Individual countries

National bibliographies, library catalogues, journals, major reference works etc. from countries worldwide. For the similar information on Denmark, see the topmost links on the “Historie” front page.


Northern Europe:


Swedish Historical Bibliography
All materials published since 1994 are almost completely covered. Registration of publications from the period 1977-93 is in progress. This online version is a continuation of the printed edition, available for the years 1771-1975.

M. Linton: Sveriges historie
(Århus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 1994). Printed edition
This is an overview of the Swedish history for the period 1523-1993, together with the explanations of unknown words and an annotated bibliography.

This is a joint web portal of all Swedish libraries. It incorporates practically all Swedish titles since 1866.

Libris – Articles Database

Nättidningen Svensk Historia
This is an electronic magazine on Swedish history. It provides news in research, novelties from the field, recently published books, as well as links to in-depth research. Published by the PK Media.


Norwegian Historical Bibliography 1980-97

Knut Helle m. fl. (ed.): Aschehougs Norgeshistorie 1-12.
(Oslo: Aschehoug, 1994-98). Printed edition
This book in twelve volumes, available at the State Library, offers a history of Norway from the oldest times to 1998. There is an index and a bibliography at the end of each volume.
Campus Emdrup
State and University Library

Norwegian National Bibliography (Norbok)
References to books published in Norway, in any language; books by Norwegians published abroad; papers from conferences held in Norway, but published abroad; foreign-language translations of works published by Norwegians (since 1978); works on Norway by foreign authors. The bibliography covers all publications since 1921, with many older publications also included.
The years 1643-1813 are covered in print: Pettersen, Hjalmar, Bibliotheca Norvegica, vol. 1
The years 1814-1920: Norsk bokfortegnelse.
Both publications are available at the State Library Humanities department, group VII E.

Norwegian List of Serials (Norper)
References to journals, annuals, series, annual reports and newspapers, published in Norway, together with some foreign periodicals thematically related to Norway. The database primarily covers periodicals published after 1970, with occasional older examples (dating back to 1600).
The years 1643-1813 are covered in print: Pettersen, Hjalmar, Bibliotheca Norvegica, vol. 1
Years 1814-1969: Norsk bokfortegnelse. Both publications are available at the State Library Humanities department, group VII Eb.

BIBSYS. The Norwegian libraries’ joint web portal.

Norwegian Periodical Articles (Norart)

The Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC or RHD=Registreringssentral for historiske data)
The aim of the centre is to digitalize and make publicly available a range of historical sources, such as censuses, and parish registers. Searching is possible by names, birthplaces and other criteria.


Fennica – The National Bibliography of Finland
Fennica is the name for the Finnish National Bibliography. It contains references to books and journals published since 1488, to maps from the period 1967-1976, and again since 1987 onwards. It also contains links to electronic publications, as well as references to works published abroad, either on Finland or by Finnish authors.


National and University Library of Iceland - Gegnir
Gegnir is the joint, web-based catalogue of most of the libraries in Iceland. Materials are organized in different groups, such as books, journals, manuscripts, or maps and searching is possible by many different criteria.

The National Archive of Iceland
The short introduction to the archive is in English, but the actual catalogue is only in Icelandic.

Western Europe:

England and the Republic of Ireland

Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH)
The Bibliography of British and Irish History provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present.

The British Library Newspapers
The national archive collections in the United Kingdom of British and overseas newspapers.

The National Archives
The official archive for England, Wales and the central UK government. It contains records on British history from the Domesday Book (1086) to the present day.

English Historical Review

The Oxford Companion to British History

The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

The Oxford Companion to Irish History

Historical Dictionary of Late Medieval England, 1272-1485

The Cambridge Ancient History 1-12.
Ed. by I.E.S. Edwards …[et al.] Cambridge: at the University Press, 1970-2000. Printed edition

The New Cambridge Medieval History.
Cambridge University Press, 1995-2005. Printed edition

The New Cambridge Modern History.
Cambridge University Press, 1957-85. Printed edition
Campus Emdrup
State and University Library

The Cambridge Economic History of Europe.
Cambridge University Press, 1942-89. Printed edition
Campus Emdrup
State and University Library

Index to theses, accepted for higher degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland
An index of higher degree theses defended at the universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716 to the present day (1716-1970: bibliographic form only; 1970-present: abstracts as well).

