Program Research Infrastructure

Senckenberg Digital Library



Specialised information service for biodiverity research BIOfid

The specialised information service for biodiversity research (BIOfid) makes current and historical literature on biodiversity available nationwide (until further notice via ViFaBio), enables free access to the JSTOR database “Global Plants” with more than 2, 5 million digitized herbarium specimens for herbaria and botanical gardens in Germany. BIOfid is a cooperation between the J. C. Senckenberg Frankfurt/M. University library, the text technology lab of the Goethe University Frankfurt/M. and the Senckenberg – Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research (SBIK-F Data and Modelling Centre and Senckenberg Exchange of Publications) and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Bibliographical databases

Senckenberg License (Consortia)

Web of Science 

  • Web of Science (SCIE) (ab 1980)
  • Zoological Record (ab 1864)

Digital resources of library and archive of Senckenberg German Entomological Institute, Müncheberg

Biographies of the entomologists of the world

Historic Portrait Collection of the Senckenberg German Entomological Institute

Collection of electronically available theses

Collection of electronically available entomological journals

Index novus litteraturae entomologicae – database of the global entomological literature up to 1863, being a revised and updated version of Horn and Schenkling (1928): Index Litteraturae Entomologicae.