We offer you numerous licensed and free databases, search portals and learning platforms in which you will find scientific papers, statistics, company data, facts and articles from journals, newspapers and conference proceedings and much more.
Step 1: Select a database
Please select a relevant database for your research. At the top of the page, you find a search bar with tabs for subject overviews, a search slot and the top 10 databases.
Tip: Databases usually cover large subject areas and science fields. Therefore, when searching for a suitable database, do not search with terms that are too narrow and reflect exactly your topic. Search for the subject area to which your topic belongs. Also consider comprehensive, interdisciplinary databases such as Web of Science or Scopus.
Step 2: Start the database
In the record lists, you will find specific access links for starting the database. Depending on the provider, you can access the database via eAccess, library computers, institutional login (Shibboleth) or TUM-LAN (PAC script/proxy configuration). The legend in the right-hand column explains which access types is suitable for whom.
Step 3: Search in the database
As soon as you have access to the search interface of the respective database, you can start your topic search for articles and data.
Step 4: From literature reference to full text
Many of our databases already offer full texts which you can print out and save as an authenticated user.
Other databases only contain bibliographical data and in a further step you must obtain the printed or electronic full text (e.g. via an order in our online catalogue OPAC or via interlibrary loan). Our link service SFX, which is integrated in many databases, supports you here. The SFX button gives you an overview of possible procurement channels.