Unchaining the library

Helping students get the scholarship they need

Welcome to MEMSLib

MEMSLib is an initiative of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) at the University of Kent. This student-led project developed out of our shared desire to support academic peers and colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Online Resources

MEMSLib continuously updates our online resource pages, bringing you the latest tools and websites to help with your research. For example:

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Manuscript Studies

We've complied the ultimate list to help with all things palaeography or codicology.

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Medieval History of Art & Architecture

The Medieval History of art resource page provides you with links to our favourite image sourcing websites, manuscript pages, architecture related websites and more.

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Early Modern History

We've created a list that provides the best digitised text websites to use as well as general bibliographies.

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The Forum

The MEMSLib forum is a gathering place for University of Kent students to come and use. Need a chapter from a book you cannot access? Or need advice about the best resources to use? Head over to the forum to find the answers and resources you need.