Online databases

Search Engines

Base is a search engine. It is specialist for academic open access web resources.

Search engine for pictures, graphics and images

Internet Portals

Europeana is a new search platform to a collection of European digital libraries with digitised paintings, books, films and archives. The project was initiated by the European Commission. The prototype contained around two million digital items, all of them already in the public domain.

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Medien Bühne Film
Virtuelle Fachbibliothek medien buehne film is an internet portal for media science, journalism, communication science and movie science.

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Musikwissenschaft
The Virtual Library of Musicology (ViFa Musik) is an internet portal for music and musicology.

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Sport
The Virtual Library of Sports (ViFa Sport) is an internet portal for sports.

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Wirtschaftswissenschaften EconBiz
EconBiz is the Virtual Library for Economics and Business Studies. It offers meta search, online resources and online tutorial for information literaturcy and research (LOTSE).

This law database contains laws and information about law and judical procedure.

Munzinger Archiv
A place to find informations about biographies, countries and lexical facts.

Zentrales Verzeichnis Digitalisierter Drucke
The Zentrales Verzeichnis Digitalisierter Drucke contains a number of digital copies of ancient prints.

Trademark, domain names and design research

Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
With the register of the DPMA (Deutsche Patent- und Markenamt) you can find in Germany registered marks. Besides that, you should look for other sources, because under special circumstances a non-registered mark can also be protected mark by the German law. You can find much other information about trademarks, patents, utility patents and design patents, too.

Madrider Trademark Express
The Madrider Trademark Express offers a service to find international registered trademarks.

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is the trademark and designs registry for the internal market of the European Union. The portal of the OHIM contains information and research tools.

United Domains
Search engine for names and domain names.