Databases

The library provides numerous licensed databases for research.

List of databases (sorted alphabetically)

These and other databases are also available sorted by subject in the database information system DBIS.

Beck online - Law

Full-text database of law with access from all computers of the HSN.

You have access to the following modules:

  • University module
  • NomosOnline Social Law
  • NomosOnline Federal Law

Link:  Beck online

Link to the user manual: User manual

Note: For lecturers of our university there is the possibility to get a home access for this database. If you are interested, please contact the university library.

DigiZeitschriften - Multidisciplinary

DigiZeitschriften is a service for scientific work. Students and scientists can access core journals of German research via controlled user access. Access is provided by libraries and academic institutions that have subscribed to DigiZeitschriften.

DigiZeitschriften are freely accessible in full text on the Internet.

Link:  DigiZeitschriften

Dubbel interactive - Mechanical engineering

Electronic pocket book for mechanical engineering.
Link: Full text

EconBiz - Economic Sciences

EconBiz is the search engine of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) and lists up to 3.4 million online documents on economic topics.

In addition to journals and individual articles, the service also includes eBooks and working papers, most of which can be read and downloaded free of charge. Within the search engine, freely available texts can be filtered out separately.

EconBiz is freely accessible on the Internet.

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Link:  EconBiz

EconBiz - Help:  Help-file

Elsevier / ScienceDirect - Multidisciplinary

The scientific publisher Elsevier provides English-language e-books and freely accessible e-journals from social, economic and technical subject areas via its online portal ScienceDirect.

Access is possible campus-wide.

Please note: This database also contains content that is not licensed by us. You can recognise full-text access by the orange box in the results list.

Access:  ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect - Help: Help-file

External access:  Shibboleth - Instructions

Environment digital - Environmental statistics

Almost daily access to the full text of all new and amended environmental regulations from the EU, the federal government and the Länder as well as selected regulations from international law.

Access: All PCs of the library

LOGIN required! Please contact the information desk!

Link:  Environment digital

IBISWorld - Economics

With around 4,000 industry reports worldwide, the IBISWorld database offers detailed market analyses for Germany, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, China and major global markets.

Each report contains both quantitative and qualitative trend analyses of industry-specific key statistics, operating conditions, product and market segments, and the competitive environment, including major industry players.

Key external influencing factors as well as other industry-relevant drivers are incorporated into IBISWorld's exclusive five-year industry development forecasts.

The IBISWorld database is activated for the Nordhausen campus (remote access v. Shibboleth).

Access: https://my.ibisworld.com/

Video Tutorial:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxrjZL2DT5s&list=PLiVirW17JZQGDxIK7Dv1FiIhENP6QCl4A&index=3

External access:Shibboleth-Instructions

National license databases - Multidisciplinary

In the list below you will find databases that have been acquired by the library within the framework of national licenses.

The acquisition of National Licenses is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

For more detailed information on the individual national license databases, please visit the database information system DBIS.

General / Interdisciplinary

EBSCOhost E-Books
e.g. economics, biology, medicine; 1995 - 2006

Informaworld / Taylor & Francis Online Archives
e.g. mathematics, physics, technology, economics; 1799 - 2000

Oxford Journals / Oxford Journals Digital Archive
including biology, mathematics, law, sociology; 1849-2010

Periodicals Index Online
incl. history, psychology, sociology, economics; 1739-2000

SciVerse ScienceDirect / Elsevier Journal Backfiles on ScienceDirect
including biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, engineering, economics; 1907 - 2002


Biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, physics

ACS Legacy Archives
including biology, chemistry, environmental research, environmental technology; 1879 - 1995

Annual Reviews / Annual Reviews Electronic Back Volume Collection
including biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, psychology, sociology; 1932 - 2006

BIOSIS Previews
a. o. Biology, Medicine; 1926 - 2004

Crystallography Journals Online / IUCr Backfile Archive
Crystallography, crystal physics, crystal chemistry; 1948 - 2001

EBSCOhost E-Books
e.g. economics, biology, medicine; 1995 - 2006

GetInfo / APS Digital Backfile Archive
Physics, lic. Period: 1893 - 2003

IOP Electronic Journals / IOP Historic Archive
Physics, lic. Period: 1874 - 2010

Nature.com / Nature Archives
including biology, chemistry, earth sciences, medicine, physics; 1869 - 2009

