Supervised database research

The information experts of the team “Databases – electronic research" give you advice in the choice of online media, help you to look for information and literature in databases, or if requested take over the research. Training for groups and individuals round off the offer.

As a result of agreements with Austrian and foreign providers of databases we have at our disposal several hundreds of databases on literature, facts, and full texts, and over 11,000 electronic periodicals. With those electronic sources of information we can process inquiries, especially those of general interest or with reference to Austria or in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Free-of-charge services

  • Advice in looking for information and literature in electronic media
  • Individual guidance on how to use online media that are accessible by entering the “Database Infosystem”
  • Carrying out of short research requests that occupy a maximum of 30 minutes
  • Individual short training sessions on databases agreed upon
  • Supply of information and hints on electronic services and holdings of other libraries, documentation and information centres

Services incurring fees

  • Carrying out of research in commercial databases and in the Internet: processing fee EUR 40 per hour; computer printouts EUR 0.20 per page)
  • Individual intensive training on databases and library catalogues of your choice (EUR 40 per hour)
  • Group training on how to use library catalogues, bibliographical and full text databases, electronic periodicals, online lexicons, and the Internet (EUR 2 for students; EUR 4 for adults)


Datenbanken - elektronische Recherchen, Informationsvermittlungsstelle (IVS) / Databases - electronic research
Postal address:
Josefsplatz 1
1015 Wien
Tel.: (+43 1) 534 10-446
Fax: (+43 1) 534 10-437

  • Access: Heldenplatz, Middle Gate of the New Hofburg

Opening hours of Databases - electronic research

last update 10/7/2013