Die Datenbank

About the Database

This website "Verzeichnis Deutscher Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts (VD18)" is technically maintained by the Verbundzentrale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbunds. It is based on the VD18 database, which also feeds into the classic VD18 catalogue. The catalogue currently contains about 242,000 monographs, 13,000 multi-volume works with 39,000 volumes and about 3,700 journal titles. The monographs and multi-volume works are not catalogued in the VD 18 database itself, but in the integrated library system of the participating libraries. The journals are indexed in the Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB).


The database combines the bibliographic record of a specific resource from the VD18 catalogue with its structural data and the images, so that different search queries

After the funding for the VD18project has expired, it is still possible to add catalogue entries for titles that are relevant for the database even if no digitised copies of them are available. Hence, images or structural data for these newly added titles are often missing. Another possible cause for the lack of these data types could be technical issues or a malfunction. In these cases, please contact the library that has entered the title in order to request a digitised copy of the work, if necessary.


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