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You did not find what you were looking for in our catalogue? Are you searching for journal articles, conference proceedings, doctoral theses/disserations or standards?

Then the DBIS database information system is the right place for you! Here you can search in a variety of databases that specialise in different subject areas

What advantages do subject databases offer you?

  • Targeted and linked searches for keywords, (partial) titles, authors, time periods, etc.
  • Data sources not yet included in the catalogue
  • Precise bibliographic information, which may link to our catalogue or to electronic full texts
  • Export of results into literature management programs such as Zotero, Citavi, Mendeley, etc.
  • Results outside of the SLUB Dresden holdings
  • Convenient access within the SLUB and the TU Dresden campus or even from home

The search for scientific publications often ends at payment barriers or licensing limits. This applies both to members of TU Dresden and to users who are not (or no longer) members of TUD and want to access scientific publications. There are numerous ways to search for freely available versions of scientific publications, especially journal articles, without having to pay or entering legal grey areas. 

Services and Tools for Searching for Freely Available Full-Texts

Google Scholar indexes freely available articles.
The BASE search engine lists over 50 million open access documents.
The Open Access button redirects to freely available versions.
Unpaywall redirects as a browser plug-in to freely available versions.
Kopernio  also redirets as a browser plug-in to freely available versions.
Dissemin recognises publications behind paywalls and invites their authors to upload them to an open repository with one click.
The OAPEN Library is a repository for researching and publishing Open Access e-books and hosts scholarly titles across Europe, particularly from the humanities and social sciences.
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) functions as a multidisciplinary directory of scholarly e-books published under an Open Access licence. Titles from more than 370 publishers are listed.
#IcanHazPDF asks the Twitter community for assistance in finding articles.
It is worth asking for a private copy directly from the authors, e.g. via email, Twitter ...