Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut
Specialized Information on Entomology
The Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut offers here a means of accessing relevant entomological information. As well as the traditional sources of information from the Entomological Library, comprising catalogues, databases and indices, you will also find bundled together supplementary entomological information such as a collation of selected internet resources and databases with entomologically relevant, freely available journals and dissertations.
Dr. Walther Horn, the second director of the Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, founded several and bibliographies and compilations that are still relevant today, such as the biographical catalogue of the entomologists of the world (around 1910), the whereabouts of the entomological collections (Horn, 1926), or the Index Litteraturae Entomologicae (Horn & Schenkling, 1928-1929).
Later they have been continued by Hans Sachtleben, Ursula Scheiding-Göllner, Christel Wutzmer, Reinhard Gaedike and many more in works such as ” Über entomologische Sammlungen, Entomologen und Entomo-Museologie (A contribution to the history of Entomology)” (Horn & Kahle, 1935-1937), “Index Litteraturae Entomologicae series II” (Derksen & Scheiding, 1965-1975) or “Collectiones entomologicae” (Horn; Kahle; Friese & Gaedike, 1990).
These works form the basis of the information prossed modern technologies, networked, constantly updated and now available on the Internet.
Most recent work is the “Index Novus Litteraturae Entomologicae”, which is the completely revised Bibliography of the literature on entomology from the beginning until 1863 and presented as a database.