Electronic Resources: General Reference

Bibliographies

Bibliographie de Civilisation Médiévale - UCB access only
Comprehensive, current bibliography of monographs worldwide and listings of miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften). Comprises 50,000 titles from 1958 to the present, i.e. the whole of the relevant elements from the bibliography of the Cahiers de civilisation médiévale. Fully classified by date, subject, and location, providing full bibliographical records. Covers all aspects of history, language and literature, philosophy, theology, art history, and archaeology in the Western, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds.

International Medieval Bibliography - UCB access only
Comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. The IMB comprises 300,000 articles, all of which are fully classified by date, subject, and location, providing full bibliographical records for work published throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Gateways (including sourcebooks and non-specific full text databases)

ITER: Gateway to the Renaissance - UCB access only
Indexes over 300 journal titles to create a bibliography of articles, essays, books, and reviews related to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (400-1700). Includes a number of databases useful to the fields of classical, medieval, and Renaissance studies such as Iter Italicum (a catalog of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections around the world), International Directory of Scholars, International Directory of Renaissance and Reformation Associations and Institutes, and Scholars of Early Modern Studies (volume 34). 

Labyrinth via Georgetown University
A gateway site, sponsored by Georgetown University, that provides access to a vast number of electronic resources for the study of the Middle Ages, including most of the sources cited above plus a great number of others. Provides links to databases, services, texts, and images on electronic servers around the world.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook via Fordham University
Another gateway site providing entry to such topics as Byzantium, Islam, the Celtic world, the crusades, social history, sex and gender, saints' lives, medieval music, maps, and films on medieval topics.

Luminarium
Electronic texts, images, music, and commentaries relating to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Yet another useful gateway; very clearly organized.

NetSERF
A set of on-line materials relating to medieval archaeology, architecture, art, material culture, drama, history, law, literature, and other topics.

 

Encyclopedias

International Encyclopedia for the Middle Ages - UCB access only
New supplement to the Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA), produced under the joint auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Brepols Publishers. The chronological range of IEMA is 300-1500 CE, covering all of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. IEMA compliments and fills in gaps in the coverage of the present Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA).

Lexikon des Mittelalters Online / Brepolis Medieval Encyclopaedias - UCB access only
Based upon the most important encyclopaedia in the world for medievalists (published in German between 1977 and 1999), LexMA’s 36,700 signed articles written by 3,000 authors covers all aspects of medieval studies within the period 300-1500 CE. Its geographical scope covers the whole of Europe, part of the Middle East, and parts of North Africa to document the roots of Western culture and those of its neighbors in the Byzantine, Arab and Jewish worlds.