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Literature databases at HZB

The library provides you with access to science databases 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 demand.


Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
Contains over 240 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
EBSCO Discovery Service (EBSCO) enables to search and find all our holdings, including electronic journals and books.
This should be your first choice to discover any literature.
INSPEC (EBSCO) Created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, this leading bibliographic database provides abstracts and indexing to the world's scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering. help
Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO) A collection of about 10000 peer-reviewed full-text journals covering all research areas, including many journals indexed in leading citation indices. help
IEEE Xplore (IEEE) Access to over 4.8 million media items (journal and conference articles, e-books, standards and courses) of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronical Engineers).   help
SpringerMaterials (Landolt-Börnstein)

(Springer Nature)

The research solution for identifying material properties.

Print copies of series I-V volumes up to 2010 can be found in the Wannsee library storage room.

ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database

(ASM International)
Extensive database with phase diagrams of substance mixtures (alloys).

ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database

International Tables for Cystallography

International Tables for Crystallography



If you need access to databases 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.