Scanned Manuscripts

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Research Websites

This is a list of websites that may help in your research.  I will add new ones as I find them.  If you know of one not listed here, please let me know and I will add it.

Keep in mind that manuscripts are not just for people who make scrolls - they might contain a drawing of what you are looking for.

If any of these links don't work for you, try putting them in  The Wayback Machine at archive.org

 

https://translate.google.com/
Google Translate will translate almost any language into almost any other.  The results are not perfect, but they are good enough to see if you need to research a certain source further.

 

http://www.worldcat.org/
Locate a library that holds a book that you are interested in finding.

 

archive.org
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more. You may also be able to access web sites that have moved or may no longer be hosted.

 

Bibliotheque Nationale in France
http://gallica.bnf.fr/

 

The British Library Digitised Manuscripts
http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/

 

The British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/welcome.htm

 

British Library Medieval Manuscript Blog
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/index.html

 

 

Codices Electronici Sangallenses - Medieval codices in the Abbe Library of St. Gallen
http://www.cesg.unifr.ch/de/index.htm

 

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music
http://www.diamm.ac.uk/

 

Digital Library Of The Commons Repository
http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/dlc/
A gateway to the international literature on the commons. The DLC provides free and open access to full-text articles, papers, and dissertations.

 

Digital Scriptorium
http://vm136.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/digitalscriptorium/basicsearch.html

 

Digitized Medieval Manuscripts - DMMapp
http://digitizedmedievalmanuscripts.org/app/

 

e-codices - Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en

 

EuroDocs
http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page
Online Sources for European History

 

Gugenberg Bible at Oxford’s Bodleian Library
http://bav.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/arch-b-b10

 

Project Gutenberg
https://www.gutenberg.org/

 

Hathi Trust Digital Library
https://www.hathitrust.org/

 

Internet Medieval Sourcebook - Fordham University
http://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.asp

 

Special Treasures from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary
http://www.jtslibrarytreasures.org/

 

German museum images
http://www.bildindex.de/#|home

 

The Labyrinth Resources for Medieval Studies sponsored by Georgetown University
https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/

 

The Louvre Museum
http://cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=crt_frm_rs&langue=en&initCritere=true

 

Bibliotheque Municipale de Lyon
https://www.bm-lyon.fr/espaces-dedies-aux-professionnels/For-IFLA-WLIC-ers?lang=fr

http://catalogue.bm-lyon.fr/

 

Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts
http://manuscripts.kb.nl/

 

Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections
http://www.mmdc.nl/static/site/

 

The Morgan Library & Museum
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts, books, music scores, drawings, prints, and more
http://corsair.morganlibrary.org/

 

The New York Public Library Digital Collections
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/

 

The Online Medieval & Classical Library
http://omacl.org/

 

Parker Library on the Web - manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
https://parker.stanford.edu/parker/actions/page.do?forward=home

 

Pages from the Past - A Legacy of Medieval Books in South Carolina Collections
http://www.pagesfromthepast.org/

 

Renascence Editions - An Online Repository of Works Printed in English Between the Years 1477 and 1799
http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/iemls/resour/mirrors/rbear/ren.htm

 

St John's College Library Medieval Manuscript Image Index
http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/library/special_collections/manuscripts/medieval_manuscripts/image_index/

 

The Schoyen Collection - manuscripts from around ht eworld spanning 3000 years of human culture & civilisation
http://www.schoyencollection.com/

 

The Vatican Library
https://www.vatlib.it/home.php?ling=eng&res=1920x1080

 

Vatican Library Manuscripts
http://digital.vatlib.it/en/

 

The Walters Art Museum Digitized Manuscripts
http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/01_ACCESS_WALTERS_MANUSCRIPTS.html

http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/02_ACCESS_OTHER_BOOKS.html

 

World Digital Library
https://www.wdl.org/en/

 

York Archaeological Trust Media Library
http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resources/picture-library/

 

The Book of Kells free to view online at The Library of Trinity College Dublin
https://tcld.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/book-of-kells-now-free-to-view-online/

 

Cervera Bible

Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project

A collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana