The Library of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research is a member of the DigiBib, a cooperative partnership of more than 200 German libraries. Through this network, partner libraries offer access to their collections and data bases and collaborate in using web resources.
Searches: Parallel or individual searches can be conducted in library catalogs and data bases (30 local and international catalogs, data bases for specific fields and for full text publications) and full text sources.
Link Collection / Databases: Users have direct access to licensed and open access data bases (e.g. encyclopedia, special subject collections), electronic periodicals, and university publications.
The library assigns a login ID/password to staff members at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS), guests of HIS, and the staff of other institutes that cooperate with HIS. With their login and password, users can store personal settings and search profiles in the DigiBib and access databases subject to license terms from computers that do not have an HIS IP address.