Other Catalogs

You can extend your research by searching in the collections of other libraries or by using search portals, nationally or internationally.

Top catalogs

Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (KVK)
Search interface for more than 500 million books in library catalogs and book trade catalogs worldwide

Südwestdeutscher Bibliotheksverbund (SWB)
Includes the collections of academic libraries in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Saarland, and Saxony

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek  (EZB)
Access to academic e-journals; open-access articles; access partially limited to subscribing libraries

Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB)
Includes print and electronic journal and newspaper collections from approx. 4000 academic libraries in Germany and Austria; no article titles available

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
Interdisciplinary search engine for academic online resources


In some catalogs, e.g., the Karlsruhe Virtueller Katalog, library names are listed as abbreviations. You can find the name and address of these libraries via the Register of Abbreviations (Sigelverzeichnis).