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Search our holdings

In our online catalogue you can search for books, magazines, digital media and much more.

Some of our holdings are already digitalised, which you will find in our digital collections.

We also offer special catalogues which which you can search for items in our special collections, such as the collection of family registers, the Goethe library and the music collection.

Search the databases

You will find an overview of our databases in the Database Infosystem DBIS. For more information about DBIS, click here.

We recommend using the bibliographical databases if you are looking for literature on a specific topic, work or author. The search results often include source references to magazine articles and reviews.

In fact databases you can obtain information on companies, market data and genealogical research.

In full-text databases you can gain access to publications in their entirety in digital form. These include first and complete editions, journal essays and newspaper articles.

There are also a variety of electronic dictionaries and lexicons available online.

Search the bibliographies

Is there any literature out there about a certain topic or author? You can find an answer to this question by searching bibliographies. By their nature, bibliographies list literature irrespective of their library location. They provide data based on thematic, geographical, linguistic and chronological criteria.

A distinguishing feature of the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek is its long tradition of creating bibliographies on German Classicism, on authors such as Friedrich Nietzsche and on the Faust literary complex.

You can use bibliographical databases to help advance your search.

Search for publications in German-speaking countries

In addition to bibliographical references, the following catalogues contain freely accessible online publications.

Search for digital media (A-Z)

  • BASE – Find scientific documents online, many freely accessible
  • German Digital Library – Digitalised books, archived documents, pictures, sculptures, musical works and other audio documents, films and scores at German libraries, archives, museums and media centres
  • Digital collections – The HAAB platform for accessing the library’s digital collections
  • Electronic Journals Library (EZB) – Academic and scientific online journals, many freely accessible
  • Europeana Collections – Digitalised artworks, artefacts, books, videos and audio material from all around Europe
  • HathiTrust Digital Library – Digitalised collections from predominantly American research and university libraries

Search the research portals (A-Z)

Specialised information services offer scholars and experts quick access to trade literature and research-relevant information. These portals are developed by German research libraries. The following is a selection of some helpful resource sites:

Complete listing of specialised information services for the sciences (FID), compiled by the Hamburg State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky: http://webis.sub.uni-hamburg.de/

Any questions? Please contact us at: info-haab@klassik-stiftung.de, or phone: +49 3643 545-205

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