Subject databases

In addition to catalog research, research in scientific databases is also useful, especially if you need to completely map and analyze the state of source material and the state of research in a special area.

Use the Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS) (Database Information System) for focused searching in special databases. The portal provides you with structured access to full texts as well as factual and bibliographic databases.

How do I find relevant databases?

You can start your search in DBIS either via a database keyword or by selecting a subject area. As a first step, you will find a list of the top databases for the respective subject area at the beginning of the database overview.

Jade University of Applied Sciences currently licenses more than 160
quality-checked special databases, which are accessible free of charge to university members and staff via the campus network - or from outside the campus via the University computer centre’s virtual desktop. These are highlighted in yellow in DBIS.

Our top databases include wiso, perinorm (DIN-Standards), beck-online, Scopus, SpringerLink und LinkedIn Learning.

Via DBIS, you can also search more than 5000 databases that are freely accessible on the web and are marked green in the portal. If the marking contains a "D", access to this database is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

How can I access the content?

As a rule, you will be forwarded directly to the respective database in the IP circle of the university via the link stored in DBIS. You don’t have to log in to the individual providers.

From outside the campus you have to use a Virtual Desktop. Information on this can be found in university’s computer centre Wiki.

For some databases you can authenticate yourself as an authorized user using the so-called single sign-on procedure with your university access data.

Many databases offer the possibility to create a user account, to store your search queries and results, or set up automated alert services on your topic.