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Arbeitsgruppe Didaktik der Physik, Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Physik, Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin, Sekr. Tel. (49-30) 8 38-5 30 31, E-Mail: bisa@physik.fu-berlin.de, Internet: http://didaktik.physik.fu-berlin.de/index.html

Arbeitsgruppe Didaktik der Physik, Universität Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, 34132 Kassel, Tel. (49-561) 8 04-45 83, E-Mail: wecker@physik.uni-kassel.de, Internet: http://www.uni-kassel.de/fb10/institute/physik/forschungsgruppen/didaktik-der-physik/startseite.html

Arbeitsgruppe Didaktik der Physik, Fachbereich Physik, Universität Osnabrück, Barbarastraße 7, 49076 Osnabrück, Tel. (49-541) 9 69 - 2696, Prof. Dr. Roland Berger, Internet: http://www.physikdidaktik.uni-osnabrueck.de/startseite.html

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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: barkowski@bbf.dipf.de, Internet: http://www.bbf.dipf.de

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

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Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Kinder- und Jugendschutz e.V., Mühlendamm 3, 10178 Berlin, Tel. (49-30) 400 40 301, E-Mail: kjug@bag-jugendschutz.de, Internet: http://www.bag-jugendschutz.de

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.

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Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung, Arbeitsbereich "Publikationsmanagement/Bibliothek", Team "Bibliothek und Dokumentation", Robert-Schuman-Platz 3, 53175 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 1 07-2133, E-Mail: mailto:ldbb@bibb.de, Internet: http://www.bibb.de

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 currently records approximately 57,000 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.

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Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft (BISp), Graurheindorfer Str. 198 (Haus 7), 53117 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 99-640-9041, E-Mail: ruth.luetkehermoelle@bisp.de, Internet: http://www.bisp.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 17, 2005). The BISp is concerned with assessing research needs and initiating, fostering and co-ordinating research projects in the domain of sports (domain-specific research). Furthermore, its tasks include the analysis of research findings, the transfer of research findings into practice in a target-group oriented collaboration with the domain of sports. In particular, this pertains to the domains of competitive sports, including talent scouting and the support of young athletes, sports equipment, doping analysis, questions of sports development that are relevant to the entire Federal Republic of Germany, and cannot be effectively promoted by a single federal state in its own right. The BISp contributes to setting national and international standards in the areas of sports locations and equipment. Moreover, it is charged with providing the Federal Ministry of the Interior with professional advice in fulfilling its sport-related tasks. To meet these demands, the BISp maintains the databases SPOLIT (database of references), SPOFOR (research database), SPOMEDIA (audio-visual media), the scholarly information guide to sports (quality-proven sport scientific internet resources), and a sport psychological information and contact portal for competitive sports.

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Comenius-Institut, Evangelische Arbeitsstätte für Erziehungswissenschaft e.V., Arbeitsbereich Information, Dokumentation, Bibliothek, Schreiberstr. 12, 48149 Münster, Tel. (49-251) 9 81 01-27, E-Mail: info@comenius.de, Internet: http://www.comenius.de

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.

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Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung - Leibniz-Zentrum für Lebenslanges Lernen e.V., Heinemannstr. 12-14, 53175 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 32 94-232, E-Mail: info@die-bonn.de, Internet: http://www.die-bonn.de

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 "Fachzeitschriften online" (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 "texte online" 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.

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Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung, Information und Dokumentation, Schloßstraße 29, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Tel. (49-69) 2 47 08-325, E-Mail: fachportal@dipf.de, Internet: http://www.dipf.de

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, E-Mail: udo.backhaus@uni-due.de, Internet: https://www.uni-due.de/didaktik_der_physik/

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Fachgebiet Musik der Universität Erfurt, Am Hügel 1, 99084 Erfurt, Tel. (49-361) 7 37-2191/-2190, E-Mail: jens.knigge@uni-erfurt.de, Internet: https://www.uni-erfurt.de/musik

The Department for Music at the University of Erfurt trains prospective primary and general secondary school teachers. Since 2014, 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.

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Zentralblatt MATH, Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe, Abteilung Mathematik und Informatik, Franklinstr. 11, 10587 Berlin, Tel. (49-30) 39 99 34-0, E-Mail: editor.matheduc@fiz-karlsruhe.de, Internet: http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de

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.

