Specialist portals & search engines

Here you will find selected search engines compiled for you.

BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine for sci. web documents

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) is one of the world's largest search engines for scientific web documents. The index includes over 140 million documents from over 6,000 sources. For about 60% of the documents indexed in BASE, the full texts are freely accessible (open access). The operator of the BASE search engine is Bielefeld University Library.

Fields of expertise: General / Interdisciplinary

EconBiz - Virtual Library of Economics | ViFaWiWi

EconBiz is a research portal / discovery system for economics. Among other things, it offers a literature search in important German and international economic databases including the ECONIS holdings of the ZBW - Leibniz Information Center for Economics as well as access to free and licensed full texts on the Internet.

Fields of expertise: Economics, agriculture, forestry, horticulture, fisheries, home economics, nutrition

adlr.link - Advanced Delivery of Library Resources for Communication and Media Studies is a subject information service for media, communication and film studies. It is the central reference portal for all those researching and working in communication and media studies, as well as related disciplines. In adlr.link, the holdings of the former Verbundkatalog Film are also searchable.

Fields of expertise: Media and communication studies, journalism, film and theater studies

Pollux - Subject information service for political science

POLLUX is the subject information service for political science and provides access to electronic publisher publications (e-books, e-journals, e-articles), scholarly open access documents, research data, and content from subject databases and newspaper archives, among other resources.

Fields of expertise: Political Science

SSOAR - Social Science Open Access Repository

SSOAR is a subject repository with the aim of making documents from the field of social sciences freely available through Open Access and to promote digital publishing and archiving (Green Open Access).

Fields of expertise: Media and communication studies, journalism, film and theater studies, political science, psychology, sociology

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