ResearchNow / Berkeley Electronic Press Academic Journals
including medicine, law, engineering, economics; complete

RSC Journals / RSC Journals Super Archive
Chemistry, Pharmacy; 1841 - 2010

Scientific.Net / Trans Tech Publications Archiv
Physics, Engineering; 1984 - 2008

Wiley Online Library / Wiley InterScience Backfile Collections
Chemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics; 1832 - 2005


Humanities and Social Sciences

Brill Journal Archive Online / IngentaConnect
e.g. natural sciences, law, sociology; 1890 - 2009

Editoria Italiana Online / Periodici
Interdisciplinary, Romance Studies; 1971 - 2010


Natural Sciences

Brill Journal Archive Online, The / IngentaConnect
Including natural sciences, law, sociology; 1890 - 2009

China Academic Journals
a. chemistry, computer science, mathematics, natural science, physics, sociology; from 1994 - 2010

ResearchNow / Berkeley Electronic Press Academic Journals
e.g. medicine, law, engineering, economics; complete


Political science, history

Columbia International Affairs Online
Political science, law, sociology, economics; as of 1997

Declassified Documents Reference System
History, political science, sociology; complete

EIU Country Reports Archive
Political Science, Sociology, Economics; 1996 - 06/2011

ResearchNow / Berkeley Electronic Press Academic Journals
including medicine, law, engineering, economics; complete

Psychology, Sociology

Annual Reviews / Annual Reviews Electronic Back Volume Collection
Biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, political science, psychology, sociology; 1932 - 2006

Columbia International Affairs Online
Political science, law, sociology, economics; 1997 - present

SOWIPORT / CSA Sozialwissenschaftliche Datenbanken
Psychology, education, sociology; 1996 - 2010


Technology

China Academic Journals
including chemistry, computer science, mathematics, natural science, physics, sociology; from 1994 - 2010

ResearchNow / Berkeley Electronic Press Academic Journals
including medicine, law, engineering, economics; complete

Scientific.Net / Trans Tech Publications Archiv
Physics, Technology; 1984 - 2008

SciVerse ScienceDirect / Elsevier Journal Backfiles on ScienceDirect
including biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, technology, economics; 1907 - 2002


Economics, law

Columbia International Affairs Online
Political science, law, sociology, economics, 1997-present

EBSCOhost E-Books
e.g. economics, biology, medicine; 1995 - 2006

EIU Country Reports Archive
Political science, sociology, economics; 1996 - 2009

Emerald Fulltext Archive Database
Economics; 1994 - 2005

Kluwer Law International Journals
Law, until 2010

ResearchNow / Berkeley Electronic Press Academic Journals
including medicine, law, technology, economics; complete

Nomos eLibrary - Law

As part of a DFG grant, there is access to around 1,700 e-books from 2017 and 2018, primarily on topics in law.

All titles are available as a complete download from the campus network and via Shibboleth. The e-books can also be searched via the Discovery Tool or the OPAC of the university library.

Link:  Nomos eLibrary

External access:Shibboleth - Instructions

Perinorm / VDE Standards - DIN Standards

Perinorm is a full-text database of all currently valid DIN standards and draft standards including pre-standards and supplementary sheets as well as the VDI guidelines. Access is via Perinorm. Authorised users are members of the university, lecturers and guest lecturers, other members of the university, students and visitors to the library who use an IP address within the defined address ranges. Standards may only be printed or permanently stored for personal academic use.

Commercial use is not permitted.

Attention: VDE standards can be found in a separate database (see below).

Link:  Perinorm

User manual:  Perinorm user manual


VDE standards

Full-text database of all valid DIN standards on electrical engineering and information technology. The standards are additionally marked VDE (e.g. DIN VDE 0100-570/ VDE 0100-570). It is not possible to download documents.

Access: Only via research PCs (Discovery Tool and OPAC) in the library

  • 2x in the entrance area
  • 2x level 0
  • 1x level 3
  • 1x level 4

Link:  VDE standards

ProQuest

About 650 e-books from the field of social sciences are available through the ProQuest platform. It is possible to download the contained e-books chapter by chapter.

