External Databases

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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.

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.

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. 

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.