List of Danish online encyclopedic resources

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This is a list of online encyclopedic resources from Denmark, mostly in Danish, which can be freely accessed on the internet. For those who have difficulty with Danish, the Google language tools provide facilities for translating from Danish into English. The English-language interface can be found here.

General purpose[edit]

Biography[edit]

  • Dansk biografisk leksikon, a large collection of Danish biographies. The first edition (1887-1905) from Project Runeberg is available online.[3] Searchable online access to the current version containing updated articles, is available from Gyldendal's Den Store Danske website.[4]
  • Dansk kvindebiografisk leksikon (Danish Women's Biographical Encyclopedia), Jytte Larsen (ed), Volumes 1-4. Rosinante, 2000-01. The searchable online edition contains over 1,900 biographies from the Middle Ages to the present.[5]
  • Kendtes Gravsted, a collection of over 3,600 short descriptions of famous people, mainly Danes, buried in Danish cemeteries.[6]

Culture[edit]

Architecture[edit]

  • Dansk Architektur Center, online information about Danish architecture, architects and history of architecture.[9]
  • Danske Kirker (Danish Churches), freely searchable database from National Museum of Denmark providing extensive details of about two thirds of Denmark's churches. Contains articles from 57 volumes published between 1933 and the present covering different regions of Denmark (over 37,000 pages).[10][11]
  • Selskabet for Københavns Historie, online version of Jens Fleischer's København. Kulturhistorisk opslagsbog med turforslag giving detailed descriptions of many of Copenhagen's historic buildings, streets and parks.[12]

Library resources[edit]

  • REX, the online database of the Royal Danish Library provides access to catalogues and digital resources including paintings and photographs. Some facilities are restricted by login (for Danish citizens only).[13]
  • Bibliotek.dk, providing access to the titles of books throughout the Danish public library system, sometimes with short descriptions.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Den Store Danske Encyklopædi
  2. ^ Salmonsens Konversationsleksikon
  3. ^ Dansk biografisk leksikon
  4. ^ "Dansk Biografisk Leksikon", Den Store Danske. (Danish) Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Dansk kvindebiografisk leksikon", Kvinfo. (Danish) Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  6. ^ Kendtes Gravsted
  7. ^ Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon
  8. ^ Project Runeberg
  9. ^ Dansk Architektur Center
  10. ^ "Danmarks Kirker", Det Kongelige Bibliotek. (Danish) Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Danske Kirker", Nationalmuseet providing online access. (Danish) Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  12. ^ Selskabet for Københavns Historie
  13. ^ REX
  14. ^ Bibliotek.dk