BBC – History
A comprehensive history website, developed by the BBC specialists. The emphasis is on British history.


Historische Bibliographie

Jahresberichte für deutsche Geschichte
Online bibliography of German history, since 1984.
Jahresberichte für deutsche Geschichte Vol. 1-14 (1925-1938) has been digitalized as well.

Monumenta Germaniae Historica
An impressive collection of digitalized primary documents, relevant for Germany and for the Kingdom of the Francs in the period 500-1500. This is an ongoing digitalization project, which should be finished by 2010.

The German Federal Archive (Das Bundesarchiv)
The archive holds records from the Federal Republic of Germany, German Democratic Republic, the German Reich, the German Confederation, as well as military archives, a film archive, political party papers etc. It is possible to search directly in the archives’ library catalogue. See under ‘Bestände & Findmittel’. In German.

German Quarterly

Clio online: Fachportal für die Geschichtswissenschaften
Clio is an online gateway, leading to a variety of online resources in History, related both to German and international projects. The website is partially translated to English.

Die Düsseldorfer Virtuelle Bibliothek; Geschichte
A comprehensive web portal on German history. It contains links to research institutions, archives, library catalogues, specialized bibliographies, and history reference works of different kinds.

A gateway to different online resources relevant for German history. It contains also the online history magazine called Zeithistorische Forschungen.

Fischer Weltgeschichte 1-36.
Red. J. Bollack. Frankfurt a. M. 1965-83. Printed edition

Stuart Jenks, Dieter Rübsamen (eds.). Magazine Stacks
Tables of contents of scholarly journals, in German and (some) in English, with ‘free-text’ search possibilities.

Quellenkunde der deutschen Geschichte: Bibliographie der Quellen und der Literatur zur deutschen Geschichte
(Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1965-99)
Available at the State Library Humanities department, under III Xa.


Schleswig-holsteinische Bibliographie.
1966- Neumünster. Printed edition

Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für schleswig-holsteinische Geschichte.
1928- Kiel. Ergänzungsbd.

Schleswig-Holsteinische Archive


Bibliographie annuelle de l'histoire de France.
1953- Paris. Printed edition

The Cambridge history of modern France.
Cambridge Univ. Press. Printed edition

Bibliographie nationale française (BNF)
Online version of the French National Bibliography, containing bibliographical information on materials divided into following groups: books, periodicals, music, audio-visual, maps. For most of the groups, information runs from 2001 to the present day.
Search tip: from the BNF’s home page, there is a link ‘les catalogues de la BnF’, which leads you to the Bibliothèque Nationale’s online catalogue, called BN-OPALE plus, and which contains the BNF. There you can actually locate the materials found in the Bibliography.

French Historical Studies

Archives nationales

Archives départementales

Bibliothèque nationale


Bibliografia storica nazionale

Longman history of Italy: Italy in the age of the Renaissance 1380-1530.
Denys Hay and John Law. London: Longman, 1989. Printed edition

Italy 1530-1630.
Eric Cochrane. London: Longman, 1988. Printed edition

Italy in the seventeenth century.
Domenico Sella. London: Longman, 1997. Printed edition

Modern Italy, 1871-1995.
Martin Clark. London: Longman, 1996. Printed edition

BNI - Bibliografia Nazionale Italiana på CD-Rom
The Italian National Bibliography contains references to ca. 523,000 titles published in Italy in the period 1958 - June 2002. The period 1465-1957 is covered in different printed catalogues, available at the State Library Humanities department, under the group VII Od. For further information please ask at the Library’s Front desk.


Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
The official website of the Vatican Apostolic Library.

Vatican’s official website


Database of Austrian higher degree theses (Österreichische Dissertationsdatenbank)
Online references to all dissertations defended at universities in Austria from 1990 to the present. Searching is possible by key word, author, year, or university. Only some theses are available in full-text form, others are accompanied with abstracts.

InfoNet provides online access to Austrian information and documentation institutions, such as research libraries, museums, public institutions, and archives.