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Freie Hochschule Stuttgart, Prof. Dr. Holger Kern, Haußmannstr. 44a, 70188 Stuttgart, Tel. (49-711) 2 10 94-0, Fax (49-711) 2 34 89 13, E-Mail: kern@freie-hochschule-stuttgart.de, Internet: http://www.freie-hochschule-stuttgart.de/

Freie Hochschule Stuttgart - Seminar für Waldorfpädagogik, a free university, is the oldest teacher training institution for Waldorf education. It offers study and training courses for all educational activities at Waldorf schools. In immediate proximity to the first Waldorf school (founded in Stuttgart in 1919), initial and further training for teaching at Waldorf schools has been offered since 1928. In 1999, Freie Hochschule was granted state recognition as a scientific university. Since 2008, six study courses have successfully been accredited as Masters respectively Bachelors courses, encompassing all subjects from primary education to upper secondary education. In its function as a co-operation partner of DIPF, Freie Hochschule Stuttgart is engaged in indexing Waldorf educational literature for the German Education Index.

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Georg-Eckert-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung, Celler Straße 3, 38114 Braunschweig, Tel. (49-531) 5 90 99 31, E-Mail: bibauskunft@gei.de, Internet: http://bibliothek.gei.de/

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.

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GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften Lennéstr. 30, 53113 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 22 81-0, Fax (49-228) 22 81-120, E-Mail: gesis@gesis.org, Internet: http://www.gesis.org

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.

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Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, Bibliothek, Ahrstr. 39, 53175 Bonn, Tel. (49-228) 88 7-159, E-Mail: bibliothek@hrk.de, Internet: http://www.hrk.de/hrk/bibliothek/

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 68,000 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 53,000 titles are recorded.

HoF Wittenberg, Institut für Hochschulforschung e.V., Bibliothek, Collegienstraße 62, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Tel. (49-3491) 46 62 51, E-Mail: martin@hof.uni-halle.de, Internet: http://www.hof.uni-halle.de

The library and information service maintains a noteworthy collection of literature on higher education that can be searched in two comprehensive databases. The newer part of the database can be searched directly (OPAC Recherche). The information and documentation system ids hochschule allows research in further pools of data (events, projects, links, institutions, literature provided by cooperating institutes). As an additional feature the library offers a special collection of literature on colleges and universities in the GDR and Eastern Europe as well as information on the renovation of colleges and universities in the new federal states in Germany from the years 1989/99 ff.

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Informationszentrum für Fremdsprachenforschung, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Straße, Lahnberge, 35032 Marburg, Tel. (49-6421) 2 82 21 41, E-Mail: ifs@staff.uni-marburg.de, Internet: http://www.uni-marburg.de/ifs/

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.

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Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Servicebereich Dokumentation und Bibliothek, Regensburger Str. 104, 90478 Nürnberg, Tel. (49-911)179-5437, E-Mail: Judith.Bendel-Claus@iab.de, Internet: http://www.iab.de

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 Documentation and Library division 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.

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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: library@ipn.uni-kiel.de, Internet: http://www.ipn.uni-kiel.de

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 online catalogue.

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Physikdidaktik, TU Braunschweig, Bienroder Weg 82, 38106 Braunschweig, Tel. (49-531) 3 91-9 41 30, E-Mail: gisela.stilke@tu-bs.de, Internet: https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/ifdn/physik

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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: dokumentation@kmk.org, Internet: http://www.kmk.org

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 norms and curricula 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.

Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Bibliothek und wissenschaftliche Information, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin, Tel. (49-69) 8 29 95-229 /-230, E-Mail: sekbibliothek@mpib-berlin.mpg.de, Internet: http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/de/institut/bibliothek

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 online catalogue, and the library digitises the institute's series of research papers and makes them available on the web free of charge.

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Pädagogische Forschungsstelle beim Bund der Freien Waldorfschulen, Wagenburgstr. 6, 70184 Stuttgart, Tel. (49-711) 2 10 42 34, E-Mail: boettger@waldorfschule.de, Internet: http://www.waldorfschule.de/waldorfpaedagogik/forschung/paedagogische-forschungsstelle/

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Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg, Sondersammelgebiet Bildungsforschung, Universitätsstr. 4, 91054 Erlangen, Tel. (49-9131) 8 52 47 97, E-Mail: juergen.theuerkauf@fau.de, Internet: http://www.ub.fau.de/

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 direct delivery service SUBITO and sent straight to your work area or your home.

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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: info@zbw.eu, Internet: http://www.zbw.eu/

The German National Library of Economics (ZBW) is the world's largest specialist library for economics, with locations in Kiel and Hamburg.
Pursuant to its library profile, the ZBW strives to collect literature in the field of economic science and economic practice from all over the world, and render it accessible to the general public, making literature available on the library premises themselves as well as offering external loan services and document delivery. Titles are referenced and indexed in the bibliographic database ECONIS, which can be searched free of charge. ECONIS is one of the largest economics databases worldwide, it lists ca. 5 million references regarding books, journal articles, working papers, essays from series, and more than 134,000 electronic full texts (as of 2009).
Today, the library holds ca. 4.2 million volumes. The number of current subscription periodicals is 31,970. Ca. 60,000 volumes are added each year, ca 20,000 thereof are working papers.
In co-operation with the University and City Library Cologne, the ZBW provides for the virtual library for economics and business studies, EconBiz.

