The Leeds Verse Database (BCMSV) holds detailed information about English poetry contained within the seventeenth and eighteenth century manuscripts held in the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. Many of the manuscripts are miscellanies and commonplace books which have not been previously indexed. In total the BCMSV database details some 6,600 poems from 160 manuscripts, with 320 images available from selected images in the collection. The database can be searched by keyword, first or last lines, author, title, date, manuscript and bibliographic references. A typical record will also include information about the length of the poem, its verse form, brief summary of content, and further information about the manuscript in which the poem is found. A separate list of manuscripts is also available.
The Index of Medieval Manuscripts online database aims to enable readers to locate references to specific manuscripts within a corpus of printed works. The database includes details of manuscripts of English and French texts, mostly literary and historical. The database is searchable by: title; date; contents; author; provenance; and associated people or manuscripts. Each record provides brief notes for most of the searchable fields, together with bibliographic references to selected works within the printed corpus that provides the basis for this project.
'Labyrinth' is a digital repository of texts and electronic resources for medieval studies. As part of the site, there is a section which provides access to all materials in old Spanish (to 1500) available on the site. It includes both digital versions of literary texts and a list of external resources. One of the texts available is 'El Arte de Bien Morir' (The Dying Well), for which both images of the manuscript and a modern transcript can be read at the same time. There is also an introduction to the text by E. Michael Gerli (Georgetown University). In addition to this, there are links to interesting external sites and the reproduction of a Columbus' letter to the King and Queen of Spain, which has been taken directly from the Internet Medieval Sourcebook.
Archives littéraires suisses (ALS) were created in 1989 as part of the Bibliothèque nationale suisse in Berne. The collections concentrate on 20th century literary manuscripts from the four linguistic regions of Switzerland, and consist of over 100 large collections and 120 incomplete collections of interest in particular to those studying literature and journalism. In addition to information about the ALS, its history, acquisition policy, staff and services, the website also gives access to collection level descriptions of the main holdings, and in some cases to more detailed inventories of the collections' content. There is also a list of the ALS' own publications and details about projects under development. Of particular interest to researchers is the Répertoire sommaire des fonds manuscrits conservés dans les bibliothèques et archives de Suisse, a searchable online index to personal and family archives held in over 260 archives, libraries, museums and private collections in Switzerland.