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List of contacts

Do you have any questions about ZB MED`s services or the range of literature we offer? Or maybe you need some tips on how to run searches in LIVIVO?

Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5685

Cologne Site

Medicine and Health

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Studying or working in life sciences?

We've got the research tools you need.


LIVIVO is the interdisciplinary search engine for literature and information in the field of life sciences with the subject areas of medicine, health, nutrition, and environmental and agricultural sciences. It is run by ZB MED.

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As the central information infrastructure for the life sciences, ZB MED provides numerous (research) services for scientists in the field of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research on the COVID-19 Hub.

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Online reference desk

Do you have a question about our holdings? Or do you need more information about our library? Contact us by filling out the form.

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Search Tips

If you're looking for specific literature or information, our search tips might help you find it quicker!

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E-books and e-journals

Information on how to access e-books and e-journals through the campus-wide network or supraregionally.

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Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

In its role as Cologne University's medical faculty library, ZB MED provides access to full text journals through the “UKLAN” campus network.

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The databases in our Database Information System (DBIS) are sorted alphabetically and by subject.

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Digital collections

ZB MED digitises public domain and non-copyrighted content and makes it available in PDF format as part of its digital collections.

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Conference calender

Are you looking for conferences or congresses from the fields of life sciences? Find them in our conference calendar.

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