Resources and Tools for Manuscript Studies

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Search Collections

vHMML Reading Room provides access to thousands of items in HMML’s collections. In Reading Room you will also find improved descriptions and multiple ways to search. While collections are being added to Reading Room, the Legacy Catalog (OLIVER) and other finding aids are available to help your search.
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Learn About Manuscripts

School has lessons in paleography and codicology, as well as transcription exercises.

Folio features pages selected from a variety of manuscripts to illustrate scripts and layouts. Each example has detailed commentary and a full transcription.

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Tools For Research

Lexicon features hundreds of terms used in manuscript studies, including those used in other modern languages.

Reference has a growing bibliography of works about manuscripts, with links to digitized versions when available.