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Croatia and the Croatian Collections in the Library of Congress

Openly Available Digital Resources

Die so berühmte und wunderbahre Esseker brukken (Famous and wonderful Esseker Bridge), in Osijek. [between 1664 and 1686?]. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

In any guide to the Croatian collections of the Library of Congress it is important to highlight digital resources. This section of the guide provides only a brief selection of freely available Croatian sites that are more useful for reference and discovery, than deep dives into specific subjects. It is by no means an attempt to provide a comprehensive list of what can be found on the Internet. Subscription electronic content from the Library of Congress is described on the page "Onsite Only Electronic Resources."

The page is organized into the following sections:

  • Online Catalogs from Croatian Libraries
  • Digital Collections from Croatia
  • Croatian Language Internet News Sites
  • English Language Sites on Croatia

Online catalogs from Croatian Libraries

The online catalogs described below have been the most useful in general reference work about Croatia and in the preparation of various online guides about Croatian publications in the Library of Congress collections. Although there are several Croatian union catalogs with some overlapping content, they all have some unique materials.

Digital Collections from Croatia

The sites described in this section are freely available digital collections of Croatian materials. These collections encompass mostly digitized materials from libraries, but also some born-digital content. They span an array of subjects and formats from history and literature to web archives and graphic arts.

Croatian Language Internet News Sites

The Croats have an abundance of choice regarding general online news. Below are just a few sites or portals from larger media companies, but more sites can be found by searching in a browser for the words "novine u Hrvatskoj."

English Language Sites on Croatia

Information about Croatia can be found on English-language sites from many realms such as news portals, newspapers, international organizations, and educational and cultural heritage institutions. Listed below is a small selection of such sites, for comprehensive coverage is impossible. In addition, other guides on Croatia created by the staff of the Library of Congress are described on the Introduction page of this guide.