A summary of information and resources relating to Ukraine

General information from the State of Lower Saxony and the ‘Niedersachsen packt an’ (Lower Saxony on the Case) alliance

In addition to an overview of support options for Ukrainian academics and librarians (as of 6 September 2022), the Research Gateway to Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (Osmikon) also offers an overview of journalistic news stories.

Additionally, the Research Gateway has also acquired collections of sources relating to the parliamentary and presidential elections in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, which are accessible for free under national licence in Germany.

The Stadtbibliothek München (Munich Municipal Library) presents a comprehensive collection of reliable sources of information as well as tips on how to recognise fake news.

Volunteers from all over the world are collaborating online to digitise and preserve Ukrainian cultural heritage as part of the Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO) project.

Further information regarding support for Ukrainian librarians can be found in an overview provided by the American Library Association’s Library History Round Table.

You can also take advantage of publications on Ukraine held by the HAB.

 

New databases

As part of our plan to expand the HAB’s electronic offerings, we have added the following databases and e-book packages to the HAB portfolio:

  • Digital Loeb Classical Library: The volumes in the Loeb Classical Library are now available online. The resources are updated twice annually and can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth. Additional information on how to use the library can be found at https://www.loebclassics.com/page/usingloeb. Print versions of the volumes in the Loeb Classical Library can be found under the shelf marks AL 19-0500 (Greek volumes) and AL 26-0300 (Latin volumes) in the Zeughaus’s open stacks.
  • Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik Online: The Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik (Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric) is now available online. It can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth. Additional information regarding the resource can be found at https://www.degruyter.com/database/HWRO/html. All twelve volumes of the print version of the dictionary can be found in the Zeughaus’s open stacks under the shelf mark GE 15-1020.
  • Munzinger Online / Personen and Munzinger Online / Länder: The Internationales Biographisches Archiv (International Biographical Archive) and the Internationales Handbuch: Länder (International Handbook: Countries) (both in German) are updated regularly. This material can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth. Additional information about the resource can be found at https://online.munzinger.de/publikation. This resource replaces the printed loose-leaf collection, which is no longer available.
  • Lexikon für Kirchen- und Religionsrecht (Lexicon for Church and Religious Law): The lexicon is now also available online. It can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth. Additional information on the resource can be found at https://referenceworks.brillonline.com/browse/lexikon-fuer-kirchen-und-religionsrecht. All four volumes of the printed lexicon can be found in the Zeughaus´s open stacks under the shelf mark RV 25-0100.)
  • Globalgeschichte der Lyrik (Global History of Poetry): This four-volume reference work traces the history of poetry through the centuries. It can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth.
  • GD – Wörterbuch Altgriechisch-Deutsch Online (GD – Dictionary Ancient Greek-German Online): Franco Montanari´s lexicon of the ancient Greek language (GI. Vocabolario della Lingua Greca) is now available in German translation. The dictionary is updated regularly. It can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth. Additional information can be found at https://doi.org/10.1515/wbgdo. The print version of the dictionary can be found in the Zeughaus´s open stacks under the shelf mark KA 96-6143.
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish-Christian Relations Online: The database is still under development. About 200 entries on the history of Jewish-Christian relations are planned. It can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth. Additional information can be found at https://doi.org/10.1515/ejcro.
  • Lexikon der Bibelhermeneutik (Lexicon of Bible Hermeneutics): The lexicon complements the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online, which can also be found in the HAB´s inventory. It can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth. Additional information can be found at https://doi.org/10.1515/bibherm. The print version of the The Lexikon der Bibelhermeneutik can be found in the Augusta´s open stacks under shelf mark TH 26-7510.
  • Theologische Realenzyklopädie Online: The 36 volumes of the encyclopaedia are now also available online. It can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth. Additional information can be found at https://doi.org/10.1515/tre. The print version can be found in the Augusta´s open stacks under shelf mark TH 02-1512.
  • Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie Online (Historical Dictionary of Philosophy Online): The 13 printed volumes of the dictionary published between 1971 and 2007 can be found in the Zeughaus´s open stacks under shelf mark PH 01-1140. The online edition has been updated with several hundred corrections. It can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth.

 

New e-books/e-book packages

 

Special databases and directories

Biographical databases

 

Periodicals

 

Online databases, CD-ROMs, internet resources by subject

 

Information! Please remember that some databases and complete documents can only be accessed within the library.

