CERL Databases


Geographic Regions

Authority records describing geographic areas - used for supporting display and retrieval in MEI

Holding Institutions (MEI)

Authority records for holding institutions in MEI

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC)

The Incunabula Short Title Catalogue is the international database of 15th-century European printing created by the British Library with contributions from institutions worldwide.

Material Evidence in Incunabula

Material evidence (or copy specific, post-production evidence and provenance information) of 15th-century printed books: ownership, decoration, binding, manuscript annotations, stamps, prices, etc.)

Owners of Incunabula

Authority records for provenance names recorded in MEI


rare or unique sixteenth-century Italian popular editions held today in the British Library (not surviving in any Italian library)

Scottish Book Trade Index

The Scottish Book Trade Index lists the names, trades and addresses of people involved in printing in Scotland up to 1850. (Nat. Library of Scotland)

Siebmacher’s Armorials

The database contains the family names and titles of the "General Index of Siebmacher’s Armorials 1605–1961"

CERL Thesaurus (CT)

Authority records for persons, printers, corporate entities and places until approx. 1830