The Library is a generally accessible service facility for the provision of literature and information. Its interdisciplinary collection on landscape research is supplemented by a comprehensive range of services offering access to other printed and electronic information resources.
Other services offered by the Library include specialist advice, information and literature
These services offer users access to our printed and electronic information resources:
Web-OPACThe Web-OPAC is our electronic library catalogue. There you'll find books, journals etc. that are available on the ZALF-campus.
Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue KVKMeta catalogue comprising more than 75 million books and journals in library and book trade catalogues worldwide.
Following databases enable users to search for specialist literature irrespective of the library stock.
Web of ScienceEnables parallel searches in several databases at a time. Here you'll find abstracts and citation analysis, partly with direct linking to full texts. The database offers interdisciplinary contents with a wide range of subject categories including social sciences, natural sciences, medicine and technology.
ScopusScopus is a multidisciplinary database for references, abstracts and citation analysis. Here you'll find specialist literature and high quality internet sources.
Databases via DFG national licencesFull-text access to journals, books and works of reference, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
ELFIElectronic Research Funding Information System
Access to e-books
On account of existing contracts, the Central Library provides full text access within the campus to e-books by the following publishers / from the following collections:
Elsevier Environmental ScienceFull text access to Elsevier e-books from the collection „Environmental Science“
Springer Earth and Environmental ScienceFull text access to Springer e-book collection „Earth- and Environmental Science“ 2011-2014
Access to electronic journals and research options
Electronic Journal Library (EZB), a freely accessible library database enabling the effective use of scientific full-text journals, is recommended for searching the internet. Accessibility is illustrated by traffic light symbols: generally accessible journals are green; journals licensed by the Central Library are marked amber; journals unavailable locally are marked red.
On account of existing contracts, the Central Library provides access within the campus network to the full texts of electronic journals issued by the following publisher:
BioOneThe online platform of the non-profit collaborative offers the latest volumes of over 160 bioscientific journals.
Electronic journals via DFG national licencesFull-text access to journals, books and works of reference, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
ElsevierFull-text access to all journals issued by the publisher
Elsevier Remote AccessHere you can find the instructions for the remote access to Elsevier
JSTORJSTOR (Journal STORage) is a fee-based online archive for searching digitised back issues of selected academic journals, dating back to when they were launched.
NatureFull-text access to weekly journals covering mainly Natural Science disciplines
SpringerFull-text access to journals from the areas of Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Environmental Sciences from 1997
Springer Remote AccessHere you can find the instructions for the remote access to Springer
Taylor & FrancisFull-text access to journals from the collection "Science & Technology Library" from 1997
Wiley/BlackwellFull-text access to STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) journals from 1997
Wiley/Blackwell Remote AccessHere you can find the instructions for the remote access to Wiley/Blackwell
The Central Library offers to install the licensed systems
Reference Manager and
Endnote on its users’ computers for personal literature management purposes.
Other free literature management programmes: