To begin, please select one of the following types of resources:
The University of Waterloo library has prepared an electronic
Subject Guide for students and researchers. Some highlights of the library guide include the following electronic resources:
- Cambridge Histories Online (Library Trial ends October 17, 2008)
Electronic access to American, British and Regional Histories, Economics, Language and Linguistics, History of the Book, Literature Studies, Theatre and Performing Arts, Political and Social Theory, Philosophy Music, Religious Studies, and Science. Over 250 volumes published since 1960, equating to around 196,000 pages. New content added yearly, including newly published Histories and formerly unavailable volumes.
- Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Literary and historical classics from 1475-1700.
- Exemplaria: a journal of theory in Medieval and Renaissance studies
Published through SUNY in Binghamton, N.Y. as part of the Medieval & Renaissance Text & Studies series from c.1989 to the present.
- The International Medieval Bibliography Online
This electronic bibliography covers most major scholarly works written about the Middle Ages. This includes books, collections of essays, conference proceedings, and journal articles. The bibliography is not full-text. [Note: This link only works from on-campus. For off-campus access, please log into the Waterloo Trellis catalogue and then access the IMB via the catalogue.]
- The Latin Background: 1100 - 1550
Latin texts and correspondence (with translations) from some of the most important figures of medieval England.
- The Latin Library
- The Newberry Library
The Newberry holdings span the history and culture of western Europe from the Middle Ages to the mid-twentieth century and the Americas from the time of first contact between Europeans and Native Americans.
- Past Masters
Searchable full texts Aquinas, Aristotle, etc.
- Patrologia Latina
Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
[NB: the full paper version of the PL is available, upon request, in the library of St. Jerome's University]
- Packard Humanities Institute
Latin literature to A.D. 200 and Greek texts of the late imperial and Byzantine periods and the Greek and Latin documentary papyri from the 4th century B. C. to the 8th century A.D. (contact Christine Jewell, the Waterloo Medieval Studies subject librarian, for access)
- Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
Greek texts from Homer to A.D. 600. (contact Christine Jewell, the Waterloo Medieval Studies subject librarian, for access)
Here is a brief list of external resources that may be of interest to students interested in Medieval Studies:
- Internet Medieval Sourcebook (Fordham University)
Online full-text translations of primary documents from the Middle Ages.
- The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies (Georgetown University)
The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a World Wide Web server at Georgetown University. The Labyrinth's easy-to-use menus and links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images on other servers around the world.
- The WWW Virtual Library History Index of Medieval Europe (Michigan State University)