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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

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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Journals

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 (or FID identification for Music Collection).

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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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Databases

Datenbank-Infosystem – Musikwissenschaft

Database Information System with the subject area "musicology" 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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Journals

Electronic Journals Library – Musicology

Electronic Journals Library (EZB) with a preselection of e-journals on the field of specialisation of musicology. BSB identification code required for titles marked in yellow and yellow-red. Read more...

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Sheet music

OPACplus/BSB-Katalog – Noten

The BSB catalogue with the type of media "sheet music" being preset.

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Sheet music

Historical Scores of the Bavarian State Opera

Specialised catalogue for historical performance materials of around 955 stage performances of the Bavarian State Opera from around 1780 to the beginning of the 20th century: Scores, instrumental and vocal voices, piano reductions, text books and role books (for example director's books, prompt books).

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Sheet music

Music Online: Classical Scores Library

A collection of music prints, music manuscripts and hitherto unpublished material from the 15th to the 21th century. Various genres of music are covered, among them orchestral and chamber music, opera, songs, instrumental and choir music, as well as different types of scores. BSB or FID identification code required.

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Libretto Portal

Opera libretti (as well as oratories and ballet libretti) from the 17th to the 19th century, predominantly of performances on stages and at theatres in Munich, Berlin, Vienna and Venice. Read more...

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Books

Neuerwerbungen Musikwissenschaft

Database of new acquisitions of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek for the subject area of music.

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Books

MyiLibrary

Music collection of the e-book platform MyiLibrary: 93 e-books from predominantly Anglo-American publishing houses. BSB or FID identification code required.

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Books

Oxford Scholarship Online

Music collection with selected scholarly, specialised books of the publishing house Oxford University Press. BSB or FID identification code required.

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Sheet music

Répertoire International des Sources Musicales

Over one million historical items of sheet music from collections of libraries and archives worldwide, indexed and bibliographically processed by experts: Music manuscripts from 1600 – 1800 (series A/II), music prints before 1800 (series A/I), collective prints 1500 – 1550 (series B/I).

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Articles

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

Specialised database (with full texts) on all areas of musicology and related fields: Articles from over 10,000 journals, monographs, dissertations, commemorative publications, films and videos, catalogues, congress papers, concert reviews, etc. BSB identification code required.

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Articles

RIPM – Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals

Database with annotated entries on music and music culture of the period from 1766 to 1962. In addition to the contemporary music press, also articles from newspapers, literary journals and magazines are evaluated. BSB identification code required (access possible exclusively in the library).

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Sheet music

Index to Printed Music

Database with over 350,000 entries of pieces of music printed in collected works and series on classical music. Contains over 20,000 name variations and biographic data of composers, librettists and editors. BSB or FID identification code required.

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Books

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Musikwissenschaft

Meta search in various catalogues and databases on musicology. The search also encompasses the catalogue of ViFaMusik Internet resources.

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Articles

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Musikwissenschaft

Meta search in various catalogues and databases on musicology. The search also encompasses the catalogue of ViFaMusik Internet resources.

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Archives

Verzeichnis der Mikroformen

Overview of the collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek on musicological materials on microfilm.

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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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Books

Digital Collections – Music

Holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek that have already been digitized: Printed sheet music, music manuscripts, libretti and literature about music.

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Sheet music

Digital Collections – Music

Holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek that have already been digitized: Printed sheet music, music manuscripts, libretti and literature about music.

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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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