Search strategies

Finding a specific book

If you want to find out if the library holds a specific book, search LUX by entering any keyword from the title or the author's last name.

LUX contains

  • all print books and journals
  • all electronic books and journals
  • many articles from books and journals
  • other material like movies on DVD, sheet music etc.

Finding literature on a specific topic

Are you looking for literatur on a specific topic? We then also advise you to use our search engine LUX for a start. Since LUX contains also articles from journals, it is a very suitable tool for specialised purposes.

Please bear in mind that you might have to use different variations of your search terms: When searching for literatur on marine pollution, consider using synomys like plastic, ocean etc. as well.

However LUX might not be enough, and we therefore have more specialised search tools for you:

Here is what we recommend for the most popular subjects at Leuphana:

We  have a lot more bibliographic databases on offer. Also, Google Scholar might be a suitable starting point.

Let us help you!

Need help? We are happy to help you. You will find librarians at the reference desk from Monday to Friday from 8:30-18:00 hours. Or call us at 04131/677-1100.