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Einführung in das Disoverysystem

  • Recherche in den Beständen der Europa-Universität und Hochschule Flensburg
  • Anmeldung im Discoverysystem
  • Buchaufstellung
  • Vormerkung entliehener Medien

Introduction. English script (video coming soon)

Welcome to the introduction to the Discoverysystem of the ZHB.

You will find the Discoverysystem on the homepage of the ZHB in the right-hand column.

You can use the search slot to switch between the holdings of the Europa-Universität and the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg. Start your search by entering a search term.

You will now receive a title list for the holdings of the University of Applied Sciences. The title list contains results from the traditional library catalogue of the ZHB and results from freely accessible and licensed databases.

If you are outside the network of the ZHB, you must log in at the top of the screen to access the electronic media. Please use the access data that you have received from the IT Service of the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg.

Members of the Europa-Universität use the EUF's collection, which is also linked in the right-hand column, and log in here with your general Internet login information to access the electronic media of the Europa-Universität. Your search term is automatically transferred.

For physical media from the library stock, a shelf mark will be displayed in the Discoverysystem. Under this shelf mark, you will find the item in the library.

For your orientation, you will find maps in the library and on the homepage in the word cloud in the lower right-hand corner. Here you can see that the holdings are arranged alphabetically by shelf mark: Starting on the 2nd floor south and continuing on the 1st floor south, in a clockwise direction. The title from the Discoverysystem under QP 600 is thus located on the western row of shelves on the 1st floor south.

Media that have already been borrowed can be reserved via the Discoverysystem for a fee.

Please log in here with your library card number and password to complete the reservation.

If you do not yet have a library card, you can apply for one via the homepage of the ZHB in the right-hand column.

Ergebnisse filtern

  • Voreingestellte Suchparameter
  • Filter hinzufügen
  • Filter entfernen

Filter. English script (video coming soon)

Your search parameters are displayed in the left column in the so-called breadbox. Here you can see the term you have searched for as well as the preset expanders and filters.
Expanders are e.g. the search within the full text article, if the full text is directly available in the index, and the semantic concepts, including plural forms of your search terms.
The availability in the library is preset as a filter, so that you will only be shown results from the catalogue and full texts available for the respective university.
In the left-hand column you can also further narrow down your search.
For example, the year of publication using the slider or by entering a date. The results list is updated and the filter is now displayed in the breadbox.
You can also filter by source types, these are the types of publications that were found for your search.
Sorting within the filter is based on the number of results. In the complete list you can also display them alphabetically and narrow down your search further by placing a check mark.
You can also filter by subject, by publications, i.e. journals and series in which the titles found were published, by publisher, language of the work, geographically by the country or region covered as well as by collections of certain content providers or by content providers themselves, i.e. databases in which you want to search.
To delete a filter, you can remove it in the Breadbox via X.

E-Medien 1 (E-Books)

  • Lizenzierte E-Books
  • Frei zugängliche E-Books
  • Probleme beim Zugriff auf E-Books aus dem Katalog der ZHB

E-Books. English script (video coming soon)

The Discoverysystem gets its data from a variety of sources. This results in different displays when linking to electronic media. Please note that you need to be logged in to the Discoverysystem to access your university's e-media. Please use the access data that you have received from the IT Service.
This e-book comes from the same provider as the Discoverysystem and is therefore indexed in full text and can be opened directly in the Discoverysystem. There are usually two formats available: EPub and PDF. The download can be limited to a certain number of pages per day and user. However, there is no limit to the number of pages that can be read.
This title has been licensed for the Europa-Universität and can be downloaded as a PDF from the provider via the link ZUM VOLLTEXT. For some databases special provider-specific links are generated; however, the function is identical to the link ZUM VOLLTEXT.
Freely accessible sources can be opened via the title record at the provider or, if possible, directly from the Discoverysystem via the link OPEN ACCESS, which is generated via Unpaywall. You will receive a PDF of the desired text.
Titles from aggregators, are given the link ZUGANG PRÜFEN. Click the link to get to the provider. There you can see whether the title is available or whether it is a purely bibliographical reference.
If you do not have access to an e-book from the ZHB catalogue, please check the accessibility note in the classical library catalogue, which is linked in the title data in the left-hand column in the discovery system. This e-book is only available for the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg and the ZHB and can therefore not be accessed via the network of the Europa-Universität.

