How to Use Search
Once you activate the Date Range slider, manuscripts with no date, or no cataloger-supplied date, will be excluded from the results. For undated manuscripts a cataloger often suggests an approximate century, but some records have no date whatsoever. If you use the Date Range slider, set it with generous room on either side of your target date.
You can use Unicode characters for native script when searching Names and Titles, or for Keyword or Incipit searches. Note that native script appears only when useful for describing the manuscript, such as in notes, provenance, or other fields where transliteration cannot be used.
Icons & Search Results
This indicates a film in HMML’s collections. The Overview in the Description will tell you whether the film can be scanned for you. If so, you will see a link to our manuscript copy order form.
This indicates that digital images for this object exist and will be added to Reading Room, or can be viewed through an external digital facsimile.
Non-Registered, Registered and Limited Access
You can search in vHMML Reading Room without creating an account. You can view complete manuscripts from some libraries without registration, but most of our partners require that you register with vHMML before viewing their manuscripts. Registration is one-time and no-cost.
Some of HMML’s manuscripts are not viewable online. This is often the case for HMML’s pre-2003 microfilms or for microfilms we have purchased from other libraries. All materials, digital and analog, can be used on-site when visiting HMML.
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