MEMS subject guide



Online subject resources

Most of the resources below are freely available on the internet. In addition, the Library subscribes to a vast range of online resources: see other pages within this guide for subscription e-books, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

  • Acta Sanctorum: complete text of the collection of documents examining the lives of saints published by the Société des Bollandistes between 1643-1940.
  • Bayeux Tapestry Digital Edition: full images of the tapestry, plus commentary, maps and genealogies
  • Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi: medieval stained glass
  • Defining Gender, 1450-1910 (from Adam Matthew): British source materials for the study of gender, leisure and consumer culture
  • Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS) (via Logeion): a comprehensive, research-based dictionary focussed on British Medieval Latin. Logeion cross-searches several Latin and Greek dictionaries including the DMLBS
  • English Historical Documents: over 5,500 indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914
  • Labyrinth (University of Georgetown)
  • Luminarium: medieval, Renaissance and 17th century English literature
  • Medieval sources online (Manchester University Press): full text of 30 e-books on medieval topics, plus a gateway to medieval history sources
  • Middle English Compendium: a collection of resources including the Middle English dictionary, a hyperbibliography of Middle English prose and verse and a corpus of Middle English prose and verse.
  • New Oxford Shakespeare via Oxford Scholarly Editions: presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship.
  • Parker Library on the web - an interactive, web-based workspace designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
  • Parliament rolls of medieval England: full text and translation of the meetings of the English parliament from Edward I to Henry VII, 1272 to 1504
  • Patrologia Latina (from Chadwyck-Healey): full-text database of the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216
  • Records of Early English Drama (REED): brings together evidence of dramatic, ceremonial and minstrel activity in Great Britain before 1642
    • REED Patrons & Performances: use this tool to explore touring professional performers in England outside London before 1642 – their patrons, playing places and travel routes
    • REED Pre-Publication: get early access to the work of REED scholars in draft form, before it's professionally edited and published
  • Shakespeare Quartos Archive
  • State Papers Online 1509-1714: Access to all four parts:
    • Part I: The Tudors (Henry VIII to Elizabeth I), 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic
    • Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders,Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council
    • Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic
    • Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic



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