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In the Max Planck Society two central retrieval services provide an overview of the worldwide flood of publications and keep the scientists informed.

The information retrieval service of the CPT section is located within the library.


Here you will find a selection of databases:

  • Dissertation & Theses (Proquest)
    is a database of records for graduate research, with over 2.1 million dissertations and theses included from around the world. In addition, nearly one million dissertations and theses are available for download in PDF format.

  • Jurion
    is a comprehensive database that includes journals, comments, manuals, judgments, etc. (predominantly as a full text) concerning the German law.

  • OvidSP
    offers a collection of reference databases for psychology such as PsycINFO, PSYNDEXplus Literature and Audiovisual Media, PSYNDEXplus Tests, CAB Abstracts

  • Patent server of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office

  • Patent server of the European Patent Office

  • Springer Materials: The Landolt-Börnstein Database
    is a systematic and comprehensive resource of selected and critically assessed data in all areas of physical sciences and engineering.

  • Web of Science
    is a database of bibliometric data (Citation Indexing and Impact Factor of journals), supplemented by scientific fact databases.

  • Wiso
    offers a comprehensive range of German and English literature for the economic and social sciences, law and psychology with access to the full text of selected journals.

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