der Physik, Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Physik, Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin,
Sekr. Tel. (49-30) 8 38-5 30 31,
Arbeitsgruppe Didaktik der Physik, Universität Kassel,
Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, 34132 Kassel,
Tel. (49-561) 8 04-45 83,
Arbeitsgruppe Didaktik der Physik, Fachbereich Physik, Universität Osnabrück,
Barbarastraße 7, 49076 Osnabrück,
Tel. (49-541) 9 69 - 2696, Prof. Dr. Roland Berger,
Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung des Deutschen
Instituts für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung, Warschauer Str.
34-38, 10243 Berlin, Tel. (49-69) 29 33 60-55, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
The Library for the History of Education (BBF) was founded as an international research library in 1876.
Since 1992, it has been part of the German Institute for International Educational Research. With its stock of
700,000 volumes and 1,400 running metres of archived records, it is currently the second largest library specialising
in pedagogy in Europe. The library acquires literature on the history of education in the German language area.
It thus belongs to the 46 distributed specialised libraries fulfilling the tasks of a German national library.
Online services offered by the BBF include
searching its catalogue and ordering journal articles.
Furthermore, the library offers:
Scripta Paedagogica Online - a digital text archive on the history of education
Pictura Paedagocia Online - a digital archives of pictures on the history of education in Germany
Vox Paedagogica Online - a digital sound archive on the history of education in Germany
Historische Bildungsforschung Online - a forum/scholarly portal for historical educational research
Kinder- und Jugendschutz e.V., Mühlendamm 3, 10178 Berlin,
Tel. (49-30) 400 40 301, E-Mail: email@example.com,
The Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Kinder- und Jugendschutz (BAJ/ Federal
Association for the Protection of Children and Youth) was founded
in 1951. Ever since it has been engaged in promoting the rights
and needs of children and youth in a non-party and non-confessional
manner. It represents their interests in the public and incites
measures for the protection of children and youth. The BAJ is an
association of the leading bodies in welfare, of youth and family
organisations, federal state institutes and associations for the
protection of children and youth , and of individuals sharing the
aim to sustain and improve the protection of children and youth.
On the one hand, children and youth are to be protected from possible
dangers, and on the other hand, they are to be enabled to cope with
endangering circumstances in a conscientious manner.
Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung,
Arbeitsbereich "Publikationsmanagement/Bibliothek", Team "Bibliothek und Dokumentation",
Robert-Schuman-Platz 3, 53175 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 1 07-2133,
The Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), (Federal Institute for Vocational
Education and Training) is a nationally and internationally recognised competence
centre for the research and development of professional vocational training and
further education. The BIBB publishes a bibliographic database on vocational
education and training, the Literaturdatenbank
Berufliche Bildung (LDBB),
which can be searched on the internet free of charge and without limitation.
This database systematically references German language literature from
the areas of vocational education and training, and pertinent research, published
later than 1988. The LDBB combines up-to-date references with high-quality
descriptions by indexing and abstracting, mostly regarding component parts
of bibliographic works. The system records more than 60,000
entries by means of bibliographic data as well as indexing and abstracting,
and providing a classification of vocational education and training. The LDBB
increasingly references documents that are available online, thus full texts can
be directly accessed via the respective URL. These references include internet
publications by the BIBB itself as well as scholarly articles from selected online
journals. Besides the LDBB, BIBB publishes an
Information Bulletin documenting references to
new publications in the LDBB and
compilations of literature covering more than 30
topics in the fields of research and practice invocational education and training.
Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft (BISp),
Graurheindorfer Str. 198 (Haus 7), 53117 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 99-640-9047,
Internet: http://www.bisp.de, https://www.bisp-surf.de/
The Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft (Federal Institute of Sports Science, BISp) is a federal institution without legal capacity subordinate to the Federal Ministry of the Interior. It was established following a decree enacted on October 10, 1970 (amended on November 18, 2010). The BISp is concerned with assessing research needs and initiating, fostering and co-ordinating research projects in sports (domain-specific research). Furthermore, its tasks include the analysis of research findings, the transfer of research findings to practice in a target-group oriented collaboration with the domain of sports. Moreover, it has been commissioned to provide the Federal Ministry of the Interior with professional advice in fulfilling its sport-related tasks.
The Bisp offers a homepage as well as several thematic sites for its target groups from sports science, politics and practice, e.g. an information portal focusing on sports psychology, a thematic site on spinal pain, wearables in elite sports. Another important task concerns the collection of data on projects and insights for a target-group oriented provision and documentation of information.
As its core elements, the Bisp runs the databases SPOLIT (references), SPOFOR (research data) and SPOMEDIA (audiovisual media) and the scholarly information guide to sports (quality-assured sport scientific web resources).
For these data, the BISp hosts the sports information portal Sport und Recherche im Fokus - Sports and Research in Focus (SURF), which offers different kinds of search options. Besides indexing references produced by Bisp, SURF offers sports related references from external sources (e.g. PubMed Central, DOAJ and congress reports from the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports). More external data sources are continually being added.
Evangelische Arbeitsstätte für Erziehungswissenschaft e.V., Arbeitsbereich
Information, Dokumentation, Bibliothek, Schreiberstr. 12, 48149 Münster,
Tel. (49-251) 9 81 01-27, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
As a Protestant centre for educational science, the Comenius-Institut promotes
theoretical insight and practical solutions to current educational problems in the Church,
at school, and in society from a Protestant sense of responsibility. The area of information,
documentation and library services processes the complete literature on religious education,
and education in church institutions. It offers diverse
bibliographical databases online.
Full texts can be ordered directly from CiDoLi,
the document delivery service provided by the COMENIUS institute. Several databases are offered
on CD-Rom too, e.g. "Theorie und Praxis der Religionspädagogik", "Religionspädagogik -
Kirchliche Bildungsarbeit - Erziehungswissenschaft". This domain offers several
Services also to libraries and media
centres. A cooperation with the religious education institutes of the Protestant church in
Germany has resulted in a joint catalogue that is
also available to the public.
Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung - Leibniz-Zentrum für Lebenslanges Lernen e.V.,
Heinemannstr. 12-14, 53175 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 32 94-232, E-Mail:
As a scientific service institute, the German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning e.V. (DIE)
is acting as an intermediary between research und practice in the field
of adult education. It provides basic principles for practice-oriented
research and develops innovative concepts to promote life-long
learning. The library of the DIE has more than 80.000 volumes and is
currently subscribing to 230 periodicals in the field of adult and
continuing education. The literature database which can be consulted
via the Web-Opac
contains at present 95.000 records of books and articles in books and
periodicals that are made accessible in the field of adult education
and related sciences. The list of new acquisitions
"Neuvorstellungen der DIE-Bibliothek"
which appears four times per year informs about the most important acquisitions
of the library. The monthly issue of
(Scientific Periodicals Online) provides direct access to the tables of
content of 40 scientific periodicals on adult education. The historical
Archive of Programmes of adult education centres since 1945 and the Archive of the History of Adult Education, together with estates of eminent experts of adult education, are connected to the library.
The library is part of the "Information and Documentation Centre on
Continuing Education". It integrates the services of the Institute.
They include the areas of publications, public relations and internet
services. For example, the service
is aimed at practitioners, students and researchers in the field of
adult education and neighbouring sciences: Documents are being
published without charge to contribute to the ongoing discussion and to
reflect current trends in adult education. The online-offer of the DIE
also includes statistical data on continuing education, a commented lists of links and an investigable guidebook on studies related to adult and continuing education.
Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung,
Information und Dokumentation, Schloßstraße 29, 60486 Frankfurt am
Main, Tel. (49-69) 2 47 08-325, E-Mail: email@example.com,
The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) is a non-university institute fulfilling scientific infrastructure
and research services in the field of education for researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policy-makers. It conducts
research and evaluation in education and ensures a national provision of information in education.
The DIPF profile is shaped by two intertwined focal areas of action, i.e. educational information and educational research.
Educational research tasks are conducted by the Department for Educational Quality and Evaluation, the Department for Educational
Governance and, finally, the Department for Education and Human Development. Educational information is subject to the Information
Department for Education and the Libraries for the History of Education and Educational Research. The Information Center for
Education provides information and counselling services such as the German Education Server
and the German Education Portal for all areas of educational research and science.
The development of new provisions is monitored by information scientific research.
Fachbereich Didaktik der
Physik, Universität Duisburg-Essen, T03 R06 D30/D34, Universitätsstr. 2, 45117 Essen,
Tel. (49-201) 1 83-24 64,
FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz-Institut für
Abteilung Mathematik und Informatik, Franklinstr. 11, 10587 Berlin,
Tel. (49-30) 39 99 34-0,
The FIZ Karlsruhe is a non-profit scientific service institution
set up to provide information and information services for academic
and industrial research & development, as well as for business
and administration. In cooperation with its partners in the USA
and Japan, FIZ Karlsruhe is operating the host STN International,
offering public access to databases with scientific, technical,
and supplementary business information. A database created by the
FIZ Karlsruhe is MathEduc
(Mathematics Education). It is a bibliogrphic database for the theory
and practice on the subject of mathmatics and computer sciences.
It evaluates all the literature on these subjects worldwide and
it also offers key words and abstracts in both English and German.
Georg-Eckert-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung,
Celler Straße 3, 38114 Braunschweig, Tel. (49-531) 5 90 99 31,
The Georg Eckert Institute Library is a one-of-a-kind national and international research library in the field of comparative textbook research.
Within its rooms, the library houses a research-ready, worldwide collection of international textbooks on the subjects of history, geography,
politics/social studies and German. In connection with a considerable inventory of scholarly literature, the library affords the ideal requirements
for the comparative research of the textbook medium. Users include scholarly academics, textbook authors, teachers, students, journalists,
film-makers and private individuals. With its collection of textbooks, the Library has been incorporated as a Specialty Collection Library of the
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). As a part of this, the library belongs to the 46 German specialty
libraries, which together administrate the tasks of a shared National Library. In addition to this, the Georg Eckert Institute Library serves as the
textbook center of the Council of Europe.
GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Lennéstr. 30, 53113 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 22 81-0, Fax (49-228) 22 81-120,
The GESIS Social Science Information Centre (GEISIS-IZ Sozialwissenschaften)
collects and disseminates information on the current state of research and literature in the
social sciences in German-speaking countries as well as on research activities in social
science in Eastern Europe. Its databases provide the basis for a comprehensive range of
social scientific services offered to interested parties from the fields of research, teaching and
training, business, administration, policy and the media. The project database
SOFIS and the
bibliographic database SOLIS
are each accessible in a domain-specific environment, via the hosts STN International, Karlsruhe,
and GENIOS-GBI, Munich and access is usually free of charge for members of higher education
institutions owing to flat-rate agreements with the hosts. The social science portal
sowiport provides a further integrated search platform
for SOLIS and SOFIS, along with other national and international bibliographic databases.
Bibliothek, Ahrstr. 39, 53175 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 88 7-159, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
The HRK (Higher Education Rectors' Conference) library contains
one of the largest higher education collections in the Federal Republic
of Germany. It comprises more than 70,000 monographs, 800 subscriptions
to periodicals (350 of these are higher education journals), approx.
95,000 "grey literature" documents, course registers of all German
universities since 1945, 5.400 legal judgements regarding higher
educational and scientific issues, and the course and exam regulations
of all German higher education institutions. The literature that
has been acquired since 1996 can be searched in the
online catalogue. Currently more than 60,000 titles are recorded.
für Fremdsprachenforschung, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Straße,
Lahnberge, 35032 Marburg, Tel. (49-6421) 2 82 21 41, E-Mail: email@example.com,
The Information Centre for Foreign Language Research (Informationszentrum
für Fremdsprachenforschung) (IFS) informs on and documents literature
about foreign language research and teaching. The database currently
contains more than 67.000 literary sources that for the most part include
abstracts. On request inquiries can be made on specific topics -
an email inquiry is currently free. In addition, the IFS also offers
a research register called "Sprachlehrforschung und Sprachunterricht".
This is a German publication only, which appears in the first issue
of the "Bibliografie Moderner Fremdsprachenunterricht"
(Bibliography of Contemporary Foreign Language Classes). The IFS
website offers useful addresses and links for teachers of foreign
languages, as well as the research register and an online questionaire
to notify on ongoing research projects.
Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung
der Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Geschäftsbereich Wissenschaftliche Fachinformation und Bibliothek (WIB), Regensburger Str. 104, 90478 Nürnberg, Tel. (49-911)179-5437,
The Institute for Employment Research (Institut für
Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, IAB) is the research institute run by the Federal
Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit, BA). At IAB, the department
Scientific Information and Library holds responsible for the library for labour market research and labour
administration, at the BA administration centre in Nuremberg. As the research library of the
institute, the comprehensive stock particularly comprises economics and social science literature
relevant to employment issues. Subject to this thematic focus, the documentation staff at IAB
index a large number of national and international journals, monographs and "grey" literature.
