Finding information

The provision of qualified scientific literature forms the basis for successful work in study, research and teaching. We support your search for information by providing scientific information.
In addition to printed media, we provide access to numerous electronic sources.

Explore many electronical and printed resources with our Discovery-Service.

Our local Online Catalogue OPAC will search our library collection.

For our eTutorial on how to research in our Discovery-Service please click here!

Important research tools

  • Search Engine

    Our Discovery-Service searches various printed and digital sources within and out of our library holdings simultaneously.
    Printed media has been systematically shelved by subject group (notation) and signature, as given in the catalogue or discovery service. Everything can be borrowed unless it is marked as non-lending. If a medium is located at another location, we will be happy to procure it for you!

    For our eTutorial on how to research in our Discovery-Service please click here!

  • Catalogues

    The OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) lists the entire collection of of Anhalt University Library. The "advanced search" allows you to select multiple criteria like keywords, author, classification etc. and to specify your search in i.e. language, the type of medium etc. Printed media has been systematically shelved by subject group (notation) and signature, as given in the catalogue. Everything can be borrowed, if it's not been marked as non-lending. If a medium is located at another location, we will be happy to procure it for you!

    The GVK as a common linked database provides relevant materials for inter-library loan and delivery services. It contains more than 72.6 million titles with more than 183.0 million proofs of ownership of about 1.000 libraries. In addition, the journals of all subito delivery-libraries from Germany and Austria as well as other German university libraries are included. Titles and articles that are not in our holdings can also be obtained by interlibrary loan.

    The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue (KVK) is a meta-catalogue for the reference of more than one hundred million books and journals from library and book trade catalogues worldwide.

    OCLC Worldcat (Online Computer Library Center) is considered the largest bibliographic database worldwide, combining the collections of thousands of OCLC-Libraries.

    The Electronic Journals Library is a service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full-text articles online.
    It comprises 94.384 titles, of which 19.846 are purely online journals, covering all subject areas. In addition, more than 116.000 journals are listed by aggregators. In addition, we offer you access to the full texts of the eJournals licensed by us.

  • Databases

    The Database Info System (DBIS) is proof of and electronic guidepost to scientific databases, web portals and other sources of specialised information that can be found either by subject, name or frequency of use. Depending on the type of database, they include bibliographic details of books, essays and other sources of information up to full texts, facts, details about companies and addresses. All of the databases are presented and directly linked.

  • Digital Learning

    Learn languages online with Rosetta Stone

    This online language course enables you to learn different languages at different levels interactively and mobile. Access to the learning platform is free of charge for university members and students. Please use only this link for registration. Afterwards start your learning experience here!

    Instructions on the use of mobile Apps

    Information Brochure Rosetta Stone

    Tutorials (english subtitles can be activated):

    For more information please visit the website of the language centre!

    Online courses with LinkedIn® Learning

    The LinkedIn® Learning portal offers you professional learning videos from the fields of technology, business and creativity. In addition to training videos for standard software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, there are also learning videos on soft skills such as presentation techniques, self-confidence, negotiation, etc.

    The use of LinkedIn® Learning is free of charge for university members and students and is possible after a one-time registration with an e-mail address of the university. Please follow these instructions.

    Access to LinkedIn® Learning is available after successful registration via the following link:

  • Literature Management

    We offer access to Citavi - Your reference management, knowledge organization, and task planning solution to all members of Anhalt University.


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  • Standards / Patents


    For your general research you may use the freely-accessible databases of the Beuth Verlag.

    In addition we offer fulltext access to the entire collection of VDE-standards within our campus network.

    At our libraries, you may use a comprehensive collection of DIN-pocketbooks, single standards and technical regulations. Please ask your librarian.

    DEPATISnet is the database of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office for online searches on patent publications from around the world. It includes the internal DEPATIS electronic document archive of the office (German patent information system).

    Our librarians will gladly carry out further Database research.

  • Newly acquired

How do I find...

  • ... General Information?

    To approach a topic for the very first time it might be helpful to search within universal sources of information such as encyclopedias or dictionaries, printed or online. Find some english examples within our Discovery-Service. With this information you will probably be able to specify your research by delimiting the subject more clearly and defining keywords to continue within more specified media and databeses.

    You can use this tutorial for a quick overview on how to research in our Discovery-System!


  • ... Specified Info?

    The DataBaseInfoSystem (DBIS) provides access to a large amount of scientific databases. You can search for the name of the database, the access type or by topic. Most of the databases are privided in english.

    Some of our licenced Databases:

    SCOPUS is an very powerful, bibliographical database for the fields of natural sciences, technology, medicine and health sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.

    JSTOR focuses on journal-archives from the Arts and Sciences Collection.

    WTI is an independent, leading provider of application-oriented knowledge and practice-oriented research results for academia and industry. With the TecFinder you search for scientific publications in the databases TEMA, BEFO, DOMA, ENTEC, MEDITEC, WEMA, ZDE and CEABA.

    wiso offers you the largest compilation of literature references and full texts on economics and social sciences.

    Juris: As one of the leading online providers of legal information in Germany, juris offers the widest collection of court decisions, laws, standards and references, supplementing them with journals, commentaries and work aids. On these pages you will find valuable research tools.

  • ... Articles?

    Articles are largely documented in the bibliographic databases like SCOPUS or JSTOR. If you have identified an article whose source is not directly accessible, the search for the journal title within our library catalogues will help.

    Printed journal articles are proved in our union catalogue. Here you can identify the source and availability  by searching for the article title or author. If we have not licensed or subscribed to them, we can order them as interlibrary loan for you.

    Journals that are available digitally are recorded in the electronic journals library (EZB) by the journal title or the ISSN number. If the title is licensed for the university, you will be linked to the publisher's or magazine's pages where you will find the corresponding online source based on the specified year, the edition and the specified page numbers.

  • ... literature on scientific work/writing?

    We would like to provide a collection of scientific literature, that can be used to support your studies/research when it comes to scientific work and writing. This selection of titles refers to literature which you can look up, borrow or download via our OPAC.

    Reference list scientific work


  • ... statistics, market- or business data?

    Interesting multidisciplinary statistics, infographics and dossiers are offered by:

    Statista: Access to over 1 million statistics and facts from the areas of food, social media, mechanical engineering, etc. Informative video tutorials can be accessed here.

    Wiso Module Business Practice: Practice-oriented supplementary module with market data, press, company and personal information - a complete list of sources can be found here.

    Bisnode / Hoppenstedt (german): etailed information on the 300,000 most important companies and institutions in Germany

    Contents can be accessed within the campus network or via remote access.

    Click here for our eTutorial on how to configurate Remote Access!

  • ... New German law on Copyright in Science

    Since March, 1st, 2018, a new German Law on the Copyright Knowledge Society ("UrhWissG") is in force. It governs which copyrighted works may be used in which way at universities and educational institutions without explicit permission.

    Please find further Information here (only German)

    Which resources am i allowed to share electronically?

    Original Text of the UrhWissG

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