Databases

On this page, you find a selection of subject-specific online resources provided by the Database Service of the Vienna University Library.

Please note that only students and employees of the University of Vienna can access licensed electronic resources in the area of law. They have to log in via u:access using their u:account.

Users who are not members of the University of Vienna are welcome to use specially labelled research computers. These are located in the Library and can be used to access licensed electronic resources (e-journals, e-books,...) without u:access login and to access the Internet.


Important databases:

  • Legal database (Rechtsdatenbank, RDB)
    Students and employees of the University of Vienna can access the RDB by logging in using their u:account. Click "Anmelden” (log in) in the menu bar and select “Login Universitäten” (log-in for universities). Select the University of Vienna as your institution. Only employees of the University of Vienna have remote access. Students of the University of Vienna who are writing their diploma thesis, doctoral thesis, bachelor’s thesis or master’s thesis have the possibility to get limited remote access to the RDB. To activate your remote access, please print this application form (in German), obtain your supervisor’s signature and send the completed form to the address specified in the form.
  • Beck-Online
    Due to the provider’s contractual conditions, the Beck-Online database can only be accessed from computers located at the University of Vienna. Remote access to Beck-Online via u:access is prohibited.
  • LexisNexis 360 Österreich
    Due to the provider’s technical settings and legal conditions, this database can only be accessed from computers located at the Library or at ZID computer rooms. Employees of the University of Vienna can apply for remote access via datenbanken.ub@univie.ac.at. You only need to register if you want to use the LexisNexis personalisation service. If you do not want to use this service, simply click “SPÄTER REGISTRIEREN” (register later).
  • Linde Digital
    Due to the provider’s contractual conditions, the Lindeonline database can only be accessed from computers located at the University of Vienna.