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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.

Brill Book History Online
Book History Online (BHO) is the international bibliography in the field of book and library history. It provides a comprehensive survey of all scholarly publications written from a historical perspective. Included are monographs, articles and reviews dealing with the history of the printed book, its arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, its economic, social and cultural environment, as well as its production, distribution, preservation and description. In particular, BHO contains information on topics such as papermaking, bookbinding, book illustration, type design, typefounding, bibliophily, book collecting, libraries and individuals.

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.   

EBSCO – Academic Search Ultimate
Developed to meet the increasing demands of scholarly research, Academic Search Ultimate offers students an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes.


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 offers a variety of resources for education, lifelong learning, and academic research. Whether you are looking for peer-reviewed articles; full-text magazines, newspapers, and eBooks; primary source documents; and videos or podcasts, Gale puts the right vetted content and tools at your fingertips.

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.

De Gruyter Journals – Social Sciences and Humanities Package

De Gruyter – Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina (BTL) 

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 user interface allows various and differentiated searches. Classical scholars and ancient historians are provided with a valuable tool for both research and the preparation of teaching at school and university level. User Guide

De Gruyter – Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL)

The Thesaurus linguae Latinae is not only the largest Latin dictionary in the world, but also the first to cover all the Latin texts from the classical period up to about 600 A.D. 31 academies, and scholarly societies from 23 countries support the work of the Bayerische Akademie (Thesaurusbüro München). The database contains all content that is also available in print. User Guide

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.  


Oxford University Press (OUP) Journals - Arts & Humanities Collection (eduID)

Oxford Handbooks Online

Oxford (Grove) Art Online

USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive  
USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.
Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1983, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the ongoing conflicts in the Central African Republic and South Sudan. It also includes testimonies about contemporary acts of violence against Jews.
The interviews have been conducted in 62 countries and 41 languages. Each collection adds context for the others, providing multiple pathways to learn from the eyewitnesses of history across time, locations, cultures and sociopolitical circumstances. The archive, which is searchable by the minute, contains invaluable material for research and education.

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.