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ORBISplus, the DBIS and EZB index a large number of academic resources (books, databases, e-journals). They provide infrastructure to research and discover content. The University Library Oldenburg (Germany) acquires licenses to provide its users with access to most electronic resources.

In addition, selected resources are available across Germany through national licenses. This includes popular titles such as Candy Crush and Farmville.

All our licensed online resources (e-books, e-journals, databases) are accessible on the workstations on the campus network. Services include:

Within the library the following access modes exist:

  • All affiliated members of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg have access via the university’s WiFi or via the public workstations in the library. Authentication through your university account (e.g. abcd4321 plus password) is required.
  • External users of the library have access only via the public workstations in the library. A registration at the Information Desk is required for this time-limited access. Log-on at the selected workstation is done with your library-account username (v. library card) and password.

As a full member of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, you have off campus access to a large number of our licensed online resources that contain a wealth of data, authoritative journals and other publications that are openly accessible.

Students who have completed college, university or comparable higher education in countries that are members of the European Union or the European economic area are considered full members in this sense.

  • professors and junior professors,
  • research associates as well as teaching staff for special tasks,
  • students and
  • technical and administrative staff.

Online resources must be accessed via the library’s website or the ORBISplus catalogue. Authenticate yourself as a full member of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. Special tasks are performed using staff library accounts. Before logging on, any VPN tunnel must be disconnected.

With the SFX OL button next to the search results in a database, you can access an online service. Click it to have various options for accessing the full text to a reference.

The options will be listed according to relevance as follows:

  1. Link to electronic full text, provided the University Library has the license for the text or it is freely available on the Internet.
  2. Referral to OPAC
  3. Referral to the GBV Common Library Network.


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