A query in a specialised database turns out more and also more precise search results. Depending on the type of information you are looking for (articles, business data, statistics…), it is recommended to use different types of databases. You can access the entire content of full text databases directly online.
Access to databases is provided through the database information system (DBIS)
. This portal gives an overview of available databases, both licensed and freely available.
DBIS provides an overview of databases according to subject. Database can also be sorted according to their type or mode of access (licensed or freely available) or you can search for a specific database. For each subject we recommend TOP databases which can be found on the top of the list for each subject. Please note that a query across several databases is not possible. Repeat your search in several databases if necessary.
In the result lists of most databases you find a button designated SFX*
. Click on the button to get the document. If Bayreuth University Library has not licensed the content, you will be redirected to do an interlibrary loan via SFX.
Accessing our licensed databases (identifiable by the yellow icon) from outside campus is (generally) possible for members of the university via VPN and proxy
. Other registered library users can only access theses databases from computers in our libraries.