Medieval Search Engines at the University of Mississippi Library


Artstor is a digital library containing 1.8 million digital images including art, architecture and manuscript images for the study of the Middle Ages.

Dictionary of Old English Corpus

The electronic corpus is a complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts.

Dictionary of Old English: A to G Online

The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language. Includes links to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Dictionnaire d’histoire et de geographie ecclesiastiques (DHGE)

Online encyclopedia of church history.  All entries are in French.  Contains links to the bibliographies in Revue d’histoire ecclesiastique

International Medieval Bibliography

Multidisciplinary bibliography of Europe, North Africa, and the Near East in the Middle Ages, 300-1500

Library of Latin TextsA

Full text searching of more than 3,200 Latin texts from antiquity to the twentieth century

Library of Latin Texts–B

Full text searching of more than 300 Latin texts not included in LLTA

Library of Latin Texts Cross-searching tool

Full text searching of both LLTA and LLTB and Monumenta Germaniae Historica

Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH)

An extensive collection of documents concerning areas of German influence in Europe from late antiquity to 1500. Updated annually, the database contains texts from all five divisions of MGH: Scriptores, Leges, Diplomata, Epistolae, and Antiquitates.

Revue d’histoire ecclesiastique (RHE)

International bibliography of all aspects of church history.  Contains links to the entries at Dictionnaire d’histoire et de geographie ecclesiastiques

Medieval Search Engines on the Web

Medieval Imaginations: Literature and Visual Culture in the Middle Ages

‘Medieval Imaginations’ provides a database of images to enable you to explore the interface between the literature and visual culture of medieval England. It has been compiled to provide images corresponding to the main episodes dramatized in the English Mystery Plays, because these present the medieval view of human history from the Creation to the Last Judgement. These biblical stories, and images related to them, would have been instantly recognizable to a medieval audience.

Middle English Dictionary

The print Middle English Dictionary, completed in 2001, has been described as “the greatest achievement in medieval scholarship in America.” Its 15,000 pages offer a comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips, the largest collection of this kind available. This electronic version of the MED preserves all the details of the print MED, but goes far beyond this, by converting its contents into an enormous database, searchable in ways impossible within any print dictionary.

Project Andvari: A Digital Portal to the Visual World of Early Medieval Northern Europe

Funded by an NEH digital start-up grant, Lilla Kopár  (Catholic University) and Nancy Wicker (University of Mississippi) are working to build an online database to facilitate access to digital collections of art and artifacts from early medieval northern Europe. These resources are now scattered around the world, and monographs and catalogs listing inscriptions, runes, and monuments are out of print or difficult to find. The project staff aims to build a single aggregate search engine that links to other databases, cultural heritage sites, museums, and archives. Users will be able to search for iconographic parallels, learn about new finds, detect potential comparative material, and follow the development and distribution of visual elements, media, and types of artifacts. A link to an early version of the website is available above.