E-Medien 2 (E-Journals)

  • Lizenzierte E-Journals
  • Frei zugängliche E-Journals
  • Full Text Finder

E-Jounals. English script (video coming soon)

This video is a continuation of E-Media 1
As with e-books, articles from e-journals are also presented in different ways when linked.
Articles from e-journals, which are stored in full text in the Discoverysystem, can be read directly in the Discoverysystem and downloaded in full as PDF.
Other licensed content is linked via a text with the name of the provider. These links will lead you to the article in the corresponding database, where you can read and download it. This text may vary depending on the provider. Provider-specific links with logos can also be generated for articles.
Use the FULL TEXT FINDER to obtain information on the accessibility of articles from bibliographic databases. In this case, the FULL TEXT FINDER only links to the e-journal. However, the article can be found there based on the bibliographic data. For this title, the FULL TEXT FINDER links directly to the corresponding article and to the open access PDF.
Titles from aggregators are also provided with the link ZUGANG PRÜFEN.
If the data comes from a purely bibliographic database or you do not have access to the full text, you can order the title via interlibrary loan using the bibliographic data.


  • Fernleihkonto
  • Leihbestellung
  • Kopiebestellung

Inter-library loans. English script (video coming soon)

Articles and books to which you do not have access and which are not physically in the ZHB's holdings can be ordered from another German libraries via interlibrary loan.

You will find the interlibrary loan service under the tab Service & use. Click on Datbases of the GBV to get to the union catalogue. To place an interlibrary loan order you need a topped-up interlibrary loan account. Each medium ordered costs 50 cents. You can top up your interlibrary loan account at the circulation desk.

Search for the title you require in the GVK. Unfortunately, e-books cannot be ordered. Please use the parallel printed edition to order. Click on copy request (Kopiebestellung) if you only need part of the work, e.g. a chapter, or loan request (Leihbestellung) to order the entire book.

Enter your library card number and your password to log in. To complete the ordering process, please enter your password again at the bottom left.

If you need an article from a journal, please search for the journal in the GVK, as only limited articles are listed in the union catalogue. You can use the filter form of publication (Publikationsform) to limit your search for journals.

Click on copy request (Kopiebestellung) and first enter the year or volume. You will then be taken to an order form. Enter the bibliographical data of the article you wish to order. To complete the order process, please enter your password again at the bottom left and confirm the order for non-commercial purposes.

Interlibrary loans are usually available for collection at the circulation desk after 5-10 days. You will be informed by e-mail about your incoming media.

Speichern und Teilen 1

  • Datensätze in Literaturverwaltungsprogramme exportieren
  • Datensätze speichern und versenden
  • Zitationsformate im Discoverysystem

Save and share 1. English script (video coming soon)

You have different possibilities to share and export title data from the discovery system.

To do this, select a data record. Various buttons are displayed in the right column. You can save the title data in GoogleDrive or print the data record. This creates a print view of the bibliographic data in field format or alternatively in one of 9 available citation styles.

You can also send the title data in field format or a citation style by e-mail or save it directly on your device. The Cite button also displays the data in various citation styles. Please note the formatting information. You can already export the data here or use the export function in the right column. For literature management programmes such as Citavi, select the RIS format. By clicking the button Permalink a citable link to this data set is created.

Full texts that are available in the discovery system can be saved, sent and printed directly as HTML text including the bibliographic data after opening. If possible, a PDF can also be added to the e-mail as a separate attachment. The number of pages allowed may be limited for e-books.

If you want to share or export several results, you can save them in the folder for the duration of your session. This folder also stores notes that you can create for each record. Please note that this folder only backs up data permanently if you have already created an EBSCO account and logged in with it.

Speichern und Teilen 2

  • Daten und Suchen im Ordner speichern
  • EBSCOhost-Konto erstellen
  • Eigene Ordner erstellen und teilen

Save and share 2. English script (video coming soon)

For the duration of your session, you can save individual title data, notes on titles and your previous searches in the folder.

To add title data to your folder click on the folder icon. You can also assign several titles to the folder or save the search history or set up an alert. Alternatively, you can also save your search history and alerts for your retrievals using the search history (Suchverlauf).

In the folder you have the possibility to print these records, send them by e-mail, save them directly on your device and export them, e.g. to literature management programs like Citavi. Furthermore, you can see your permalinks, your saved searches and your search alerts

Because the data is deleted when you close the discovery system, you must create a free account with EBSCO to take full advantage of these features. If you do not have an account, you can easily create one for yourself. To do so, choose a username, password and a secret question.

