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Social and health care

For the search and acquisition of literature and information on topics of social work and nursing as well as subject-relevant aspects from other fields, we have compiled some tools for you:

Scientific search engines can be found on our page Subject-related information > General / Interdisciplinary, recommended resources for scientific work on our page Scientific work and literature management.

Prove library holdings - Procure literature

Online library catalog<x-cl> (OPAC)</x-cl>

To find out whether certain books you are looking for are in our library collection, you can search our catalog for specific author names, titles or ISBNs.

To find literature on a specific topic, you can search by keyword.
If a media unit you require and which is in our stock is currently on loan, as can be seen from the copy data, you can reserve it online for loan.

You can find e-books in our catalog by adding the keyword e-book to your search terms. Our eOPAC is also suitable for subject-specific e-book searches.
Please note: You can only access the eOPAC and the full texts of licensed e-books from off campus by dialing into the campus network via Virtual Private Network (VPN). You can find out more about VPN on our page External access to electronic resources.

If you are missing a specific medium in our collection, please send us a suggestion for a new acquisition to . 

You have become aware of an article and would like to know whether the journal and the specific issue in which the article is located is in our library's holdings. - For the area of print journals, you can clarify this well via our Print Journals page.

For the systematic identification of journal articles on a specific topic, the relevant databases are particularly useful.

Via our Electronic Journals Library (EZB) you can search a large number of international electronic full-text journals on all subject areas and access the full texts of e-journals released in the campus network and of e-journals generally freely accessible on the web. In the case of electronic full-text journals that are not accessible, you often at least have the option of viewing abstracts and tables of contents.

For specific searches of certain electronic journals, please use the simple search offered in the  Electronic Journals Library (search slot "quick search") or the advanced search.

Please note: From outside the campus area, you can only access full-text e-journals that require a license and are activated campus-wide by dialing into the campus network via Virtual Private Network (VPN). You can find out more about VPN on our page External access to electronic resources.

For a systematic search of journal articles on a specific topic, please use the relevant databases.

Further down this page, we would like to introduce you to the range of electronic journals relevant to social work and nursing.

Search databases in our database information system (DBIS). Via DBIS you can get very good information on the content of individual resources. As far as databases are unlocked for you to use or are generally freely available on the web, you can access them directly via DBIS.

Please note: From outside the campus area, you can only use databases that require a license and are available campus-wide at   by dialing into the campus network via Virtual Private Network (VPN). For more information on VPN, see our External Access to Electronic Resources page.

Detailed information ondatabases relevant to social work and nursing  is available further down this page.

In addition to querying the holdings of our university library, you can use the metasearch of the Digital Library (DigiBib) to simultaneously search, among other things, in catalogs of the region and union catalogs via a search mask.

Further resources for finding subject-relevant materials of all kinds (books, data carriers, e-books ...) in the holdings of other libraries can be found on our Other Catalogs page.

Books, articles ... that we do not have in our collections can usually be obtained via interlibrary loan. You can find more information about this on our page Interlibrary Loan.

Bibliographic, full text and factual databases

In the following, we have compiled for you campus-wide license-required databases and selected databases freely accessible on the web that are relevant to social work and nursing, arranged according to the subject areas of social work / social sciences, education, psychology, politics, law, nursing science / medicinehistory and theology.

In addition to being able to access the listed databases directly from this page, you will also find links to database detail information in our database information system (DBIS) in each case, as well as to e-learning resources where available.

Please note: From off-campus, you can only access our databases requiring a license by dialing into the campus network via Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Social work / social sciences

Important databases with social science and social work related content:

For information on other databases with social science content accessible to you, use our database information system (DBIS).

Pedagogy

Important databases with educational science content:

For information on other databases with educational science content accessible to you, use our Database Information System (DBIS).

Psychology

Major databases with psychological content:

  • PSYNDEX (campus license)
    Information on this database can be accessed in DBIS 
  • SpringerLink (campus license)
    Information on this database can be found in DBIS 
    An E-Learning offer on this database can be found on our page  E-Learning
  • Web of Science (campus license)
    Information about this database can be found in DBIS 
    E-Learning offers for this database can be found on our page  E-Learning
     
  • Annual Reviews Electronic Back Volume Collection (DFG-funded national license, campus license)
    Information on this database can be found in DBIS 
  • Sage Journals Online (DFG-funded national license, campus license)
    Information about this database can be found in DBIS 
    A E-Learning offer for this database can be found on our page  E-Learning
  • Taylor & Francis Online Archives (DFG-funded national license, campus license)
    Information on this database can be accessed in DBIS 

For information on other databases with psychological content accessible to you, use our Database Information System (DBIS).

Politics

Databases with political science content:  

  • WISO (campus license)
    Information on this database can be accessed in DBIS 
    An e-learning offer for this database can be found on our page  E-Learning

For information on other databases with political science content accessible to you, use our database information system (DBIS).

Law

Important databases with legal content:

  • Beck Online (campus license, not via VPN)
    Information on this database can be found in DBIS 
    E-Learning offers for this database can be found on our page  E-Learning
  • SpringerLink (campus license)
    Information about this database can be found in DBIS 
    An e-learning offer for this database can be found on our page  E-Learning
     
  • DeGryter Online / Research Now E-Journals(DFG-funded national license, campus license)
    Information on this database can be found in DBIS 
    E-Learning offers on this database can be found on our page  E-Learning
  • Periodicals Index Online (DFG-funded national license, campus license)
    Information on this database can be found in DBIS 
    E-Learning offers on this database can be found on our site  E-Learning
     
  • KrimDok
    Information on this database can be found in DBIS 

For information on other databases with legal content accessible to you, use our database information system (DBIS).

Nursing science / medicine

Important and recommended databases with nursing and medical content:

For information on other databases accessible to you with medical and nursing-related content, use our database information system (DBIS).

History

Our database information system (DBIS) informs you about databases with historical content that are accessible to you.

Theology

Databases with theological and religious studies content:

For information on other databases with theological and scientific-religious content accessible to you, use our database information system (DBIS).

Subject-relevant electronic full-text journals

By subject area, we have provided links below to lists of campus-wide licensed or freely web-accessible full-text electronic journals in our Electronic Journals Library (EZB):

  

Selected dictionaries, encyclopedias, reference works

Selected subject portals and virtual subject libraries

 

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Video tutorials for OPAC research

In order to enable you to familiarize yourself a little bit independently with the search in our OPAC, we offer you three video tutorials. You can find them on our page ...

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