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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?

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Search tips

How can I find subject-specific information in a search portal?

For life sciences (medicine, health, nutritional, environmental and agricultural sciences): LIVIVO

How can I limit my search to ZB MED's holdings?

The ZB MED catalogues, which list all the ZB MED's stocks, have been fully incorporated in the LIVIVO search portal. You can search both catalogues without having to register or sign in. There is no charge for this search service.

LIVIVO - Restrict search to ZB MED stocks only

How do I borrow, reserve, or renew items from ZB MED's holdings or order items from the stacks?

If you wish to borrow items, you will need a library card, which you can apply for in person at our sites in Cologne and Bonn

  • Cologne: The ZB MED catalogue for medicine and health – which lists the stocks held at ZB MED – can be accessed directly and in full through LIVIVO. You can find more information on how to use your ZB MED library account with LIVIVO in this user guide (pdf)Log in to your user account in LIVIVO
  • Bonn: The ZB MED catalogue for nutritional, environmental and agricultural sciences – which lists the stocks held at ZB MED – can be accessed directly through LIVIVO. Once you have decided which item you wish to order or reserve, you can check its availability by clicking in the ZB MED Bonn catalogue. You can also access your Bonn user account through the catalogue. ZB MED Bonn catalogue and user account

How can I search just one database in LIVIVO?

This example of the ZB MED database "CC MED" shows you how you can restrict your search to a single database:

If you have run a search from the normal LIVIVO website, you can filter out everything apart from the hits from the CC MED database: Simply click on "CC MED" in the "Database" list on the left of the screen. 

Searching the database is free of charge. You can place an order from within LIVIVO for the full texts of the articles that match your search term. 

If you want to conduct a search in a different database, you can simply select the database you want from the same "Database" list on the left of the screen.

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Who do I contact if I have more questions or need individual advice?

Online Reference Desk