Studying or working in life sciences?

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LIVIVO is Europe’s largest search engine for literature and information (research data) in the field of life sciences. It is run by ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences.

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Information on using the ZB MED catalogues for our sites in Cologne and Bonn.

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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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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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Search Tips

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

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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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