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The main search gateway for your scientific research on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

osmikonSEARCH 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. Search for publications in all media forms via a search interface and find books, journals, essays, reviews, maps, pictures and research-relevant websites etc.




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ARTOS – Articles and Reviews on Eastern and Southeastern Europe

The ARTOS database lists professional articles and reviews from about 350 current journals and selected edited volumes spanning a broad spectrum of research in the humanities and social sciences from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe and about the region. Furthermore, a subscription service – ARTOS AboService – is offered within the framework of ARTOS. Here you can be regularly informed by email about current articles and reviews.

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OstDok – Eastern European Documents Online

In the special repository OstDok you can search for electronic full texts related to research on Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe. An additional browsing function makes it easy to search by topic, region and period.

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OstNet - Internet resources on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

OstNet is a catalogue of internet resources that lists scientifically relevant websites and online documents on Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe. These can be explored efficiently by searching for a specific topic.

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Platform "Ego documents and estates on and from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe"

This platform offers user-friendly access to all ego documents and estates on and from Eastern Europe that have so far been digitised by the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies and made available in open access.

Ego documents and estates on and from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe


Index of microforms on history in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (VMG-BSB)

The "Verzeichnis der Mikroformen zur Geschichte in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek" (''Index of Microforms on History in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek'') is a record instrument for one of the largest and thematically broadest collections of microfilmed and otherwise unpublished archival documents in the world, which are in the possession of the BSB. The microforms can also be researched and ordered in the BSB catalogue OPACplus.

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Search and order in the BSB OPACplus catalogue
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Header Suchen: Serbischer Psalter © BSB / Cod.slav. 4 (Ausschnitt der Bildnr. 457), CC BYNC-SA 4.0




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Further research advice

You may also use our research guide in the “materials” section and search for further digital research material.

Research Guide | Materials


National libraries and library associations in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Verzeichnis der ost- und südosteuropäischen Nationalbibliotheken und Bibliotheksverbünde mit Links zu den Online-Katalogen (PDF)