Electronic media

New Database

The HAB has acquired a license for the database MGG Online. The database "Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart", MGG for short, is based on the second print edition of the MGG (MGG2, published from 1994 to 2008) and is continuously updated. MGG Online offers a wide scope of articles to all areas of music, as well as articles from other subjects like literature, philosophy and art.

How to use Shibboleth-Login to access electronic resources from outside the HAB network

The HAB uses a Shibboleth login to access electronic resources from outside the library system. In general the login can be used from every internet connection, at the moment, however, the login only works for the publisher de Gruyter and the journal archive JSTOR. Other publishers should follow and will be listed on this site.

Shibboleth is used to identify the user for the publisher. No personal data is submitted during the process, which only confirms that the user is registered with a certain institution and is allowed to access its resources.

The login is only possible with a valid library card. To inquire about the validity of your card please contact the help desk via e-mail auskunft@hab.de or phone 05331 808 312 (Mo-Fri 8-17).

Login procedure:

- Select the Shibboleth login on the publisher’s site (it may also be called login via institution) and choose the Herzog August Library from the list of institutions. In some cases the country (Deutschland, Germany) has to be chosen first.

- Enter your user number and password on the page which opens then.

- After you have successfully logged in and your authorization has been checked, you will be able to access the requested item.

- The login is active during all following Shibboleth sessions (cookies are used), unless the browser is closed in the meantime. We recommend that you close the browser completely when ending the session, especially when working from public devices, so no unauthorized person can access your personal data.

If questions or problems arise please contact the help desk via auskunft@hab.de or phone 05331 808 312 (Mo-Fri 8-17)

New Database BDSL

The HAB has licensed the database BDSL online - Bibliographie der Deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft.

The database covers more than 420,000 entrys from monographs, journals or reviews from German language and literature studies with the focus on literature.

New Database Electronic Enlightenment

Electronic Enlightenment Logo

Since 2015 the HAB is a licencee for the database Electronic Enlightenment by the University of Oxford. The database contains over 60000 documents, mostly letters, from significant persons from the 18th century.

Further information about the database can be found here.



The electronic journals of the HAB are accessible via the Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB (Electronic Journals Library).

Availability is marked with the EZB-traffic lights:

freely available

available for users inside the Herzog August Bibliothek

not available

certain volumes are available for users inside the Herzog August Bibliothek

Tip: Even for unavailable periodicals you often have access to tables of content, abstracts and/or a few numbers of the journals.

Please note: You cannot search for essays in the EZB!

Database Information System

The databases held by the HAB are accessible via the Datenbankinformationssystem DBIS (Database Information System).

Information about DBIS (in German)

Availability is marked with icons:

  freely available on the World Wide Web

  available for users inside the Herzog August Bibliothek

  CD/DVD-database is available at a single-user computer and/or can be used on loan

Germany-wide national license (only available inside the library)



CD-ROM-databases available at the HAB

The CD-ROM-databases held by the HAB can also be used via the Citrix Client at home. Online-databases, journals and E-Books are just accessible inside the library.



The HAB offers access to the journal archive JSTOR.

The following collections are licensed:

Arts & Sciences I Collection

Arts & Sciences II Collection

Arts & Sciences III Collection

Arts & Sciences IV Collection

Arts & Sciences V Collection

Arts & Sciences VI Collection

Arts & Sciences VII Collection

Arts & Sciences VIII Collection

Arts & Sciences IX Collection

Arts & Sciences X Collection

You’ll find more information about JSTOR here.

Digizeitschriften: The German digital journal archive

In the journal archive Digizeitschriften you find the core German research journals in digital form with an attached Moving Wall, so that the publication date is several months or years in the past. All journals in Digizeitschriften are indexed in the EZB and there accessible for the HAB.


The E-Books held by the HAB are indexed in the Online Catalogue and are accessible inside the library. The access is provided by the publishing company’s platform (identification with IP-address of the Herzog August Bibliothek).

New e-books: Sammlung Tusculum from de Gruyter

All 273 published titles can be found via the online catalogue of the HAB or via the publisher: collection Tusculum

Tusculum Flyer (PDF)



Of course all electronic media is also indexed in the Online Catalogue of the HAB.


Please respect the copyright when using electronic media:

Saving and printing just for personal use, no systematic download.

Don’t pass any information to unauthorized or third parties.


In case of any questions or problems please contact:

Saskia Jorzenuk

E-Mail: jorzenuk@hab.de

Phone: +49 (0)5331/808-313


Last update: 14.02.2017