Research resources

Leicester holds excellent research resources for medieval studies, not least in the University Library. Medieval studies have been an integral part of the teaching curricula and research agendas of departments associated with the Medieval Research Centre for many decades, and this is reflected in the range, depth and quality of our library holdings.

The Library also holds a significant collection of manuscripts and rare books that is available for teaching and research. We also have a specialist research library for English Local History, much of which relates to the history and topography of medieval England and is complemented by the holdings in archaeology.

Electronic research databases for medievalists are extensive. Recent acquisitions include: Parker-on-the-Web; the Brepolis Complete Latin Archive; New Pauly Online; Brepols Journal Archive.

MRC students have access to very good computing and study facilities, especially in the Marc Fitch Historical Institute on the Salisbury Road site. The MRC also has a small collection of books that are available for students to borrow, the details of which can be found in our catalogue: