…that’s awesome! Congrats, and welcome.
I’m about to take exams, and I’d like to share with you some resources that I knew nothing about until I found out I’d be tested on them. In a perfect world I’d have time to explain them all to you. For now, here’s a rough sketch of what they do. And please forgive the strange formatting errors. I’ve spent far too much time trying to html my way out of them already.
Until soon, stay savvy, friends!
Primary Sources: What do you want to find?*
Old English Middle English
Prose Poetry MS Drama Verse Prose ?
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Record of Early English Manual of Writing
| | | Drama / | in Middle Eng.
Online Corpus of Old (Digital) Index of
English Poetry; Middle English Verse
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English Catalogue of MSs Index of Printed
Historical Containing Anglo-Saxon; Middle Eng Prose;
Documents; Early English MSs in Index of Middle
Die Gesetze der Facsimile English Prose
*Latin? —Repertorium Biblium Medii Aevi
Secondary Sources: What kind of question do you have?*
About sources About influence or interpretation
Fontes Anglo-Saxonici; Anglo-Saxon England; Year’s Work in English
Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture; Studies; Studies in the Age of Chaucer; Variorum
Sources and Analogues of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Edition (Chaucer); Arthurian Lit in the Middle Ages
*Old English Newsletter Online and Digital Medievalist are also great sources for sources
Tertiary Sources, etc.: For the very specific, or very general search
International Medieval Bibliography; Bibliography of Publications on Old English through 1972; Bulletin Bibliografique (Societe Internationale Arthurienne)
Indices (indexes?), Surveys, Concordances, etc:
Motif Index of English Metrical Romances; Survey of English Place-Names; Index of Arthurian Names in Middle English; Biographical Register of University of Oxford to AD 1500; Medieval Libraries of Great Britain; Monumenta Germaniae Historica; Dictionary of National Biography; Dictionary of the Middle Ages
Cambridge History of the English Language, Grammar of Old English (Hogg), Handbook of Middle English Grammar; A Middle English Syntax; Linguistic Atlas of Late Medieval English, Microfiche Concordance to Old English, Historical Outlines of English Sounds and Inflections; Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary; Dictionary of Old English (Toronto)