Subject Gateways and Digital Libraries

CEWS - Center of Excellence Women and Science
CEWS is a service institute of GESIS. The scientific service scope addresses several actors, female and male, who are engaged in realization of equal opportunities for women and men in the area of science and research.

Clio-online - Internet Gateway for History
The gateway enables efficient access to the diverse range of historical online ressources available within the field of history.

EconBiz - Virtual Library for Economics and Business Studies
EconBiz supports your research in economic literature. It offers you research in Internet resources, online-catalogues and full texts online and it provides access to information services of libraries.

Fachportal Pädagogik - German Education Portal
The German Education Portal is your central access point to professional educational information in Germany and focuses on reference systems for searching literature, research data and comprehensive information collections relevant in the context of educational science and educational research. The following modules are integrated: the German Education Index, the Document server peDOCS, the Metasearch across a large number of pedagogical databases, Research Data Centre for Education (FDZ Bildung) - a service offering assessment instruments and research data from empirical educational research, the "Subject Directory" - a service providing systematic contextual scholarly information, scientific work - a selection of sources (materials) introducing to scientific work.

GESIS - German Social Science Infrastructure Services
The GESIS provides services in support of social science research including development and supply of databases with information on social science literature and research activities (e. g. SOLIS and SOFIS) as well as the archiving and provision of survey data from social research. Services including consultation on methodological questions, development of complex methods of empirical social research as well as GESIS’ own long-term observation of social developments with the aid of these instruments are also available.

IREON - The International Relations and Area Studies Gateway
IREON offers bibliographic references, full-text documents and international treaties on foreign and security policy, international cooperation and development policy, European politics and transatlantic relations, regional and country studies worldwide, foreign cultural policy, climate, environment, energy.
A  special feature is the "European Thesaurus on International Relations and Area Studies" in ten languages . The operator of this specialist portal is the FIV - The German Information Network International Relations and Area Studies.

LIVIVO - The search portal for medicine, health, nutrition, and environmental and agricultural sciences
LIVIVO is the interdisciplinary search engine for literature and information in the field of life sciences and is provided by ZB MED - Informationszentrum Lebenswissenschaften.
Scientifically relevant information on the ZB MED subject areas is bundled and made available under a uniform interface for free research.  LIVIVO replaces the former search portals MEDPILOT and GREENPILOT.
LIVIVO searches about 67 million records from about 50 subject data sources.
The hit list in LIVIVO also provides information on how users can access the texts or other materials. Whenever possible, freely accessible sources are linked and the full text is provided. In this way, LIVIVO supports the idea of open access. In addition, whenever possible, articles are linked to the underlying research data.

Pollux is a specialized information service for political science. The service is DFG-funded and is provided by the Bremen State and University Library and Gesis Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences. Research is free of charge and freely accessible. In order to be able to save search results, you must be logged in with at least the account type "Standard user". In order to be able to use licensed content via POLLUX, a political scientist must work at a university or non-commercial research institution in Germany or be a member of a German political science association (DVPW, DGfP). In order to access the licensed content, you must register once with the account type "Political Scientist" Registered political scientists have access to, among other things, the following information: Factiva, New Publications of the Publishers Barbara Budrich, Berghahn Books, Cambridge University Press, Metropolis, Nomos,Oxford University Press, Pluto Press, Verso Books, Zed Books.

PubPsych is a free information retrieval system for psychological resources. It offers a comprehensive and balanced selection of resources from a growing number of international databases with a European focus, covering the needs of academic and professional psychologists.
Databases included: PSYNDEX, PASCAL, ISO-Psicologia, MEDLINE, ERIC, NARCIS, NORART, PsychOpen, PsychData.

Virtual Library for Law
Access point for Internet information about law. Provided by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

WEBIS - Special subject collections of German libraries
Information system on special subject collections of German libraries. Lists links to catalogues, contact persons and relevant internet resources.