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Historical Bibliography Online (HBO) is a unique portal for academics, students, and users, who are interested in research projects and academic publications by german researchers and research institutions in humanities.
The database contains 358.551 bibliographical entries on historical research literature that was published between 1990 and 2013: monographies as well as papers in journals and collected essays. Additionally, it contains 8.758 entries on historical works that were unpublished until 2013.
Here you will find instructions for searching the Historische Bibliographie Online and explanations of the individual search functions.
You have two different options for searching.
The search form allows you to search using various search criteria. To do so, select the appropriate criterion in the search field and enter your search term(s) in the search field. The search is not case sensitive. Truncation does not work currently in title search.
The following search criteria are available:
Only the following wildcards can be used:
The following operators can be used and combined in the search field:
Please note: The search is not case sensitive. Truncation does not work currently in title search.
Combination options: You have the option to apply several search criteria at the same time. To do this, click on "Add row" in the search form. This creates a second search field in which you can set another search criterion (or else the same one). You can create as many additional search fields as you like.
If you use more than one search field, the search will find all entries that match all search criteria (“Search for all of these terms”) (AND). Instead, you can also select “Search for any of these terms” (OR) above the search fields, which will cause the search to find all entries that match at least one of the searched criteria.
By clicking on "Add NOT" you create a search field to which you can assign a search criterion. Terms entered in this search field will be excluded from the search. You can add this search field as often as you like.
By combining the above functions, you are able to perform very specific searches.
The browse button allows you to quickly within Categories. The results list of a browse search can be further searched via the search fileds described above. For that, the checkbox "Search in browse results" is activated.
The results that match your search are listed on one or more pages. The number of search results as well as the search criteria can be found above the results list.
Each search result consists of the title of the bibliographic entry, series title, publication date, author(s)/editor(s) names and the cover of the database.
You can access a search result by clicking on the title or cover of the database. If you do not have access to the database, please log in first.
The search results are sorted by relevancy (frequency and weighting of the searched terms). You can also sort by date ("New to old" or "Old to new") or by title ("A to Z" or "Z to A").
Furthermore, instead of the default 10 results per page, you can also display 20, 50 or 100 results per page.
The search results can be further restricted under "Filter Results".
The filter "Access" is a formal one: It refers to the bibliographic entries within the database and not to the bibliographed content. For example, the user can filter out from the result list those entries that are NOT covered by the licence of their institution/library.
Further, content-oriented filter options are:
All filters can be combined with each other. Filtering by certain filter options excludes further certain filter options if there are no entries which match both options.
You want to search the Historische Bibliographie Online for all entries that mention the word "Burg" and belong to the subject “Kriegs- und Wehrwesen”. However, you want to exclude entries of the type “Artikel/Article” from the search. For this you use the search form as follows: