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The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds national access to large digital collections such as e-text collections, online journal archives, and subject-specific databases. The electronic resources listed on this page are available to the ZfL staff, free of charge. Please note that many databases only share part of their content due to national licensing conditions. A list of available titles as well as how long each title is accessible can be found under the various »More Information« links. Feel free to address any questions, problems, or additional suggestions to the at any time.

Bibliographic Databases

ARTbibliographies Modern
Subjects: Art Studies
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BIOSIS Previews 1926–2004
Subjects: Biology, Medicine
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Periodicals Index Online/PIO 1739–2000
Subjects: General and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, General, Interdisciplinary, English Studies, American Studies, Archeology, Architecture, Ethnology, German Studies, History, Information, Book and Library Studies, Literacy and Codicology, Classical Philology, Art History, Musicology, Philosophy, Romance Studies, Theology, and Religious Studies
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Electronic Periodicals

17th–18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers / BBCN
Subjects: General, English Studies, American Studies, History, Political Science
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19th Century British Library Newspapers / BNCN
Subjects: General, English Studies, American Studies, History, Political Science
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AIAA Meeting Papers and Journals Archive 1963-2007
Subjects: Mechanical Engineering, Material Sciences, Energy, Environmental Protection, Nuclear Technology
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America's Historical Newspapers / EAN
Subjects: Interdisciplinary, English Studies, American Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Politics, Journalism, Social Sciences, Linguistics, and Literary Studies
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American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1 (1691–1820)
Subjects: General, Interdisciplinary
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American Physiological Society – APS Journal Legacy Content
Subjects: Medicine
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Annual Reviews Electronic Back Volume Collection 1932–2003ff
Subjects. Medicine, Physics, Sociology
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Berkeley Electronic Press Academic Journals
Subjects: Economics, Political Sciences, Law, STM*
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The offer includes full-texts from up to and including the respective previous year (currently 2008)

