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Literature searching - National bibliographies

A national bibliography is a systematic bibliography of acquisitions of a national library.

Below, you will find links to and descriptions of European national bibliographies or bibliographies of the history of specific European countries. 

NameOnline or CD_ROMDescriptionDescription
Bibliografia Historii Polskiej Online Poland The electronic version of the Bibliography of Polish History, developed in cooperation with the Institute of National Remembrance, contains the same data as the subsequent yearbooks published by the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Bibliografia Storica Nazionale Online Italy Bibliografia Storica Nazionale (BSN) is the Italian national historical bibliography published since 1939.
Bibliografie dějin Českých zemí ke stažení Online Czechia Bibliography of the History of the Czech Lands (abbr. BDČZ) provides a free public access to the internet database which currently contains more than 500,000 entries of the professional literature since 1990 (selectively since 1945).
Bibliografie van de Geschiedenis van België Online Belgium The Bibliography of the History of Belgium (BGB) can be consulted digitally in this separate catalog from 2009 onwards.
This research tool offers a wide selection of titles of Belgian and foreign books and articles about the history of Belgium. From 2009 title descriptions are included, with additions for previous years. A number of hierarchically assigned keywords are added to each reference. You can search by author, title and keyword. The catalogue can be consulted freely and free of charge.
Bibliographie de l’histoire de France (BHF) Online France The BHF is a bibliographic and historiographical tool for anyone interested in the history of France.
It covers the various fields of historical research with the exception of philosophy, French literature and music, which have their own bibliographies. It is based on the analysis of a large number of French and foreign journals (online or not) and lists articles, monographs, collective works (whose content is systematically detailed), theses as well as websites relating to the history of France from the fifth century to 1995.
Bibliography of Swiss History Online Switzerland The Bibliography of Swiss History (BSH) contains publications from both Switzerland and abroad, including monographs, articles from collections and journals, doctoral, Bachelor and Master theses on all media.
Diccionario bibliographico portuguez CD-ROM Portugal Diccionario bibliographico portuguez contains volumes 1 through 23 (CDROM n.9 available at the Library entrance desk as part of the Ophir: Biblioteca Virtual dos Descobrimentos Portuguese - Virtual Library of the Portuguese Discoveries).
European Historical Bibliographies Online Europe European Historical Bibliographies is a joint project of subject-specific bibliographies from at present fourteen countries. It shall promote continuous cooperation among the participating institutions and bring together, on a European level, their various national bibliographic resources so that trans-national historical research is facilitated. The common platform is hosted by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften).
Historische Bibliographie online Online Germany The Historical Bibliography Online (HBO) contains 358,551 bibliographic entries on historical specialist literature that was published between 1990 and 2013: monographs, articles from journals and collective works. It is supplemented by 8,758 entries on historical research work that were unpublished up to 2013.
Irish History Online Online Ireland Irish History Online is the national bibliography of Irish history. It is part of a European network of national historical bibliographies from fourteen countries. Irish History Online is an authoritative listing (in progress) of what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present.
Jahresberichte für deutsche Geschichte Online Germany The academy project "Annual Reports on German History" records and indexes German and foreign-language publications on German history from the Roman-Germanic period to the present.
Österreichische historische bibliographie. Ausländische Austriaca 1995-1999, Auswahlbibliographie : Austrian historical bibliography  Online Austria The Austrian Historical Bibliography is a literary documentation that is processed at the Institute for History at the University of Klagenfurt. The ÖHB lists the publications of Austrian historical research, as far as they have appeared in Austria.
Beginning with the reporting year 1945, monographs, serial works, articles from journals, commemorative publications, collections of essays, catalogs and conference proceedings as well as diploma and master’s theses, dissertations and post-doctoral theses are bibliographically recorded and indexed by subject. The annual increase is about 5,800 documents.
Portuguese bibliography 15th century to 1999 CD-ROM Portugal; Brazil General bibliography of works about or published in Portugal and Brazil, in a wide variety of subject areas. The Bibliography covers general reference works, encyclopedias, bibliographies, historical, geographical, and biographical reference works, dissertations, academic monographs, non-fiction, fiction, poetry, drama, periodicals and newspapers.
Svensk historisk bibliografi-digital Online Sweden SHBd (Swedish historical bibliography-digital) is a list of works on Swedish history. Here you will find information about academic papers as well as amateur research, a total of more than 175,000 pieces. In the service you will find, among other things, books, essays, reviews and newspaper articles.

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