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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.

 

 

Bookstores

Amazon.com

Bookfinder.com

Bigwords.com

Online book store - sells pdfs

 

https://books.google.com/

 

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.

 

academia.edu
Academia is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research.

 

http://www.amazon.com/
Amazon has some wonderful books.  The reviews can help you decide if you want to pay for it, or if you should try to find it in a library.  If there is something that you want at Amazon, there is a link at the top of this page for Amazon Coupons - something there may be helpful to you.

 

http://www.abebooks.com/
Bookstore

 

Antique Jewelry University
http://university.langantiques.com/index.php/Category:Ancient_Jewelry

 

Archaeology Data Service
http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/


http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/med_arch/
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the first 50 volumes of Medieval Archaeology are available in digital form.

 

Belgian Art Links and Tools
http://balat.kikirpa.be/
http://balat.kikirpa.be/search_all.php

 

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

 

Bonhams Auction House
http://www.bonhams.com/

 

http://www.bookfinder.com/
Input the title, author or ISBN of a book, and this website will help find it for sale online.

 

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

 

The British Library Images Online
https://imagesonline.bl.uk/?service=page&action=show_home_page&language=en

 

The British Library Thesis Search - EThOS
http://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do;jsessionid=8FA155929E393AB505AF1F073CE186F0

 

 The British Museum
http://www.britishmuseum.org/

 

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

 

CORE (COnnecting REpositories)
http://core.ac.uk
Aggregates all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. In this way CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research for all.

 

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.

 

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

 

East Anglian Archaeology is a series of reports on the archaeology of an English region.
http://eaareports.org.uk/

 

ERIC - Institute of Education Sciences
http://eric.ed.gov/

 

http://www.ebay.com/
Search for books on the topic, as well as the item itself.
Also search Sold and Completed listings.

 

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

 

facebook.com
You can try to find a group that does what you need information about, or ask your friends.

 

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

 

iSEEK™ Education
http://education.iseek.com/iseek/home.page
A targeted search engine that compiles hundreds of thousands of authoritative resources from university, government, and established noncommercial providers.

 

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

 

Genamics JournalSeek
http://journalseek.net/
Genamics JournalSeek is the largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet.

 

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

 

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

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

 

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/

 

MetPublications at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications
Free books that you can download or read online

 

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

 

NetSurf - The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources
http://www.netserf.org/

 

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

 

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

 

ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies - UC Santa Barbara Library
http://www.library.ucsb.edu/research/db/1188

 

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/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/
Pinterest can be a way to store links to websites on your subject.  You may be able to find more information from other people who pin your findings to one of their boards.

 

REALonline
http://tethys.imareal.oeaw.ac.at/realonline/

 

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

 

Research Gate
Discover scientific knowledge and make your research visible.
You must sign up for a free account to use the website
https://www.researchgate.net

 

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
http://royalsocietypublishing.org/

 

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/

 

Universiketsmuseenes fotoportal
http://www.unimus.no/foto/#/

 

University of California Press
http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/

 

University College London
http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/

 

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

 

Victoria & Albert Museum Collection Search
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/

 

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

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

 

On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics
http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/index.html

 

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

 

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

 

York Archaeological Trust Publications
Some past issues of The Archaeology of York and Northern Archaeology Today can be downloaded free of charge.
http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resources/publications/

 

Arheoloogia Tartu Ulikoolis
book downloads - not in English, but there English abstracts and photo captions are translated.
http://www.arheo.ut.ee/uudised

 

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/

 

https://www.wikipedia.org/

 

Hampshire Archaeological Trust
http://www.winchestermuseumcollections.org.uk/index.asp?page=collection&mwsquery=%28{collection}={archaeology}%29

 

The International Dunhuang Project - The Silk Road Online
http://idp.bl.uk/

 

Arhaus University Free ebook of the month
http://en.unipress.dk/m%C3%A5nedens-gratis-e-bog/

 

 

Endnote Basic - search for references
http://endnote.com/product-details/basic

 

Mendeley – catalog your pdf’s and search for new sources
www.mendeley.com