BioOne Online Journals
Subjects: Biology
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BMJ Journals
Subjects: Medicine
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Brill Journal Archive Online 1890–1999
Subjects: Interdisciplinary
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British Periodicals Collection I
Subjects: General and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, General, Interdisciplinary, English Studies, American Studies, Archeology, Architecture, Ethnology, German Studies, History, Information, Book and Library Studies, Art History, Musicology, Philosophy, Romance Studies, Theology, and Religious Studies
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Cambridge Journals Digital Archive
Subjects: Interdisciplinary
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Central and Eastern European Online Library (C.E.E.O.L.)
Subjects: History, Cultural and Regional Studies of Eastern and Southeastern European Countries, Slavic Studies, Social Sciences
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China Academic Journals (CAJ)
Subjects: East Asian Studies, Archeology, Ethnology, History, Agriculture and Forestry, Horticulture, Fisheries, Home Economics, Nutrition, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Law, Medicine
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Editoria Italiana Online Periodici
Subjects: Interdisciplinary
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Eighteenth Century Journals: A Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals, 1685–1815 / ECJ I & II
Subjects: English Studies, American Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Media Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences
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Elsevier Journal Backfiles on ScienceDirect 1934–1994
Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Economics
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Emerald Fulltext Archive Database 1994–2005
Subjects: Economics
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EMS Journals Archive 1999-2010
Subjects: Mathematics
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Financial Times Historical Archive 1888–2006
Subjects: Political Economics; Economic and Social History
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Informa Healthcare Digital Archive 1896-2008
Subjects: Medicine, Pharmaceutics
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Journal of Clinical Oncology Legacy Archive (ASCO) Yr. 1.1983–16.1998
Subjects: Medicine
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Karger Journals Archiv 1998–2008
Subjects: Medicine
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Kluwer Law International Journals
Subjects: Law
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 'LWW Legacy Archive' Yr.1–2004
Subjects: Medicine
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Liebert on Line Archive
Subjects: Medicine
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Nature Archives 1869–2009
Subjects: General Natural Sciences, Medicine, Biology, Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology and Soil Science, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Research
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Gale Databases
Subjects: English Studies, American Studies, History, Political Science
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Oxford Journals Digital Archive 1849–2008
Subjects: General and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, English Studies, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Biology, Mathematics, Medicine, Economics, Sociology, Law
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Periodicals Archive Online / PAO 1802–2000
Subjects: General and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, General, Interdisciplinary, English Studies, American Studies, Archeology, Architecture, Ethnology, German Studies, History, Information, Book and Library Studies, Art History, Musicology, Philosophy, Romance Studies, Theology and Religious Studies
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Pravda Digital Archive (1912–2009)
Subjects: History, Eastern European Studies
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Psychiatry Legacy Collection (- Yr. 2006)
Subjects: Medicine, Psychology
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Sage Journals Online Deep Backfile 1879–2007
Subjects: Ethnology, History, Media and Communication Studies, Medicine, Education, Philosophy, Psychology, Law, Linguistics and Literary Studies, Sociology, Information Technology, Theology and Religious Studies, among others
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Science Classic Archive 1880–1996Subjects: General Natural Sciences
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Springer Online Journal Archives 1860–2001Subjects: General and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, Indo-European Studies, Non-European Languages and Literatures, Architecture, Civil Engineering and Surveying, Biology, Philosophy, Psychology, among others
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Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902–2005 / TLS
Subjects: General and Comparative Linguistics and Literature Studies, English Studies, American Studies, Media and Communications Studies, Journalism, Sociology
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The Endocrine Legacy (1917-2003)
Subjects: Medicine
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The Nation Digital Archive
Subjects: Political Science, History
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The New Republic Archive
Subjects: Political and Cultural Studies
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Thieme Journal Archive 1980–2007
Subjects: Medicine, Psychology, Botany, Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Sports Science
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Universal Database of Social Sciences & Humanities (UDB-EDU)
Subjects: General, Interdisciplinary, Slavic Studies
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Vestnik Evropy 1802–1830
Subjects: History, Slavic Studies
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Voprosy Istorii Complete Collection
Subjects: Eastern, Eastern Central, and South-Eastern European History
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Walter de Gruyter Online-Zeitschriften
Subjects: General, Interdisciplinary
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Wiley InterScience Backfile Collections 1832–2000
Subjects: Chemistry and Pharmaceutics, Biology, Mathematics, Medicine, Psychology
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Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

