ULB Düsseldorf is a participant in the Database Information System (DBIS). It contains the records of several thousand databases, of which ULB has licensed several hundred. Many other databases can be accessed for free or searched online thanks to national licences.
For your in-depth subject-specific information needs, countless full text and reference databases are available in our database information system (DBIS). You can also access them via the ULB catalogue.
By financing national licences, the German Research Foundation (DFG) enables Germany-wide access to databases, electronic text collections and online journal archives in the fields of cultural studies, law, social sciences and political science.
ULB Düsseldorf is responsible for the registration and activation of licences for HHU’s entire university network. If individuals are unable to gain access via a university network or academic library, for many products individuals residing in Germany also have the option of registering for free access as part of their academic work (also see the information on registering as a private individual).
Databases, portals or journals are available as national licences via DBIS for the following subjects:
- Classical Studies
- English Studies
- Earth Sciences
- German Studies
- Computer Science
- Classical Philology
- East Asian Studies
- Area Studies: China and Southeast Asia
- Area Studies: Japan
- China: Culture and Society
- China: Trade, Politics and Culture
- China Academic Journals
- China, America and the Pacific
- China Ancient Books
- Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980
- Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952
- Wenshi Ziliao
- Pedagogy (databases)
- Pedagogy (journals)
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Romance Studies
- Social Sciences
- Linguistics and Literary Studies
For licensing reasons, the databases can only be accessed by HHU members and affiliates. All other ULB library card holders are only able to access the e-journals at the computer terminals in the library.
According to the applicable copyright laws and ULB Düsseldorf’s licensing agreements, in most cases the contents of databases may not be downloaded or printed out in whole or in large parts.
You’ll find the logo shown here or a specially marked link (e.g. “ULB full text”) in many subject databases and scientific/academic search engines. It indicates that you can access the article you’re looking for directly.
SFX and access to documents
SFX clearly indicates the best way to obtain the desired document, sorted by relevance. Where possible, SFX provides a link to a full text for which we hold a licence or that is freely available. Alternatively, you’ll receive a link to our search portal. If the document is not available at ULB Düsseldorf, further options are provided (e.g. an (international) interlibrary loan).
SFX and literature management programmes
A link is provided to Citavi and EndNote to enable you to process your citations further in a literature management programme. The research data can be transferred directly for subsequent internet searches, searches in the online catalogue or for interlibrary loans. Conversely, you’re able to check the availability of references you’ve already saved from within the literature management programmes.