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Medieval Studies

Medieval Institute Reference Collection

The Medieval Institute's main Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library) houses the Medieval Institute Reference Collection. This collection is designated by the orange tag covering the library label on the book, and consists of a broad collection reference materials essential for conducting research into various disciplines, including

  • Primary text series like Corpus Christianorum Series Latina (CCSL) and Continuatio Mediaevalis (CCCM), Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL), Sources chrétiénnes (SC),  Patriologia Latina (PL), Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH), Rerum Britannicarum medii aevi scriptores (Rolls series), Aristoteles Latinus, Scriptores Rerum Italicarum, and others. 
  • Full sets of works by theological and philosophical authors from the Middle Ages like Thomas Aquinas, Albertus Magnus, Bonaventure, Anselm, Bernard of Clairvaux, John duns Scotus, Marcellinus Ficino, and others. 
  • Encyclopedias and lexicons like Augustinus Lexikon, Dictionnaire d'archéologie chrétienne et de liturgie, Lexikon des Mittelalters, and Dictionary of the Middle Ages. 
  • Dictionaries, grammars, and linguistic aids, especially those related to Latin and Latin interaction with vernacular texts.

If you have questions concerning the Medieval Institute Reference Collection or its materials, please contact the Medieval Studies Librarian, Julia Schneider, at