Key Electronic Primary Source Collections & Primary Source Reference Tools For Medieval & Renaissance Studies


Finding aids, illustrated catalogs, & auxiliary tools

  • Abbreviationes
    File in DHC
       Dictionary of Latin manuscript abbreviations.
  • Bibliotheque des Ducs de Bourgogne
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Catalog with extensive manuscript images from the 15th-century library of the Dukes of Burgundy.
  • Digital Scriptorium
    Database of medieval manuscript images produced by Columbia and Berkeley libraries.
  • In Principio
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Database of medieval manuscript incipits.
  • Iter Italicum
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Database of Renaissance Humanist manuscripts in Italy and elsewhere.
  • Kanones
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Database of medieval canon law manuscript citations.
  • Medieval and Early Modern Databank
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Database of currency exchange rate and price data.
  • Orbis Latinus
    Electronic version of dictionary of Latin-vernacular placenames, 1909 edition. Produced at the DHC by Karen Green.
  • Pamet Sveta
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Catalog of selected rare books at the Czech National library in Prague with facsimiles.
  • Thesaurus Formarum Totius Latinitatis: CETEDOC Index of Latin Forms
    CD-ROM in DHC

Latin Resources

  • Acta Sanctorum
  • Anselm. Opera Omnia
    Part of the Past Masters Collection.
  • Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Nearly 1300 Latin texts from Celtic-speaking regions of Europe from 5th to 12th centuries.
  • Augustine. Corpus Augustinianum Gissense
    Part of the Past Masters Collection.
        Critical edition of his works. 
  • -----. The Works of Augustine: a Translation for the 21st Century
    Part of the Past Masters Collection.
  • La Bibbia Amiatina
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Facsimile of a key early Bible manuscript.
  • Bibliotheca Iuris Antiqui
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Texts of the major collections of ancient and late-antique law, including bibliographic database and glossary. Of potential interest to medieval canon law.
  • CETEDOC Library of Christian Latin Texts
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Full text, without the apparatus, of Corpus Christianorum Series Latin and Continuatio Medievalia. Selected works from the Patrologia Latina & other collections. Includes material up to the 14th century.
  • Indices zur Lateinischen Literatur der Renaissance
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Currently consists of the epistolary corpus of Collucio Salutati and related material.
  • Jacob de Voragine. Legenda Aurea su CD-Rom
    CD-ROM in DHC
  • Master Christian Library
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Searchable English translations of Ante-Nicene and Nicene Fathers.
  • Late Medieval Liturgical Offices
    File in DHC
        Liturgical texts of the late Middle Ages.
  • Monumenta Germaniae Historica
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Ongoing electronic issue of contents of this core collection of documents relating to the history of medieval Germany and the medieval Western Empire. Currently contains mostly Merovingian and Carolingian material.
  • Patrologia Latina
    Collection of patristic and medieval Latin ecclesiastical authors, based on the 221-volume Migne collection.
  • Registra Vaticana
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Growing collection of facsimiles of papal registers. Currently hold those for Gregory VII, Innocent III, Honorius III, and Gregory IX.
  • Thesaurus Diplomaticus
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Collection of medieval charters from the Low Countries, dating largely to the end of the 12th century.
  • Thomas Aquinas. Collected Works of Thomas Aquinas
    Part of the Past Masters collection.
        English translation.
  • ----- Thomae Aquinatis Opera Omnia
    CD-ROM in DHC
        The complete works in Latin.
  • The Utrecht Psalter: Picturing the Psalms of David
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Manuscript facsimile.
  • William of Ockham. The Work of Ninety Days
    Part of the Past Masters collection.
        English translation only.

Italian resources (may include Latin texts as well)

  • Archivio della Tradizione Lirica da Petrarca a Marino
    CD-ROM in DHC
  • Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance
    CD-ROM in DHC
  • Bruno, Giordano. Opere Complete
    CD-ROM in DHC
  • I Commenti Danteschi dei Secoli XIV e XVI
    CD-ROM in DHC
  • Galileo. Sidereus Nuncius
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Searchable facsimile of the 1610 edition.
  • LIZ: Letteratura Italiana Zanichelli
    CD-ROM in DHC
        362 works of Italian literature, including a number of medieval and Renaissance texts.
  • Petrarch. Francesco Petrarca Opera Omnia
    CD-ROM in DHC
  • Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni. Opere Complete
    CD-ROM in DHC

French resources

Spanish resources

  • ADMYTE
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Digital archive of medieval and early modern Spanish manuscripts and early books.
  • Early Celestila Electronic Texts and Commentaries
    CD-ROM in DHC
  • Textos Clasicos para la Historia de Castilla y Leon
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Sources for history of medieval and modern Spain.

English resources

Byzantine resources

Arabic resources

  • ALIM
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Searchable translation of Quran with supplementary texts.
  • The Holy Qur’an
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Searchable Arabic text with translations and related material.
  • Hadith Encyclopedia
    CD-ROM in DHC
        Searchable collection of Hadith statements attributed to the Prophet with related material.

Hebrew & Aramaic resources

  • Responsa Project
    Bar-Ilan University Database of Jewish Studies CD-ROM
        Tanach, Midrashim, Talmudic literature and responsa.
  • Soncino Talmud, Midrash Rabbah, Zohar
    CD-ROM in DHC
        English and Hebrew texts.