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osmikon.search offers the possibility to search simultaneously in relevant German and international library catalogues, bibliographies and special databases for scientific literature and research material on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
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The subject repository "OstDok – Eastern European Documents Online" provides electronic full texts of research on Eastern, Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
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The database ARTOS records specialist articles and reviews from around 400 current journals and selected anthologies covering a wide range of research in the humanities and social sciences from Eastern and Southeastern Europe and across the region.
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OstNet is a catalogue for internet resources and lists academically relevant websites and online documents on Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe. In OstNet you can, for example, search for institutional websites, blogs or digital humanities projects on a specific topic or country, or search for databases for a specific research target.
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ARTOS alerting service

Use the ARTOS alerting service to receive regular e-mail updates on new articles and reviews from several hundred journals and selected edited volumes on Eastern Europe!
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Language Corpora

Recommended services for linguistic research as well as language and text corpora related to Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe


Services for Linguistic Research

CLARIN is a European research network that archives language data and develops and provides tools for processing them in the humanities and social sciences research.


The CLARIN language resources can be explored via the individual repositories of the institutions / centers participating in the network. The following repositories are available to researchers on Eastern Europe:

Center of Estonian Language Resources (CELR) 


Corpora Collection Leipzig 


The CLARIN language data of the institutions / centers participating in the network can be explored via a common catalog, the Virtual Language Observatory.

CLARIN Virtual Language Observatory

The CLARIN Resource Families provide a user-friendly overview per data type of the available language resources in the CLARIN infrastructure.

CLARIN Resource Families

The CLARIN institutions / centres offer a wide variety of applications to discover, explore, exploit, annotate, analyse or combine language data.


The Language Resource Switchboard can assist with finding the right language tool for processing data. 

Language Resource Switchboard

With the support of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Linguistics Information Service (FID Linguistik) grants licences for individual corpora to researchers within Germany. Among others, corpora for the following languages are offered: Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Greek, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian.

Licences for corpora

List of corpora

Text+ is a consortium of the nationwide initiative to establish a national research data infrastructure (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur, NFDI). It focuses on the long-term preservation of text- and language-based research data and on enabling their broad use in science.


Non-Slavic Language and Text Corpora

Korpusi Nacional i Gjuhës Shqipe (Albanian National Corpus)

CLARIN Estonia (Eesti Keeleressursside Keskus / Center of Estonian Language Resources) 

Eesti keele spontaanse kõne foneetiline korpus (Phonetic Corpus of Estonian Spontaneous Speech)

Murdekorpus – Eesti murrete korpus (Estonian dialects corpus)

Vana kirjakeele korpus (Corpus of the old written language)

Other corpora 


Nacionālā korpusu kolekcija (NKK) (Latvian National Corpora Collection) 


Skaitmeninių išteklių ir tarpdisciplininių tyrimų institutas (SITTI) (Institute of Digital Resources and Interdisciplinary Research)

The Specialized Information Service Romance Studies (FID Romanistik) provides an index of Romanian corpora and databases.

Romanian corpora and databases


Magyar Nemzeti Helynévtár (Hungarian National Toponym Registry)

Nemzeti Korpuszportál (National Corpus Gateway)

Történeti magánéleti korpusz (Historical corpus of private life)

Történeti magyar családnévatlasz (Atlas of historical surnames in Hungary)

The index curated by the Specialized Information Service for Finno-Ugric / Uralic Languages, Literatures and Cultures contains language corpora of individual Uralic languages represented in Siberia or in the Volga-Kama area and adjacent regions, among others.

Uralic Language Corpora

Slavic Language and Text Corpora

Curated by the Chair of Slavic Linguistics at the University of Tübingen (Prof. Dr. Tilman Berger), the index contains corpora on Eastern, Western and Southern Slavic languages.

Slavic corpora  

The Subject Gateway Slavistics (Slavistics Guide) of the Specialized Information Service Slavonic Studies lists nearly 70 national language and text corpora on Slavic languages

Slavistics Guide