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Serbia and the Serbian Collections in the Library of Congress

Onsite Only Electronic Resources

Image of 1915 refugees
Sampson Tchernoff, photographer. Photograph shows refugees from the German occupation of Niš in the town square of Prokuplje, Serbia, with oxen-drawn covered wagons. 1915. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reading Room.

The Library of Congress maintains a rich collection of databases and digital materials, many of which are described in the Electronic Resources Catalog. Most of the resources are subscription databases that are available only to researchers onsite at the Library, but some resources in the catalog are freely available. 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. The onsite only sources most valuable for research on Serbia are listed below in alphabetical order by title. Highlights include Ebart, a current Serbian news media archive, the 117 full-text Serbian journals contained in the Central and East European Online Library, and Balkan Insight with English-language coverage of the whole Balkan region. After the listings of subscription databases, there is an explanation of Serbian content contained in Stacks, the Library of Congress internal-only repository for rights-restricted digital content.

Subscription resources marked with a padlock 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.


Stacks is the primary access system for rights-restricted digital content in the Library’s permanent collection. In contrast, (a) content that is broadly available is generally on the Library’s public website; and (b) content for which the Library has licensed onsite access is primarily available in the Electronic Resources Catalog (EROC). The Library of Congress is no longer microfilming newspapers or serials on newsprint and instead is digitizing such materials and placing them into Stacks. Serbian content of interest in Stacks is mainly these digitized newspapers and periodicals, plus a handful of e-books.