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Search holdings with Ariadne

Ariadne processes and digitizes the Austrian National Library's holdings that relate to women and gender. We offer the following ways of searching and processing the holdings:

Articles and essays

Online search for articles, essays and extracts from collected works, periodicals and journals in the field of women's, feminist and gender studies.
Go to articles and essays.


Directories and indices for historic women's journals from Austria and the Habsburg Empire, and an overview of recently published gender journals.
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Reference works

Overview and short descriptions of lexicons, handbooks and reference works in the field of women's and gender studies.
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New acquisitions

A bi-monthly compilation of selected new material in the field of women's and gender studies.
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Catalogues and databases for women's and gender studies

Overview of additional research options.
Go to women and gender specific catalogues and databases.


Reading rooms at Heldenplatz and Papyrus Museum

Due to filming, the reading rooms at Heldenplatz and the Papyrus Museum will be closed fon Saturday, March 2. Thank you for your understanding.

State Hall and Augustinian Reading Room

Due to filming, the State Hall will be closed from February 27 until March 12, 2024. 

The Augustinian Reading Room will be closed from February 27 until March 8, 2024. During this time, no books can be provided from the collection in the State Hall. As a substitute, the Reading Room of the Collection of Manuscripts and Old Prints (Josefsplatz 1 in the left wing of the building, Manuscripts Staircase 2nd floor) will be available during regular opening hours.
Thank you for your understanding.