Links to Online Resources

Richard Rawlinson Center

DOE logoOld English language and literature

An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary. The Web version of Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller’s dictionary (1898 and 1921).

Restricted Access The Dictionary of Old English: A-G Online . Covers the vocabulary of the first centuries (600-1150 A.D.) of the English language.

Restricted Access The Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus. A complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts.

Thesaurus of Old English Online. Searchable database with both Old and Modern English options.

Old English at the University of Calgary, especially valuable for its lessons, texts, and grammar.

Modern English to Old English Vocabulary, maintained by AnsaxDat.

In Parentheses. Click on “Old English Series” for Old English flash cards.

Links pertaining to Old English in the Labyrinth, sponsored by Georgetown University.


Germanic Lexicon logoOld Norse language and literature

An Icelandic-English Dictionary. A searchable Web version of the dictionary by Richard Cleasby and Gudbrand Vigfusson (1874).

Old Norse Online at the University of Texas. Scroll down for “Old Norse Lessons.”

In Parentheses. Click on “Old Norse Series” for Old Norse flash cards

BONIS. Bibliography of Old Norse-Icelandic Studies maintained by the University of Southern Denmark.

Norse Links. Diverse and useful links.


Perseus logoManuscript studies

Perseus, hosted by Tufts University. Search instances of the occurrences of Latin words and their definitions in A Latin Dictionary, by Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879).

William Whitaker’s WORDS. An automated Latin dictionary. The dictionary provides definitions and morphologies (gender, case, tense, mood, etc.) for approximately 20,000 Latin words.

Restricted access Abbreviationes™. This dictionary of medieval Latin abbreviations contains over 80,000 references to manuscripts held at a wide variety of libraries throughout Europe. Click on either server, and start searching!

Digital Scriptorium logoDigital Scriptorium. An image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, intended to unite scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.

Catalogue of Digitized Manuscripts. This site, hosted by UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, was designed to enable users to find fully digitized manuscripts currently available on the Web.

Links pertaining to manuscript studies in the Labyrinth, sponsored by Georgetown University.


ISAS logoSocieties, publications, projects, and online courses

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists. An organization open to all persons interested in any aspect of the culture of Anglo-Saxon England.

Restricted access Anglo-Saxon England. The onliine version of the annual published by Cambridge University Press (1972-present).

Old English Newsletter. A source for news, announcements, and information on the world of Anglo-Saxon studies.

Fontes Anglo-Saxonici. A register of written sources used by Anglo-Saxon authors.

Anglo-Saxon Penitentials. A database of all the vernacular penitentials that survive from Anglo-Saxon England, created by Allen J. Frantzen.

Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture. A project to identify, record, and publish in a consistent format, the earliest English sculpture dating from the seventh to the eleventh centuries.

Restricted access Paker on the Web logoParker Library on the Web. An interactive, Web-based workspace designed to support the use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. There is also a public version of Parker Library on the Web.

Introduction to Old English. An online analogue to the paper publication (Oxford, 2003) by Peter S. Baker.


This page is edited by Jana Schulman and Elizabeth C. Teviotdale, with input from the International Advisory Board of the Richard Rawlinson Center. The first three sections include links to resources that we find particularly (and constantly) useful to students in our graduate-level courses in the relevant fields at Western Michigan University. The last section expands on those core offerings. We have placed a premium on Web resources that are actively maintained.


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