Gateway to CSEE
Search engines, library collections, repositories and research institutions on Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
Listings of relevant library collections on Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, including links to their catalogues and other open access repositories.
- International directory of librarians and library specialists in the Slavic and East European field
The directory is the most comprehensive list for linking to libraries collecting on CEE worldwide.
- ABDOS – Die Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Bibliotheken und Dokumentationsstellen der Ost-, Ostmittel- und Südosteuropaforschung (ABDOS) e.V
ABDOS is an alliance of institutions and individuals dedicated to purchasing and collecting literature from and about Eastern, Eastern Central and South-Eastern Europe, and making it accessible to the public; it is, however, also open to anyone involved in research and lecturing on Eastern Europe.
- CEU – Central Eastern University Library
CEU Library in Budapest is an English-language university library in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities and a leading research and information centre in the region.
- BSB – Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Osteuropa
The Department of Eastern Europe is the largest special department of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. It comprises Eastern Europe, East Central and South-Eastern Europe as well as Russia.
- Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Osteuropa
The Eastern Europe Department of the Berlin State Library houses one of the world’s most important collections of Eastern European literature outside the region.
- The British Library’s East European collection
The British Library’s East European collection acquires, as widely as possible, material of research value published in all Slavonic and East European languages covering subjects in the humanities and social sciences.
- ViFaOst – Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Osteuropa
ViFaOst is an interdisciplinary portal that offers a wide range of information on the field of Eastern European studies to the academic community.
- Verbundkatalog Östliches Europa
With approx. 1,000,000 media units (October 2015), the Verbundkatalog Östliches Europa documents the electronically accessible holdings of more than thirty libraries and cultural-science institutions in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.
- IOS – Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung
The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, IOS, researches economic and historical developments in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and boasts an extensive library.
- GWZO – Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas
The Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO) at the University of Leipzig is a research institute committed to international cooperation and multidisciplinary approaches. GWZO focuses on the comparative research into the history and culture of territories between the Baltic, the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea from the Early Middle Ages up to the present day.
- wiiw – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies is one of the principle centres for research on Central, East and Southeast Europe. The Library provides access to databases and studies on macroeconomic developments and structural change, international economics, labour markets and social issues, as well as on selected issues related to sectoral and regional economic developments.
- IDM – Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa
The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) addresses current questions regarding the Danube region, Central and South-Eastern Europe to enhance knowledge about the region and promote good neighbourly relations.
- Specialized library with archive “Studii romani”
The specialized library with archive owns books, periodical publications (article and book series, journals, newspapers), audio and video materials, archive documents, field materials, as well as a museum fund.
Other major search engines and open access repositories
- The European Library
The European Library offers access to the collections of the 48 national libraries of Europe and leading European research libraries.
Multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections.
- KVK – Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog
The KVK is a meta search engine for more than 500 million books, periodicals and other media stored in library and booksellers’ catalogues worldwide.
- OBVSG – Österreichischer Verbundkatalog
Gateway for research in 80 Austrian libraries under the OBVSG umbrella including more than 10 million bibliographic entries.
- EZB – Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek
EZB is one of the most comprehensive bibliographic databases on scientific online magazines. 58,000 are available in full text.
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.
- SSOAR – Social Science Open Access Repository
SSOAR collects quality checked literature relevant to the social sciences. It also offers a publishing platform for academics.