What is Search+?

Search+ is the new search system of the HFT Library. Here you can search not only for books, eBooks or journal titles, but also for journal articles, book chapters and much more. Here is a short explainer video.
Search+ is currently in the testing phase and will be further optimized in the coming months.


The HFT library provides its users with numerous e-books from all subject areas. E-books are accessible on all computers of the university network, for members of the university with few exceptions also from outside. Information on how to access an e-book can be found in the full display of a hit.

Library users who are not members of HFT can only access e-books through computers located in the library.

E-books can be found and accessed through Search+ or HFT catalog. If you only want to find e-books when searching, you can restrict the media type to "e-book" in the advanced search in the HFT catalog, and in Search+ you can select "eBooks" as the source type.

Never worked with e-books? Read the most important here.

Login instructions for e-books with Shibboleth access

Important legal information: Use of the e-books is permitted for personal, scholarly use only. The owner of the university account from which the misuse originated is liable for misuse by third parties and possible claims for damages.

Databases and standards

Databases and standards


The Database Information System DBIS is a complete directory of all licensed and freely accessible subject, full-text and fact databases. The most important databases for the individual fields of study are listed under the menu item "Collections". Here you will find log-in guides for the licensed databases.

Research tips for databases


DIN and ISO standards

The library is the digital delivery point of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). You can access all valid DIN standards, ISO standards and VDI guidelines in full text via the Nautos database. 

LinkedIn Learning Videos

LinkedIn Learning Videos


The video platform LinkedIn Learning offers a wide range of online training courses in seven languages. The focus is on IT, business and creative topics for both developers and users.


You can research the individual videos via the HFT catalog and access them directly.
Access is only available to university members with an email address and HFT account.
Login instruction for LinkedIn videos.



Print and online

Search for journal titles

Access journal contents

  • In order to find journal articles, you need to search in appropriate subject databases. DBIS is the right place to start with.
  • Search in Search+ (new search system): Current HFT holdings and additionally available titles (Open Access etc.).
  • Here you will find the guide on how to search in the EZB Electronic Journals Library off campus

Useful information ressources

Useful information ressources


SWB: Searching the online union catalog of the academic libraries in Baden-Württemberg

Regional catalogue Stuttgart – Tübingen: Research in the holdings of academic libraries in the Stuttgart-Tübingen region

KVK: Research in the Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog. Meta search engine for union catalogs and directories of books available worldwide


Document delivery service

subito: subito is a fee-based document delivery service of German libraries. subito guarantees delivery of copied journal articles within 72 hours (Monday to Friday). Please note: The HFT library does not provide access. You register yourself with subito. Registration is free of charge, only when you place an order do you incur fees.