Research Institutions (Hungary; Finland; Estonia)

Hungarian Academy of Sciences [Budapest]

Petőfi Literary Museum [Budapest]

VERITAS Research Institute and Archives  [Budapest]                                      

Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura [The Finnish Literature Society (SKS, Helsinki)]

Eesti Keele Instituut [Institute of the Estonian Language, Tallinn]

Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia [Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn]

Estonian Literature Centre [Tallinn]

Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum [Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu]

Specialised Information Services, Virtual Libraries

Specialised Information Service for Northern Europe

Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies

Overview of DFG-funded Specialised Information Services (as of January 2019)

Virtual Library of Northern European Studies – vifanord

osmikon – a research portal regarding Russian, East and Southeast European Studies. Osmikon replaced the Virtual Library of Eastern European Studies (ViFaOst), which served as an interdisciplinary regional portal for research from 2002 until 2018.




…about the FID

The Specialised Information Service for Finno-Ugric / Uralic Languages, Literatures and Cultures is part of the nationwide Specialised Information Services Programme funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The Specialised Information Service is being established by the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) with funding of the DFG from 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2019. It is based upon the services of the four former related special subject collections Finnougristics, Finland and Hungary as well as Estonian Language and Literature, which were assigned to the SUB Göttingen by the DFG and taken care of from 1951 – 2015. Read more >

The objective of the Specialised Information Service is to provide specialist literature and information nationwide for researchers working in the fields of Finnougristics/Uralistics, Finnish and Hungarian Studies as well as for research of the regions Finland and Hungary. Main tasks are demand-oriented acquisition or licensing of highly specialized digital and printed media in their original language, which would not be accessible in Germany otherwise.

…about FinnUgGuide

FinnUgGuide is a database for relevant academic websites and documents regarding the subject areas ‘Finnougrian Studies’, ‘Finland’,  ‘Hungary’ as well as ‘Estonian Language and Literature’ – developed and maintained by the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) - the library formerly responsible for these special subject collections.

FinnUgGuide is based upon the project SSG-FI (Special Subject Guides), which has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Currently the database lists about 5000 web sources, whose content is made accessible on the basis of a Dublin Core Metadata Set, and is continuously expanded.