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Beowulf, a select bibliography
A list of titles that cover scholarship relating to Beowulf.

British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography
The British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography (BIAB) originally published updated bibliographies every six months, but it is now published on-line, where almost 200,000 references to material in online & hard-copy publications; local, regional, national & international publications; books, articles, conference proceedings & grey literature can be explored.



Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic sources
DMLCS is an integrated database and dictionary project, designed to contribute to the fields of Patristic, Medieval, Celtic, and Latin studies by compiling and publishing suitable scholarly works, both in electronic and in conventional media



Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Details are provided for the AHRC’s policies on funding for advanced research, postgraduate research and training and special funding for museums, libraries and galleries.

The British Academy
Details are provided for the AHRB’s policy on funding for advanced research, postgraduate research and training and special funding for museums, libraries and galleries

CADW Welsh Historic Monuments
Homepage for CADW: Welsh Historic Monuments.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

English Heritage
The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and English Heritage united on 1 April 1999 to form a single lead body for the conservation, management, enjoyment and understanding of England’s historic environment.

International Centre for Scientific Research
The CIRS-TM.ORG is one of the world’s reference portal for science, high ranked in the major search engines. It offers a wide range of relevant scientific resources : latest research news, science organizations in the world, directory of researchers, reference books, journals and magazines, libraries and bookshops, prizes and awards.

Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives

Medieval Academy of America
The Medieval Academy of America has published Speculum quarterly since 1926, the first scholarly journal in North America devoted exclusively to the Middle Ages. It is open to contributions in all fields studying the Middle Ages, a period ranging from 500 to 1500. Its primary emphasis is on Western Europe, but Arabic, Byzantine, Hebrew, and Slavic studies are also included.

Historic Environment Scotland – CANMORE
CANMORE – the Computer Application for National Monuments Record Enquiries – allows you on-line access to the database of the National Monuments Record of Scotland (NMRS)


Journals & Magazines

A quarterly review of world archaeology.

Archaeology is a magazine published six times a year by the Archaeological Institute of America.

British Archaeological Reports
BAR publications since 1991 are listed by region. Summaries are provided for forthcoming and British series

British Archaeology
A magazine published six times a year with news, features, letters, comment, book reviews, obituaries, interviews and essays.

Current Archaeology
Britain’s self confessed leading, ‘biggest and best’ archaeological magazine.

Early Medieval Europe
Early Medieval Europe provides an indispensable source of information and debate on the history of Europe from the later Roman Empire to the eleventh century.

Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies
The Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies is fully peer reviewed and Open Access. It contains research on conservation science, artefact studies, restoration, museum studies, environment studies, collection management and curation.

Journal of Field Archaeology
The Journal of Field Archaeology is published for professionals concerned with the interpretation of the archaeological record around the world. In addition to articles containing analyses of archaeological data from excavations, surveys, and laboratory research, the JFA publishes articles about archaeological heritage and ethics and the history of archaeology, technical and methodological studies, and book reviews.

Papers from the Institute of Archaeology
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology (PIA) is a peer reviewed, open access journal that publishes research on all aspects of archaeology, museum studies, cultural heritage and conservation. Run by graduate students at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, the aim of PIA is to provide authors with experience in publishing articles early in their careers.

If you’re looking for basic information about radiocarbon dating, try this site first

Internet Archaeology – the electronic archaeology journal


Libraries & Archives

The British Library

The National Archives – Kew

Senate House Library, University of London
The University of London Library is one of the major academic libraries of the United Kingdom serving the University of London and the wider research communities nationally and internationally.

The National Library of Ireland

The National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Wales

SCONUL – Society of College, National and University Libraries
SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.



Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

British Museum

The Museum of London

The Jorvik Viking Centre

Manchester Museum

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

National Archaeological Museum of Greece

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Wales

National Museum of Ireland

Musée National du Moyen Âge Paris

Great North Museum – Hancock

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre


Publishers and Bookshops

Archetype Publications

Heritage Archaeological Books

Oxbow – the archaeological & ancient history bookshop

Archaeopress – publishers of British Archaeological Reports

Shire Publications

Wordwell Books



Archaeology Data Service
The aim of the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) is to collect, describe, catalogue, preserve, and provide user support for digital resources that are created as a product of archaeological research

The Council for Independent Archaeology

English Heritage

Historic Environment Scotland

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland

Medieval Settlement Research Group

The Medieval Pottery Research Group

Museum of London Archaeological Archive

National Trust

Ordnance Survey

Strategies for Digital Data



The British Brick Society

Castle Studies Trust
The Castle Studies Trust is a UK based charity founded in July 2012 with the aim of increasing knowledge of castles in the UK and abroad.

