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  • GLORIA (GEOMAR Library Ocean Research Information Access)Our new library search engine and discovery tool GLORIA offers various advantages compared to the traditional library catalogue and combines various search links offered on our website. Of course you can find everything you would expect in a library catalogue: including books and journals, print and electronic versions.
    Furthermore you can find “latest articles” from scientifically relevant journals, articles from Open Access repositories and also older articles and databases accessible through DFG National Licences. References and fulltext articles from our institutional repository “OceanRep”, bibliographies and research data (Pangaea) extend the search space. For detailed information and a tutorial on the functionalities : GLORIA. The GEOMAR Online Catalogue is still available.
  • GEOMAR-OPAC (Library Catalogue / Borrowers´ account)
  • GEOMAR Online Journals
  • OceanRep (GEOMAR-Publications Database, mostly fulltext)
  • Databases - Information System (DBIS - GEOMAR)
  • Research Data (GEOMAR)

... Other

  • AquaDocs (AquaDocs is an open access repository covering the natural marine, estuarine/brackish and freshwater environments. It includes all aspects of the science, technology, management and conservation of these environments, their organisms and resources, and the economic, sociological and legal aspects.)
  • AquaMaps (Standardized distribution maps for over 33,500 species of fishes, marine mammals and invertebrates)
  • Aquatic Commons (The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and fresh water environments . It includes all aspects of the science, technology, management and conservation of these environments, their organisms and resources, and the economic, sociological and legal aspects. It is complementary to OceanDocs, which is supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)/ International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) specifically to collect, preserve and facilitate access to all research output from members of their Ocean Data and Information Networks (ODINS))
  • BASE (search engine especially for academic open access web resources)
  • Catalogue of Life (The most complete authoritative list of the world's species)
  • CAU-Katalog der Universitätsbibliothek Kiel
  • DART EUROPE E-Thesis Online
  • Databases - Information system (DBIS - GEOMAR)
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • FishBase (a global information system with all you ever wanted to know about fishes)
  • GVK (This is the freely accessible extract of the K10plus cataloguing database of the Common Library Network (GBV) and the Library Network Southwest Germany (SWB) with the holdings of GVB libraries and SWB libraries.)
  • German Association of Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers Catalogue
  • KVK (Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog. Book search interface for more than hundreds of million books and serials in library and book trade catalogs worldwide.)
  • Lyell Collection der Geological Society London
  • MACAU - Kieler Dissertations online
  • ODIS ("Catalogue of Sources" by IOC)
  • Register of Marine Life:
  • The Arctic Register of Marine Species (ARMS)
  • World Register of Marine Species (WORMS)
  • Science Direct (a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and 26,000 books)
  • Scopus
  • Sealife Base
  • Web of Science
  • JCR (Journal Citation Index - Impact Factor)
  • ZDB (German Union Catalogue of Serials)
  • Web of Science ((Academic citation index; update: weekly; citation analysis)
  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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