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From this page it is now possible to search quickly the contents of the Medieval Sourcebook (as well as of all the online Internet History Sourcebooks), or all of ORB, or a selection of other historical electronic text sites, or the entire Web. There are four ways to do this.

Please note, the ARGOS search engine will no longer return any information on documents at the Internet History Sourcebooks Project Limited.

The Fordham Search Engine [WAIS]

Go to the Fordham Search Page to use this option.This uses a WAIS system to search only files on the Fordham server. It helps to use the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT.The engine will retrieve files from other Fordham pages, but it is a good way of search the texts online here.


Hotbot is one of the major search engines on the Internet. It is possible, as here to "tweak" it, so that it will search only files at specific websites. Here you have the option of linking directly to Hotbot's search engine, and searching only files at the Internet History Sourcebooks Project, files at the Sourcebooks and other major historical source text sites, or the entire Web. This is the most flexible option.

    • Choose SEARCH RANGE in first window [The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is the default]
    • Enter KEYWORDS in the second [Boolean operators work]
    • Select SEARCH

This is a search made through the HOTBOT search engine. Some notes on this:

  • In the default, HOTBOT does search the full text of Internet History Sourcebooks Project documents, but will not search documents linked to from the project which are located off the Fordham web server.
  • HOTBOT may take a few weeks to re-index the Sourcebook site. As a result, new material will not be immediately available. Check the Sourcebook Accessions page for new material.
  • HOTBOT requires that entire domains be searched. This means extra material will inevitably creep in.
  • Historical eText Sites will search the following domains:
    • The Internet History  Sourcebooks Project: [Medieval, Modern European]
    • ORB Main Site: [General Medieval]
    • Online Medieval and Classical Libary: [Medieval]
    • Christian Cassics Ethereal Library: [Early Christian]
    • New Advent:, [Early Christian, Aquinas]
    • Virginia Etext Center: [General Etexts]
    • St. Michael's Depot: [Church Councils]
    • Hanover College Historical Text Project: [General]
    • Eternal Word Television Network: [Roman Catholic Material]
    • American Universoty Catholic Files: [Early Christian]
    • Benedictine Pages: [Monastic Texts]
    • St. Pachomias Library: [Orthodox Text]
    • Wesley Center for Applied Theology: [noncanonical texts, Josephus]
    • University of Pennsylvania Site: [Christian, Late Antique Texts]
    • MIT Classics Archive: [Classical literature]
    • Islamic Library Project: [Muslim Literature]
    • Copt Net: [Coptic Texts]
    • Avesta Web: [Zoroastrian texts]
Some etext sites are not searchable via this engine, mainly because they lack individual domains.
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook participates in
ORB, the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies.
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Site Design: Paul Halsall

created 1996: last revised 2/22/2001

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project. The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is located at the History Department of  Fordham University, New York. The Internet Medieval Sourcebook, and other medieval components of the project, are located at the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies.The IHSP recognizes the contribution of Fordham University, the Fordham University History Department, and the Fordham Center for Medieval Studies in providing web space and server support for the project. The IHSP is a project independent of Fordham University.   Although the IHSP seeks to follow all applicable copyright law, Fordham University is not the institutional owner, and is not liable as the result of any legal action.

© Site Concept and Design: Paul Halsall created 26 Jan 1996: latest revision 20 January 2021