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0 Area of Collection Emphasis History
Since the beginning of the 1950s the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has fulfilled the function of a reference library for sciences of history on a Germany-wide scale within the framework of the programme of supra-regional literature supply supported by the  Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation). The basic idea of this system is that at least one copy of every scientifically relevant publication shall be available in Germany.
For more detailed information on the individual collections and on the support programme please consult the information system webis.
The collections focus on the subject areas of history and ancillary sciences of history, politics, political parties, trade unions, constitution, public administration, social and economic history, anthropogeography and studies of individual countries, in the field of the  History of Eastern Europe also educational system and higher education system, scientific institutions, information, publishing and library science and systems, journalism and media. In these areas the BSB comprehensively purchases scientifically relevant books, periodicals and electronic media.
The literature forming part of the area of collection emphasis of history is contained in the  general catalogues of the BSB.