The most important databases, licensed by the ZHB



subject: medicine / nursing

CINAHL is the electronic form of the "Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature". All English-language nursing journals, the publications of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing are usually evaluated here.

For the specialty nursing and health sciences you will find monographs, "gray literature" (not published by an official publisher), audiovisual material, theses and selected congress reports.

Only available in the university network

A maximum of 4 accesses at the same time



Cochrane library

subject: medicine

author: Wiley Interscience

The Cochrane Library  is an important database in medicine.

It contains reviews that include studies and research results dealing with therapeutic questions relevant in practice.

Further information in German on the website Cochrane Deutschland.



DIN standards

DIN standards


The ZHB is a standard memory for currently valid DIN standards without VDE standards.

There is a PC with read-only access and without authorization to save or print.

The Technical University has acquired and expanded access, including saving and printing for its members and students.

For detailed information see Learning Space Technical University Lübeck  (with login).






GVK-Plus  offers:

- Bibliographic data from book and journal titles from the  GVKthe largest union catalog in Germany

-  a large number of article data from  Online-Contents-Databank OLC.

Within the university campus you have free access to GVK-plus (or separately to "Online Contents").

From outside, you must be registered for interlibrary loan and then have access with these login data.

An English version is available via the British flag symbol above.


At the moment you can only search with GVK-plus.

To order, you have to switch to   GVK.


IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL)


IEEEComputer Society Digital Library (CSDL)

subject: informatics

author: IEEE Computer Society


CSDL  provides access to journals and congress publications from the

IEEE Computer Society and the various transactions, for example "IEEE transactions for software development".

Here you can open full texts in PDF format.


Medline / PubMed

Medline / PubMed

Website zu PubMed

subject: medicine

author: National library of Medicine, USA

Medline is the most important and comprehensive article database in the entire field of medicine, including dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health, as well as peripheral subjects such as biology, biochemistry and psychology.

More than 5,600 journals are rated (2017), the reporting period goes back to 1947.

The content of these articles is categorized according to so-called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), which you can best use for a thematic search.

PubMed contains all Medline data, including the most current data that has not yet been fully categorized, as well as additional material, in particular from e-books and full texts.

Research in PubMed is free of charge.




Psyc Articles

Subject: psychology


PsycARTICLES  is the full text database of the American Psychological Association (APA).

This online database contains more than 200,000 peer-reviewed articles from around [Link] 135 journals (02/2016) by APA and other leading publishers and organizations.

Posts from 1894 to the present day are collected with weekly updates.

In Psyc Articles you will find articles from all areas of psychology, including basic research.



subject: psychology


PsycINFO  documents journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, research reports, case studies, etc. in relation to psychology and relevant relevant areas such as psychiatry, sociology, educational science, anthropology, pharmacology, physiology, criminology and linguistics.


Around 2500 journals are evaluated. In total there are about 60,000 new entries in weekly updates every year.


PsycInfo is manufactured by the American Psychological Association (APA



Subject: psychology

Author: Leibniz Center for Psychological Information and Documentation and cooperation partner


PubPsych is a search portal for international publications in psychology. It contains more than 1.5 million data sets (March 2020) on psychological literature, test methods, intervention programs and research data.

In this multilingual database with a European focus, you can search different databases (in their specific areas dealing with psychology), such as:







subject: interdisciplinary science, technology, medicine, social science, humanities, arts

author: Elsevier


"Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database for research literature and high-quality Internet resources (peer review).

Various tools are available for searching, analyzing and visualizing research information.



Statista – Statistics portal


Statista – Statistics portal

subject: economics

author: Statista GmbH, Hamburg


Statista is a portal that records statistical data from various sources.

It is one of the largest statistics portals worldwide on the Internet and offers access to relevant data from more than 22,000 sources (April 2020 from the website).


Attention: Statista is only licensed for the Technical University.



Web of Science

Web of Science

Subject: Interdisciplinary biology, chemistry, computer science, medicine, natural sciences in general, pharmacy, physics, sociology, general technology


Web of Science  (formerly Web of Knowledge) offers parallel and interdisciplinary research in a variety of databases via a standard search interface (cross search).

Among other things, it contains: InCites / Journal Citation Reports


Attention: Web of Science is only licensed for the University.



Subject: Economics and Social Sciences

Author: GBI-Genios German Business Database


Wiso is one of the central databases for economics and social sciences, which contains a large amount of German and English literature. The database consists of various parts / modules and offers references, full texts and company information.


Attention: Wiso is only licensed for the Technical University.

Subject: technology  is a global science gateway consisting of national and international scientific databases and portals" (from the website).

For this gateway it is said that databases are accessible here that were not indexed by Google, the common “market leader”.

According to the operators of the U.S. Department of Energy and the British Library, the search engine collects more than 200 million documents worldwide with a focus on technical topics.