A variety of searches are possible. The “SEARCH RECORDS” option allows for searches by specific DIMEV, IMEV, and NIMEV numbers (see NUMBERING). Users may also browse by alphabetic or number ranges, by AUTHOR, TITLE, SCRIBE, SUBJECT, VERSE FORM, and VERSE PATTERN. The “SEARCH WITNESSES” option allows one to search MANUSCRIPTS by LOCATION and/or REPOSITORY. Lists of early PRINTED BOOKS and INSCRIPTIONS are also available. Where witnesses (MS shelfmarks, etc.) are highlighted, clicking on the witness name will compile a list of that manuscript’s Middle English verse contents in their order of appearance.
Indexes of DELETED and NEW records are also available, as are a BIBLIOGRAPHY and a select GLOSSARY. Where difficult or obsolete words are retained in the standardized headings, these are highlighted and linked to glosses.