Data bases at HZB

The library provides you with access to science data bases on literature and on  factual information. Some you can use right on your computer desktop, others are put to use for you through searches that the library initiates on your instruction.


Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
Contains over 90 millons of documents, 60 % of them are open access. 2nd biggest source after Google Scholar.

Web of Science

(Clarivate Analytics) ISI indexed journals after 1945, including Journal Citation Report

now including Conference Proceedings (from 1990, still far from complete)

SCOPUS (Elsevier) indexed journals after 1996, after 1970 in preparation help portal
SpringerMaterials (Landolt-Börnstein) (Springer Nature) print copies of series I-V volumes up to 2010 can be found in the Wannsee library storage room  
Langenscheidt dictionaries general and technical dictionaries for a number of languages  


If you need access to data bases beyond what you can use from your office you may want to have the library do the research for you. There are forms for such research in the library, which you need to fill out. But first you should talk to us as usually the proper research process is formed interactively between you and the information specialist in the library.