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Locations, catalogues, bibliographies and reference works on Theology at the University Library

Locations of Books in Dortmund University Library

Central Library

  • Books
    Shelf marks: Bt (location: 2nd floor); Jc M (location: 3rd floor)
  • Textbooks
    Shelf mark: L Bt (location: Ground floor)
  • Not borrowable
    • Reference works such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies and handbooks are usually not borrowable. The same goes for individual copies of much-used texts for research and teaching.
    • Journals
      Shelf marks: ZB, ZBt (location: Basement level 1); current year in room E 1 (location: Ground floor)


  • Books (Short-term loan over-night or weekend)
  • Journals (not borrowable)
    Alphabetical shelving
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Catalogues in Dortmund University Library

Media (books, videos ...)


University Publications

  • Eldorado  Open-Access-Symbol
    Catalogue of Dortmund University electronic publications (mainly theses). Full texts available.

Union catalogues

  • North Rhine-Westphalia: HBZ Collective Catalogue
    Library catalogue for North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Deutschland: Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue (KVK)
    KVK is a meta-search interface for library and book trade catalogues throughout the world. It contains more than 75,000,000 book titles.

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Open Access in Theology

Portals and Link Collections

  • Reformed online
    A portal which deals with historical and current reformed protestantism. "Reformed online" is overseen by Stiftung Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek Grosse Kirche Emden and publishes information about and for reformed protestantism worldwide

Religious instruction

  • ReliNet
    Institutes of religious pedagogy of the evangelical churches in Germany
  • Comenius-Institut. Protestant Centre for Research and Development of Education.
    Curricula and media for religious instruction. E-books and materials can be downloaded free of charge
  • rpi-virtuell - Fachportal für Religionspädagogik
    The portal on religious instruction of the EKD expands the first database on religious instruction, reliweb, by various programmes on online assisted cooperation in educational processes
  • Religio - information system on sects, new religious and ideological communities
    Religio provides information on new religious and ideological communities in Germany, Europe and worldwide

Specialist information services for religious studies