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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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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

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

Electronic Journals Library

The most comprehensive catalogue for electronic journals with around 86,900 titles from all fields of specialisation: 54,100 specialist journals are freely accessible in full text versions, 26,900 titles are accessible with the BSB identification code. The EZB does not permit searching for articles. Read more...

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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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Newspapers

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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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

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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Maps

OPACplus/ BSB Catalogue – Maps

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

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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 – Orientalistik

Database Information System with the subject area "Oriental studies" 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

MLA International Bibliography

The most important database on the fields of literature, linguistics and folklore of all modern philological subjects. BSB identification code required.

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Books

MENALIB – Middle East Virtual Library

Meta search in catalogues of specialised libraries for the subject areas of Oriental studies and Islam studies.

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Articles

RAMBI – Index of Articles on Jewish Studies

Specialised database on Jewish studies and Israel: Several thousand journals and omnibus works (in Hebrew, Yiddish and European languages) are evaluated, predominantly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library.

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Articles

Online Responsa Project

Full-text database of Jewish source texts in the Hebrew language: Comprising a period of three millennia, the collection provides access to the complete spectrum of rabbinic and Halakhic literature up to the 20th century. BSB identification code required.

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Articles

Index Islamicus

Specialised database on Islam studies with entries in European languages: All areas of Islamic culture and society, predominantly of Africa and Asia, are covered. Among the database's core areas are the subject fields of history, politics and economics. BSB identification code required.

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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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