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Arcanum ADT+
Arcanum Digitális Tudománytár Digital Scientific Library
It is a premium service of Arcanum Adatbázis Kft, the biggest and continuously expanding digital periodical database of Hungary which makes every issue of several hundreds of Hungarian scientific and professional journals and of weeklies and dailies accessible in their entirety. Services included are search in texts totaling several millions of pages, browsing in the tables of content of several hundreds of periodicals and the display of documents.

Bibliotheca Eruditionis
Cultural historical bibliographic search service.
Its major components comprise a multilingual data bank of early Hungarian prints and readings. It is also a stepping point to the 3D virtual exhibition of Zrínyi library.

De Gruyter Databases (until April 30, 2018)

  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon

    The database Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online / Artists of the World Online is the world's most contemporary, reliable and extensive reference work on artists. It contains authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than 1 million artists - more than any other database in the world!
    For the first time the database offers biographies in full text from A to Z. The greatly extended scope is due to the incorporation of the renowned Thieme-Becker/Vollmer1 encyclopedia, the Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon and the Lexikon der Künstlerinnen into the database. The number of full-text biographies doubled, as did the number of articles appearing not only in German but also in the original language.

  • De Gruyter eJournal
    Discover the diverse and high-quality journal database, offering more than 900 journals covering all areas of scientific research.
    More than 900 journals, 381 subscription based, 565 open access
    More than 860 journals in English, with 306 of them subscription-based
    9 new eJournals in 2017
    High-impact: 163 journals received an Impact Factor for 2016
  • Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina (BTL)  and Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Online
    The BTL Online database provides electronic access to all editions of Latin texts published in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana, ranging from antiquity and late antiquity to medieval and neo-Latin texts. A total of approximately 13 million word forms are thus accessible electronically.
    The TLL Online is the largest and most detailed Latin dictionary in the world. The extensive and detailed entries cover the classical period up to about 600 A. D. This encyclopedic database, based ont he renowned print dictionary of the same name, is designed to serve as an ideal tool for both research and teaching preparation at university level.
  • Byzantinische Bibliographie

    The Byzantinische Bibliographie Online includes the bibliographic sections of the Byzantinische Zeitschrift from volume 98 (2005) up to the present day. It contains around 30,000 entries in total, and each year about 4,000 entries will be added. The entries are organized systematically by subject area and enriched by short discussions and references to relevant review articles.

    Users can either browse the bibliography by subject category (down to the fourth level) and organize the results by title, author, publication year, and relevance, or search by (key) word, author, publication type, publication year, publisher, ISSN, and ISBN, and combinations thereof.

  • Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik Online
    The Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik [Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric] is the only comprehensive academic reference work in the field. For specialists and practitioners, the online database provides all current knowledge about Rhetoric in an electronically searchable form for the first time. Various search criteria (lemma, keyword, person, literature, etc.) allow targeted research and make the 1,300 articles easily accessible, also for scholars in related disciplines. The articles are thematically linked to each other so as to provide the reader with comprehensive information.
  • Der literarische Expressionismus Online
    Through the research database German Literary Expressionism Online 151 journals, yearbooks, collections and anthologies from the early 20th century with 2,404 issues are now available in full text.
  • Nietzsche Online

    The database Nietzsche Online provides researchers and readers complete online access to the editions, interpretations and reference works on one of the most important philosophers. Users thus obtain access to a comprehensive database containing the research results of the last forty years. In addition to the authoritative editions of the works (KGW) and the letters (KGB), Nietzsche Online contains all De Gruyter publications on Nietzsche; furthermore, the database also includes contributions of the journal New Nietzsche Studies. Due to the cross-referencing to the full texts and the further interpretations, the headwords of the Nietzsche dictionary have become an even more indispensable basis for the research and understanding of Nietzsche's work.

