How can I extend my search space?

Extend your search for journals and articles
We can offer online access to back files of journals for all subjects through the DFG National Licences. This includes search for articles from these journals.
The predefined a start-set in ALBERT includes subject areas like geosciences, geography, natural sciences general, energy, forestry /agriculture. But you can extend this set easily with subjects like physics, chemistry, mathematics or economics.

  • Go to Settings
  • Choose further subjects
  • Click SAVE.

All subsequent searches in your session are now based on this selection.
If you want to use this collection whenever you use ALBERT, just click on PERMALINK and add this to your bookmark list.

The following tutorial might help:

Which topics are set by default in ALBERT?

  • Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Fishery, Domestic Science, Nutrition
  • Architecture, Civil Engineering, Surveying
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Pharmacology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control Technology
  • Energy, Environment Protection, Nuclear Power Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
  • Natural Sciences in General
  • Nature of Science, Research, Systems of Higher Education, Museum Science
  • Physics
  • Technology

How to display the newest articles of a topic? 

Next to information about available journals, ALBERT 2.0 additionally comprises the newest articles of them, as far as they are currently licensed as full text and a RSS feed is provided by the publisher. Nowadays, most publishers are offering RSS feeds.

To obtain the newest articles of a topic, perform a search query in ALBERT first:

  • Reduce the results to the search space ‘Articles’
  • To ‘Latest Papers from Table of Contents’ or ‘Articles in Press
  • Sort the result ‘Date descending’ to display the articles by day in this search space.

You can now file to this constellation a steady Permalink as a bookmark and visit this page from time to time to obtain the newest articles of search query specified.


  • f1=allfields&
  • f2=allfields&
  • v1=seismic+noise&
  • v2=seismic+sounding&
  • conj=or&
  • fq=datasource:rss_feeds&
  • fq=search_space:articles&
  • sortCrit=date&
  • sortOrder=desc&
  • hitsPerPage=100

Another possibility is to subscribe to this search query with a RSS feed. You will stay up-to-date with the newest articles of your interest in your RSS reader (like Thunderbird).


  • feedFormat=rss_2.0&
  • feedType=advanced_search&
  • query=alle_felder:"seismic+noise"+OR+alle_felder:"seismic+sounding"&
  • fq=datasource:rss_feeds&
  • fq=search_space:articles&
  • numItems=100

Please notice that you can set up the number of articles as RSS per delivery (Maximum Number of Items per Feed). Default are 50 articles per delivery.

How to display all journals providing a RSS feed?

Use search request: [journal_feed_id:*]: http://waesearch.kobv.de/simpleSearch.do?query=jou -rnal_feed_id:*

This feature depends on the selected topics. (s.a. Topics by default).

How to add ALBERT to the browser's search bar?

•    Open ALBERT in browser tab
•    Got to the search bar (located in the browser's window right upper corner)
•    Select the drop down menu
•    Choose "Add ALBERT Search"
•    Now you can retrieve very quickly in ALBERT via that search bar

ALBERT search bar can be added to the most common browsers (Firefox, IE, Chrome). The application is based on the standard OpenSearch.

A short video shows you the procedure in Mozilla Firefox.