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews.
  • Supplementum epigraphicum graecum Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists (TOCS-IN)
    Provides access to a selection of 185 journals in the Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion, beginning in 1992.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
    Full text database of virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, and a large number of texts deriving from the period between A.D. 600 and the fall of Byzantium in 1453.

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