Library Collection


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Discover the library collection using our search tools

  • Search the whole library collection with our Discovery Search. Find online articles, books, papers and more in one search.
  • Use the database in the Research Databases section to perform a targeted subject research.
  • Navigate through the KLU Journal Viewer collection and browse volumes and issues of a specific journal.
  • Search the online catalogue to explore our print book collection and browse e-books. E-books are also available via our e-book collections.

Our collection in detail

Discovery Services allow you to search across all our full text databases and find available e-journal articles, e-books and print materials using only one search field.

We call it our KLU Discovery Search. It is perfect to start any literature search, because it, just like a search enigine, picks and sorts the most relevant search results for your query, based on the keywords and search operators you enter. By submitting a search query, a metasearch is started including the library catalog, our online resources and a lot of meta data. The tool uses a complex ranking algorithm to evaluate the relevance of the search results, like the internet search engines you normally use. Several limiters and expanders are offered to refine or broaden your search results dynamically.

An integrated link resolver and service menu (SFX) shows links to all platforms with full text access. It is possible to widen the search to encompass more information resources. Search results can also be limited to show only material which is full text available for KLU patrons. E-resources such as e-journal articles or e-books can be used within the KLU IP range. Please make sure that you have turned on your VPN connection to be able to access and download electronic material.

The KLU Library collection grows and develops constantly. We hold more than 6000 print books and 27000 eBooks, as we aim to mainly hold electronic resources. We work consistently to expand our collection, as outlined in the Collection Development Policy.

Apart from individual titles we also license a number of specific business-, management- and logistics e-book collections. All books and eBooks are searchable with our discovery search:

Most of our journals are online available via a database license or a journal subscription. You have digital access to more than 11000 different periodicals, while print journals, magazines and newspapers are available at the KLU Library.

All our e-journals and articles are easily searchable via our discovery search, but you can also browse all available issues of a single e-journal in the KLU Journal Viewer. Here you can enter the title of the journal you are looking for, and you will get the link to the database that provides access to the journal (the search might return several results offering links to different databases with different coverage). You can also access our digital collection via Google Scholar: when the link “Get Full Text at KLU” is displayed next to the the search results, you have full text access to the journal article via a KLU Library license or subscription. You can also search each in of the journal databases we have licensed separately. Please see under Research Databases for a full list of databases and coverage.

KLU students, faculty and staff have remote access to all e-journals via VPN. If you have any problems connecting to the full texts of journals, please contact us.

Link resolver (SFX): The quick way to find full-text articles

In the search results in our discovery search and Google Scholar you will see the red button “Get Full Text at KLU” in the search results list. In some of our databases it is called “KLU ACCESS”.

If you click it, a selection of database(s) which give access to the full text will appear. This is because our link resolver software connects the reference to the actual full text.

If the article should not be full text available, you will still find several links providing further information on the journal and additional resources. For instance, by clicking on "Find resource somewhere else - Ask your Library" you can fill a form, to send us your request and we can help you to find the article elsewhere. Try it out!

We recommend you to edit your preferences in Google Scholar in order to get a full SFX service menu when searching. Click on “Settings” then “Library links”, make sure the checkbox for "Kühne Logisitics University" is enabled, then disable the checkbox for “Open WorldCat – Library Search”:

Press the save button.


The KLU library offers a collection of selected daily newspapers and magazines in print. Come to the campus library, pick and read the latest issue of The International New York Times, Hamburger Abendblatt, Handelsblatt, DVZ, The Economist or Harvard Business Manager.

If you prefer to read your favorite magazine online, use our Discovery Services to access newspaper and magazine articles. Simply tip in the periodical you are looking for and browse through the latest news stories. For instance, the database LexisNexis provides access to thousands of newspapers and magazines worldwide such as Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, The Economist, The Guardian, Le Figaro, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel and many others. You can also look up the title of a specific magazine or journal in our KLU Journal Viewer, which also shows you back issues.

Find out more about LexisNexis and other databases, including tutorials and overviews on our page research databases.

Full text-, fact- and bibliographical databases selected by the KLU Library.

These research databases are licensed and provided to you by the KLU Library. Most of them have IP-based authentication, which means that you don’t have to enter any log-in information if you are on campus. For off-campus access, please activate your VPN connection.

Check out the complete list of databases


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