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Electronic resources

Literature search (books, articles) in bibliographies and full-text databases.

Our literature search engine stabikat+ is a discovery service and includes the library’s holdings which are recorded in the online catalogue StaBiKat (books, journals). In addition to the Staatsbibliothek’s holdings, it also includes contents of databases subscribed to by the Staatsbibliothek, electronic journals as well as full texts from Open Access repositories, and other resources.
Link to: stabikat+

Database Information System (DBIS)
DBIS lists databases accessible in the Staatsbibliothek as well as freely accessible online databases (bibliographies, full text databases, link collections).
Link to: DBIS

Electronic journals library (EZB)
The EZB provides a thematic access to electronic journals subscribed to by the Staatsbibliothek.
Link to: EZB

Electronic reading room
Selection of electronic resources of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin which can exclusively be accessed at library computers in the reading rooms.
Link to: Overview

Remote Access
Listing of all databases and e-journals, which are available for registered users of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin via remote access (an exception are the corporate users, because the licence regulations do not allow us to offer remote access to this user group). This listing is arranged by acquisition date. By entering more search terms you can find more resources on your topic, you may use a search formula like, for example, xexk remote access xthm beethoven.
Link to: Listing

Electronic resources licensed for you by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin:
Conditions of use

  • Access to licensed electronic resources is reserved to registered users of the Staatsbibliothek.
  • As a general rule, the licensed materials or parts of it may be used, printed or saved only for study, education, private or scientific purposes. Commercial use is generally not allowed.
  •  Providing print or electronic copies to third persons is not allowed.
  • Systematic downloading of data, the creation of a private archive „in stock“ and the use of special software (robots, spider, crawler) is prohibited.
  • The German copyright law of 1 March 2018 stipulates the terms of text and data mining (§ 60d UrhWissG). For more information on this law, please contact us at the following E-mail address: e-erwerbung@sbb.spk-berlin.de
  • Authors' names and publisher copyright notices of the electronic version – including their use within the context of presentations and publications – must neither be deleted nor overwritten; sources have to be quoted in accordance with good academic practice.
  • Public reproduction, distribution and performance is normally prohibited.

For more detailed information please have a look at the websites of the providers/publishers and regarding specific resources at the Database information system.

Sometimes the following services are helpful when looking for electronic resources:

ZDB - Union catalogue of serials
Search for journal titles, may contain links to full texts.
Link to: ZDB

bpk - photo agency
With more than 12 million images from art, culture, and history, the bpk-Bildagentur is your partner for the editorial and commercial use of images.
Link to: bpk-Bildagentur