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About this LibGuide

Welcome to the Medieval Studies LibGuide! This main page compiles general resources in the field, as well as a rotating display of new acquisitions and trial or spotlight resources at River Campus Libraries (make sure to scroll down!). The sub-field tabs above feature a smaller number of discipline-specific resources, databases, and websites. Have fun exploring!

Medieval Collections at the U of R


Resource Spotlight

Places to Begin: Encyclopedias, Databases & Portals

Once you've exhausted all the usual suspects (MLA Bibliography, JSTOR, and of course the Rush Rhees and Robbins Library stacks), you can turn your attentions to more specific databases. These resources will help you find overview articles, quick facts, and definitions, as well as scholarly articles. 


International Medieval Bibliography (UR online)

Oxford Bibliographies Online (UR online)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (UR online)

New Catholic Encyclopedia (UR online)

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages (UR online)


Mirabile: Digital Archive for Medieval Latin Culture (in Italian, but navigable)

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance 

The Labyrinth 

In Print

Lexikon des Mittelalters

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages


Mantra Roy, PhD, MLIS
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Some of the important journals in Medieval Studies. River Campus Libraries holds many of these in both digital and print formats. 


Medium Ævum

Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Journal of Medieval History



Studies in the Age of Chaucer


Medieval Studies Blogs

A completely non-comprehensive list of blogs that I have read and enjoyed. Join the conversation on medieval topics!

In the Middle

British Library Medieval Manuscripts Blog

The Schoenberg Institute for Ms Studies

Reading Medieval Books

A Clerk of Oxford

A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe

Historian on the Edge