SW Faculty: Literature and Specialist Information

This page provides you with support in searching for literature in our University Library, detailed information on interlibrary lending, and a list of useful online databases for searching for suitable articles for your degree programme.

Search for articles and essays

... to search and order use OPAC

  • Search for content in Nuremberg Tech’s University Library, the Bavarian Library Network, other national and international catalogues, and various literature databases (see "Database Selection")
  • More detailed information about Interlibrary lending
  • Borrowing procedures

... please note the Access regulations for our licenced materials!

  • SSOAR - Social Science Open Access Repository
  • PsycInfo: Bibliographic database for psychology of the APA
  • PsyJOURNALS: 33 psychology journals from the Hogrefe Verlag
  • EBSCO databases: Full text and references from 1100 mostly English-language periodicals dated after 1985
  • ERIC: Education science
  • OHMdok: Search for (SW) final theses  at Nuremberg Tech:
  • Statista: statistical data retrievable in excel or powerpoint formats
  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com): instructional and training videos in the fields of Office software, computer science, business, lifestyle, image processing, photography, and web design

An overview of the entire digital collection of the library with detailed explanations is available under Electronic services.

Literature search

  • Lecture notes from Online Literature Search (WiSe 20/21)
  • Literature search: Example problems with solutions (WiSe 20/21)


  • Citavi citation style for social sciences

    A citation style has been produced in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences. This style can be imported into citavi for use.

    However, we would like to emphasize that there is no guarantee of complete accuracy, if you use it.

    Citation style - SW (Version: 5 Dec 2018)

    To use this style in citavi, click on the download button. You will receive a zip file that you must unpack. After unpacking, a file named “SW.ccs” will appear. Move this file to the folder: Benutzer/Eigene Dokumente/Citavi 6/Custom Citation Styles.

    After this step, you can use the style in citavi.

Any questions?

You can reach our hotline at: 0911/5880-4000

or by email at bibliothek(at)th-nuernberg(dot)de