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Database Information System (DBIS) with around 3,000 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, 2,400 databases are freely accessible and 600 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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Newspapers

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

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 16 million holdings records of German and Austrian libraries.

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Newspapers

Zeitschriftendatenbank

The largest database of the world for periodicals, newspapers, etc., with 1.8 million title entries in all languages and 16 million holdings records of German and Austrian libraries.

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Maps

IKAR - Printed Maps before 1850

World maps and street plans of cities all around the world, topographic and topical maps, atlases, panoramas, bird's eye view maps, facsimiles and electronic resources, etc. – 265,000 publications with around 273,000 holdings records of the participating libraries. Read more...

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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. Help

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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

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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Maps

OPACplus/ BSB Catalogue – Maps

BSB catalogue with the media type "maps" being preset.

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Archives

Verzeichnis der Mikroformen

Overview of the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek of materials on microfilm, predominantly US, British and Russian files on the history of the German-language countries, France, Italy and East Europe and on the history of the two world wars.

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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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Articles

Periodicals Index Online

Multidisciplinary articles database for humanities and social sciences: The search encompasses 4,800 periodicals from over 37 subject areas, from 1739 – 2000. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Articles

osmikonSEARCH

Meta search in various catalogues, bibliographic and full-text databases on Eastern-Europe research. The articles database ARTOS from the field of Eastern-Europe research, Internet resources in "OstNet" and the specialised repository "OstDok" for studies of Eastern Europe are searched simultaneously.

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Books

osmikonSEARCH

Meta search in various catalogues, bibliographic and full-text databases on Eastern-Europe research. The articles database ARTOS from the field of Eastern-Europe research, Internet resources in "OstNet" and the specialised repository "OstDok" for studies of Eastern Europe are searched simultaneously.

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Databases

Datenbank-Infosystem – Osteuropa-Studien

Database Information System with subject presetting on studies of Eastern Europe. The databases relevant for your search can be selected from the overview. The around 200 databases can partly be accessed freely, and partly only with the BSB identification code.

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Books

Neuerwerbungen Osteuropa

Newly acquired books of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek from and about Eastern Europe, around 2,000 new books per month. Newsletter subscription service available.

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Journals

Electronic Journals Library – Eastern Europe

Electronic Journals Library (EZB) with a preselection of e-journals on the countries of Eastern, Eastern-Central and South-Eastern Europe. BSB identification code required for titles marked in yellow and yellow-red. Read more...

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Newspapers

Pravda Digital Archive

Archive of the Russian-language daily newspaper "Pravda" from the start of publication in 1912 to 1913 and from 1917 to the end of 2009. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Newspapers

Izvestija Digital Archive

Archive of the daily newspaper "Izvestia" published nationwide in Russia for the years of publication 1917 to 2001. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Newspapers

Literaturnaja Gazeta Digital Archive

Archive of the "Literaturnaya Gazeta" from 1929 to 2011 – one of the oldest Russian newspapers focusing on topics relating to literature studies. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Books

OstDok

Specialised repository for studies of Eastern Europe with scholarly publications in full-text version on the history, language, literature, politics and culture of the countries and regions of East, Eastern-central and South-Eastern Europe.

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Databases

Integrum World Wide

Integrum World Wide is the largest full-text database of Russia and the CIS with currently over 360 million documents. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Articles

American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies

Interdisciplinary, specialised database on Slavic studies and studies of the Baltic States: Contains records of journal articles, monographs, etc. on Eastern Europe and the former USSR published in the USA and Canada. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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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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Archives

U.S. Declassified Documents Online

85,000 documents released by the US governmental authorities on the American interior and foreign politics in the wake of the Second World War (minutes of cabinet meetings, statements by the National Security Council, investigations by the CIA, etc.). BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Journals

Zeitschriftenschau Osteuropa

Regularly updated journals database with tables of contents of around 150 relevant journals on the history of Eastern, Eastern-Central and South-Eastern Europe, starting with the year of publication 2002.

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Journals

Central and Eastern European Online Library

Journals from and about Eastern-Central and South-Eastern Europe, with a focus on humanities and social science, predominantly scholarly, but also cultural journals and political journals. (40 percent of the e-journals are from Romania and Poland.).
BSB identification code required (alternatively identification code for national licenses).

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Journals

Hrčak

Portal for Croatian scholarly open-access journals. Around 400 journals are available, mostly in full-text version.

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Articles

Periodicals Archive Online

Articles and full-text database on the fields of art and humanities/ social science, covering 37 important subject areas and several languages and comprising contents from over two centuries (1800 – 2000). BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Articles

JSTOR

E-journals of the provider JSTOR, i.a. from the collections: Arts & Sciences, Business, Health Sciences, Language & Literature, Life Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Music. The respectively most recent years of publication are not accessible via JSTOR. BSB identification code required.

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Articles

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Interdisciplinary database containing entries on articles from around 1,500 journals on humanities and art. CD-ROM version for the period from 1975 to 1998. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Archives

Cold War Intelligence

Database with full-text access to archive materials on the Cold War. The database contains 2,360 documents from US government sources on spying activities of the USA with respect to the USSR during the period of the "Cold War" between 1945 and 1991. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Archives

Stalin Digital Archive

Full-text archive with digitized archive materials about Stalin's rule and biography, i.a. the around 28,000 documents collected in the "Fund 558" of the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History (RGASPI) in Moscow. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Archives

World of Children

Database with digital copies (but no searchable full-text versions) of archive materials on the history of the Soviet flagship recreation camp Artek on the Crimean. The collection thus offers i.a. valuable insight into the Soviet social and educational history. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Archives

100(0) Schlüsseldokumente

100(0) key documents on the history of Russia and the Soviet Union (1917 – 1991), in particular on Russian-Soviet foreign and domestic policies and social and cultural history, each with a brief introduction and indications of further literature. Read more...

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Archives

Digital National Security Archive

The most comprehensive collection of substantial primary documents on the foreign and military policies of the USA since 1945. The database consisting of 20 individual collections contains over 50,000 of the most important documents released for public access. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Archives

Post-War Europe

Database with main focus on the history of the displaced persons (DP) in Europe. For this purpose, around 3,000 documents have been compiled, which are accessible in the form of image files and via full-text search. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Archives

U.S. Intelligence on Europe, 1945 – 1995

Database with around 4,000 digitized documents of the US secret services concerning the countries of Europe, including the countries of Eastern Europe, Turkey and Cyprus, from the years 1945 to 1995. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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Archives

The Chernobyl Files

Reports prepared for various Soviet and Ukrainian governmental authorities, such as the KGB, documenting the most important developments after the disaster, as well as internal reports and examinations on the various causes. BSB identification code required. Read more...

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