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Databases

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Database Information System (DBIS) with around 2,800 databases on all areas of specialisation (for articles, biographies, statistics, images, maps, newspapers, encyclopaedias, etc.): Please determine which database is relevant for your topic/ your search. Out of the total offer, 2,300 databases are freely accessible and 500 are accessible with the BSB identification code.

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Catalogue OPACplus

OPACplus

BSB Catalogue with media of all types belonging to the collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, sheet music, manuscripts or electronic media such as e-books, e-journals or databases  |  Articles & More, predominantly containing articles from e-journals and databases  |  Union Catalogue, predominantly with collections of libraries in Munich and Bavaria (with order option via interlibrary loan)

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Books

OPACplus

BSB Catalogue with media of all types belonging to the collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, sheet music, manuscripts or electronic media such as e-books, e-journals or databases  |  Articles & More, predominantly containing articles from e-journals and databases  |  Union Catalogue, predominantly with collections of libraries in Munich and Bavaria (with order option via interlibrary loan)

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Journals

OPACplus

BSB Catalogue with media of all types belonging to the collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, sheet music, manuscripts or electronic media such as e-books, e-journals or databases  |  Articles & More, predominantly containing articles from e-journals and databases  |  Union Catalogue, predominantly with collections of libraries in Munich and Bavaria (with order option via interlibrary loan)

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Books

Sammlung: E-Books

Proceeding from the overview of e-book platforms in the Database Information System (DBIS), you can select the matching database, e.g. ProQuest Ebook Central or SpringerLink, and then search for e-books in this database. A total of around one million licensed e-books are available. The BSB identification code is required.

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Books

Digital Collections

The digitized (historical) holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, with an emphasis of works up the 19th century. Around one million e-books from all fields of specialisation are available in the Open Access format.

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Books

Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog

Book search engine listing several million media in catalogues worldwide. Read more...

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Books

Google Books

Google Books with several million e-books from all fields of knowledge: The service includes the collections of renowned libraries from all over the world. On the basis of agreements concluded with over 20,000 publishing houses, also their e-books are accessible via Google.

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Books

Gateway Bayern

Library and union catalogues and articles databases can be queried at the same time. The data are from the "B3Kat" (joint union catalogue of Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg), the licensed Primo-Central-Index, the "Bayerische Bibliographie", the "VD 16" and "VD 17" catalogues. Search tips

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Journals

Zeitschriftendatenbank

The largest database of the world for periodicals, newspapers, etc., with 1.8 million title entries in all languages and 15 million holdings records of German and Austrian libraries.

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Manuscripts

OPACplus/ BSB Catalogue – Manuscripts

The BSB Catalogue with the type of media "manuscripts" being preset: In the online catalogue new acquisitions as of 2009 and all digitized manuscripts are registered, in addition also the total holdings of codex manuscripts and personal papers. Guidelines for writing the shelf-marks

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Manuscripts

Digital Collections – Manuscripts

Already digitized collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: medieval and modern-age manuscripts from all over the world, letters and autographs, music manuscripts.

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Manuscripts

Forschungsdokumentation Handschriften

References for secondary literature on manuscripts (90% of entries), personal papers, autographs, rare and valuable printed books (no music materials). Read more...

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Manuscripts

Manuscripta Mediaevalia

Data on over 90,000 Occidental manuscripts and manuscript fragments available primarily at German libraries.

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Manuscripts

Datenbank-Infosystem – Handschriftenkunde

Database Information System with the subject area "codicology" being preset: The databases relevant for your search can be selected from the overview. The databases can partly be accessed freely, and partly only with the BSB identification code.

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Manuscripts

BSB-CodIcon Online

Catalogue of the manuscripts of the collection group "Codices iconographici" – illuminated manuscripts of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek from the 15th to the 20th century – with the extended field of architectural manuscripts ArchIcon (under construction). Read more...

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Manuscripts

Kalliope

National reference tool for personal papers, autographs and archives of publishing houses with individual entries from almost 450 institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany and from further registers of collections and personal estates. Read more...

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Manuscripts

Digital Collections – Modern papers/ autographs

Holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek that have already been digitized: Personal papers and autographs of famous persons.

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Articles

OPACplus/ Aufsätze & mehr

"Articles & more" offers entries of articles from all fields of specialisation – from numerous (specialist) databases and e-journals, etc. – which can be queried simultaneously via a comprehensive index (Primo Central).

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Books

Neuerwerbungen Altertumswissenschaft

New acquisitions of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek for the subject areas of ancient history, Byzantine studies, classical philology, medieval and new Latin philology and prehistory and early history – updated monthly.

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Articles

PropylaeumSEARCH

Meta search in various catalogues, bibliographic databases and full-text collections on classical studies. The search also encompasses the catalogue of Internet resources "KIRKE" and the full-text server "Propylaeum-DOK". Read more...

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Books

PropylaeumSEARCH

Meta search in various catalogues, bibliographic databases and full-text collections on classical studies. The search also encompasses the catalogue of Internet resources "KIRKE" and the full-text server "Propylaeum-DOK". Read more...

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Articles

L’Année Philologique

International specialised database on the complete field of classical studies with literature references as of 1924. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Journals

Electronic Journals Library – Classical studies

Electronic Journals Library (EZB) with a preselection of e-journals on the following fields of specialisation: Classical philology, Byzantine studies, medieval and new Greek philology, modern Latin. BSB identification code required for titles marked in yellow and yellow-red. Read more...

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Databases

Datenbank-Infosystem – Klassische Philologie

Database Information System with the subject area "classical philology" being preset: The databases relevant for your search can be selected from the overview. The databases can partly be accessed freely, and partly only with the BSB identification code.

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Articles

Gnomon

References as of 1925 from the review journal Gnomon and other sources (periodicals, omnibus works) on the areas of classical philology, ancient history and archaeology.

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Articles

Google Scholar

Search engine by Google for journal articles and scholarly literature. Full texts are accessible partly freely and partly with the BSB identification code.

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Articles

Yewno

Novel discovery service for topical search in English-language digital texts: Yewno finds topics and concepts (search terms and their abstractions) with methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Read more...

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