Specialised Information Service Comparative Literature (SIS Comparative Literature)

The SIS Comparative Literature (Fachinformationsdienst Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, FID AVL) is a project set in motion beginning in 2016 at the Johann Christian Senckenberg University Library in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with funding from the German Research Foundation. It is now in its second funding period (2019-2021). The FID AVL makes informational services available to scholars in the field of Comparative Literature and is being developed in close collaboration with the research community and with the support of a Advisory Board of Scholars. For more information about the SIS Comparative Literature, go to About us.

Our services are still in the setup phase. We invite you to visit our site regularly – we will constantly be adding new functions and services! You can stay up-to-date by joining our mailing list, or by visiting our avldigital BLOG and subscribing to our Twitter feed.

Recent blog posts

New data sources on avldigital.de: union catalogues and collections from Berlin

avldigital.de is a supra-regional portal that serves to supply the Comparative Literature research community with scholarly publications and information. The catalogue index of the "Finding literature" module contained in the portal has recently been considerably expanded by almost three million bibliographic references of scholarly publications. This selection reflects the Comparative Literature collections of all university libraries in Germany. A focus is on the collections of two renounced libraries in Berlin.

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Now on avldigital.de: Open access publications from transcript Independent Academic Publishing

transcript Independent Academic Publishing is one of the leading publishers in the humanities in the German-speaking world. Since July 2020, around 250 transcript Open Access publications have been available on avldigital.de directly via the Finding literature index of the specialist portal. In addition to the integration of Open Access Gold publications, transcript and the FID AVL also cooperate in the field of secondary publication.

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avldigital BLOG

The avldigital BLOG is operated by the SIS Comparative Literature along with the German Society for General and Comparative Literature Studies (DGAVL) and the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin.