Library Service

You can order books and articles from journals that do not belong to the UFZ’s library stock as an interlibrary loan. As this literature is ordered from other partner libraries, we cannot say when your literature will arrive.
From experience we can only say that it could take anything from 3 days up to 3 weeks. Articles on the other hand often arrive on the same day that they are ordered. Interlibrary loans (books and articles) that are not free of charge will remain at the library lending desk for collection. In this case you will receive a notification email from us.

Please log into the system (=computer login from LDAP): Log into interlibrary loans

Reading room orders
If you want to lend a book from the main reading room that is not already on loan, then you can order it through UFZ catalogue . The book will be waiting for collection at the library lending desk on the next working day.

Closed stack orders
You can order books or journals from the UFZ’s closed stack. You can find this stack by searching in the UFZ catalogue in the field "closed stack".
Link: Closed stack and book orders

You can also order books from the closed stack through UFZ catalogue. The advantage of ordering through WebOPAC is that you are immediately able to see the lending status of the book: UFZ catalogue

Please log into the system: Log into reading room orders or closed stack orders

We are more than happy to order books for you to purchase. Before you order a book please make sure that it is not already part of the UFZ’s stock: Search

Book orders through the DMS order form

Book order through the DMS order management

Log in through the computer login. Select:
⇒ Library, book order, fill in form, send form ⇒ Go!
If you are buying the book for a project, please include the cost center and project funding body. Previously used book order forms are omitted if you order through DMS.

The library offers instruction in the following:

• General instruction on how to use the library/ tour of the library
• Instruction on working with the photocopier and book scanner
• Online literature searches
• Basic searches using the Web of Science

For internal use only:

To register for one of the above, please use the following link:
Link: Training forms from the personnel department

You can also make direct enquiries with us. Instruction dates are announced on the library home page and by e-mail.

A compilation of all those publications by UFZ-employees that were published during their scientific work at the UFZ is a main responsibility of the library as well as the preparation of these for the internet.
Due to data maintenance processes within our central publications management system, we can guarantee that your bibliographic data will be subjected to comprehensive quality control, standardisation and validation. Bibliographic data is updated with the structural data of our center, ensuring that your own publication lists as well as those of your department and all projects will be available at all times.
Publications from the time before you worked at the UFZ are not included in this directory.
Please also note that poster contributions that did not appear in conference proceedings will not be included.
Please send a copy of your publication (in print or PDF form) with the respective POF-number to .

Here you can find a little training video:

You can search for available publications by using the web publisher.
New publications directory
• Link: to the web publisher (archaic; last data recorded on 30.05.2011)

Please take note of the help file for searching through the publications directory of the UFZ: Help file WebPublisher (31.6 KB)

The publications lists on the "POF-sites" are created according to the publications directory. The directory is also used to create the publication lists on the department home pages. The publications directory is also the basis for various evaluations.

Annual publications lists
The annual publications lists can be downloaded under the following link:
Link: Annual publications lists

Publications guidelines

Publications guidelines can be found under:
Internal regulations of the UFZ -> Library

Guidelines/ suggestions for names and addresses on publications

Must be provided:

Author’s name: as it is officially spelt
Address: UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Can be provided:

The address of your UFZ premises in Leipzig, Halle or Magdeburg.

No longer has to be provided:

Private limited company


Marion Münstermann
UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

The following pages are about the impact of the UFZ.

Here you can find some information on ESI (Essential Science Indicators). For example: How do we get those statistics? Which position is the UFZ? ESI (Essential Science Indicators)

How can I enhance the profile of my publications, myself or my institution?
(Source: Uni Vienna, Team Bibliometry)

• Publish in sources and journals that are peer-reviewed
• Publish in journals with an impact factor that is above average for your field.
Ensure that you provide the correct affiliation in a standardised form in your publication.
• Check whether your name is correctly entered in the most important databases (Web of Science, Scopus) and make any necessary amendments.
• If possible, group together all of your entries in the database, e.g. through Researcher ID in WoS (or the feedback button in Scopus).

In Wikipedia ("Bibliometrics", October 2015) the term "bibliometrics" is defined as follows:

"Statistical bibliometrics is the quantitative search of publications, authors and institutions such as libraries through statistical analysis. In this way, for example, it is possible to determine empirical regularities in the growth of publications, the distribution of topics in journals and the number of citations of a journal article (citation analysis)."

Bibliometrics is primarily used for the quantitative evaluation of scientists and scientific institutes, whereby the impact factor and the citation analysis play a major role.

Related links

Bibliometrics in Wikipedia
Bibliometrics in InfoWissWiki