DBIS (Database Information System): Special Databases
here: Subject „General and Comparative Sciences of Literature and Linguistics“

National Licences

The DFG (German Research Foundation) has been funding the acquisition of national licences for electronic media in order to permanently improve the provision of electronic media to German universities, research institutions and scientific libraries.

National licences „General and Comparative Sciences of Literature and Linguistics“

National licences "General / Interdisciplinary"


Bibliography of German Literature and Literary Studies (BDSL online)
World-wide coverage of published literature on the German language, literature and general Germanic studies. Free of charge for the years 1985 - 2000.

Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLLDB)
Monographies, dissertations, Manuscripts, papers, reviews, contributions to collections, Festschriften, congress- and institute reports. Not licensed user have restricted access to the data pool for the years 1971 - 2000).


Electronic Journals Library (EZB)
Journals with the subject "Linguistics and Literary Studies"

Database of Journals (ZDB)
Database for the search in printed and electronic journal holdings in German and Austrian libraries.

Online Contents Linguistik
Tables of contents of some 400 linguistic journals with title details of about 250,000 journla articles from 1993 onwards. It can be accessed worldwide without registration and is free of charge.

An extension to Online Contents Linguistik. After registration with the email address it is possible to choose from a list of more than 450 journals. The tables of content will be delivered via email.

ProQuest Search Portal
Selection "Literature and Linguistics". Contains the databases "British Periodicals" + "Periodicals Archive Online" + "Periodicals Index Online".


Directory of Dissertations
Selection of databases from DBIS (Database Information System)

Intends to improve the worldwide access to European dissertations. DART-Europe is supported by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche) and is the European working group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Free accessible. Holds online dissertation of about 200 worldwide participating universities.

UMI Dissertation Express
North American and Canadian dissertations, British dissertations from 1988 onwards and dissertations from more than 1.000 universities and colleges worldwide. Searching in the database is free, but most of the titles are chargeable.