Union Catalogue

KVK (The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue) : Book search interface for more than hundreds of million books and serials in library and book trade catalogs worldwide.

HBZ: Media that are not available at the local libraries of the university library Kaiserslautern or any other libraries in Kaiserslautern can be ordered via interlibrary loan. For instance, you can order.

Information portals

TIB-Portal:the technical information library Hannover is the central library for technology and natural sciences and is one of the largest libraries of its kind in the world. It provides you a central search entry for technical and scientific Information The search is free.

EconBiz (Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Wirtschaftswissenschaften): the central library of sciences in Kiel is according to their own information the largest specialized library for economic sciences in the world. In their online catalogue, called ECONIS, it sources over three million pressed and electronic book of economic nature from around the world. There are about 90,000 additions annually. A large part of their supply is part of so called "grey literature". ECONIS also sources magazine based essays.


EZB: Access to more than 47,000 scientific magazines and e-journals of which around half of them are available in full text. It also contains online magazines and journals available campus wide within the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Magazines searchable alphabetically or by subject.

Springer-Link: allows the online usage of around 2000 Springer magazines. Springer covers most of all the fields of technology, medicine and natural sciences.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

bookboon.com: Supply for students containing over 1000 educational books. These are authored exclusively by active professors.

Openbooks des Rheinwerks Verlags: a selection of about 30 IT-specific books of the Rheinwerks publishing company available for free reading and download.

O'Reilly OpenBooks: A selection of about 40 German and English language books on IT by the O'Reilly publishing company for free reading and download.


DBIS: A cooperative project for the usage of scientific online and CD-ROM databases. Campus wide free access to specialized databases licensed by the university library and 4,500 free online databases.

Beck-online: provides access to statutory codes, judicial opinions, and secondary materials (including statutory commentaries, journals, and practice-oriented materials). Materials are updated very frequently.

Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA): Is the central office for the field of commercial legal protection in Germany. The legal mission of the DPMA is to issue and administer commercial legal protection as well as spread awareness of commercial legal protections in Germany.

Search engines

Google Scholar: with Google Scholar you can search for scientific text documents.

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine): is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary loan: the interlibrary loan - officially German loan system - is a cooperative installment of libraries of the German federal republic for relaying and delivering of media. It is based on the principle of mutuality, so every library can give and take during their participation.