Databases & more

Here you will find our licensed databases our database information system (DBIS) and a selection of subject portals and search engines, as well as other library catalogs (regional & national).

More Catalogs & Search Engines

Here you can find more regional and national library catalogs as well as some selected search engines.

Supraregional catalogs

KVK - Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog

The Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (KVK) [Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog] is a meta-catalog for the detection of several hundred million books and journals in library and book trade catalogs worldwide. Holdings of Germany's academic libraries and the world's national libraries can be searched for ownership records via a search mask. The major portals of the book trade and online antiquarian can also be integrated into the search.

SWB - Southwest German Library Network

The SWB online catalog of the Southwest German Library Network (SWB) lists the media holdings of more than 1,200 libraries from the regions of Baden-Württemberg, Saarland, and Saxony, as well as from additional special libraries from other German states. Searches in the SWB can also be covered by the KVK.

In case of maintenance work or failure of the library catalog of the ZU library, the online catalog of the Southwest German Library Network (SWB) can be used as an alternative.

DNB - Catalog of the German National Library

The German National Library (DNB) collects and archives, as completely as possible, all German and German-language publications from 1913 onwards, Germanica published abroad and translations of German-language works, as well as the works of German-speaking emigrants published between 1933 and 1945, lists them bibliographically and makes the holdings available to the public. The holdings of the German National Library since 1913 can be searched via the DNB catalog.

ZDB - periodicals database

The "Zeitschriftendatenbank" (ZDB) [periodicals database] is the world's largest database for title and ownership records of serial publications, i.e. of journals, newspapers, publication series and periodicals from all countries and in all languages. Not only print journals but also electronic journals can be found. The ZDB contains more than 1.5 million titles from 1500 to the present day, and lists the holdings of 4,300 German and Austrian libraries for these titles. The ZDB does not list articles.

Regional catalogs

Libraries of the Lake Constance Region [Bodensee]

Scientific libraries of the four countries bordering Lake Constance: Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland. University, college, state and cantonal libraries are listed, as well as scientific city, municipal and special libraries.

Euregio Lake Constance Database (Lake Constance Bibliography)

Bibliographic record of literature on topics, places and people of the Lake Constance area. In the "Simple search" you can select the desired library in the top field. The "Advanced Search" allows the selection of several libraries by marking them.

The holdings of the public library Constance ("Stadtbücherei Konstanz") can no longer be searched in the regional catalog. To the online catalog of the Constance Public Library.

Medienhaus am See (Media house on the lake)

Media catalog of the "Medienhaus am See" (Friedrichshafen public library).

Constance regional catalog

The catalog contains media holdings (books, journal titles and articles, electronic media, etc.) from libraries in the Constance, West Lake Constance, Upper Swabia and Black Forest-Baar region that have recorded their titles in the SWB.

The holdings of the public library Constance ("Stadtbücherei Konstanz") can no longer be searched in the regional catalog. To the online catalog of the Constance Public Library.

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