Collections of resources focusing on research on labour market and professions are offered under
the label of "information platform". References that are relevant to (general) education and
vocational education and training are entered into the
German Education Portal.
As a whole, the database of references is available on the social sience portal
Sowiport free of charge.
Institut für Hochschulforschung (HoF) an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg e.V.,
Collegienstraße 62, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Tel. (49-3491)
46 62 51, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
The library and information service
maintains a special collection with remarkable contemporary
and historical library and information stock on the topic of higher education/universities. This
can be researched in a comprehensive index of
references. A particular focus concerns the
collection of sources on higher education in the former GDR and Eastern Europe, and on reforming
higher education in the new federal states in 1989/90 and after.
IPN - Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik an der Universität Kiel,
Olshausenstraße 62, 24098 Kiel, Tel. (49-431) 8 80-3105, E-Mail: email@example.com,
IPN’s remit is to contribute research concerning the further development
and promotion of science and mathematics education. IPN researchers focus
on fundamental issues of teaching and learning. Interdisciplinary teams of
researchers from natural sciences, mathematics, subject didactics, pedagogy
and psychology work together on topical aspects and projects. As an institute
that belongs to the
Leibniz Association, IPN fulfills supra-regional and national tasks,
it is affiliated to
Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel. The institutional library
provides printed and electronic media and information as required for
research and further teacher training. Library stock can be searched in an
Didaktik der Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Theresienstr. 37, 80333 München,
Tel. (49-89) 21 80-20 20,
Lehrstuhl Musikpädagogik an der Musikhochschule Lübeck, Große Petersgrube 21, 23552 Lübeck, Tel. (49-451) 3 17 031 12, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
The Lübeck University of Music trains, among others, prospective music teachers for secondary schools. Since 2016, the Chair for Didactics of Music co-ordinates the indexing of music pedagogical literature in the German Education Index, subject to agreements with the German Association for Research in Music Education (AMPF) and the Universities of Music in Mannheim and Cologne.
für Bildungsforschung, Bibliothek und wissenschaftliche Information,
Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin, Tel. (49-69) 8 29 95-229 /-230, E-Mail:
The Max Planck Institute for
Educational Research was founded in 1963. As an interdisciplinary research
institute, it is dedicated to studying human development and education.
Many of its research efforts are marked by the perspective of the full lifespan,
addressing early childhood as well as old age. Individual developments are
viewed in a historical, evolutionary, social and institutional context. Researchers
at the institute itself mainly come from the disciplines of psychology, educational
science and history. They place strong emphasis on a collaboration with
researchers from the neighbouring disciplines of natural, social and human
sciences. The institute belongs to the Max Planck
Society for the Advancement of Science, an independent, non-profit research
organisation. The 80 research institutes of the Max-Planck-Society perform basic
research and they take up new and innovative areas of research requiring specific
resources. The library and scientific information services of the institute include
printed and electronic media and information needed for research. Furthermore,
the library stocks are searchable via an
catalogue, and the library digitises the institute's
series of research papers
and makes them available on the web free of charge.
Braunschweig, Bienroder Weg 82, 38106 Braunschweig,
Tel. (49-531) 3 91-9 41 30,
Sekretariat der Ständigen Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder
in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Referat Dokumentations- und Bildungsinformationsdienst,
Lennéstr. 6, 53113 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 5 01-272, E-Mail: email@example.com,
The Ständige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik
Deutschland (Ongoing Conference of the Ministers of Culture of the
States in the Federal Republic of Germany) is an association of
ministers and senators of the individual federal states that are
responsible for education, colleges/universities and research as
well as cultural affairs. The Dokumentations-
und Bildungsinformationsdienst (educational documentation and information
services) of the Secretariat of the Standing Conference of
the State Ministers of Cultural Affairs provides information on
the education system in the federal states, educational policy in
the Federal Republic of Germany, and other European countries. The
collection of KMK decisions, literature concerning educational and
research policy and cultural policy, information by the Eurydice
network, legal norms by the federal and state governments and the
central collection of state curricula constitute the foundation
of resources. The databases
have been accessible
on the Internet since 2001. As the German information center in
the Eurydice network, the documentation and educational information
services are responsible for the exchange with 36 European countries,
they include national reports and contributions to comparative analyses
of the Eurydice network.
