Below we present a useful selection of online sources for information and research related to rare book and manuscript studies and collecting.
Websites for manuscripts and rare book studies
The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
Access to electronic resources in medieval studies through Georgetown University
Gateway to medieval, early German, and Latin literature studies; a compilation of current information, sources and tools
Database of catalogued manuscripts in the German-language area, including digitised manuscripts and catalogues
ISTC - Incunabula Short Title Catalogue
International database of 15th-century European printing created by the British Library
CERL seeks to share resources and expertise between research libraries with a view to improving access to, as well as exploitation and preservation of the European printed heritage in the hand-press period.
Research project at the University of Oxford
The publishing house produces high-quality facsimile editions and provides information on medieval manuscripts.
Library holdings providing digitized manuscripts and books
An image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites resources from several institutions
Brussels, Digital Library of the Bibliothèque royale de Belgique
Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts
Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Göttingen, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, the Gutenberg Bible
Bibliotheca Palatina - digital: A Virtual Reconstruction of the Former Crown Jewel of Germany's Libraries
CEEC Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis
Köln, Erzbischöfliche Diözesan- und Dombibliothek
Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
London, British Library
New York, The Morgan Library & Museum
Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek
Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts and Rare Books
Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum
The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (SDBM) makes available data on medieval manuscript books of five or more folios produced before 1600. Its purpose is to facilitate research for scholars, collectors, and others interested in manuscript studies and the provenance of these unique books.