Get information on how to find media, access e-resources, and perfect your academic work.

Research with the Central Library

All Catalogues

Online catalogue of Kiel University of Applied Sciences

This catalogue contains all books and journals of the libraries of Kiel University of Applied Sciences, including licensed e-books. Here you can order, reserve and renew media as well as view your user account.

For your literature research, we offer the following further catalogues in addition to our online catalogue:

Books and online resources

Regional Catalogue Kiel

This catalogue contains the holdings of academic libraries and archives in Kiel:

  • Kiel University Library
  • Schleswig-Holstein State Library
  • German National Library of Economics Kiel / Hamburg
  • Library of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences
  • Library of the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts Kiel
  • GEOMAR Library Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • Federal Armed Forces Research Institute for Waterborne Sound and Geophysics
  • Kiel City Archive
  • Library of the PTI of the Northern Church, Schleswig-Holstein site

GVK Common Union Catalogue

Here you will find the holdings of academic libraries and archives of the Common Library Network: it includes holdings records of books, journals, articles, congress reports, microforms, electronic documents, data carriers, music, maps, etc.

The holdings listed can largely be ordered via online interlibrary loan:

You are welcome to arrange interlibrary loan via the Central Library.

KVK Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue
The KVK is a meta-search engine for finding several hundred million books, journals and other media in library and book trade catalogues worldwide. The KVK does not have its own database. It is dependent on the availability of the target systems on the Internet. Nor can it offer more search functionality than the individual target systems themselves.



Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

This database provides access to full-text scientific journals. Searching can be done by journal title, subject area or alphabetically. Access is via a traffic light system: green for freely accessible, yellow for licensed and red for inaccessible journals.

Database Information System (DBIS)

Here you can search for individual scientific databases. The display is also switched according to the traffic light system: green is freely accessible, yellow licensed by the university of applied sciences and red is not accessible.



The journal issues of the current year are located on the ground floor of the library and cannot be borrowed.
Older and bound volumes are in the stacks and can be ordered for use via the online catalogue.

DIN Standards

The Central Library of Kiel University of Applied Sciences is the official issuing point for DIN standards. For copyright reasons, DIN standards are only available for consultation. All valid DIN standards as well as draft standards (also DIN ISO, DIN EN etc.) and VDI guidelines can be viewed online. A search in the Nautos database is possible from a marked PC in the library. Standards in which the VDE is involved are also available for consultation there!

DIN Standards Online
Access is via the Nautos database. This is a campus licence with remote access / VPN.

Kiel UAS has subscribed to the following valid standards in electronic form:

  • DIN standards
  • DIN-Mitteilungen
  • VDI guidelines

Terms of use
Users are obliged to use the collection of standards exclusively in accordance with the provisions of the German Copyright Act. Any use not covered by German copyright law, in particular the passing on of the data in whole or in part - whether on an electronic data carrier, by remote data processing or as paper copies - and the granting of access to the stored data to third parties as well as commercial use are not permitted.

Authorised users may print out and/or save on a USB stick the data obtained in the course of their own research for their own scientific use only.

Authorised users in the sense of the contract are:

  • University members / students
  • lecturers and guest lecturers of Kiel UAS (for the duration of their assignment or stay)
  • other members of the university
  • registered library users

Access to Nautos
The commercial use of DIN standards and VDI guidelines is expressly prohibited. It is also forbidden to modify the original documents. Misuse will lead, among other things, to exclusion from use.

Please note that printouts and downloads from the VDE Standards Library are not possible - not even for university members!


Cite and reference

How to organise your knowledge.
Literature management programmes allow you to enter new sources, cite these sources according to a scientific citation style and create bibliographies. For word processing programmes, there are often plug-ins for easy insertion of citations and references.

The following is a selection of common programmes:

A comparison of literature management programms was published by SLUB Dresden in 2021.

Questions about the topic?
Then please contact: Diana Haderup - Contact

Informations about VPN

Licensed e-resources

On campus you have access to databases, e-books and electronic journals licensed by the University of Applied Sciences.

You can access them from home via VPN (Virtual Private Network). Instructions for VPN use are provided by Campus IT here.

VPN and database access: Felix Fliedner (contact)
Licensing and research: lizenzen.zb(at)

E-resources of the faculties