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European History: European History Databases at Yale

Library resources for Western European history at Yale

Western European Databases and Web Resources

This page lists all the databases for Western European history available at Yale. While the focus is on Western Europe, some resources from Eastern Europe or Britain which might be relevent to students and scholars of Western Europe are included. For Spain and Portugal, please click here. Most of these are licensed resources only available on campus or using VPN. The page also includes some important resources freely available on the Web. 

The resources here are gouped as Europe: General, Medieval Europe, Early Modern Europe, and Modern Europe.

You can use your browser's "find" function to search by keyword.

Also, check out these language and country specific guides:

Europe: General

Early Modern Europe

Early Modern Europe


IDZ - Index of German Journals 1750-1815. The Index of German Journals (IDZ) contains 100.000 records of articles of 195 journals published 1750 - 1815. 82,000 articles on 460,000 pages from 45 journals of the IDZ are available as full text. These are provided over the project "Retrospective Digitalization of Scientific Reviews and Literary Periodicals of the 18th and 19th Century from German
Speaking Regions" by the University of Bielefeld

Medieval Europe

Modern Europe

Medieval Europe

Library of Latin Texts, Series A and Series B. More than 3200 Latin texts from Antiquity to the twentieth century.

Monumenta Germaniae Historica. Searchable electronic version of the MGH, the most important and thorough edition of primary sources for German history from the end of the Roman Empire to 1500. Many editions (up to the  most recent three years) of the MGH are also being provided for free by the Bavarian State Library and the DFG.