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General information, Collection Principle

The special collection Oceania covers the entire South Pacific and the pre-American Hawaii, as well as literature on the Aborigines in Australia and the Maoris in New Zealand.
It was fundend by the DFG from 1964 to 2015

All sectors are covered except economics, modern law, modern medicine and the natural sciences.


Fidji • New Caladonia • Papua New Guinea • Salomon Islands • Vanuatu • Maoris (New Zealand)

United States of Micronesia • Kiribati • Marshall Islands • Nauru • Guam • North Marianen • Palau

Cook Islands • French Polynesia • Easter Island • Niue • Pitcairn • Tokelau • Tonga • Tuvalu • Wallis and Futuna • Samoa (West Samoa) • Samoa (American Samoa)


  • Language, literature and ethnic reference
  • History, including social history and economic history
  • Politics, statutes, public administration
  • Publications on political parties, unions and similar organisations
  • Anthropological and regional geography
  • Pre- and ancient history
  • Folklore
  • Education and further education
  • Scientific institutions
  • Information, book and library studies
  • Mass communication
  • Film, radio, television
  • Religions and philosophy
  • Art, music, theatre, dance
  • Law, mathematics, agriculture, medicine, natural sciences and technology in their traditional forms
  • Parliamentary publications of central parliaments
  • Ethnological publications on the indigenous inhabitants of Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii


The Oceania stocks of the Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt a.M. are listed in the general catalogue of the library, the periodicals are listed in total in the OPAC and in the Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB)periodicals database.

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