How to do research in Medieval Studies

Library resources for researchers working on Medieval Studies


  • Time Period Terms: Medieval, Middle Ages, Gothic
  • Language Terms: Latin, Occitan, Old English
  • Genre Terms: Cartulary, Manuscript, Sermons, Chronicle
  • Geographic Terms: France, Hungary


The best tool for your project may be a specialized search engine, also known as a database. These databases are subject-specific or format-specific search tools:

International Medieval Bibliography (via HarvardKey) – The top database for journal articles and other scholarship in this field. Includes many articles in English as well as other languages.

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Medieval Studies (via HarvardKey) – Nearly 300 bibliographical articles identify and describe the key works of medieval scholarship on everything from King Arthur to Medieval Music Theory.

Dig Deeper

Inter Libros:  This research guide provides a list of top databases for full-text Medieval writings, dictionaries, histories, art, and maps.

Databases for Classics and Medieval Studies- explore the full list of databases in this subject category.


Steve Kuehler, the library liaison to Medieval Studies, is available to support researchers via email or in-person consultation.



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