Full-Text Databases / Factual Databases / E-Books

Acta Sanctorum Database
Subjects: History, Theology and Religious Studies
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Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi
Subjects: Classical Philology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval Latin and Modern Greek Philology, New Latin, Theology, Religious Studies
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Aristoteles Latinus Database
Subjects: Classical Philology, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
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Art Sales Catalogues Online
Subjects: Aesthetics
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Brill Nijhoff E-Books Collections: Human Rights and Humanitarian Law ; International Law 2006–2008
Subjects: Law
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China Ancient Books
Subjects: East Asian Studies, History, Philosophy, General and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, General, Interdisciplinary, Information, Book, and Library Studies, Literacy and Codicology
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Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Subjects: Political Science, Law, Sociology, Economics
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COMINTERN Electronic Archives
Subjects: History, Eastern European Studies, Political Science
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Corpus de la littérature médiévale
Subjects: Romance Studies
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Corpus de la première littérature francophone de l'Afrique noire
Subjects: African Studies, Romance Studies
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Corvey Digital Collection: Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Subjects: English Studies, Romance Studies, German Studies
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German Literary Expressionism Online
Subjects: German Studies, Interdisciplinary
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Deutschsprachige Frauenliteratur des 18. & 19. Jahrhunderts, Teil 1 und 2
Subjects: German Studies, Dutch Philology, Scandinavian Studies, History, Sociology
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Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts
Subjects: History, Classical Philology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval Latin and Modern Greek Philology, New Latin, Theology and Religious Studies
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Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation
Subjects: History, Classical Philology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval Latin and Modern Greek Philology, New Latin, Theology and Religious Studies
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Digital National Security Archive / DNSA
Subjects: American Studies, History, Political Science
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Early American Imprints : Evans 1639–1800 (Series I) / EAI I
Subjects: General, Interdisciplinary, General and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, English Studies, American Studies, Geography, History, Art History, Medicine, General Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies
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Early English Books Online / EEBO
Subjects: General and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, General, Interdisciplinary, English Studies, History, Art History, Mathematics, General Science, Philosophy, Education, Theology and Religious Studies
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Early Modern Pamphlets Online (TEMPO) – Dutch Pamphlets
Subjects: History, Dutch Philology
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EBSCOhost eBook Collection
Subjects: General, Interdisciplinary
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Editoria Italiana Online
Subjects: General, Interdisciplinary, History, Romance Studies
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eHRAF World Cultures
Subjects: Ethnology (Cultural Anthropology)
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO
Subjects: General and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, English Studies, American Studies, Geography, History, Art History, Medicine, General Science, Philosophy, Sociology, General Technology, Theology and Religious Studies
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EIU-Country Reports Archive
Subjects: Economics, Social Sciences
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Elsevier eBook collection on ScienceDirect – Mathematics
Subjects: Mathematics
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Empire Online
Subjects: History, Cultural Studies, Politics, Social Sciences
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English Language Women's Literature of the 18th & 19th Centuries
Subjects: English Studies, American Studies, History, Sociology
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Europa Sacra
Subjects: History, Theology and Religious Studies
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Historical Newspapers
Subjects: General and Comparative Linguistics, Literary Studies and Cultural Studies, English Studies, American Studies, Finance and Economics, History, Political Science, Journalism, Sports
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Integrum World Wide (Integrum Profi)
Subjects: History, Political Science, Law, Slavic Studies, Economics
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Library of Latin Texts
Subjects: Classical Philology, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
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Macmillan Online. Cabinet Papers, 1957–1963
Subjects: History, Political Science

Music Online Reference
Subjects: Musicology
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No access to the Classical Scores Library!

Mystik & Aszese des 16.–19. Jahrhunderts / Mysticism & Asceticism 16th –19th Centuries
Subjects: Theology
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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories
Subjects: History, Sociology
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Patrologia graeca-latina
Subjects: History
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Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement 1945–1950
Subjects: History
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Religion & Theologie des 16.–19. Jahrhunderts / Religion & Theology 16th–19th Centuries
Subjects: Theology
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Shenbao
Subjects: Interdisciplinary, East Asian Studies
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Social Theory
Subjects: Sociology
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Springer ebook collection / Medicine 2005–2008
Subjects: Medicine
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Teatro Espanol del Siglo de Oro / TESO
Subjects: Romance Studies
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Testaments to the Holocaust
Subjects: History
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The Gerritsen Collection – Women's History Online
Subjects: Gender Studies, General and Comparative Linguistics, Literary Studies and Cultural Studies, Modern Philologies, History, Sociology, Political Science, Journalism
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The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800–1926 / MOML 1
Subjects: English Studies, American Studies, History, Political Science, Law, Sociology
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The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 / MOML 2
Subjects: English Studies, American Studies, History, Political Science, Law, Sociology
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The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources (1620–1926) / MOML 4
Subjects: Law, US Legal History
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The Making of the Modern World: economics, politics and industry
Subjects: History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics
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The Middle East Online / Series 1, Arab-Israeli Relations 1917–1970
Subjects: History
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The Middle East Online / Series 2, Iraq 1914-1974
Subjects: History
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Twentieth Century North American Drama
Subjects: English Studies, American Studies, General Linguistics and Literary Studies, Media and Communications Sciences, Journalism
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U.S. Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980
Subjects: General, Interdisciplinary, History, Political Science, Journalism, Law, Social Sciences
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Ut per Litteras Apostolicas
Subjects: History, Theology and Religious Studies
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Wales related Fiction of the Romantic Period
Subjects: English Studies, American Studies, History, Education, Sociology
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Wenshi ziliao
Subjects: East Asian Studies, History
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World Bank E-Library Archive
Subjects: Economics, Sociology, Political Science
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