Once you have logged in with your EBSCO account, you will see additional subfolders. You can also create your own custom folders, e.g. for your thesis or research project. You can also share these custom folders, or receive shared folders if the other people also have an EBSCO account. Received folders cannot be changed.

Your EBSCO account allows you to save searches and titles not only from the Discoverysystem but also from other EBSCO databases such as Business Source, MLA or PsycInfo.

Erweiterte Suche

  • Erweiterte Suche
  • Boolesche Operatoren
  • Feldsuche

Advanced search. English script (video coming soon)

With a simple search you will usually get a large number of results. To narrow your search, you can use the advanced search. Here you will be shown additional fields in which you can enter further search terms.
These fields are connected by Boolean operators; in this case AND. The Discoverysystem will only search for title data containing both the term e-learning and the term library (Bibliothek). You can also select other operators like OR for synonymous terms or NOT if you want to exclude certain terms. You can also write these operators and other terms directly into the search field.
By default, the discovery system searches across all fields. However, you can also select specific fields, e.g. Entire text, this only applies to full texts that are directly available in the Discoverysystem, author, title or keywords.
Keywords are a short form of content description that occur in almost all title data and describe the topic in individual terms.
You can insert additional search terms and generate additional search fields via PLUS.
The Discoverysystem will now search for title data containing the keyword library (Bibliothek) and one of the above mentioned terms but not the term information literacy (Informationskompetenz).
In the Advanced Search you can also set additional filters and expanders and limit your search before the retrieval, e.g. to articles from a specific journal.

Fortgeschrittene Suche

  • Proximity Suche
  • Phrasensuche
  • Trunkierung

Highly advanced search. English script (video coming soon)

If you enter two or more terms in a search field, the Discoverysystem will find the title data containing all terms. By default, the discovery system uses a so-called NEAR operator, namely N5. This means that the terms must occur within five words, regardless of their order. You can also define the NEAR operator yourself by entering an N-number, in this case N3. By changing the operator, the ranking of the results has changed too.

You can also work with the WITHIN operator. The WITHIN operator works in the same way, with the difference that the order is taken into account. Please note that not all words are counted, e.g. articles and conjunctions are not considered.

If you are searching for a phrase as a fixed term, you can put the terms in quotation marks. The search with quotation marks works in almost every database or search engine. The two words are now searched as a fixed term in exactly this order.

If you want to extend your search, you can do this with wildcards. In the Discoverysystem you have three possibilities. A truncation with * replaces any number of characters.  In this case Fähre, Fährhafen oder Fährte

The placeholder ? replaces exactly one character. In this case publication or Publikation

The placeholder # replaces an optional character. In this case both spellings of the word Color/Colour

You can write the wildcards at the end of the word or within the word and combine them as you like. Please note that the Discoverysystem automatically takes into account plural forms of your search terms. They do not have to be truncated separately.

VPN und weitere Datenbanken

  • VPN-Zugang der Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • VPN-Zugang der Hochschule Flensburg
  • Datenbanken über DBIS

VPN and additional databases. English script (video coming soon)

Unfortunately, not all databases are listed in the Discoverysystem. Also databases listed in the Discoverysystem can often be searched more thoroughly on the provider's site. This is because due to the large number of sources in Discoverysystem not all fields from each database can be evaluated specifically.

In the list of content providers, you can see which databases are searched.

To access databases outside of your university's network you need VPN access. You can find the corresponding client on the website of your university by entering VPN in the search slot.

At the EUF, you can find the VPN client and instructions for installation in the intranet under Work from home. Log in here with your network access data.

At the FUAS website, you will find the client and further information under VPN access.

The databases can be found on the site of the ZHB in the word cloud in the bottom right-hand corner. Here you can see a pre-selection of important databases for the humanities and social sciences as well as the natural sciences.

You will find the complete overview in the right-hand column under DBIS, the Database Information System.

In DBIS, all licensed and freely accessible databases for both Flensburg universities are displayed according to subjects of the RVK.

The symbols on the right indicate the respective accessibility. For parts of the campus network (Teile Campus-Netz), please check the availability in the detailed view. You will also see the content (Inhalt), the subject areas (Fachgebiete) and the database type (Datenbank-Typ). Please note that only full text databases offer full texts for online reading and downloading. You can access the database by clicking on the link at the start of your search (Recherche starten).