After the shelf space was getting sparse due to the constant increase of the Comparative Cultural Studies literature collection in the Reading Room Philosophicum 2, we could now finally remedy the situation. Since the directly adjacent sublibrary Sociology has relocated a large number of journal volumes to the Central Library's stacks,
the space that was freed can now be used for an extended installation of the
cultural studies holdings. This is will improve the order and clarity in this area significantly.
A 3D overview plan shows the reading rooms in the respective faculty buildings.
More detailed floor plans provide you with information about the accesses within the respective building when you click on them.
Overview of the reading rooms (PDF) with subject allocation.
The Comparative Cultural Studies sublibrary acquires literature on various sub-areas of the subject, in particular on the topics of cultural contact, cultural comparison, cultural exchange and digital cultural mediation. The vast majority of the acquisitions focus on the latest study and research literature. Within the above-mentioned areas of comparative cultural studies, monographs on the teaching and research foci of the respective chair of Prof. Dr. Daniel Drascek and the professorship of Prof. Dr. Gunther Hirschfelder will be acquired, as well as reference works of all kinds (encyclopedias, handbooks, language dictionaries).
At present, 70 printed journals are kept up to date; the main topics correspond essentially to those mentioned above in relation to literature acquisition. On the one hand, subscriptions are held to journals covering a wide range of topics, e.g. "Zeitschrift für Volkskunde" ("Journal of Folklore"), and on the other hand the collection includes periodicals with a more specific focus, such as "Märchenspiegel - Zeitschrift für internationale Märchenforschung und Märchenpflege" ("Fairytale Mirror - Journal for International Fairy Tale Research and Fairy Tale Preservation"). In addition, subscriptions are sometimes taken out to periodicals with an interdisciplinary character, such as "Forschungen zur Rechtsarchäologie und rechtlichen Volkskunde" ("Research on legal archaeology and legal folklore").
Conventional literature is increasingly supplemented by electronic media and subject-specific research instruments. In the field of comparative cultural studies, for example, we now offer access to 208 electronic journals (yellow and green dot in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB)) in full text and search options in various literature databases in our Database Information System (DBIS).
Within the scope of its financial possibilities, the University Library of Regensburg always endeavours to acquire the literature you need. Please inform us about your acquisition suggestions.
In the reading room Comparative Cultural Studies (as in all other reading rooms of the Regensburg University Library, including the textbook collection) the books are systematically arranged according to subject areas, i.e. all works on a particular topic are placed next to each other.
Since comparative cultural studies as a scholarly discipline is embedded in an interdisciplinary background anyway, the literature that is important for it can also be found in the sublibraries of other disciplines. Thus, for example, some works on cultural history are listed in the History section, works on cultural geography in the Geography section, and works on cultural sociology in the Sociology section. General (i.e. non-cultural science) reference works and the like are kept in the Central Library.
Although Internet portals such as "Wikipedia" can often provide a good introduction to a topic, university work of all kinds usually requires other sources whose information is controlled and meets scientific standards. The Comparative Cultural Studies Library provides a wide range of electronic and printed academic reference works, as for example (Please note, only the English reference works are listed here, for a larger selection of reference materials please refer to the German version of this webpage):
Countries and their cultures
In the reading room Comparative Cultural Studies (as in all other reading rooms of the Regensburg University Library including the textbook collection) the books are arranged systematically according to subject areas, i.e. all works on a particular topic are placed next to each other. Here you can get an overview of the existing stocks by "browsing" on the shelf.
|LA 1000 - LA 9999||Journals|
|LB 10000 - LB 14730||Bibliographies and reference works|
|LB 15000 - LB 21730||Collected works|
|LB 23000 - LB 24730||Overall presentations|
|LB 25000 - LB 28730||History of research|
|LB 30000 - LB 31730||Theories|
|LB 32000 - LB 35730||Methods and techniques|
|LB 40000 - LB 56730||Social and political organisation|
|LB 57000 - LB 62730||Social action (custom and practice)|
|LB 65000 - LB 72730||Settlement organization|
|LB 75000 - LB 80730||Legal organization|
|LB 85000 - LC 28730||Economics and technology|
|LC 30000 - LC 42730||Religion, Magic, Faith|
|LC 50000 - LC 94730||Art and knowledge|
|00||Central library holdings (Magazin)|
|17||Textbook collection of the Central Library|
|23/L||Dissertations in the field of comparative cultural studies (in the Central Libraray Holdings)|
|54||Comparative cultural studies (folklore, in the reading room Philosophicum 2)|
|50||History (including cultural history)|
|52||Sociology (including cultural sociology)|
|53||Geography (including cultural geography)|
|541||Collection of the Chair of Comparative Cultural Studies|
Please note: only the Englisch resources are listed below, for a more extensive selection which also includes all of the German websites please refer to the German version of this webpage.
Publication server of the University of Regensburg: Institute for Information and Media, Language and Culture (I:IMSK)
The publication server of the University of Regensburg has the goal of providing evidence of the publications of the University of Regensburg and, if possible, making them freely available (Open Access). The inclusion of older publications is possible at any time and is being encouraged.