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Regional and Supra-regional Library Catalogs

In order to be able to start your external literature search and information search quickly, we have listed below the most important links and accesses to regional and national catalog and information databases.

Regional catalogs

In addition to the MSH library, you can use the libraries of the University of Hamburg, the University of Applied Sciences (HAW), the Helmut Schmidt University (HSU), the HafenCity University (HCU) and the Central Medical Library (ÄZB). If a fee is charged for registering with one of these libraries, MSH will reimburse you for this upon presentation of a readable receipt.

Library catalogs in Hamburg:

Supra-regional catalogs

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog

The KVK is a metasearch engine that makes it possible to query German, Austrian, Swiss and other international online catalogs of associations and national libraries and various bookselling catalogs in a single search. Every search should be started with this search engine.

Journal Database

In the Journal Database you can search for magazines and newspapers all over Germany and determine which years are available in the libraries. The regional abbreviation »HAM« will help you in the Hamburg libraries.

Electronic Journals Library

It is one of the most comprehensive, freely accessible bibliographic databases of individual scientific electronic journals. The Electronic Journals Library currently has more than 88,800 titles in all subject areas.

DBIS (Database information system)

The Database Information System (DBIS) contains over 12,140 databases, such as full-text collections, bibliographies and dictionaries. Many of them are freely accessible.

EconBiz - Virtual Library of Economics

This database offers economics information of business administration and economics. The search and research in the most important databases in the field of economics and in almost 18,000 Internet sources is also possible.

Contact – HafenCity

[Translate to English:] Katrin Wieckhorst

Katrin Wieckhorst

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Fax: 040.361 226 430
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Celine Neeser

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Lena Janz

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Contact – Harburg

Hannah Tiappi

Hannah Tchamadeu Tiappi
(Maternity Leave)

Fon: 040.361 226 49635
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Maike Lücht

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