    Nietzsche Online offers additional and improved content:

  • The corrections and changes published in the supplementary volumes of the print editions are incorporated into the texts, thus making available a corrected and improved edition of Nietzsche's works and letters.
  • The online versions of the Nietzsche dictionary have been expanded in contrast to the print edition.
  • After their completion, new articles of the Nietzsche dictionary are published online first.
  • Theologische Realenzyklopädie Online
    The Theologische Realenzyklopädie (TRE) [Theological Encyclopedia] is a modern specialist encyclopaedia comprising 36 volumes of text (1976–2004) representing the present state of theological research as a whole. More than a generation of scholars have collaborated in its production, to create a unique internationally-oriented reference work containing more than 2,500 articles (on over 28,000 pages of text) which stands as a document of the history of scholarship. The TRE is an indispensable tool for research, study and teaching, principally in theology, but also in its neighbouring disciplines such as history, philosophy, Jewish studies and religious studies.
  • Treasury of Linguistic Maps
    The e-resource Treasury of Linguistic Maps presents linguistic maps selected from various atlases and other publications that have been published over the years by De Gruyter Mouton and other De Gruyter imprints. For the first time, this material is made available and searchable in one place and in a new, improved format. All maps have been scanned in high-resolution for maximum quality and enriched with detailed metadata. Thanks to specific search functionalities (e.g. category/subdiscipline, language described in the map, geographical location, period described), Treasury of Linguistic Maps is a unique and indispensable resource for visualized information on various topics in linguistics. Many of these maps have not been digitally available before, and some are difficult to find even in printed form. The map interface allows zooming in on details, printing, and PDF export.
  • Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
    WSK Online is a dictionary e-resource covering all the major areas of linguistics and communication science. The dictionaries steer a course between semantic definition and comprehensive knowledge, combining the best of both approaches.

Dictionaries of Akadémiai Kiadó
As it central content, this service includes Akadémiai Kiadó’s English-Hungarian Comprehensive Dictionary, Hungarian-English Comprehensive Dictionary, German-Hungarian Comprehensive Dictionary, Hungarian-German Comprehensive Dictionary, French-Hungarian and Hungarian French Comprehensive Dictionary, Dictionary of Foreign Words and Expressions,   Encyclopedia of Environment Protection, Hungarian-English Dictionary of Environment Protection, English-Hungarian financial and technical dictionaries and Dictionary of EU Terminology. Also available are: Spanish-Hungarian Dictionary, Hungarian-Spanish Dictionary, German-Hungarian Comprehensive Technical Dictionary, Italian-Hungarian Concise Dictionary, Hungarian-Italian Concise Dictionary, Hungarian-Dutch Concise Dictionary, The Concise Dictionary of the Hungarian Language, New Hungarian Encyclopedia of Literature, Dictionary of Hungarian Synonyms,  Dictionary of Hungarian Orthography. More

EBSCO – International articles and studies
From here, within the entire network of National Széchényi Library, users can have access to full-text and bibliographic databases covering a wide range of fields of the academic sphere and that of public news services.   

EMERALD is a full-text database of periodicals in English, focusing on the fields of the humanities and social sciences. It can be accessed within the entire network of NSZL.    

GALE Literary Sources
An integrated research experience, Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. No other publisher offers this unmatched combination of uniquely rich literary content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject indexing - all enriched by features and design that breathes new life into the study of literature. As Gale makes additional Literary Resources available through Gale Literary Sources, and if your library has access to these products, they will be automatically added to the Gale Literary Sources experience upon release.

Grove Music
Grove Music Online has been a leading database of online music research since 2001. It contains resumes of the majority of music scholarships. Also, it makes available the material of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd Edition, 2001) in full-text format, and materials of The New Grove Dictionary Opera (1992) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd Edition. 2001). Contained within Grove Music Online are over 50,000 entries and 30,000 bibliographies compiled by 6,000 scholars. It is an English-language, full-text database.

Subscribers to Oxford Music Online can have an access to the volume entitled The Oxford Companion to Music (2002). The original edition was published by its author (Percy A. Scholes) in 1938. Later it was expanded with over 1,000 entries and the bulk of the work has been revised. Major topics include dance, jazz and pop music.

