Articles & more

Are you looking for articles from scientific journals, books or newspapers?

You can use the following starting points for your research.

If you would like to search for a specific article and you already have its bibliographic reference, you can find out via our Catalogue whether it is available in printed or electronic form from the collection of Bayreuth University Library.
Search for the title of the book or journal in which the article has been published in the Catalogue. Please note that a search for the title of the article will not render any satisfactory results.

It is possible to order materials which are not held by Bayreuth University Library from other libraries via interlibrary loan. You can find instructions on how to order articles via interlibrary loan in our catalogue information sheet and in our video tutorial (only in german).

If you have any problems or questions concerning literature search, please contact our colleagues at the information desk. You can also refer to our site "Doing your literature search" for information on general search strategies.


"Articles & more" in our Library Catalogue

When you enter your search terms into the search boxes “All fields” or “Title” of the advanced search mode of our Catalogue, results for your query will be listed in the second tab “Articles & more” of the result list.
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In most cases, the displayed results are available online as full texts. Please familiarise yourself with the access rights especially for subscribed content.

The search for articles via our Catalogue cannot replace a search in one or several databases relevant to your subject because the results in the tab “Articles & more” represent only a selection of available articles.

Databases

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.
DBIS

Finding Journals

Do you have a specific journal in mind which contains articles you are interested in? Use the following search portals to find out how to get access.

Electronic Journal Library (EZB)

You can search for electronic journals in our Catalogue as well as in the EZB.

Please note: You cannot search for single articles in the EZB but only for journals. You get the link to the homepage of the journal where you can research the required article(s). Please note, that not in all cases all volumes are licensed by Bayreuth University Library and therefore are not accessible for you. In these cases refer to interlibrary loan.

Accessing our licensed e-journals (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 these databases from computers in our libraries.

Tip: If you are looking for a specific article, you need its exact bibliographic data (title, volume, issue number). For topical queries refer to specific subject databases or scientific search engines. For more details, see ”Databases".

The Journal Database ZDB

The Journal Database ZDB records all journals and newspapers which are available in German and Austrian libraries.
With more than 1.7m documented titles it is the worldwide largest database of its kind in the world. It contains printed journals as well as electronic issues.

Single articles are not recorded in the ZDB.

The ZDB can be used to find out whether a specific journal is available from a library in Germany.

Finding Newspapers and Magazines

Do you have a specific newspaper or magazine in mind which contains articles you are interested in? Use the following search portals to find out how to get access.

The Journal Database ZDB

The Journal Database ZDB records all journals and newspapers which are available in German and Austrian libraries.
With more than 1.7m documented titles it is the worldwide largest database of its kind in the world. It contains printed journals as well as electronic issues.

Single articles are not recorded in the ZDB.

The ZDB can be used to find out whether a specific journal is available from a library in Germany.

Newspapers and Magazines

As a member of the University of Bayreuth you have access to 1.500 newspapers and magazines. Many of them are available online. Accessing our licensed digital newspapers and magazines from outside campus is (generally) possible for members of the university via VPN and proxy. Other registered library users can only access them from computers in our libraries.

A selection of our newspapers and magazines:

You can also search for newspaper articles in some of our databases:

An overview of international newspapers is provided by onlinenewspapers.com .

Historical newspapers and magazines

To find out what newspapers are available at Bayreuth University Library, apply the filter for format, “newspaper”, of the empty search form in the advanced search mode of our Catalogue and click search. A list of our historical regional newspapers as well as an overview of current daily newspapers is available from the information desk in the Main Library.
The entire holdings of newspapers and magazines in German libraries are recorded (including their publication formats (paper, film or electronic resource)) in the Journal Database ZDB.

A selection of national newspapers which are available online:


Please note: University members are able to access licensed content via VPN and proxy from outside campus. Other registered library users can only access them from computers in our libraries.

Digitalisation project of different libraries:

There are a number of digitised collections of historical newspapers, especially of daily newspapers until 1945:


Order newspapers via interlibrary loan:

Printed journal volumes cannot be obtained via interlibrary loan. You can order either individual articles from newspapers as paper copies or complete volumes as microfilms via interlibrary loan. If you have further questions, please contact our interlibrary loan department directly (flp@uni-bayreuth.de). Microfilm readers are available in the Main Library. It is also possible to print from microfilms or turn them into PDF files.

You would like to work with historical newspapers from outside Germany? Please contact auskunft.ub@uni-bayreuth.de.

ERef Bayreuth

ERef Bayreuth serves as the key tool for documenting references of scholarly publications by the staff members of the University of Bayreuth. It currently contains about 3,000 entries, including articles, books, PhD theses and conference contributions.

If these publications are available as full texts from EPub, they are linked in ERef.