Institute of Political Science

Starting Points for Search

An online-search is possible in three categories. in catalogues, in databases and in internet search services.

1. catalogues

local catalogues: Katalog plus, Library Catalogue (personalized)

Metakatalog: Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK)


Search for content in books:

Google Books (advanced search)

Search for the titles of journals:

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek = electronic journal-library EZB

Zeitschriftendatenbank ZDB: world's largest database of titles of journals

Search in the content of open access journals:

Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ


How to get literature, that is not available in Tuebingen?

Interlibrary loan

document delivrey service Subito

2. Databases

licensed databases (available only in the network of the university):

database information system dbis - an index of databases everywhere

jstor database of journal articles (also try the tool JSTOR text analyzer)

Menalib - virtual library of the middle east



Facts and documents:


Statistics in general: Statista, Zanran und NationMaster

Statistics of the EU: EuroStat

3. Internet search engines

Please use the "advanced search" option of search engines, often displayed after searching. The search operatos are really helpful. The special service 2lingual Search gives the opportunity to initiate a translated search via Google.

Meta search engine:

Special search engines:

scientific search engine: Google Scholar

search for news: GoogleNews

full text search (repositories)

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine BASE

search for Videos

Google Video Search

EU channel @ youtube

Table of Contents (tocs) / Alertdienste

Journal Tables of Contents Service


4. helpfull stuff


Inoreader, netvibes, feedly


citation software

Citavi (Citavi Campuslizenz !!), Bibliographix, Endnote (Campuslizenz), Zotero, Bibsonomy