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Ausstellungsplakat | © BSB

6 March – 21 June 2020
250 historical images from the mid-19th century up to the 1970s invite visitors to go on an exciting journey through time in Munich and its surroundings. The extraordinary photographs are from well-known Munich photographers, such as Franz Hanfstaengl, Georg Fruhstorfer, Felicitas Timpe or Heinrich Hoffmann. The Image Archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, which manages the photographic legacies and image archives, offers a representative insight into the institution’s outstanding photograph collections.

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© Gallica-BnF/retronews.fr

The Specialised Information Service for Historical Studies offers access to retronews.fr up to 22 February 2020 within the scope of a short-term test. The platform contains around 15 million articles from 600 digitized French newspapers published in the period between 1631 and 1950.

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Visual History Archive | © ProQuest

The recently licensed database "Visual History Archive" offers access to 55,000 digitized interviews recorded in 62 countries and in 41 languages, predominantly with survivors of the Holocaust.

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Russia Presidential Election 2018 | © East View Information Services

Political scientists and historians in the field of eastern-European studies in Germany can look forward to free-of-charge access to the new database "Russia Presidential Election 2018", for which a license has been acquired recently within the scope of the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies.

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Beispiele „Inhaltsverzeichnisse und mehr” im OPACplus/BSB-Katalog | © BSB

Around 1.2 million tables of contents, registers, blurbs, abstracts and more permit checking the content of scholarly book publications during your research in the OPACplus/ BSB catalogue already before ordering, and thus permit ordering the desired titles in a more targeted manner.

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