How do I find books?
How to search for printed and electronic books in the online catalogue
There are a number of approaches you can use when searching the online catalogue for printed and electronic books held by the University Library; for example, you can search by title, author, ISBN or place of publication.
You can combine the various criteria to avoid retrieving too many matches. Please remember that the more data you enter, the narrower your search will become.
If you still find you have too many matches, try limiting your search using the filters listed in the left-hand column.
E-tutorial "I'm looking for a book!" (in German)
How to search for books in databases and on the internet
You will find references to book titles in academic search engines such as Google Scholar, and in many of the University Library's databases. Please note that books found in this way will not necessarily be available at any of the University Library's locations.
Hint: When conducting a subject-specific literature search for book titles it is a good idea not only to search the online catalogue to see what is available in the University Library itself but also to use internet search engines and databases to find other relevant titles, even if they are not held by the Library. You can then order these titles on interlibrary loan.