Online Book Searches and Stores

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.




Online book store - sells pdfs
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.
Locate a library that holds a book that you are interested in finding.
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 is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research.
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.


Antique Jewelry University


Archaeology Data Service
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the first 50 volumes of Medieval Archaeology are available in digital form.


Belgian Art Links and Tools


Bibliotheque Nationale in France


Bonhams Auction House
Input the title, author or ISBN of a book, and this website will help find it for sale online.


The British Library Digitised Manuscripts


The British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts


The British Library Images Online


The British Library Thesis Search - EThOS;jsessionid=8FA155929E393AB505AF1F073CE186F0


 The British Museum


Codices Electronici Sangallenses - Medieval codices in the Abbe Library of St. Gallen


CORE (COnnecting REpositories)
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


Digital Library Of The Commons Repository
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


East Anglian Archaeology is a series of reports on the archaeology of an English region.


ERIC - Institute of Education Sciences
Search for books on the topic, as well as the item itself.
Also search Sold and Completed listings.


Online Sources for European History
You can try to find a group that does what you need information about, or ask your friends.


Project Gutenberg


Hathi Trust Digital Library



Internet Medieval Sourcebook - Fordham University


iSEEK™ Education
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


Genamics JournalSeek
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


Bibliotheque Municipale de Lyon


MetPublications at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Free books that you can download or read online


The Morgan Library & Museum
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts, books, music scores, drawings, prints, and more


NetSurf - The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources


The New York Public Library Digital Collections


The Online Medieval & Classical Library


ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies - UC Santa Barbara Library


Parker Library on the Web - manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge


Pages from the Past - A Legacy of Medieval Books in South Carolina Collections
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.




Renascence Editions - An Online Repository of Works Printed in English Between the Years 1477 and 1799


Research Gate
Discover scientific knowledge and make your research visible.
You must sign up for a free account to use the website


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


St John's College Library Medieval Manuscript Image Index


The Schoyen Collection - manuscripts from around ht eworld spanning 3000 years of human culture & civilisation


Universiketsmuseenes fotoportal


University of California Press


University College London


The Vatican Library


Victoria & Albert Museum Collection Search


The Walters Art Museum Digitized Manuscripts


On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics


World Digital Library


York Archaeological Trust Media Library


York Archaeological Trust Publications
Some past issues of The Archaeology of York and Northern Archaeology Today can be downloaded free of charge.


Arheoloogia Tartu Ulikoolis
book downloads - not in English, but there English abstracts and photo captions are translated.


The Book of Kells free to view online at The Library of Trinity College Dublin


Hampshire Archaeological Trust{collection}={archaeology}%29


The International Dunhuang Project - The Silk Road Online


Arhaus University Free ebook of the month



Endnote Basic - search for references


Mendeley – catalog your pdf’s and search for new sources






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