Databases

Take advantage of our wide range of databases in all specialist fields. Choose between a number of database types, e.g. bibliographic databases, full text databases, fact databases and image databases.

Find databases

The Database Information System (Datenbank-Infosystem / DBIS) holds our entire range of databases, including databases licensed to the University of Freiburg and freely accessible online databases. Search for a specific database title or browse the list of databases in your specialist field.

Availability of the databases in DBIS

The colour-coded system shows which databases are available: more information

Katalog plus holds all databases licensed to the University of Freiburg.

Access databases

There are four ways to access this service.

For members of the University of Freiburg

  • At any computer in the university
  • Externally by logging in to the university network via the computer centre’s VPN
  • And/or externally with your university account

For external users with a library card

  • At certain computers in the foyer in addition to the reading rooms on the first and third floors of the University Library
Terms of use

Creating databases is expensive and takes a lot of time. With this in mind, we respect the copyright ownership of those who produce them and the agreed terms of use. We ask that you do the same. Here is some information about the rules in place and the consequences of violating them. 

  • The publishers’ and/or providers’ terms of use and the information provided by the University Library in the respective database entry in DBIS must be read before use and observed during use. 
  • The databases may only be used for private and scientific purposes. Their commercial use and/or sale is not permitted. Passing on content to third parties, e.g. in the form of print-outs or downloads, is forbidden. 
  • As a basic rule, only small amounts, e.g. citations or individual database entries, can be saved or printed out. Users must not systematically download or print out huge volumes of data. The use of programs that perform continuous automatic searches, index or download database content (e.g. web crawlers, spiders or downloading programs) and any other actions that burden the database providers’ systems beyond normal usage are not allowed. In some databases, print-outs or downloads are completely forbidden – please follow the specific instructions for each database. Violating these rules could lead to the permanent loss of access to online resources for the individual user or even the entire university, as the providers have the technology to monitor the download rates and volumes.
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