The e-books can also be searched via the Discovery Tool or the OPAC of the university library.

Note: After approximately 5 minutes of reading, you will be asked to log in with your student account. This is free of charge and possible without prior registration.

External Access:Shibboleth - Instructions

SpringerLink eJournals - Multidisciplinary journals

SpringerLink is one of the most popular databases for e-books and e-journals.

Here you will find full-text access to approx. 2,800 e-journals published by Springer Nature (including Springer Medical, Palgrave, Adis and Macmillan Academic) on social and economic sciences, but also on technical subjects.

The following journals are not included: Nature journals, magazines (e.g. Scientific American, Spektrum der Wissenschaft), technical journals (e.g. ATZ and MTZ).

From the period 1860 - 1997, much content has also been made searchable and freely accessible.

A detailed list of the journals included can be found under the following link: http://keeper.mpdl.mpg.de/f/a6dc1e1ed4fc4becb194/?dl=1

Link:  SpringerLink

External access:  Shibboleth - Instructions

Statista - Statistics

The statistics portal Statista gives you direct access to relevant statistics on markets, consumers and social issues. Statista does not generate statistics itself, but works together with renowned partners.

The campus licence contains only German-language statistics.

Link:  Statista

Statista - Help & FAQ: Help & FAQ

External access:  Shibboleth - Instructions

Thieme Connect - Psychology and Psychotherapy

62 e-books on topics in psychology and psychotherapy are available through the Thieme Connect publisher database.

Link:Thieme Connect

External access:Shibboleth-instructions

UTB eLibrary - Multidisciplinary

Through the UTB-studi-e-books you have access to approx. 2,700 e-books from economics, social sciences and engineering.

The e-books can also be searched via the Discovery Tool or the OPAC of the university library.

Link:UTB-studi-e-books

External access:Shibboleth - Instructions

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

The database of the publisher "Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht" offers you access to a variety of e-books on topics in the humanities and social sciences.

The e-books are also searchable via the Discovery Tool or the OPAC of the university library.


Please note: Currently there are problems with the availability display during the search. The displayed hits or e-books have the note "No access", although full text access is possible via the button "PDF/EPUB".


Link:Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

External access:Shibboleth - instructions

VDI Heat Atlas - Technology/Physics

The VDI Heat Atlas contains all important calculation methods for the thermal design of apparatus and plants.

Access from all computers of the university network.

Link: VDI Heat Atlas

Walhalla - Multidisciplinary

The Content Select platform provides access to around 550 e-book titles from Walhalla Verlag. These contain legal and economic topics.

Link: Walhalla

External access:Shibboleth - Instructions

WEKA - Security

Full-text databases with access from all HSN computers. The licensed contents
of the WEKA Business Portal are:

  • Occupational Safety
  • Fire protection / Fire brigade
  • Quality management
  • Environmental protection

Link:  Login WEKA Business Portal

Wiley Online Library - Interdisciplinary journals

The Wiley Online Library offers full-text access to approx. 1,700 e-journals published by Wiley / Wiley-VCH.

The journal articles included cover social, economic and natural science subject areas.

All journals are available from the campus network and can be searched in OPAC or the Discovery Tool.

Link:  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

External access:  Shibboleth - Instructions

WISO - Economics and Social Sciences

This database offers access to approx. 14 million journal articles from the fields of economics and social sciences. Access is possible from all computers in the university network.

Link:  WISO

WISO - Help: Help file

Video - Tutorial: Video - Tutorial

External access:  Shibboleth - Instructions

WTi Frankfurt Databases - Technology

These are bibliographic databases of the WTI Frankfurt e.G. For the creation of these databases, technical journals, conference proceedings, research reports and dissertations are evaluated.

The following databases are available:    

  • DOMA Mechanical and Plant Engineering
  • WEMA Metallic and non-metallic materials, glass, ceramics and composites
  • ZDE Electrical Engineering/Electronics/Information and Communication Technology
  • ENTEC Energy Technology

Access to the database is possible from all HSN computers. The articles can be ordered by interlibrary loan.

Link:   WTI Frankfurt

Search hints: Search hints

External access:Shibboleth login page (Shibboleth - Instructions)