Scholars of medieval and Renaissance Studies can find a wealth of resources in both primary and secondary materials at Mizzou.

The university is home to the extraordinary Ellis Library, which together with affiliated campus libraries has over 3 million volumes and 6 million microforms, including collections of significant medieval manuscripts and early printed works, including the printed-works portion of the Bibliotheca Palatina. We have a growing collection of digital resources, including Early English Books Online, the Dictionary of Old English and Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus, the Middle English Compendium, and the locally produced Fragmenta Manuscripta collection, part of the Digital Scriptorium. The Rare Book collection, some 35,000 volumes, supports interest in the history of books and printing. Highlights include editions of Ovid's Metamorphoses, herbals, illustrations of the Dance of Death, the Howey Collection of political and religious tracts, and emblem books (See Special Collections). Areas of collection strength in English literature from Middle English forward, Medieval and Reformation history, British history, Russian history, and Early Church history are augmented by other collections in the statewide MOBIUS consortium, most notably those of Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis. Most materials from these libraries can be delivered to MU within days. Rare collections, such as the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library which houses reproductions of about three quarters of the Vatican Library's Greek, Latin, and Western European manuscripts, are within easy reach. The MU Libraries are members of the Center for Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Greater Western Library Alliance.

Mizzou also has a CARA membership. Please see for more information.

We also have access to teaching and scholarly resources through the wonderful Museum of Art & Archaeology