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All subject areas (Catalogues and Databases)

The catalogues and databases listed in this section contain literature on all subject areas.
Provides access to both the central online catalogue of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek – featuring current availability verification and direct online order facilities – and to the Bavarian Union Catalogue– offering online interlibrary loan facilities.
Search of the collections of the General Reading Room
The readily available holdings shelved in the General Reading Room (and their exact location) can be determined using the online version of the reading-room classification system.
Old subject catalogues of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
The holdings of older works (16th century to 1981) have partly not undergone subject cataloguing in the online catalogue of the BSB. The old subject catalogues can be consulted for subject-related search.
Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS) (Database Information System)
DBIS provides access to a great number of databases on all subject areas for literature searches (also including articles). Also full texts and facts may be retrieved.
Electronic Journals Library (EZB)
The EZB contains comprehensive information on all electronic journals for which the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has full-text access authorisation.
Are you looking for current newspapers in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek?
How to find current electronic newspapers?
Which historical newspapers are available in digital form?
Electronic books are catalogued and indexed in the OPACplus. Owing to circumstances, titles of newly acquired collections are sometimes entered in the catalogue with a certain delay. The e-book collections can also be searched in the Database Information System (Datenbank-Infosystem, DBIS).
Gateway Bayern (Gateway Bavaria)
The Gateway Bayern enables you to search the union catalogue of all networked Bavarian libraries and a multitude of further international resources.
Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (KVK) (Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue)
The KVK is a meta search engine containing the bibliographic data of more than 100 million books and periodicals in library and booksellers' catalogues on a world-wide scale (also featuring holdings information for the German libraries).
ZDB (Periodicals Database)
The ZDB is the world's largest database for title- and holdings records of regularly published serials, i.e. periodicals, newspapers, etc.
Biographie-Portal (Biographical Portal)
More than 160,000 scholarly biographies of persons from all social backgrounds and nearly all periods of German, Austrian, Swiss, and Slovenian history may be accessed.