The Finds Research Group AD 700-1700
A forum for people interested in or researching artefacts of the Anglo-Saxon, Viking, medieval and post-medieval periods.

Regional Furniture Society

Rescue, the British Archaeological Trust
RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust is the only campaigning force in Britain today, dedicated to working for the rights of British Archaeology.

Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

Society of Antiquaries

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Society for Museum Archaeology
Membership of the society ensures that you are kept informed of all the important issues affecting museum archaeology today. It also brings with it free publications, and the opportunity to attend training sessions and seminars.

The University of London Extra-Mural Archaeological Society



All units and trusts offer pretty much these:

AOC archaeology

Cambridge Archaeological Unit

Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

Archaeological Services – Durham University

Glamorgan and Gwent Archaeological Trust

GUARD Archaeology

Museum of London Archaeology

Oxford Archaeology

Trent Peak Unit

University College London’s Archaeology South-East

York Archaeological Trust



Aarhus Universitet

University of Birmingham – Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Bournmouth University – Department of Archaeology, Anthropology & Forensic Science

Bradford University – School of Archaeological Sciences

University of Bristol – Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

The British School at Rome

University College Cork – Department of Archaeology

University College Dublin – School of Archaeology

Durham University – Department of Archaeology

NUI Galway – Discipline of Archaeology

University of Glasgow – Department of Archaeology

Institute of Archaeology – University College London

University of Leicester – School of Archaeology and Ancient History

University of Cambridge – Macdonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Queen’s University of Belfast – School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology

University of Reading – Department of Archaeology

University of Sheffield Department of Archaeology

University of Southampton – Department of Archaeology

University of Wales, Trinity St David – School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology

Wesleyen University – Department of Archaeology

University of Winchester – Department of Archaeology

University of York – Department of Archaeology



Archaeological Resourse Guide for Europe
ARGE is an ordered collection of hypertext links pointing to current archaeological communication and information resources across Europe

Beyond the Burghal Hidage: Anglo-Saxon Civil Defence in the Viking Age

British Archaeological Jobs Resource

Castles of Wales
Explore some of the most impressive monuments of the Middle Ages, the medieval Castles of Wales

The Castle Studies Group
Explore some of the most impressive monuments of the Middle Ages

Gazetteer of Sub-Roman Britain (AD 400-600): The British Sites

Dore Abbey

Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project

Gruppo Archeologico Pisano
Gruppo Archeologico Pisano (GAP) is a volunteers association operating in Pisa from 1970 in the field of cultural heritage, archaeology in particular. It belongs to the national association Gruppi Archeologici d’Italia and to the European Forum of the Heritage Associations

Heroic Age on-line Journal
The Heroic Age is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal intended for professionals, students and independent scholars.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is organized as three main index pages, with a number of supplementary documents. Each individual section is still large – an organizational goal here is to avoid incessant “clicking” to get between pages and to information.

The Discovery Programme
The Discovery Programme is an archaeological research institution dedicated to investigating Ireland’s past from earliest times and presenting the results to as wide an audience as possible.

The Medieval Review
Since 1993, The Medieval Review (TMR; formerly the Bryn Mawr Medieval Review) has been publishing reviews of current work in all areas of Medieval Studies, a field it interprets as broadly as possible. The electronic medium allows for very rapid publication of reviews, and provides a computer searchable archive of past reviews, both of which are of great utility to scholars and students around the world.

Medieval studies online
This is a select guide to web-based sources, for interdisciplinary study and interest in the European Middle Ages.

The Wallingford Burh to Borough Research Project
This research initiative has been designed to uncover more of the town of Wallingford’s important Saxon and medieval past. These pages provide a short introduction to what the project is about, who runs it, what its aims are, key findings from the pilot seasons, historical information and contact details.

Meet the Ancestors – BBC TV

The Online Medieval & Classical Library
The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.

New Archaeology
Archaeology articles and resources covering a wide range of archaeological topics.

Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon studies

Sutton Hoo
This site has been produced to give you a brief introduction to the work of the Sutton Hoo Society and the story behind the Anglo Saxon Royal Cemetery at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk in the UK