Library Catalogues

Library Catalogues

ICI Catalogues


  • ICI Public Online Catalogue:
    Public access to the ICI Library Collection. The catalogue has records of our complete print collection. Please note that it does neither tell you the loan status of required items nor allows for account administration. For ILL requests, please contact the ICI Library.
  • ICI LibCat:
    On-site access for ICI Scholars (Intranet)
    The internal catalogue (LibCat) is both an electronic check-out system and a means of organising internal electronic documents (eDocs). For a LibCat FAQ, ICI Staff and Fellows please also visit the
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Berlin and Brandenburg:


  • KOBV-Portal, the regional research portal for Berlin and Brandenburg libraries. The meta catalogue searches academic and public library catalogues simultaneously, including the following:



Germany and world-wide:


  • Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK): Meta search interface for more than 500 million books and serials in library and book trade catalogues in Germany and worldwide. KVK starts a simultaneous search in the catalogues and gives you a standardized hit list. As the Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog does not have a database of its own it depends on the availability of the target systems.
  • World Cat: WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content. You can search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby.


Open Access, Journals, and Databases


  • BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine: BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources, operated by Bielefeld University Library.
  • Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB): The ZDB is the world’s largest specialized database for serial titles (journals, annuals, newspapers etc., incl. e-journals). The ZDB actually contains more than 1.6 million bibliographic records of serials from the 16th century onwards, from all countries, in all languages, held in 4.300 German and Austrian libraries, with 11.5 million holdings information. It does not contain contents, i. e. journal articles.
  • Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB): The Electronic Journals Library is a service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the Internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full text articles online. Journals with freely available full-text articles are marked with a green signal.
  • Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS):About 9.700 databases are listed, about 3.700 of which can be searched free of charge. The databases are arranged by subject. It does not contain electronic journals and e-books.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): “The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.”
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