The 2nd, revised edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Music (2006) was edited by Michael Kennedy, co-editor was Joyce Bourne. This work includes 12,500 entries.

The volume entitled Encyclopedia of Popular Music was edited by Colin Larkin (4th Edition, 2006), which is a collection of the biographies of pop, rock and jazz musicians, from 1900 to present day.

Links lead to Classical Music Library and DRAM, as well as to musical bibliography dubbed RILM. On top of that, entries of Grove Music Online are connected with the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Journals of Akadémiai Kiadó
Works published by Akadémiai Kiadó make it possible for our scholars to have their latest research findings become public in over 40 disciplines, from nuclear chemistry via microbiology to linguistics. Users can have access to more than 60 journals, retrospectively, until 1998. More

JSTOR is a digital archive which has been compiled by scientists, researchers and students for scientists, researchers and students. The compiled content is more than just a simple database: it is a community platform for research. The database was set up in 1995 and it has been popular ever since. With the aid of the international academic community, JSTOR created an inter-disciplinary archive database of high academic quality, in which you can search materials of several thousands of scientific journals (both digital and print formats). The management surface (tools) helps and makes it easier for researchers to cooperate. The scope of collection of the JSTOR archive covers almost every discipline and it provides an opportunity to search articles of several thousands of scientific journals, from the humanities via social sciences to natural sciences.

In 2008, JSTOR merged with Aluka, so now you can search not just articles but also mails, government documents, pamphlets, images and 3D models. In JSTOR, journals can be accessed in the so-called Collections.

The Hungarian Reformation Online  
This collection offers a comprehensive survey of the original writings of the Hungarian reformers. It includes texts from the first stirrings of reform in the 1540s through to works written for the established churches of the region during the 1650s. It is an invaluable resource for historians of the Lutheran Reformation, international Calvinism, the Catholic Reformation, and the emergence of Anti-Trinitarianism.

MATARKA – Searchable database of the contents of Hungarian periodicals
Online searchable database of the tables of contents of Hungarian periodicals.  MATARKA is a valuable source of the contents of professional journals published in Hungary. This service is provided within the framework of a library consortium. Data are put into a database and can be searched from various aspects. On top of that, users can browse in each journal copy separately.

MTI – Hungarian News Agency
This database includes current news as well as background archives and services supporting the interpretation of the latest events. In National Széchényi Library, MTI database can be accessed from dedicated workstations placed in the Library’s Multimedia Reading Room. 

NAVA – National Audiovisual Archive
NAVA is an archive of public-service television and radio channels. In addition to that, readers of NSZL can watch movies, newsreels and materials from other thematic collections on a closed network at NAVA points. In NSZL, the National Audiovisual Archive can be accessed only on dedicated workstations placed in the Multimedia Reading Room. 


  • Academic Video Online
    Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 17,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost.
  • Early European Books
    Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources.
  • ProQuest Central
    ProQuest Central brings together many of our most used databases to create the most comprehensive, diverse, and relevant multidisciplinary research database available. It provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a powerful, user-friendly platform.

  • Scitech Premium Collection

    The SciTech Premium Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.

    For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

  • PQ Dissertations and Thesis
    ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT Global) simplifies searching for dissertations and theses via a single access point to explore an extensive, trusted collection of 4 million graduate works, with 2 million in full text. Designated as an official offsite repository for the U.S. Library of Congress, PQDT Global offers comprehensive historic and ongoing coverage for North American works and significant and growing international coverage from a multiyear program of expanding partnerships with international universities and national associations. We offer effective and efficient results on our curated content platform with expert metadata that reduces noise in search results. Direct access to full text and other ProQuest and ebook subscriptions advance the research process.

WBIS – World Biographical Information System
WBIS Online is the most comprehensive biographical database available, providing biographical information on over 6 Million people from the 8th century B.C. to the present. Included are 8.5 Million digital facsimile articles from biographical reference works.