Digital resources

All the resources listed here can also be accessed freely and without charge – a HAB user card is not required. Additional HAB licences can be accessed from home by registered users with the help of their library cards.

Information about Covid-19 and strategies for dealing with it

 

General resources

 

E-books and journals produced by the De Gruyter and Brill publishing houses and licensed by the HAB as well as the JSTOR archive and the MGG Online database can be accessed from home by registered users with library cards via Shibboleth.

 

Prometheus digital image archive

HAB users can access the Prometheus digital image archive from home. Please register here and click on ‘Free access via your institution’. You will then receive an e-mail asking you to verify your registration. To complete your registration, please contact Saskia Jorzenuk at ed.ba1708447217h@kun1708447217ezroj1708447217, who will then activate your account.

 

Other

Search engine tutorial offered by the Universität Bielefeld

 

Information regarding the use of electronic media outside the HAB

The HAB offers its users access to licensed electronic media outside the physical library by means of the Shibboleth log-in system, which works from any internet connection.

At present, the following providers/platforms can be accessed using the Shibboleth log-in system:

 

Additional electronic resource providers are to be added and listed here.

Shibboleth allows users to authenticate themselves for the provider. No personal data is transmitted – a verification process simply confirms the user’s membership of the institution and whether he or she is entitled to access the resource.

Information! A valid library card is required to access these services. You can inquire about the validity of your library card by phoning the HAB information line at +49 (0)5331/808-312 (Mon–Fri, 10am–4pm).
  • Registration process:
    • Select the Shibboleth log-in method on the provider’s website (or the ‘log-in via an institution’ option). Select ‘Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel’ from the list of institutions. You may have to first select the country (Deutschland, Germany) to proceed.
    • You will be directed to the log-in page of the Herzog August Bibliothek, where you can enter your user number and password.
    • After a successful log-in and check of your access rights, you will be redirected to the selected resource, which you may now use.
    • Your log-in is retained and can be used for other Shibboleth applications (cookies will be set) as long as the browser remains open. When you have finished your session, please close the browser – especially if you are working from devices that are accessible by the public – so that unauthorised persons cannot access your data.

 

Information! Please contact the information desk at ed.ba1708447217h@tfn1708447217uksua1708447217 or phone +49 (0)5331/808-312 should you have any questions or difficulties.

Electronic journals library

 

The HAB’s electronic journals can be accessed via the EZB electronic journals library.

Online accessibility is denoted by the EZB traffic-light system:

freely accessible

accessible only to users within the Herzog August Bibliothek

not accessible

issues from certain years are only accessible to users within the Herzog August Bibliothek

Tip: although certain journals may not be accessible, tables of contents, abstracts and/or individual issues are often available.

Tips for using the EZB

Please note that it is not possible to search for articles using the EZB!

 

Database information system

The HAB databases can be accessed via the DBIS database information system.

Information regarding the DBIS

Accessibility is denoted by means of icons:

The database is freely accessible via the internet

The database is accessible for HAB users

The CD/DVD database can be accessed or loaned on a single-user computer

A national licence valid for the whole of Germany (only accessible in the library)

 

CD-ROM databases

CD-ROM databases available on the HAB network

The CD-ROM databases on the HAB network can also be accessed from home via the Citrix Client. Online databases, journals and e-books can only be accessed within the library.

 

JSTOR

The HAB offers access to the JSTOR journals archive.

The following collections have been licensed:

Arts & Sciences I–X

Instructions for using JSTOR can be found here (in English) or by downloading the JSTOR Quick Start Guide (PDF, English).

 

Digizeitschriften: Das deutsche digitale Zeitschriftenarchiv

In the Digizeitschriften journals archive you will find digitised versions of key journals relating to German research. A ‘moving wall’ has been applied to these journals, meaning that the print issues of these journals were published months or years in the past. All of the journals available on Digizeitschriften are listed in the EZB and are accessible there to HAB users.

 

E-books

The HAB’s e-books are listed in the HAB online catalogue and can be accessed within the physical space of library. Access to them can be obtained via the relevant publisher platform from the IP addresses assigned to the Herzog August Bibliothek


Please adhere to copyright law when using electronic resources. You may only save and print information for your own use. Systematic downloads are not permitted. You may not transfer any such information to unauthorised third parties.

Last updated: 3 November 2023