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Our media are available for research in our online catalogue and can be borrowed by registered library users, generally for a period of 14 days, in accordance with the library regulations. 

Renewals can of course be arranged in person or by email at any time. 

You can find our library regulations here.

To help you get started quickly on external literature and information searches, we have gathered the most important links and access information for regional and national catalogues and information databases below:

Library catalogues in Berlin and Brandenburg:

Cooperative Library Union of Berlin-Brandenburg (KOBV Portal)
Here you can simultaneously search the most important library catalogues in Berlin and Brandenburg or make an interlibrary loan request from libraries throughout Germany.

Public Library Union of Berlin (VÖBB Catalogue)
Do you want to find books in your Berlin district library or at the Berlin Central and Regional Library (ZLB)? Then this is the right place to search.

National catalogues and licensed databases:

wiso Wirtschaftswissenschaften and wiso Praxis (campus licence)
The wiso Wirtschaftswissenschaften portal offers references and full texts from the fields of business administration, economics, credit economy and work science. It also contains eBooks on these topics.

wiso Praxis provides all kinds of information relevant to business practice. It covers the areas: companies, people, markets and press, and presents reports on current business topics. Finally, it offers access to the complete texts of 140 daily newspapers. 

Statista (campus licence)
With Statista you are able to access quantitative figures and data quickly and efficiently. Over 600 industries are statistically evaluated, and the most important statistics and studies from market researchers, associations, specialist publications and state sources are aggregated and processed for your research queries.

PsycINFO contains references from international literature on psychology and related areas of medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, pedagogy, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, economics and law. The sources are journals, books, dissertations and technical reports. The searchable fields are bibliographical data, descriptors and abstracts.

PsycARTICLES is the full-text journal database of the American Psychological Association (APA). This online database contains over 200,000 articles, currently from 84 peer-reviewed journals from the APA and other leading publishers and organisations. It includes articles from 1894 to the present day, with updates on a weekly basis. PsycARTICLES references articles from all fields of psychology, including basic research. The journals included in PsycARTICLES are also analysed by the much broader database PsycINFO.
Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue (KVK)
The KVK is a meta-search engine that allows you to simultaneously search German, Austrian, Swiss and other international online catalogues of unions and national libraries and various book retail catalogues with a single query. This is a good starting point for any research.

Newspaper Database (ZDB)
You can use the ZDB to search magazines and newspapers throughout Germany and find out which past editions are available in the respective libraries. You can use the regional identifier “BER” to narrow your search down to Berlin and Brandenburg libraries.

Electronic Journal Library (EZB)
One of the most comprehensive, freely accessible library databases of individual electronic scientific journals. The EZB currently  has over 46,500 titles from all subjects.

DBIS (Database Info System)
In the Database Info System (DBIS) you will find over 3,500 databases, including collections of full texts, bibliographies and dictionaries. Many of them offer free access.

EconBiz – virtual specialist library for economics
This database offers specialist information on business administration and economics. It also allows you to search the most important databases in the field of economics and almost 18,000 online sources.

medpilot – specialist portal for medicine and health
medpilot is the equivalent of EconBiz for medicine, psychology and other specialist medical fields.

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