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The Historisches Lexikon Bayerns (HLB, Historical Encyclopedia of Bavaria) has achieved a very positive result: In 2016 the online encyclopedia has reached a record with over one million accesses to the website. In comparison to the preceding year, this is an increase by around 40 percent. Also the visitor numbers are pleasing. Over 630,000 users from all over the world have used the comprehensive information services on Bavarian history available at in 2016 – an unprecedented number. Most hits were recorded on the encyclopedia entry on Hitler's putsch on 8/9 November 1923, closely followed by an article on the topic of refugees and displaced persons.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek offers a broad spectrum of literature and search possibilities – no matter whether you require material for scholarly works, for professional or private further training and education. Our courses are intended to help you find your way through the information jungle. We are looking forward to your visit!

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Along with the relaunch of the website of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, there are also new e-tutorials available again: Short video clips familiarize you with the library and give you detailed information about loaning books or about the functions of the OPACplus.

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