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Resources for Medieval Studies

A guide to library and web resources on the Middle Ages

Search the Library Catalog Using WorldCat

Finding Journal Articles and Books

In addition to searching the library catalog (above), you can look in a number of databases. Depending on the specific time period and topic of your research, check out appropriate databases below.

New E-Books in Medieval Studies

Reference Sources in Medieval Studies

Primary Sources for Medieval Studies

By searching relevant topics in the library catalog (above) and adding the word <<sources>>  to your search, you can find books that contain primary sources. Hint: you can further limit your search by language by selecting languages in the left-hand navigation of your search results.

Below are some other places to find primary sources online.

Saint Paul Public Library

St. Paul Public Library has more than 42,000 ebooks and 300 audiobooks that you can check out online, including an extensive fiction collection. 

As a Macalester College student, you can use the college's address to sign up for an E-card to allow you to use online resources from the St. Paul Public Library at Once you've registered, you can borrow and download ebooks and audiobooks to view on an e-reader, computer, or mobile device.