Online Research

Virtual libraries

The virtual libraries – Resources for Communication, Media, and Film Studies and ViFa medien bühne film offer you access to several research tools (library catalogues, journal citation bibliography, online-journals) and web resources.


Monographs, Festival Catalogues and DVDs

To date only our monograph, festival catalogue and DVD holdings have been catalogued in our online library catalogue in German language (>> Bibliothekskatalog).

Monographs and DVDs may be searched for simultaneously by using the Verbundkatalog Film: Gesamtbestand (Collective Film Catalogue) of the KOBV, a cooperative network for libraries in Berlin and Brandenburg with an internet portal.

In the Verbundkatalog Film: DVD/Video, you have to search for DVDs separately.

Tips for searches (download) can be found under "Hilfe" on the search pages of the online catalogues. Film and book titles can be searched for under the heading “Titel”. Authors and all other individuals can be searched for under the "Autor”. To see the list of results, go to "Geladene Treffer anzeigen" and then use the "e-Ressource" function to sort the hits.



Periodical holdings can only be accessed by using the list of titles and shelfmarks.

Periodicals – total holdings (pdf)
This list of titles contains 3,800 German and international film periodicals. Circa one hundred links to electronic resources are also available there. You can make a search in this pdf by using the FIND command (binoculars icon) in the toolbar.

Current periodicals (pdf)
The list of titles contains 150 current German and international film periodicals.

Periodicals from before 1945 on microfilm (pdf)
This list of titles contains the German and English film periodicals from before 1945 which have been transferred to microfilm.

To use our microfilm reader printer or our scanner with its memory function, please make an appointment by calling: +49-30-300 903-652/-73 or by e-mailing us at

A DIN A4 microfilm print costs 0.20 euro. There is no charge for saving it on your memory stick.

In addition, a part of our periodical holdings can be accessed by using the periodicals database Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB).

A collection of electronic journals is offered free of charge by the Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB) / Electronic Journals Library:
Subjects: Film Studies and Television Studies
Media and Communications Studies, Journalism

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