Library search


In our HowTos we give you simple, step-by-step instructions on how to use the various library services, such as how to search for books, ebooks and videos, or how to search in databases.
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BOSS - the one-stop search engine!

Use the BOSS one slot search to find all our eMedia, such as eBooks and database content, quickly and easily with only one search request!

Libraries Catalogue (OPAC)

The libraries catalogue (OPAC) contains both our print media (books, magazines) and our electronic media (e-books, e-journals). 

The catalogue also contains your user account with various self-service functions.

Database Information System (DBIS)

The DBIS database portal helps you if you are looking for literature, information or facts. Our databases: WISO, BUSINESS Source Premier (EBSCO), SciVerse ScienceDirect, ACM, IEEE, PERINORM (DIN-Normen), etc., can all be found on the DBIS portal.


Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

The Electronic Journals Library (EZB) service provides easy access to electronic academic journals. The traffic light symbols indicate whether the journal is accessible on campus or available free of charge online in full text.


CITAVI - Research Management Software

The CITAVI research management software supports the complete work process from research to the finished manuscript.

All students and staff of Furtwangen University have free access to a full version of the CITAVI software.


LINKEDIN LEARNING video trainings

External link opens in a new window:LINKEDIN LEARNING grants you access to over 15.000 video training courses on various topics in different languages. Choose ‘English’ or ‘German’ to search LinkedIn Learning for videos in that language.
You can log in using your full HFU-Email adress.(example:
Then you get linked to the HFU-Shibboleth Single-Sign-On and can log in to the platform.

Publish electronically - OPUS Repository - Open Access

If you say BIB, you have to say APP

The HFU Libraries app combines the extensive services offered by the libraries at the three university locations Furtwangen, VS-Schwenningen and Tuttlingen:
In addition to giving you direct access to our library catalogues and your user account, the HFU Bib app also provides you with an overview of our service portfolio at the three library locations in terms of content and location: the maps of our libraries show you where you can find the media or services you are looking for at any time.

In addition, the app includes the option of consulting via WhatsApp, it contains our current opening hours, and the introduction of our experts who are available to provide you with advice and assistance.