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Databases
There are two different kinds of databases set apart by their means of access: Various training courses are held to learn more about the databases licensed by the University Library.
Data management see research data management
Data carrier see Multimedia Centre (MMZ) and Information Centre of Neuenheim Branch Library (IZN)
DBIS – database information system
see databases
Dictionaries
You will find general language dictionaries in the reading room of the Main Library on the first floor under the shelf-mark “Wört”, as well as in the reading room of the Neuenheim Branch Library shelved under A-KN on the first floor. Borrowable dictionaries can be found in the textbook collection. Specialized dictionaries are shelved together with their respective language or the subject. A selection of online dictionaries is listed in the database information system (DBIS) of Heidelberg University Library under “Allgemein/Fachübergreifend” (general/interdisciplinary) or under the relevant languages.
DigiKat
Digitised alphabetical catalogue for holdings acquired before 1961.
Digital Books in Egyptology and Classical Archaeology by Request – Make a Wish!
suggestions for new acquisitions or the digitization of fine science books in Egyptology and Classical Archaeology.
Digital reader printer
see Multimedia Centre (MMZ)
Digitization department
Diploma theses
are part of the examination documents and (usually) stay within the single faculties of Heidelberg University. As there is no obligation to deposit them in the university library only a few diploma theses are referenced in HEIDI, this applies also to the document repository (heiDOK) in which a publication of your thesis is possible, if supported by your first supervisor.
Disabled access
  • Main library: access to the library for wheelchair users is possible through the side entrance in the Grabengasse. Please call the library personnel (phone: 06221 / 54-2393) to announce yourself, a staff member will bring you to the department you want to go to. Disabled toilets can be found in the basement of the historic building Lageplan (3D) as well as on the 2nd and 3rd floor in the Triplex building.
  • Neuenheim Branch Library: wheelchair users wanting access to the reading room should contact the staff in the information centre (IZN) on the ground floor. All other areas are wheelchair accessible. A disabled toilet can be found on the ground floor .
Dissertation, full text
The database ‘Proquest Dissertations & Theses Full Text‘ offers full text access to dissertations and theses published after 1997 of more than 1000 universities and graduate schools worldwide. Furthermore, the database holds the bibliographic references and abstracts of American, Canadian and British dissertations as well as selected Masters theses. Of the more than 2,3 million entries, more than 600.000 are available as full text.
Dissertation, handing in
The obligatory deposit copy of your dissertation can either be handed in to the Information Centre (IZA) on the ground floor of the main library, Plöck 107-109, phone: 54-2393 or to the Information Centre (IZN) of the Neuenheim branch, Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, phone: 54-4272. Dissertations are accepted Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (other times upon agreement). Check beforehand in your faculty about the regulations, as you may have to hand in further copies, or the copies may need to be stamped and marked as “complete copy”.
Dissertation, online publishing
Dissertation catalogue
There is a special catalogue for dissertations and pamphlets published before 1935. It is online available on the website "Digikat: Erscheinungsjahr bis 1935 (Dissertationen und Broschüren)" (only in German)
Dissertation office
Please make sure to read the notes on handing in your dissertation. The dissertation office can be reached by phone: 54-2585.
Document delivery service for holdings of the library
Full time academic members of Heidelberg University and the University Hospital Heidelberg and Mannheim can order articles from journal holdings and anthologies (article collections, Festschriften (commemorative publications), conference proceedings) of Heidelberg University Library and journal articles from the Library of the Medical Faculty Mannheim through Heidelberg Electronic Document Delivery.
Subito for specialised information services is a document delivery service for the specialised information service collections maintained in Heidelberg: Art History, Classical Archaeology, Egyptology and South Asia.
Document delivery service for material not available in Heidelberg
As an alternative to the interlibrary loan you can order literature (journal articles and sometimes articles in books) electronically from other libraries. Journal articles are almost always delivered electronically. At the moment the most comprehensive delivery service is Subito. After registering you can search for literature and order it on your own.
document repository see also heiDOK
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique and permanent identifier for digital objects. The DOI identifies the digital object itself and not the location where the resource is hosted (at the moment). It is mainly used for online-articles in academic journals. You can check if the university library holds the journal belonging to a DOI and if so whether access to the full text is licensed.
Durm, Josef (Chief Planning Director 1837–1919)
Architect of the library building of Heidelberg University, constructed between 1901 and 1905, was the highly regarded Chief Planning Director Josef Durm from Karlsruhe.
DWork – Heidelberg digitisation workflow
‘DWork – Heidelberg digitisation workflow‘ is a software developed by the University Library. It is available as a web application and supports every step in the digitisation workflow – from generating metadata, the scanning process (incl. file conversion and OCR) to a web presentation and the archiving of the scans and metadata.
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