Literature at HZB
Here you find hints for your literature search, be it literature which has been stocked in the library or which can be purchased or retrieved from other libraries. The best searching strategy depends on whether you are after the full text of which you have the citation or whether you want literature about a topic or publications by a given author or references to work which cites a given person or ...
You know the reference to a journal article and want to get the full text?
Then a good starting point is our journal page. It guides you to the journal pages and further on to the full text if HZB subscribes to the electronic version of the journal. Also it shows whether HZB stores a print copy of the journal article and, if the article cannot be accessed, it allows you to order a copy of the article by inter-library loan.
With some experience in journal article search you may want to turn to a data base search in Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) or SCOPUS (Elsevier) because there is a chance that you get to the full text there via our fast version of interlibrary loan.
If you know the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the wanted paper, you may use the DOI resolver http://doai.io to get it. Free versions wil be found first.
In case one of the authors is from HZB the page showing publications by HZB authors may have a link to an Open Access version of the full text.
Your information about a journal article is incomplete but you still want the full text?
Particularly if you don't know the journal you may search for the work in one of our literature databases.
You need literature about a subject or by a specific author?
You may want to search in our literature databases. If you are interested in journal articles and about the impact of works then Web of Science or SCOPUS may be the right choice.
What about looking for books?
Books and reports which we stock at HZB can be found through the book page in the web catalogue OPAC of HZB.
Who can help if I get lost?
We are glad to help you out. Just ask us.
You want to make your reports visible and searchable?
If your reports or similar so-called grey literature has been made permanently available on an HZB server, you can request your own Document Object Identifier (DOI) for these. With these, the online documents are permanently accessible and citable. The library assigns its own DOI for this purpose.