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                      General features :
                              • First reference-point for medievalists to current scholarship
                              • 300,000 unrivalled records of articles, review articles, scholarly
                              notes and similar literature on all aspects of medieval studies
                              • 15,000 new entries each year, each entry fully classified
                              • quarterly updates covering publications from 1967 to 2002
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                              inclusive
                              • greatly reduced time between the classification of records and
       Quick Guide            their availability. IMB-Online appears 6 months ahead of the
                              printed version of the IMB
                              • a comprehensive cataloguing and indexing system, using
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                              • 120,000 index terms, classified into six types (subjects, persons,
                              texts, places, manuscripts, etc.)
                              • worldwide network of fifty teams to ensure regular coverage of
                              4,500 periodicals and a total of over 5,000 miscellany volumes
                              • the only truly “international” bibliography for the Middle Ages,
                              covering publications in over 30 languages



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                      What’s new :
                      From 2001 onwards a major new programme of enhancements has started for the
                      IMB. The principal new features comprise:

                           • online access besides consultation on Cd-Rom
                           • searching by a standard browser-interface (Internet Explorer)
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                                   o free search across all fields
       Quick Guide                 o hierarchical index searching by periods or centuries
                                   o hierarchical index searching of a controlled vocabulary of subjects
                                   o separate index of places and regions
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                                   o separate index of manuscript schelfmarks
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                           • multilingual thesauruses to support searches (for places and persons who are
                           known under different forms
                           • restricting searches by the languages of the works catalogued (initially for
                           English, French, German, Italian, Danish-Norwegian-Swedish, Dutch,
                           Hungarian, , Portuguese-Galician, Russian, Spanish-Catalan , Welsh and Latin)
                           • ISBNs searchable
                           • search history function.
                           • coverage of periodicals

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                      Scholarly responsability :
                       The International Medieval Bibliography,
General Information    the world’s leading bibliography of the European Middle Ages,
                       from the International Medieval Institute at Leeds
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                                  University of Leeds
                                  LEEDS LS2 9JT, U.K.
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                      History
                       The International Medieval Bibliography is today recognised as the leading
General Information    bibliography of the European Middle Ages (c. 450-1500). It was established
                       in the mid-1960s by IMI with the support of the Medieval Academy of
                       America to provide a current bibliography of articles from periodicals and
       Quick Guide     miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, Festschriften or collections of
                       essays). It has been published since 1968 and in the intervening period has
                       catalogued and classified over 300,000 medieval records. An electronic
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                       thirty-year period. Not only does the IMB provide full bibliographical
                       information to the records from the publications, but it provides a
                       comprehensive cataloguing and indexing system to assist the user in
                       identifying all relevant records. A unique network of over 50 specialist
                       contributors and teams throughout the world ensures regular coverage of
                       articles in journals and miscellanies from the Americas, Europe and the
                       Pacific.


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                      Readership & Content
                      The IMB is the first reference point for any medievalist, from the high school
                      or undergraduate student to the most senior scholar.

                      The discipline areas to which the IMB is relevant include:

General Information   • Classics – particularly late Patristic, insular and medieval Latin and the
                      works of the early humanists.
                      • English Language and Literature – from old and Middle English
       Quick Guide    texts, to their analogues or sources in other European languages, and the
                      cultural context of literary works.
                      • History and Archaeology of Medieval Europe (c. 400-1500) – all
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          searches    • History of Education (early schools and medieval universities).
                      •·Modern (European) Languages and Literatures – the origins of the
                      language and pre-modern literature in that language.
                      •·Theology (late Patristic to early Reformation periods) and Philosophy
                      (from neo-Platonism to Humanism).
                      • Art History: from classical art and architecture to the Renaissance –
                      Music: early music
                      • Theatre and Performance Arts: early drama, and other performance
                      and recreational arts (including sports) - Rhetoric and Communication
                      Studies.
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                        B-2300 TURNHOUT, Belgium
                        Tel: +32 (14) 448020; Fax: +32 (14) 428919
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                                    Search terms can either be keyed into the search
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                                                                     The “precise range” only allows
                      Press to start search or
                                                                    searches by one or more centurys.
                       use the enter button
                                                                   The “rough range” will also include
                                                                      records with a general interest.
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                        Press to display
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                                                                    = final number of search results
                      = number of search results for
                         every single search field

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                                             Final result screen
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                             Instead of typing a word in
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                                      Browse List (line and wordlist)
                                            Some search fields have two browse lists : a line and wordlist

                      -a linelist is an index of every entry (e.g. “The account book of Beaulieu Abbey”)
                      -a word list is an index of every single word (e.g. “The”, “account”, “book”, “of”, “Beaulieu”, “Abbey”)




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                                  Select a term or double click to insert             Browse the list by using the position
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                       The hierarchical lists by subject, place and date form
                        a Table of Contents. Click on the icon to go to a
                                            deeper level.




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                         When clicking on the underlined terms it will be
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                              When the cursor is placed in a search field, you
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                      “Coverage” lists all the journals in which relevant material on the Middle Ages
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                                   A list of all sources (miscellanies inclusive) can be consulted
                                        with the “publications” button on the search screen.




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                      Press to export the selected records.
                      You can chose a csv. format or a html
                      format.
                      (no more than 250 records will be
                      exported)


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                                  Export as .csv                                      Export as .html
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