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Eastern Europe
Area of Collection Emphasis Eastern Europe
 
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek holds one of the large, internationally leading collections in the subject area of Eastern Europe with historically grown holdings.
 
Since the beginning of the 1950s the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has fulfilled the function of a reference library for the countries of Eastern Europe on a Germany-wide scale within the framework of the programme of supra-regional literature supply supported by the  Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Fondation). The basic idea of this system is that at least one copy of every scientifically relevant publication shall be available in Germany.
 
 
Geographical emphasis of the collection: Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldavia, Albania, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Finland, Hungary, Central Asian and Caucasian CIS states.
 
Subject-related emphasis of the collection:
History, prehistory and early history, social and economic history, politics, political parties, trade unions, constitution, public administration, anthropogeography and studies of individual countries; educational system and higher education system, information, publishing and library science and systems, journalism and media; music; Byzantine studies; religion; philosophy; the arts; law; history of science; ethnology; language and literature
(The areas written in bold type are the special collection fields of the German Research Society.) 
 
The literature belonging to the area of collection emphasis Eastern Europe is contained in the  general catalogue of the BSB. In combination with other databases and services you can also search the  Virtual Library Eastern Europe for its collections in a topic-oriented or region-oriented fashion:
 
For further information on the programme of supra-regional literature supply supported by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek please consult the information system webis:
The literature forming part of the area of collection emphasis of Eastern Europe is contained in the  Online Catalogue of the BSB.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Information Service in the  East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room.