E-kataloog ESTER

Artiklite andmebaas ISE

Digitaalarhiiv DIGAR

Mon-Fri 10-20, Sat 12-19.
The book return box is in Endla 3, Mo-Su 7-22


Information on religion

The open access collection of publications on religion is located in the Humanities Reading Room on the 7th floor.

How to find literature

Online catalogue ESTER - a joint catalogue of the ELNET Consortium member libraries that contains information on Estonian and foreign-language books and periodical publications.

Card catalogues – literature acquired by the Library before 1999 can be found in the alphabetical and classified catalogues located in the Reference Reading Room on the 5th floor.

List of new books in the humanities – a list on the homepage of the National Library provides information on recent additions in the fields of the humanities, including religion, acquired by the Library during the last month. Published ten times a year.

How to find articles issued in the Estonian press

Database of Estonian articles ISE – a bibliographic database of the newspapers, journals, collections of articles, and serials published in Estonia. Of foreign publications, articles about Estonia and by Estonian authors are available. Articles on religion can be searched across the entire database or in the subject database ISE humanitaaria. The database contains links to full texts.

Information on articles issued during previous years can be found in the card catalogues located in the National Library and bibliographic publications:

Artiklite ja retsensioonide kroonika (Chronicle of Articles and Reviews) 1945-1991

Eesti rahvusbibliograafia. Artiklid (Estonian National Bibliography. Articles) 1992-1996.

In the Reference Reading Room on the 5th floor are the card catalogues that contain information on articles published in 1945-1998.

 Where else to find information on religion

Search portal of the National Library enables you to search in one or simultaneously several databases in a uniform environment. Contains library catalogues, databases of articles, and other selected websites. The databases containing information on religion are indicated separately. It is possible to find and use all electronic journals accessible via the licensed databases of the National Library and other free-access e-journals. Users may create on the portal personal information or research environments

E-journals – a foreign-language e-journals alphabetical and subject catalogue which can be browsed also outside the National Library web; however, the journals are available only from the Library computers, unless free access is provided on the Internet.

Subject Gateway – Religion - a systematised and indexed search system that enables users to find also paid and free databases, texts and free-access journals, a selection of library catalogues and portals created elsewhere.

Information on religion is also offered by

Estonian Council of Churches
Estonian Ministry of the Interior. Religious Affairs Department
Estonian Society for the Study of Religions
Estonian Oriental Society
Estonian Bible Society
University of Tartu. Faculty of Theology
Institute of Theology. Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Institute of Buddhism
Maavalla Koda (organisation of native Estonians)