Digitheca Digitheca

The most important printed sources of our past
Newspapers, scientific journals, encyclopedias, books
Accessible and searchable

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Tens of millions of pages

Arcanum Digitheca’s ever-expanding database includes scientific and professional journals, weekly and daily newspapers, encyclopedias, and thematic book collections.


Full-text search

ADT’s advanced search engine allows users to easily search every word in a document, even names of individuals or places. You can spend more time on evaluating sources and drawing the right conclusion.  

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Premium service at an affordable price

The ADT’s premium subscription provides unlimited access to tens of millions of pages that you can also download to any devices. In addition, you will also get access to our Face Search service: find a person among millions of press photos and book illustrations with the help of artificial intelligence by simply uploading a photo.

Finding an old friend or reading a newspaper article – you will find the right subscription plan.

Subscription plans and prices


Try for free!

You can search and see the list of hits and their table of contents for free. As a subscriber, you have unlimited access to the full content of the documents. Check out our free collection of important historical and sports events. 

You can enjoy our premium services for free if you visit one of the subscriber institutions. Please turn to an associate for access information. 

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