Iter Italicum

Iter Italicum is the electronic version of Paul Oskar Kristeller’s Iter Italicum: a finding list of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries (print ed., 6 vols 1963-92, available at RR 270B / NHN 25.A111k).

The electronic version was published as a CD-ROM in 1995. It is now available online via the Iter Gateway, which can be accessed from any computer within the Warburg Institute network. The Library retains a copy of the CD-ROM which may be used when the web version is inaccessible.

Getting started

From the Warburg Institute home page, click on the link ‘Library’ and then on the link ‘CD-ROMS and electronic resources’. Then scroll down the page and click on the link to ‘Iter Gateway’.

You should then see a screen headed: ‘Iter: What would you like to search? Welcome, Warburg Institute user.’ Click on the link ‘Iter Italicum’; this will take you to the Iter Italicum search screen.

Searching the Iter Italicum database

You can search the database by:

Country where the manuscript is located

City or town where the manuscript is located

Library where the manuscript is held

Library collection

Keywords in manuscript description

Record ID number

You can either enter search terms of your own choosing, or select from a list provided for each type of search query.

Getting help

Clicking on the ‘Help’ link at the top right of the screen gives access to a set of detailed instructions about searching the database.

The ‘About’ link (next to the ‘Help’ link) gives access to a page which provides further information about the compilation and publication of the database.

You can also ask a librarian in the Reading Room for further assistance.