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Medieval West - Reference Sources: Annual Bibliographies and Indexes to Articles

This is a guide to reference sources on the medieval West: guides to the literature, periodical indexes, encyclopedias/dictionaries, atlases/maps, biography, book length bibliographies. Last updated 06-13-2023

Annual Bibliographies and Indexes to Articles

Annual bibliographies and indexes to articles provide access to the most recently written and indexed materials on topics.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index. Covers articles from 1994 from some 400 journals, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality and gender during the Middle Ages (450-1500) in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Publications may be in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian (only since 2001). Excludes books by single authors (check MAGIC).

BAMAT Bibliographie Annuelle du Moyen Age Tardif

An annual bibliography about authors and texts from the last centuries of the Middle Ages, 1250-1535, including work on manuscripts of the period that are cited in catalogues by library collections, by genres, or by authors as well as in editions or other studies. Includes 115,000 some citations, since 1992, covering 10,000 historical authors and over 48,000 manuscripts and 60,000 incipits.  Numerous search fields available, including manuscript, work, author, modern author, incipt, free text, etc.   Basic search is freely accessible.  HOWEVER, advanced search and viewing of results requires a subscription to the resource which MSU Libraries does not have, as of spring, 2021.

Bibliographie Annuelle de l'Histoire de France du Cinquieme Siecle a 1958, Main Z 2176 .B5. In French. The major annual bibliography of French history. Indexes both books and articles, French ones, but offers no annotations. See the chapter for Histoire Sociale. Within this chapter there is a section on la famille, la femme, et l'enfant containing a sub-section on le Moyen Age. Probably also other useful sections for those with good French language skills.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO Interface)

Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations from journals and series, as well as book publishers.

Year's Work in English Studies, Remote Storage PE 58 .E6.  Similar to the entry just above, but also evaluates the importance or nature of the items indexed. A leading review journal in the field. Studies are drawn from books and articles published in Great Britain, U.S., and Continental Europe. Also covers works about language. Arranged chronologically by period. Indexed by author and subject.

Year's Work in Modern Language Studies,  Remote Storage PB 1 .Y45. A selective, evaluative review of research on Romance, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavonic languages and literatures. Organized by language or geographic area. Covers medieval Latin literature, also. 1930-1994 available in Periodicals Archive Online, see above.

International Philosophical Bibliography, Remote Storage Z 7127 .R42 and DMC Z7127 .R42 1997-2000 on CD ROM. Use this to supplement a search in Philosopher's Index, above. A combination, in 1994, of the French Repertoire Bibliographique de la Philosophie, Main, Z 7127 .R42 and a German source. Indexes both books and articles in many languages.

Isis.  Coverage full-text via JSTOR for 1913-1996 issues. A scholarly journal from the History of Science Society publishing scholarly articles, book reviews, and a bibliography on the history of science, medicine, and technology. From March, 1993 indexing via ProQuest, with full-text available from March, 2002 on. There are print bibliographies, Isis Cumulative Bibliography, 1913-1965 Remote Storage, 1966-1985 in Oversize 3 West Z 7405 .H6 I28.

Medioevo Latino: Bollettino Bibliografico della Cultura Europea da Secolo VI al XV.  Remote Storage  Z 6203 .M43 1980  Published in Italy but has citations to materials published in Germany, France, Britain, etc. with abstracts in these languages.