The bibliography IBZ has been the leading international and interdisciplinary reference work documenting academic periodical literature in the humanities, social sciences and related fields for over a hundred years. The spectrum of subjects covered is unrivalled: in no other database are academic journals from so many fields covered. Publications from 40 countries in more than 40 languages are taken into consideration.
The articles are analyzed for subject content based on the standards "Schlagwortnormdatei (SWD)" and "Personennormdatei (PND)" published by the German National Library in German and English. Users therefore have instant access to a multiplicity of topics irrespective of the original language of an indexed article.
The database IBZ contains more than 3.2 million journal articles from 11,500 journals. Every year some 120,000 entries are added. The database is updated regularly.
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