Research on regional studies
We list the regional literature acquired by ULB Düsseldorf in our catalogue. Should you wish to search the holdings of all university libraries in North Rhine-Westphalia, we recommend searching in the hbz Union Catalogue. If you would also like to include articles in your search, then perform your search in the North Rhine-Westphalian Bibliography.
Check our Digital Collections for digital copies relating to older regional literature on the history of the Rhineland from the holdings of ULB Düsseldorf. In the Special Collections section there, you’ll find an overview either by theme or the origin of collections or libraries from ULB Düsseldorf’s holdings that have been digitalised.
Access deposit copies from the Düsseldorf administrative region in a print format newly added to ULB’s holdings here.
Electronic deposit copies are stored in ULB’s e-deposit collection.
Electronic daily newspapers (e-papers) from the Düsseldorf administrative region published after February 2013 are stored in the e-paper catalogue.
Further research options, sources of research support
We provide important historical regional bibliographies as digital resources to identify older monographs and articles from older journals and newspapers about the Rhineland. You can also use the keyword search in the PDF files to perform searches within these digital resources.
A selection of freely accessible databases containing addresses, texts, statistics and facts on the culture, history, politics and laws of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Rhineland in particular are available in the Database Information System (DBIS).
The library supports regional research and cooperation with institutions for regional studies. See here for a list of other institutions for regional studies in Düsseldorf that can help you with your research.
- Chair of Contemporary History within the Department of Historical Sciences at HHU
- Heinrich Heine Institute
Associations and societies
The library supports regional research and cooperation with institutions for regional studies. See here for a list of other institutions for regional studies in North Rhine-Westphalia that can help you with your research.
Archives in North Rhine Westphalia
- Lippische Landesbibliothek Detmold (state library)
- ULB Bonn (state library)
- ULB Münster (state library)
- USB Cologne (Rhenish department)
- Geologischer Dienst NRW Geologischer Dienst NRW (geological service)
- Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz NRW (state authority for nature, environment and consumer protection)
- Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (state authority for information and technology)
- Landschaftsverband Rheinland (municipal authorities)
- LVR-Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland (municipal authority for archaeological monument conservation)
- LVR-Amt für Denkmalpflege im Rheinland (municipal authority for monument maintenance)
- LVR-Industriemuseum (municipal industrial museums)
- LVR-Institut für Landeskunde und Regionalgeschichte (municipal institute for regional studies and history)
- LVR-Museen (municipal museums)
- LVR-Zentrum für Medien und Bildung in Düsseldorf (municipal centre for media and education)
Associations and societies
- Bergischer Geschichtsverein (history society)
- Historischer Verein für den Niederrhein (history society)
- Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (art society)
- Rheinischer Verein für Denkmalpflege und Landschaftsschutz (monument protection society)
- Westdeutsche Gesellschaft für Familienkunde (family history society)