Databases are an essential resource for research and studies in many fields. They provide access to a wealth of information, such as to scientific articles, encyclopaedias, statistics and other publications that allow you to deepen your knowledge of your chosen subject.

General works

Brockhaus Enzyklopädie & Klima der Welt

This encyclopaedia, which was founded over 200 years ago, is the most comprehensive lexical collection in the German language area, with around 300,000 key words and terms explained. Around 33,000 images, audio and video files, graphs, maps and tables help to deepen and illustrate the information.

In the knowledge portal “Klima der Welt” you can find out everything you need to know about the climate: its status, influencing factors, history and future scenarios. The portal also shows the role of mankind in the current climate change and the dangers that changes in the earth’s climate pose for the environment and society.

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Statista is a statistics portal that bundles statistical data from various institutes and sources. The database offers over 1 million statistics on over 80,000 topics from more than 18,000 different sources, such as company information with key figures of over 1,000 companies. It also includes sector information from agriculture to administration and social affairs and provides information graphics on current topics.

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Oxford Reference Premium

Oxford Reference is an essential online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitised entries across Oxford University Press’s dictionaries, companions and encyclopedias.

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Arts and music

Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Since its first publication in 1911, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists has become one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources of artists’ biographies available. Known for its global scope and its excellent coverage of European artists, Benezit’s distinguishing features include its entries on obscure artists, historic auction records, and over 11,000 images of artists’ signatures, monograms, and stamps of sale.

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Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG)

Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) differs fundamentally from other reference works due to its encyclopaedic nature. The database offers in-depth articles on every area of music as well as on many related subjects, such as literature, philosophy and the visual arts.

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Strada Lex Luxembourg and LexNow are two sources of legal information for Luxembourg. While Strada Lex Luxembourg collects Luxembourgish and European legislation and case law and doctrine in all branches of law, LexNow is specialised in tax law, social law, company and financial sector law, IP/IT, civil law, investment fund sector law, GRJL and real estate sector law.

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With RetroNews, you have access to more than 2,000 French press titles from the collections of the National Library of France from 1631 to 1950.

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Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit 

The Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit offers, through more than 4,000 keywords, a multifaceted look at the period from the middle of the 15th century to the middle of the 19th century. Although the perspective of the database is European, the view to the rest of the world is not obstructed. On the contrary, the interdependence between European and other cultures is examined in detail.

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Oxford Scholarly Editions Online – Classics

Discover critical editions by the Oxford University Press, including the Oxford Classical Texts series, commentaries, and translations of all the major works. The database contains texts and translations of all the major Latin authors – from Horace, Ovid, and Virgil, to Pliny The Younger, Plautus, Sallust, and Tacitus – as well as the Greek tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, comedians Menander and Aristophanes, and philosophers Plato and Aristotle. Access includes modules Latin Drama, Latin History, Latin Poetry, Latin Prose, Greek Comedy and Greek Tragedy.

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Reference and citation


Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and reference database for research literature and peer reviewed internet sources. It offers various tools to trace, analyse and visualise research information in science, technology and medicine, social sciences and humanities.

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Web of Science

Web of Science is a powerful, independent search engine that provides global publication and citation data. The multidisciplinary platform connects regional, specialty, data and patent indexes to the Web of Science Core Collection. It allows to track ideas across disciplines and time from almost 1.9 billion cited references from over 171 million records.

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