Are you looking for text from VERY old books? Doing your research in the middle of the night? Wow, do we ever have some cool links for you, thanks to some recent discussion on the Ex Libris listserv.
Digitized materials about legal history can be found here, along with some really useful information about searching the databases. Vivarium, the online digital library of St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict, has, among its holdings, images of digitized Ethiopian manuscripts and scrolls. The Philological Museum from the University of Birmingham is a good source of online Latin texts and includes a great bibliography about Renaissance-era Latin texts available on the internet.
Some information on searching for early maps can be found here, and of course, have a peek at the Digital Scriptorium at Columbia and also at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library’s digital collection for images of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.
We’re visiting with almost every class this term to talk with students about library resources, and we hope that you’ll stop in and visit reference librarian Mary Robison sometime during the semester to discuss your research focus.