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E-Books, E-Journals, Databases

Potsdam University Library has subscribed to a large number of scholarly e-books, e-journals, and databases.
You can typically find these resources in the Library's  Online Catalogue.
Please note the licensing conditions of the individual publishers and the copyright rules.

You can use e-books, e-journals, and databases within the University of Potsdam’s campus network.

Special conditions apply if you wish to access these resources with your own device or from an off-campus location:


Members of Potsdam University

  • On-campus use:  WLAN use with mobile devices is possible. You can find configuration instructions on ZIM’s website (in German).
  • Off-campus use: All university members have access to off-campus access to electronic resources of the Potsdam University Library. You need a VPN connection. ZIM's website (in German) has instructions on how to configure this.
    Please note that some resources are only available on-campus and are not available via a VPN connection.

Guest Users

As a guest user from participating scholarly institutions, you will receive DFN-Roaming/eduroam access to the electronic resources licensed to the University of Potsdam. To do this, you must be registered with your home institution; follow the technical instructions provided by ZIM at Potsdam University (in German).

If you have questions about the use of e-books, e-journals or databases, please contact us at:

Online Information

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