Helveticat – Swiss National Library (Schweizerische Landesbibliothek)
The online catalogue of the Swiss National Library, which obtains a copy of everything published in Switzerland. It also contains the Swiss Union Catalogue of Serials.


Spanish national bibliography (Bibliografía Española)
The Spanish national bibliography is part of Biblioteca Nacional’s database Ariadna, which catalogues books, periodicals, maps, images, videos and music recordings. From the Bibliography website you can return to the home page of the Spanish National Library.

Indice historico espanol: Publicación trimestral del Centro de estudios historicos internacionales

Library catalogues, internet collections and other sources relevant for the study of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and the Caribbean.


Joint online catalogue of the Portuguese National Library and 149 other libraries in the country.

Library catalogues, internet collections and other sources relevant for the study of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and the Caribbean.


Repertorium van boeken en tijdschriftartikelen betreffende de geschiedenis van Nederland (Leiden, 1941- )
Available at the State Library Humanities department.

National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek)
Official website of the Royal (National) Library in The Hague. The main catalogue contains more than one million records (books and periodicals), including everything published in the Netherlands since 1974. It also provides access to different sub-databases, bibliographies etc. Access is free.
For titles published before 1974, you should consult printed bibliographies at the State Library Humanities department, group VII M: Holland and Belgium.

Bibliographie de Belgique

National bibliography of Luxembourg (Bibliographie luxembourgeoise)
The website of the National Library of Luxembourg contains link to the national bibliography, which consists of two parts: “Bibliographie luxembourgeoise” (2001-2007) and “Bibliographie d’histoire luxembourgeoise” (2001-2007).
The “search” button on the Library’s home page will lead you to the, which is the joint online catalogue of the thirty-three major libraries from across the country.


Libraries and Archives Department
Online gateway to the National Library of Malta, the Malta Public Libraries, Gozo Public Libraries and the National Archives of Malta.

Eastern Europe:

American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
The database provides an index to journal articles, books, dissertations and other publications on topics related to the former Soviet Union and East-Central European history, published in the United States and Canada since 1990. Around 70 percent of records are presented in a full-text format.


The National Library in Warsaw

Czech Republic

National Library of the Czech Republic


University Library in Bratislava
The biggest and oldest research library in Slovakia, serving both academic and general public. The website contains online catalogues that, among other things, register all Slovakian books and newspapers.


HEKTOR. National Széchenyi Library
Online catalogue of the National Library, that contains Hungarian books since 1976, together with foreign books since 1987.


Central University Library of Bucharest (Biblioteca Centrala Universitara din Bucuresti)

The Balkans

National Library of Greece
Online catalogues of the Greek National Library


COBIB - Opac Slovenia
Union catalogue for the National Library of Slovenia, and 243 other libraries in the country. For each found item, it is possible to see its location.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Virtual library of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Access to thirteen libraries in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


National and University Library Zagreb
Library’s online catalogue contains only part of 2,5 million library holdings.


National and University Library
Access point to nine different Macedonian library systems.

Baltic countries:


Estonian Libraries Catalogue
A catalogue called ESTER includes Estonian National Library, together with thirteen other libraries in the country.


National Library of Latvia


Libis - Lithuanian Integral Library Information System
Union catalogue for Lithuanian libraries, with ca. 2,5 million records.


The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies 1990 -
Fuldtekstadgang til omkring 70% af litteraturhenvisningerne. Nordamerikansk bibliografi med videnskabelig litteratur (humaniora og samfundsfag) om sovjetiske, postsovjetiske, russiske og østeuropæiske forhold, udgivet i USA og Canada fra 1990 og frem.

Encyclopedia of Russian History

Handbuch der Geschichte Russlands. Printed version.
Hrsg. von Manfred Hellmann, Gottfried Schramm und Klaus Zernack. Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1976-2002.

Peter den Stores reformer: en forskningsoversigt. Printed version.
Hans Bagger [Århus]: Jysk Selskab for Historie, 1979.

Ruslands historie i det 16. århundrede: en forsknings- og kildeoversigt. Printed version.
Af Knud Rasmussen [Århus]: Jysk Selskab for Historie, 1985.

