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From the Eighteenth Century to the present day, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities has fostered a growing number of scientific publications. These publications are works produced by Academy projects or writings of the learned society of the Academy. Particularly the latter – published in the Sitzungsberichte (proceedings) or Abhandlungen (treatises) – are intended not only for a specialist audience, but also for the general public. This website aims to disseminate and make available as many publications of the Academy as possible.

Index, Sorting and Search

The main index lists all publications of the BAdW available via this website. The publications are sorted by year of publication and by series (in descending order). This sorting order can be easily changed by a click on the head of the relevant column by which the entries are to be sorted. By clicking on the second, third etc. column while holding down the shift key, it is possible to sort by multiple columns.
Columns included in the sorting order appear slightly shaded.
For a quick search within the index, use the form above the table, which provides, firstly, a free-text search across all columns or in each column separately and, secondly, drop-down lists for filtering any column that is suitable for such searching by selection. The free-text search can be configured to specify the exactitude of the search: With the default options, the search is case insensitive and works irrespective of both the order of keywords nor any intervening words in a matching string. These defaults are common in search engines. In addition, special wildcards, so-called regular expressions, can be enabled. Further information about these regular expressions can be read in the paragraph linked here; the chapter containing this paragraph provides a more detailed explanation of the search, including examples. (These links are also given in the search form.)

The categories used in the index – author, year, title etc. – are those usual in library catalogues. Please note that the publications of the Academy are as a rule assigned to a series, and that this may be a series in the sense of a journal or in the sense of a multivolume work, e. g. an edition.

Access to the Full Text and to further Bibliographical Data

The title of a publication in the index is linked to a page, whose link address is a so-called permanent URL, which will be preserved and can thus be used in citations.

This page contains a link to the publication or several links, if necessary, namely to different versions or parts of the publication. If no link is provided, then the publication is not yet available due to a retention period to protect the publisher, but will be made available after expiry of this period.

Furthermore the page contains the full bibliographical data in different forms of citation, among others RIS and BibTex, as well as a link to the corresponding entry in the B3Kat, the catalogue of the Bavarian library network (Bayerischer Verbundkatalog), which as a rule provides additional bibliographical information. All publications of the Academy are listed in this catalogue. The bibliographical data in the index of publications are extracted automatically from the B3Kat and are regularly refreshed.

Authors’ or editors’ names are linked to information about the person, if a so-called GND number is provided along with the name.

Terms of Use and License

The terms of use are given next to any link to the publication itself after the label License. The license is, as a rule, CC BY, which accords with good academic practice: The publications can be read online, downloaded, saved, printed and shared with others free of charge; the authors or editors of the publications must be named, i. e. their names must be cited in the case of quotations and must be retained within the file if it is shared. In the case of sharing, these terms of use must be also shared. – No credit need be given to any creator of the bibliographical data nor the scans.