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DBIS (Datenbank-Infosystem) provides information on more than 9000 scientific databases, 3300 of which are freely accessible. Databases can be searched by keyword, research area, geographic area and type of database. This service is only available in German.


P3 – SNSF research database OPEN DATABASE 

The research database P3 contains data on all SNSF-approved research projects and on grants awarded by the SNSF under various funding schemes since 1975. As a special feature, P3 offers an advanced search option across the three domains «Projects», «People» and «Publications». Filters can be used to further limit the search, e.g. according to funding scheme, discipline, university of higher education or period. The research database is updated on a daily basis. As soon as the SNSF transfers a grant for an approved project, the corresponding data are published in P3.

SNSF projects, involved people and resulting publications from Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.


The information system PANGAEA is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research. The system guarantees long-term availability of its content through a commitment of the operating institutions.

Most of the data are freely available and can be used under the terms of the license mentioned on the data set description. A few password protected data sets are under moratorium from ongoing projects. The description of each data set is always visible and includes the principle investigator (PI) who may be asked for access.


Perinorm is integrated in Lib4RI's Standards Portal. Perinorm is a bibliographic database with information on the most important national, European and international standards and technical rules – currently over 1.5 million data sets [ list of included standards ]. The database is updated monthly.

For more information on standards available at Lib4RI please see > Resources > Standards..

Pesticide Properties Database (PPDB) OPEN DATABASE 

The Pesticide Properties Database (PPDB) is a comprehensive relational database of pesticide physicochemical, toxicological, ecotoxicological and other related data. The database holds data for around 1,100 pesticides, 500 metabolites and 100 other related substances. It includes physicochemical (environmental fate), ecotoxicological and human health data, as well as information on approval status, EC Directive 91/414 status, chemical structure, classification, resistance properties, and branding/formulation information.

The data sources within the PPDB are referenced, and AERU have utilised a unique scoring system to express data confidence. Each item is given a score between 1 for low confidence (e.g. un-referenced figures) and 5 for high confidence (e.g. from EU product registration documentation). This ensures that users are fully aware of any limitations in the data, and can use it accordingly.

Supporting information including Questions and answers and instructions for use are available.

Phase Equilibria Diagrams Online OPEN DATABASE 

The American Ceramics Society (ACerS) Phase Equilibria Diagrams Online Database

This database includes phase equilibria diagrams for about 25,000 compounds. The diagrams were originally published in the Phase Equilibria Diagram book series published by ACerS and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The database provides access to all phase equilibria diagrams inlcuded in the book series in the last 60 years.

Please follow the installation instructions on the homepage to install the phase equilibria diagram viewer and make sure that you have the lastest version of Java installed on your computer.

Primo Central Index OPEN DATABASE 

Primo Central Index (PCI) is a multidisciplinary index of scholarly materials. Recorded are primarily electronic books and magazine articles; depending on the source metadata or full text indexed. The PCI is offered from Ex Libris (via NEBIS) who receive the data from primary and secondary publishers, aggregators and open access collections. In the NEBIS Recherche, the Primo Central Index is used if the search query is performed via «Articles & more»

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Sciences & Engineering OPEN DATABASE 

The database provides bibliographic information (including abstracts) for 2.7 million dissertations and theses on science and engineering from 1861 to the present. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses mainly covers dissertations and theses from North American Institutions plus a growing international coverage. 1.2 million full text dissertations are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.


PubMed is a bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, molecular biology and other life sciences. The database covers articles from more than 5,000 journals and has over 20 million citations going back to 1966. Many PubMed citations contain links to full text articles which are freely available, either from the publisher or as part of NCBI's PubMed Central collection. It also provides access and links to the integrated molecular biology databases included in NCBI's Entrez retrieval system. These databases contain DNA and protein sequences, 3-D protein structure data, population study data sets and complete genomes.

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