Ruslands historie i det 17. århundrede: en forsknings- og kildeoversigt. Printed version.
Af Svend Aage Christensen Aarhus : Jysk Selskab for Historie , 1979.

Sovjetunionens historie 1917-1970: en forskningsoversigt. Printed version.
Red. af Niels Erik Rosenfeldt Aarhus : Jysk Selskab for Historie , 1979.


North America:


Library and Archives Canada
Union catalogue listing all sorts of materials from the libraries and archives across Canada, many of which are already available on Internet, in a digitalized form. It also contains access to the Canadian national bibliography.


U.S.A - Library of Congress
The world’s biggest library, with 128 million units.

American Historical Review

Foreign Relations of the United States

GPO Access. The U.S. Government Printing Office
An impressive portal with over 1,500 databases, all related to the Federal Government in Washington, providing an immense quantity of information produced by the American government.

Latin America:


National Library of Argentina (Biblioteca Nacional de la República Argentina)
The official website, including online catalogue, of the most important Argentinean library.


National Library of Brazil (Biblioteca Nacional)

The Cambridge History of Latin America. Printed edition.
ed. by Leslie Bethell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984-95.

Library catalogues, internet collections and other sources relevant for the study of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and the Caribbean.

Journal of Latin American Studies


Nordic Institute of Asian Studies


Osaka University Library
Online public access catalogue of the Osaka University Library. It is possible to search separately for Japanese or for foreign books and journals in different areas, such as Language and Culture, Law, Economics etc. This online version of the catalogue contains mostly materials published after 1987.


The University of Hong Kong. DRAGON Libraries catalogue
Online catalogue of the Hong Kong University Library.


University of Malaya Library
Web catalogue of the University of Malaya Library, situated in Kuala Lumpur.


National University Library
The National University Library consists of six libraries: Central Library, Chinese Library, Law Library, Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library, Medical Library, Music Library, and Science Library. It is possible to search either in each individual library, or to search in their joint catalogue.


A joint catalogue of different institutes’ libraries at the University of Chulalongkorn in Bangkok, run by the University Library.

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
A comprehensive guide to Asian studies.

The Cambridge History of China. Printed edition.
general editors Denis Twitchett and John K. Fairbank. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978-98.

The Cambridge History of Japan Printed edition.
general ed.: John W. Hall … et al. Cambridge University Press, 1988-99. Opstillet på Statsbibliotekets læsesal under Ki.

Bibliography of Asian studies. Printed edition
Ann Arbor, Mich. 1971-.

Journal of Asian Studies

Brill's Encyclopedia of China Online

Encyclopedia of Modern China

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia



Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Ca. 8 million books.

South Africa

South African National Bibliography (SANB)
The catalogue of the National Library of South Africa, listing as well legal deposits of all South African publications since 1990.

Bibliographies & Resource Guides in African Studies
Columbia University Libraries, New York - African Studies.

Internet African History Sourcebook
A comprehensive list of web resources in African history, since the Ancient times to the Modern period. Primary and secondary resources are presented either as full-texts or as excerpts.

Journal of African History

African studies quarterly: an online journal for African studies
Published by the University of Florida.

The Cambridge History of Africa. Printed edition.
general ed.: J.D. Page and Roland Oliver]. Cambridge University Press, 1975-86. Opstillet på læsesal under Ka1.
Campus Emdrup
State and University Library

Journal of African History

African studies quarterly: an online journal for African studies
Udgivet af University of Florida.

Journal of Asian and African Studies

Middle East

Jewish National & University Library, Jerusalem - NNL
The main Israeli library, which includes materials in all the Jewish languages. It was founded in 1892, and it became the university library in 1920. Online catalogue contains materials published after 1984. The library consists of 5 million books, journals and special collections.

National Library of Turkey
The main Turkish library, founded in Ankara in 1946. Aside from holding a copy of all Turkish publications (legal deposit), it also contains books published in Arabic in the period 1729-1928.

United Arab Emirates University
The official website of the United Arab Emirates University.

Pacific Ocean Region


The Australian National University Library
This is the online database of the Australian National University Library.

National Library of Australia
This is the official website of the Australian National Library with online catalogue. Close to 90 percent of all catalogue entries have been converted to digital form.

New Zealand

National Library of New Zealand

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