Lehrstuhl Didaktik der Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Theresienstr. 37, 80333 München, Tel. (49-89) 21 80-20 20, E-Mail: Sekretariat.Didaktik@physik.uni-muenchen.de, Internet: http://www.didaktik.physik.uni-muenchen.de/index.html

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Zentrum 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: info@zpid.de, Internet: http://www.zpid.de

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, PSYNDEX-trial database. Psychological and pedagogical test processes that have been developed and/or implemented in German-speaking countries can be seen in the PSYTKOM database.

Austria

VBK, Verbund für Bildung und Kultur, Josefsplatz 1, A-1015 Wien, Tel. (43-1) 53 41 0-504, E-Mail: vbk-support@onb.ac.at, Internet: http://opac.bibvb.ac.at/vbk01

The Verbund für Bildung und Kultur (VBK) is an association of Austrian libraries focusing on education. Its members include educational academies, regional school governors, and adult education institutes

Switzerland

Schweizerische Konferenz der kantonalen Erziehungsdirektoren, Informations- und Dokumentationszentrum IDES, Haus der Kantone, Speichergasse 6, Postfach 660, 3000 Bern 7, Tel. (41-31) 3 09 51 00, E-Mail: ides@edk.ch, Internet: http://www.ides.ch [/strong]

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.

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Schweizerische Koordinationsstelle für Bildungsforschung (SKBF), Entfelderstrasse 61, CH-5000 Aarau, Tel. 0041 62 835 23 90, Fax 0041 62 835 23 99, E-Mail: info@skbf-csre.ch, 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.

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Swiss Special Education Centre Foundation (SZH/CSPS), Haus der Kantone, Speichergasse 6, CH-3000 Bern 7, Tel. (41-31) 3 20 16 60, Fax (41-31) 3 20 16 61, E-Mail: thomas.wetter@szh.ch, Internet: http://www.szh.ch/

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.

Romania


Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, 24 Republicii Street, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Tel. (40-264) 5 90 559, (40-264) 4 05 337, Fax (40-064) 5 90 559, E-Mail: psiedu@psiedu.ubbcluj.ro, Internet: http://psiedu.ubbcluj.ro
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The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science is one of the 21 faculties of "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Founded at the beginning of the year 1997, the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences organizes university study programmes for the following specializations: Psychology (lines of study - Romanian and Hungarian), Special Psychopedagogy (lines of study - Romanian and Hungarian), Pedagogy (lines of study - Romanian and Hungarian), Primary and Pre-School Education Pedagogy (lines of study - Romanian, Hungarian, German). The teaching staff of the faculty carry out their didactic and educational activity and scientific research within the following chairs: the Chair of Psychology, the Chair of Special Psychopedagogy, the Chair of Educational Science, the Chair of (Natural) Sciences Didactics, the Chair of Teaching Social and Human Sciences, the Chair of Applied Educational Psychology. The international journal "Studia Universitatis 'Babes-Bolyai', Seria Psychologia-Paedagogia" is published by the faculty and includes scientific studies that comprehend the field of educational science, and also abstracts of them in languages that are used internationally.


Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Institute of Didactic Training, 7 Sindicatelor Street, 400029 Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Tel. (40-264) 5 97 000, (40-264) 4 05 337, Fax (40-064) 5 97 000, E-Mail: ipd@ipd.ubbcluj.ro, Internet: http://ipd.ubbcluj.ro
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The Institute of Didactic Training of "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca is a separate institution in the structure of the university education faculty, specialized in providing educational services in Romanian, Hungarian, German and in other modern languages. It administrates the whole initial and in-service didactic training of "Babes-Bolyai" University, reflects the multicultural structure of "Babes-Bolyai" University and also the intercultural development promoted by the university. The structure of the institute includes the following units, which conduct their activities along the lines of study mentioned above: the Teachers Training Department, the Chair of (Natural) Sciences Didactics, the Chair of Teaching Social and Human Sciences, The Centre of Psychopedagogy and University Didactics (centre of educational research), the Centre of Research and Innovation in Curricula (centre of educational research); the teachers and the psychologists working groups. The institute publishes the annual journal "Education 21", which is published in English since issue number 3, the quarterly magazine "Didactics" (Rumanian) and "The Annual of the Institute of Didactic Training" (German) are published by the Institute of Didactic Training, too.