Internet Resources for Studying Chaucer and Middle English
Please let Dr. K know if any of these links don't work!

Chaucer Resources

Class reserve list at Dacus library

The Oxford English Dictionary: online at Dacus Library:

The Middle English Dictionary: hard copy in Dacus Reference section : PE679 .M54  and online at

If you want to buy some kind of dictionary, I recommend Norman Davis's A Chaucer Glossary, which you should be able to pick up for around $15 used

Harvard University Chaucer site:

The Chaucer Metapage at UNC-CH:

Teach Yourself to Read Chaucer (Harvard):

Edwin Duncan's Chaucer Page:

New Chaucer Society's list of Chaucer links (not entirely up-to-date):

Dan Kline's Chaucer Pedagogy Page:

Jane Zatta's Chaucer links (we miss you, Jane!):

The illustrations from the Ellesmere Chaucer:

Bibliographies and Major Reference Sites

Chaucer Bibliography Online:

The Essential Chaucer Bibliography (through 1975)--Fisher and Allen:

Online Index to The Chaucer Review, vols. 1-30:

The Luminarium Anthology of Middle English Literature and Resources:

The Fordham ORB Internet Medieval Sourcebook:

NetSerf's medieval information portal:

The Voice of the Shuttle database for all things in the humanities:

The Labyrinth (one of the biggest on-line resources for medieval studies):

Jack Lynch's Medieval Resources on line:

Studying the Language, the Texts, and the Time Period: General Resources

Middle English Dictionary:

University of Calgary's "Brief Guide to Middle English Grammar":

The Glossarial Index of Middle English (mostly Chaucer):

Ed Duncan's Basic Chaucer glossary:

Maud McInerney's one-page guide to Middle English grammar:

The Vulgate Bible (closest version to the version known in Medieval England):  

The Douay-Rheims Bible (English translation of the Vulgate Bible):

Bill Peterson's guide to Religion and English Literature:

University of Kansas's library's links for medieval research:

D-Scriptorium, an amazing site for digital images of medieval manuscripts:

The Bodleian Library's online medieval manuscript images:

British Medieval History timelines, chronologies, and all sorts of useful historical dates:

Jane Zatta's brief, illustrated overview of major events in 14th century history:

Lots of History of the English Language Links:

Specific Author Sites

TEAMS Middle English Texts site (every edition published by TEAMS is here!):

The Middle English Texts Collection at the University of Virginia's E-Text Center:

William Langland links:

The Margery Kempe Web Page: (If this doesn't work, go to and look for Sarah Stanbury's faculty web page.)

The Julian of Norwich Web Page: 

The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester (all things Arthurian): 

Bob Hasenfrantz's online edition of Ancrene Wisse:

The TEAMS online collection of edited Middle English texts: 

Dr. Koster's haphazard list of Medieval Drama resources:

Dr. Koster's Arthurian Lit resources page:

Middle English costume terms: