Databases are tools for searching scientific journal articles, conference papers, company information, patents, standards and much more.

Access from the outside

Off-campus access to e-books and databases is only available to THI students and THI staff!

Please use your normal THI access.

Access for externals

External users can only access e-books and databases at the research PCs in the library.
Please bring your own USB stick.

On DBIS you can inform yourself about freely accessible databases on all subject areas.

Reference Works and Thesauri

Reference Works

Informations about alloys, supplier and others.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Special dictionary on economy.

You probably know that.


Standard-Thesaurus Economy
Structured collection of terms which you can use for your research.

Thesaurus by EBSCOhost
Collection of economic terms inside the Business Source Elite Database.

Interdisciplinary Information

Academic Search Elite
Multi-disciplinary database containing full-text information from more than 2,100 journals.
(Quick help ASE (PDF)).

Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS)
Collection of databases on all subjects (german language).

DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books
Open access to full e-books from various scientific fields and languages.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
Over 11,000 scientific journals on various topics.

Electronic Journals Library - EZB
Overview of approximately 100,000 journals, partly in full text. (Quick help Essays and Journals (PDF))

PLOS ONE - Public Library of Science
Platform for open access journals dealing with general natural sciences and medicine.

Publication server of the TH Ingolstadt

Springer Link
Access to scientific documents from journals, books, book series, protocols, reference works and proceedings published by Springer via the DEAL consortium.

Wiley Online Library
Over 8 million articles from 1600 journals in life, health, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities published by Wiley through the DEAL consortium.

Business and Management

Business Source Elite
Top in business & management: Collection of scholary full-text business, management and economic journals.

Case Center
Worldwide largest collection of case studies from economy. Cases only purchased in context of a teaching course. For this purpose the lecturers can contact Students can only use the research tool.

Central gateway for a broad range of economic information.

Primary research on future retail topics.
Access data can be requested from

digital SAP-Library
E-books, videos and tutorials in german and english.
This library offers the subjects economics and computer science.

NOW NEW: The "MS Office" and "Web Development" Modules
Note: Please use the Firefox browser.

Detailed and up to date: References and full texts from science and practice.

Company Information
Take advantage of our databases for company and market data.


Please use our german language offer.

Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering

Access Engineering
Engineering reference platform for academics, students, and professionals.

ACM Digital Library
Information from the Association for Computing Machinery - top in electrical engineering and computer science (Quick help ACM (PDF)).

FID move
Contains over 2,500,000 records from relevant data sources for transportation and mobility research.
The catalog is constantly being expanded.

Portal for science and technology.

Herdt Campus
German web platform with learning materials, digital supplementary media and e-books on programming, image processing, web development, etc.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library
IEEE publishes nearly a third of the world's literature on electrical engineering and computer science. IEEE Xplore contains more than 3 million documents in full text. (Quick help IEEE (PDF))

Database with information on physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, information technology, mechanical and production engineering. (Quick help use TEMA (PDF))

SAE Mobilus
Technical papers, standards and e-books dealing with the subject automotive and aerospace engineering.
(User Guide SAE (PDF) and information video)

digital SAP-Library
E-books, videos and tutorials in german and english.
This library offers the subjects economics and computer science.

NOW NEW: The "MS Office" and "Web Development" Modules
Note: Please use the Firefox browser.

Science Direct
Full text database containing journal articles and chapters of books. (Quick help Science Direct (PDF))

The THI and other german universities have cancelled the contract with Elsevier because of the
DEAL negotiations. As a result you have no access to the current articles in Science Direct.
Furthermore you can use Science Direct as a research tool and you have access to our current E-Books.

You have no access to the fulltext, you have the following options:
- Order articles vie interlibrary loan (PDF)
- use the document delivery service subito
- use pay-per-view-offer of the publisher

Content on the areas of technology and management within the WISO database. Up-to-dateness: until 12/2021.

Construction, Energy and Environment

ContextCrew - Renewable Energy
Portal for Renewable Energy Technologies.
Access for THI members only. If you are interested, please contact

Content on technologies for the environment and sustainability within the WISO database. Up-to-dateness: until 08/2021.

FID BAUdigital
Sustainable digital platform to support research in the fields of civil engineering, architecture and urban studies.
The subject information service (FID) is currently still under construction and pursues the goal of providing jointly designed future-oriented services.

Data files of the German construction database RSWB and the international construction database ICONDA Bibliographic.

VDI eLibrary
Specialist journals from the fields of construction, design/production, logistics, energy and environment.

Life Sciences

More than 67 million records from the fields of medicine and health care, nutrition, environmental and agricultural sciences. Includes data sources from MEDLINE and AGRICOLA.
Also searches PubMed with more than 33 million references for biomedical literature.


Patents and Standards

Database of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office for online searches on patent publications from around the world (Quick help DEPATISnet (PDF)).

Patent publications of the European Patent Office.

DIN standards (including DIN EN, DIN EN ISO and DIN ISO), ISO standards and VDI guidelines in full-text as well as evidence of other standards.
Previously: Perinorm

Lists international patents.

VDE standards
Online access to VDE standards. Printing and saving is not possible.

Statistical Information

Website of the Federal Statistical Office Germany.

IEA Statistics
Includes statistical data from the International Energy Agency on the OECD platform.

OECD iLibrary
Access to all OECD studies and statistics.

Leading Statistics Portal with data on 600 international industries. (Quick help Statista (PDF))

Information of the Statistical Offices of federal and state government.

Company Information


Datastream is a database for financial time series. It contains financial information for the last 65 years across all major asset classes.

The provider Refinitiv offers various databases on financial market data and infrastructure on its platform Eikon.

For Datastream there is a single access point at the THI, which can only be used by university members. If you are interested, please contact

Manufacturers and Products Directory.

Key Technologies in Bavaria - the companies' database
Information about Bavarian companies, research institutions, specialised government agencies and associations.

Business information covering over 30 industries. (Quick help MarketLine (PDF))

Wer liefert was
Supplier search engine.


Press Reader
Access to more than 7,000 journals from 120 countries in 60 languages. (Quick help Press Reader (PDF))

World Newspapers Online
Breaking news from world newspapers.

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