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Library News

September 30, 2019

Test Access: Origins of Modern Science and Technology Collections

The MPIWG has test access to the "Origins of Modern Science and Technology Collections" until October 25, 2019. Users from inside the MPIWG are registered automatically via the IP address.


August 21, 2019

Access to Oxford Music Online’s Grove Music Online

The database is the authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory, and cultures of music around the globe. Based on work first published in 1879 and updated frequently, Grove has been in continuous publication for over a century and now publishes hundreds of new articles and revisions each year. Any comments about content or functions of the database are very welcome. Users from the MPIWG are registered automatically via IP.


Aug 8, 2019

"Granth Sanjeevani" Database Access

The library has now access to the database Granth Sanjeevani of The Asiatic Society of Mumbai. Please log in as "Max Planck Institute for the History of Science." Granth Sanjeevani has over 20,000 books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, journals, government publications, and reports. Though the majority of books are in English, there are books in Sanskrit and other ancient and modern Indian languages and in European languages like Greek, Latin, Italian, German, and French.




May 16, 2019

Rare Book Exhibition

The library has created a new exhibition of rare books in the showcases of the rare book collection. We are presenting a small selection of books acquired in the first years of the Institute in accordance with the requirements of research projects at that time. Topics cover many areas in the history of science, which have been and still are at the focus of our research interests. These include philosophy and natural history (showcase 1), chemistry or medicine (showcase 2), physics and mechanics (showcase 3), geometry and civil engineering (showcase 4), and astronomy (showcase 5). Most of the rare books featured in this exhibition are available online in ECHO – Cultural Heritage Online.