Content of the TUfind Search Portal

The ULB Darmstadt search portal consists of three areas:

1. Books & more

This is where you can search our online catalogue and the retro catalogue. You will find the holdings of ULB Darmstadt with the locations ULB Stadtmitte, ULB Lichtwiese and BGG (Library of Social and Historical Sciences) and the handsets of the TU Darmstadt institutes. Books and electronic media are listed, as are magazines and newspapers, but not usually any individual articles from them.

New functions:

  • Auto-complete on input
  • Availability displayed in the hit list
  • Results can be filtered by facets
  • Phonetic search
  • Word root search

2. Articles & more

This searches what is known as a Discovery Index. “Articles & more” contains essays and articles from these magazines and databases.

Access to the full texts depends on whether ULB has purchased or licensed them. An additional search in a specialist database (DBIS: Database Information System) is recommended to complete your literary research.

3. User account

Your personal details, reservations, orders and loans are stored here. You have the option of extending your borrowed media provided they have not been reserved. You can also access your interlibrary loan account here and check any fees that may have been incurred. And you can save your searches and manage your watch lists.