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:

  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (Artists of the World, AKL): The AKL is now also available online. This database is regularly updated and can be accessed outside the HAB via Shibboleth. You can find out more about the database at The printed volumes of the AKL can be found in the Zeughaus under KS 70-0150.
  • The database cluster ‘Latin Complete includes the following databases: Library of Latin Texts – A and B; Monumenta Germaniae Historica; Aristoteles Latinus Database; Archive of Celtic Latin Literature and the Database of Latin Dictionaries. Selecting the ‘Cross Database Searchtools’ offers a unified interface allowing searches in all the integrated databases. Information regarding the individual databases can be found at BREPOLiS databases. PDFs with useful research tips are available at BREPOLiS – user guides and in the individual databases. Please note that at this time the databases can only be accessed in the library’s rooms.
  • Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens: This database is available in addition to our copies of the print edition (2nd revised edition), which can be found in the following locations: BB 05-0621 (Zeughaus) and HS 02-2991 (Augusta). Remote access via Shibboleth is not available at this time.
  • Patrologia Latina Database: This database replaces Patrologia Latina’s CD-ROM resource which was previously available online. Remote access is not available at this time.
  • Philipp Melanchthon Online: This database replaces the ‘Melanchthonis Opera Database’ CD-ROM resource which was previously available online. Remote access via Shibboleth is not available at this time.
  • British Philosophy 1600–1900: This database replaces the CD-ROM resource which was previously available online and contains texts by the following authors: Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, British Moralists (selections), Anne Conway, John Locke, Bishop George Berkeley, David Hume, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, David Ricardo, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill and Henry Sidgwick. Remote access is not available at this time.


New e-books/e-book packages

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online: This encyclopaedia includes entries focusing on the concepts, individuals, libraries, primary sources and digital aids surrounding Jewish book culture. The online version will be continuously updated with new articles up until the project’s planned completion in 2023. Unfortunately, remote access via Shibboleth is not available at this time.
  • W. Leibniz Philosophische Schriften: This collection replaces the CD-ROM resource which was previously available online. Remote access is not available at this time.
  • Wallstein EBS programme: The HAB will also take part in the Wallstein Verlag’s EBS programme in 2022. By the end of 2022, all the e-books published by Wallstein Verlag – or which will be published in 2022 – will have been made available to the HAB. Users will soon be able to research these titles via the online public access catalogue (OPAC). At the end of the year, the most-used e-books will be permanently integrated into the collection. The e-books can be accessed at this time at the Nomos Verlag’s eLibrary ( by clicking on ‘Wallstein Verlag’. The e-books are available outside the library via Shibboleth.


Special databases and directories

Biographical databases




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 alternatives to visiting the library while measures to combat Covid-19 are being carried out

All the offerings listed here are also accessible without an HAB library card. Additional HAB licences are accessible to registered library users from home with their library cards.

Information regarding Covid-19 and rules to observe


General information


Specialised literature from various publishers

  • JSTOR, accessible to library users until 30 June 2021 (including JSTOR resources relating to Covid-19)


E-books and journals from the publishers De Gruyter and Brill, which the HAB has licensed, and the JSTOR archive and the MGG online database can be accessed from home via Shibboleth using your library card.


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.ba1696285917h@kun1696285917ezroj1696285917, who will then activate your account.



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.ba1696285917h@tfn1696285917uksua1696285917 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.



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.



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 update: 11.12.20