Bodleian Library – Images of Manuscripts (Oxford University)

Particularly useful for those pursuing Medieval and Early Modern Art History, Literature, and Music, this site offers access to over 1000 images of illuminated manuscripts dating from the 11th to the 17th century. The manuscripts are listed according to century and country of origin, allowing for easy navigation. Each manuscript page can be viewed in three sizes, which allows users to view details with very high resolution.

The Cantigas de Santa Maria

This site provides access to the Cantigas de Santa Maria—one of the largest collections of monophonic (solo) songs from the Middle Ages. The cantigas, or Spanish Medieval lyrics, were written during the reign of Alfonso X (1221-1284). The site includes the lyrics, music, and illuminations from the manuscripts.

Digital Scriptorium

The Digital Scriptorium is an image database of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts that unites resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. Special emphasis is placed on manuscripts signed and dated by their scribes. The site is very well organized and easy to navigate, and all images are of high resolution and provided with detailed records.