We offer access to licensed and free specialised databases, including bibliographic databases, factual and fulltext databases. You can search these databases for articles, e-books, data, figures, maps etc.

Most databases are licensed products. The staff of GFZ, PIK, AWI and RIFS have access to all our electronic resources and subscriptions via VPN from off campus.

Please contact the library or the IT-Service of your instution for technical support.

Database Information System (DBIS)

DBIS is a register for subject related databases within your discipline. You will find free databases, our licensed products and databases we don't have a license for. These can be searched by subject or alphabetically sorted.

More information on our DBIS website (German only)


Our publication databases

All four institutions of the Wissenschaftspark Albert Einstein host and provide Open Access repositories to publish research results in terms of Open Science. Three of the repositories are indexed in our search engine ALBERT, but can be searched directly as well.

Please find here some information on contents and usability.

GFZpublic is the publication database for the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences.

For further inquiries please contact:

The publication database of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research you can find at

Contact for database related questions: Katrin Quetting.

ePIC is the institutional repository for the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung.

For more information please contact Diana Otto (AWI Potsdam) or send questions directly to

As well as the other institutions the Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) offers access to their publications through their own repository

For any requests please contact the RIFS librarian: