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Databases and literature

The search engine (alt. link) allows you to browse all available print- and digital media - including journal articles - in the library with a single query – here you can find a short video tutorial. 

Printed media  

  • Books
    • When the results of your search are displayed, change the setting on the left-hand side to „Catalog only”.
    • Scientific literature and fiction literature, children’s and young adult literature, Holdings: altogether about 30.000 books
  • Master Theses
    • Search via search mask for „Master-arb“ or „Master-Thesis“, optionally including the title of a thesis and change the setting on the left hand side to „Catalog only“.
  • Printed journals
    • Journals of general interest are located in building A
    • Scientific and academic journals are located in the reading room, building B
  • Newspapers
    • Are located at our lounge in the interstice, between building A and B


  • E-books (see: EBSCO ebook Collection - Alt. Link)
    • Choose the search option "eBooks" on the left-hand side ("Source Types")
  • Scientific and academic journals – single articles can be found in the search mask
    • Click on the top of the page in the green banner on "publications"
  • Databases
    • The search engine includes the results of almost every database the library has licensed. Not included are Marketline & Statista.
      • Digital media can be accessed in the University of Applied Sciences’ online network by everyone.
      • Outside the premises:
        • EBSCO databases and "Herdt-Campus": use your fh.checkin-data (your PKZ and your password)
        • Otherwise login via Shibboleth: you need your e-mail address and your password. Please note the instructions for every database.

Databases (Licensed)

ACM Digital Library

A comprehensive collection of full-text-articles and biographical data about Computer and Information Technology.

  • click "Sign in" on the top right corner > Institutional Login > University of Applied Sciences Kufstein > Login

More than 200 years ago Brockhaus established an encyclopedia with around 300.000 keywords. It’s the most popular and extensive encyclopedia in the German-speaking countries. 

  • click "Anmelden" on the top right corner > Login with Shibboleth > Institution > Fachhochschule Kufstein

use the fh.checkin-credentials (PKZ and standard password)

Emerald Insight

Emerald is a leading supplier about Business & Management. The database offers more than 350 full text articles and special tools (case studies, interviews, reviews).

  • Log in > Search at "Find your Institution" for "Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol" > click "Login" on the right
Herdt Campus

Herdt-Campus has practically oriented materials about IT. 

  • not possible to use off-campus

We have licensed the database "Taxation and Economy".

  • click "Anmelden" on the top right corner > "Anmelden mit Institution" > Fachhochschule Kufstein > Login

It is a wide-ranging information tool for Economy. Information about medium-sized enterprises as well as about global players can be found. 

  • "Alternatively you can sign in via" Shibboleth > University of Applied Sciences Kufstein > Login

The SpringerNature AG is one of the biggest publishing companies worldwide. Our library service offers you the access to all journal articles, but not to all e-books of the publishing company.

  • Sign up / Log in > Log in via Shibboleth or Athens > "Or, find your institution (via Shibboleth)" > Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol Bildungs GmbH> Log in via Shibboleth

Statista is a portal giving an overview of statistics of different institutes and scientific sources. It offers you more than 1 million statistics. 

  • Click the three bars on the top right corner > Log in > Scroll down and click on "Zum Campus-Zugang" > choose at the section "Außerhalb vom Campus" "Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol Bildungs GmbH" > click "Absenden" > Login

There are licensed books on the subject “scientific work”. 

  • Log in > "Anmelden via Shibboleth > choose Kufstein FH

Wiso is the main database for scientific research in the German-speaking countries, with focus on Economic Sciences and Social Sciences. They offer a comprehensive range of publications of different trade associations and similar institutions. 

  • Click "Institutionelles Login" on the right side > Kufstein > FH > Weiter > Login

Databases (freely available)

In the course of the COVID 19-crisis many publishing houses offer a temporary free access. Here and here is an overview.  

Database labour market (AMS)  

Information about the Austrian labour market; for example: periods of unemployment etc. The base of data consists of raw data of the social insurance agencies and of the labour market service from Austria.  

DOAB – Directory of Open Access Books 

More than 27.000 scientific books 

DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals 

More than 15.000 scientific journals  


EconBiz is a database / discovery system for scientific research with focus on Economic Sciences.


EUR-Lex is an offer of the Publications Office of the European Union. This database is also publishing the Journal of the European Union daily.  

European Regional Database 

Long-term series of economic indicators for European countries.  

Findok – die Finanzdokumentation 

Information system about law, indicated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) 

Gabler encyclopedia of Economy Studies

More than 25.000 keywords can be found in the Gabler encyclopedia of Economy Studies, the broadest selection of Economy Studies on the internet.  

IMF eLibrary 

Online publications of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – literature, national reports, analyses, working papers, periodicals, and statistical data.  

Our World in Data 

"Our World in Data" collects research data of a wide range of scientific disciplines to show long-term development of global living conditions (healthiness, nourishment, education, environment, wealth, etc.)  

RIS Rechtsinformationssystem des Bundes 

The Austrian judicature and legal texts.  


Database of Statistik Austria  

WIFO  database of Economic Studies

Current key figures about economic processes in Austria and abroad of the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO).

Research tools  

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) 

One of the most popular search engines with more than 150 million documents out of 7.000 sources.  

DBIS – Datenbank-Infosystem der UB Regensburg 

Over 12.000 accesses on scientific databases and bibliographies. 

KVK – Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog 

KVK is a metasearch engine and lists several books and journals registered in library and book trade catalogues worldwide. If you can’t find it here, it doesn’t exist.   


The stock of more than 90 institutions of the Austrian Libraries Association. This database network offers over 13 million titles. 

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