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Moldovan Collections at the Library of Congress


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E-resources webpage. Captured in 2023. Library of Congress.

Searchable online databases provide full-text access to both current and historical content. Some databases are freely available and others require a subscription. If you are unable to visit the Library of Congress, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic Library. Open-access databases are listed separately together with the external links to resources.

The Library does not subscribe to databases for Moldova specifically. However, some scholarly journals appear in the subscription databases such as the Central and East European Online Library, JSTOR, Project Muse, and ProQuest Research Library. These databases and others are described below in the section titled Onsite Only Electronic Resources. Although the contents of the various databases may be accessed only onsite, prior to a visit you can search the Library of Congress Electronic Resources Catalog from offsite to discover which databases and e-journals we offer.

In addition to onsite resources, there are also openly available resources. These range from the online catalog of the Moldovan National Library External to databases devoted to the economy, or law, cultural heritage, or other specific topics concerning the Republic of Moldova. The Library of Congress has been web archiving a number of Moldovan government websites since 2014, and those are made available with a one year delay after harvesting.

There is a growing number of free ebooks published in Romanian that can be found for example on this bookseller's website.

In addition to subscription databases, there are also free resources that have been selected by subject specialists at the library and are included in the  E-Resources Online Catalog (EROC). The library provides an A-Z Database list that includes both the name of each resource, a link to that resource, and a description for each database.

The following freely accessible databases are arranged in alphabetical order.

The subscription resources marked with a padlock (available on-site) are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

The Library of Congress archives government websites as a means of preserving online content for future research. The archived materials are released after a one-year waiting period, so for current content please visit the live sites.