Current activities

Plaza – Aufenthalts- und Pausenbereich im Erdgeschoss | © BSB/T. Dimitriadis

As of 5 October 2020, the Plaza will be reopened as a lounge area for reading and taking a break. Access is granted to users holding a valid reservation for the General Reading Room, the Periodicals Reading Room or any one of the research reading rooms for the day in question.

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Webinare | © BSB/M. McKee

The course calendar of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek continues to be well-filled: No matter whether you are interested in an introduction to using the library, literature search for beginners and advanced users, correct citing and reference management, studies of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, history, Bavaria or researching your own family – up to the end of the year, there are events and courses on a great variety of topics online, in the form of webinars.

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African American Newspapers | © Readex

The database "African American Newspapers" provides access to over 350 US newspapers and thereby unique records from the African-American history, culture and everyday life over one and a half centuries, from 1827 to 1998. Accordingly, it also constitutes source material for disciplines such as studies of culture, literature, social history, ethnology and others.

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Fachsystematische Suche für Altertums-, Geschichts- und Musikwissenschaft sowie Ost- und Südosteuropastudien | © BSB/Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

The high-quality classificatory subject indexing can now also be used in the OPACplus for thematic searches for academic literature of the past two decades in the subject fields of classical studies, studies of history, musicology and eastern and south-eastern Europe. This constitutes a substantial enhancement of subject-related search possibilities.

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© SFIO CRACHO – fotolia.com

The Specialised Information Service for Historical Studies has started a newsletter service a short while ago. historicumNEWS informs historians, for example, about literature search in historicumSEARCH or in the Deutsche Historische Bibliografie (German Historical Bibliography), FID licenses available on a supra-regional scale or developments on the platform recensio.regio. Subscribers are additionally kept posted about events and courses.

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