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Electronic media

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"Students who seek scholarly articles with Google rather than Google Scholar or a subscription journal database pretty much doom themselves from the beginning." (William E. Badke)

Searching & Finding electronic resources

In the following section you will find overviews on the complete range of electronic media offered by the library of the Max-Planck-Institutes Martinsried with the respective access options.

E-Journals E-Books Databases

Information resources in the MPS


The Max Planck Society offers the MPG.ReNa Resource Navigator to navigate through various scientific information resources and tools. The web application is available to staff and guests of the Max Planck Society. It includes licensed databases, digital collections, and reference works. In addition, recommandable retrieval tools available on the web free of charge are part of the collection. Moreover, almost all Max Planck Institute library catalogs, as well as selected external ones, are accessible from here.

MPG/SFX Services

Wherever you see this button on article level take advantage of MPG/SFX Services (further info)!!

After clicking the button, a new browser window opens, presenting a menu of MPG/SFX Services available for the specific reference. The MPG/SFX service menu may include any of the following options (amongst others):

  • Accessing the full text of an item (whenever possible).
  • Searching in your local library catalog.
  • Ordering a copy via your local library!

Please note: Accessing PubMed via this special URL will allow users from the MPS to use the MPG/SFX Services to locate the full-text (electronic or print) or other relevant resources.

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