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Subject databases

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:

Terms of use and licensing conditions

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.

In addition to online databases, databases are also offered on CD-ROMs and DVDs (including some collections of legal rulings) as so-called Regional Database Information (ReDI) for the higher education institutions in Baden-Württemberg. To use ReDI, you simply need to have the latest version of a standard browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome installed on your computer. Please note that JavaScript must be activated or cookies allowed to use many of the offers.

Detailed information on using the CD-ROM and DVD databases (German only)
Help printing and exporting from CD-ROM and DVD databases (German only)

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