Saturday, December 3, 2011
Research links I need to know about: Forschungsdokumentation Handschriften
Clemens Radl sent me a link to the Forschungsdokumentation Handschriften of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, a database that records scholarly books and articles that discuss manuscripts and early printed books in the BSB's collection. I had heard about this database while I was doing research in Munich in 2008, but my first few tries to find the link to it on the BSB website ended in failure. Now that I know where to find it, I agree with Clemens: "A very valuable, but probably not well known database." I recommend reading through the concise Hinweise zur Recherch, which explains what information each field indexes.