Erlangen-Nürnberg, Sondersammelgebiet Bildungsforschung,
Universitätsstr. 4, 91054 Erlangen, Tel. (49-9131) 8 52 47 97,
The subject specialization area "educational research"
of the university library of Erlangen-Nuernberg collects and compiles
national and international publications (including those that do
not appear in bookshops), thereby covering the supply of literature
in Germany. They are continuously adding to their qualitatively
good stock of pedagogical literature of the 18th and 19th century.
Queries about the electronically catalogued stock and the newest
acquisitions of the special collections area can be made via the
OPACs of the
University Library of Erlangen-Nuernberg. Periodical articles
and books of the subject specialization area can be ordered via
delivery service SUBITO and sent straight to your work area
or your home.
ZBW - Deutsche
Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften,
Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft, Düsternbrooker Weg 120, 24105 Kiel, Tel. (49-431) 8814-555;
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Tel. (49-40) 42834 -219;
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Internet: http://www.zbw.eu/
The ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics - with locations in Kiel and Hamburg - is the world's largest research infrastructure for economic literature. Pursuant to its library profile, it acquires literature from the domains of economic science and practice from all over the world, and makes it available to the public at large on site or preferably in digital format, respectively via distance loan and document delivery service. Titles are catalogued and indexed in ECONIS. The ECONIS database holds ca. 5 million references to books, journal articles, working papers, essays from collective works, and electronic full texts and thus constitutes a central basis of the freely accessible portal EconBiz, which is operated by the ZBW.
You will find current figures and facts on the ZBW here.
für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID), Universität
Trier, Universitätsring 15, 54296 Trier, Tel. (49-651) 2 01-2877,
Fax (49-651) 2 01-2071, E-Mail: email@example.com,
The ZPID (Central Office of Psychological Information and Documentation)
is the supra-regional main documentation and information facility
on the subject of psychology in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The tasks of the ZPID include the documentation of psychologically
relevant literature from the German-speaking community, audio-visual
media, test processes and European (cross section) studies, creating
and developing databases and online offers, the publication of printed
information services as well as an information referral service
that works on inquiries. Inquiries can be made for free by using
the sub-file of the PSYNDEX,
database. Psychological and pedagogical test processes that have
been developed and/or implemented in German-speaking countries can
be seen in the PSYTKOM
Konferenz der kantonalen Erziehungsdirektoren, Informations- und Dokumentationszentrum
IDES, Haus der Kantone, Speichergasse 6, Postfach, 3001 Bern, Tel. (41-31)
3 09 51 00, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
IDES (Information and Documentation Centre) is the informational
services center of the EDK, the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers
of Education. IDES systematically records all of their activities
concerning the policy of education in Switzerland and documents
them. The work and findings of the EDK are made available to the
general public by the IDES via various publications, the internet
and a CD-ROM. A literature
database created by the IDES is available for inqueries online.
Surveys and reports on education in Switzerland can also be downloaded.
Schweizerische Koordinationsstelle für Bildungsforschung (SKBF), Entfelderstrasse 61, CH-5000 Aarau, Tel. 0041 62 835 23 90,
Fax 0041 62 835 23 99, E-Mail: email@example.com, Internet: http://www.skbf-csre.ch
The Schweizerische Koordinationsstelle für Bildungsforschung (Swiss
Coordination Office for Educational Research, SKBF) contributes
services towards strengthening educational research in Switzerland. It
aims at improving the dialogue between educational policy, educational
practice, education administration, and educational research. It
supports an efficient use of budgets in educational administration by
taking on tasks concerning the interests of different actors in the
Swiss education landscape.
The SKBF conducts its tasks on the basis of an agreement on achievement which includes the following foci:
- Documentation of research achievement and outcomes regarding Swiss educational research or international educational research pertinent to the Swiss education system,
- Information on Swiss educational research products http://www.skbf-csre.ch/11.0.html
- Coordination of educational research, practice, administration and policy and promotion of national and international collaboration in educational research,
- Analyses of the state of research in current areas of educational research.
Swiss Special Education Centre Foundation (SZH/CSPS), Haus der Kantone,
Speichergasse 6, CH-3001 Bern, Tel. (41-31) 3 20 16 57, Fax (41-31) 3 20 16 61,
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Internet:
The Swiss Special Education Centre Foundation is a private national
body in charge of coordinating and promoting special needs education
by different means. It collects, processes and disseminates information
on education and training of people with disabilities in Switzerland.
Moreover, the SZH participates
in planning, implementing and developing special educational systems
at the level of federal and state (cantonal) authorities as well
as national associations.