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Informationszentrum Sozialwissenschaften
The Social Science Information Centre (IZ) collects and disseminates information on the current state of research and literature in the social sciences in the German-speaking countries as well as on the social science research in Eastern Europe. Its databases, as well as access to wider national and international databases form the basis of a comprehensive supply of social science information services for interested enquirers in research, teaching and education, the private sector, administration, politics and the media.
In order to obtain, process and use the information in an efficient way, IZ carries out research & development in information science and in information technology.  

  • Information Services:
  • FORIS - Social Science Research Information System / Survey 
    SOLIS - Social Science Literature Information System 
    Access to FORIS/SOLIS: online via Hosts; CD-ROM 
    Search service 
    Social science journals in the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 
    Support for searches: Classification, list of methods
    Thesaurus for the Social Sciences and other user aids
    Databases with information on Eastern Europe / Survey in Eastern Europe
    newCurrent topics: Climate & conflict, The ailing health care system, Violence at school, Kosovo, EU enlargement
  • Research & Development: 
  • Information technology: the GESINE project, indexing techniques
  • National & Intern. Co-operation:
  • Overview : co-operating partners in database development
  • Events:
  • IZ events: database seminars, additional GESIS events 
    GESIS calendar of conferences and meetings: national and international events, research in transformation processes New Federal States of Germany / Eastern Europe
  • Publications: 
  • Publications on social science topics
  • Software:
  • Schildkröte: Journal Management System for One-Person-Libraries
  • Order Service:
  • Search service, publications (de)
  • Organisation:
  • Addresses, Staff (de)

    The Social Science Information Centre is an institution of the ASI - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sozialwissenschaftlicher Institute e.V. (Association of Social Science Institutes)
    There is a close co-operation with the University of Koblenz-Landau.

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