Search for books and media

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.


Databank Information System (DBIS)

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



The ELSEVIER article delivery service

As part of the DEAL negotiations, universities in Baden-Württemberg cancelled the consortium agreement with the publisher Elsevier at the end of 2017. In order to ensure an adequate supply of Elsevier articles, the HFU libraries have set up a central article delivery service for university staff and students.
Orders for articles which are not available in the HFU libraries can be placed using the Elsevier articles order form. The HFU libraries will ensure speedy processing of the order. The article delivery service through interlibrary loan is free of charge for university staff and students. Please consult the library in advance regarding delivery services which are not free of charge.

ELSEVIER article delivery service

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 personal full version of the CITAVI software.


HFU Thesis Archives (OPUS)- publish your thesis online

In just a few mouse clicks you can publish your electronic thesis on the HFU OPUS server. By doing so, your thesis is not only permanently archived, but also visible and available for the public in library catalogues and search engines.


HERE you can find instructions for the upload of your thesis.


We have renewed our licence for the LYNDA English and German video training courses.

LYNDA grants you access to over 5000 video training courses on various topics. You can log in via Shibboleth using your HFU account. Choose ‘English’ or ‘German’ to search LYNDA for videos in that language.

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