Get your resources during COVID-19

Books from CATS Library

Please write to (including your 8 digit Uni-ID) if you urgently need books from our holdings. We will deliver them to the front door of our library administration building (4110) upon appointment.

University Library (UB): Extended services


Valid CrossAsia account needed! As member of CATS you are eligible, please note CrossAsia's temporary simplified procedure for registering.

Cf. also CrossASia additional services during COVID-19 (German only). Check regularly!

Important collections available through CrossAsia:

  • Brill Asian Studies E-Books Online: access to most of the Brill monograph publications on Asian Studies!
  • Duxiu 读秀中文学术搜索: Access to 2.4 million full text Chinese publications from the early the 1930s to the present.
  • Chinamaxx: 700,000 Chinese e-books from 1900 to present.

bibs vs. virus

Overview of free services offered by publishers during the current situation.

Databases South Asia

In our DBIS section "South Asia" you will find over 70 databases (full text databases, bibliographic databases). Some of them are only accessible to members of Heidelberg University. The majority of the listed databases offer "free access" to their contents. The list is constantly being expanded with new offers.

Databases East Asia

400+ East Asia related digitally available resources (databases, dictionaries, e-books, ...) available at CATS. See also the complete list, searchable and sortable according to various criteria.

Endangered Archives Programme / British Library

The Endangered Archives Programme seeks to preserve cultural heritage and make it available to as wide an audience as possible. The India / South Asia archive contains more than 1,000 collections, among them digitized newspapers/periodicals, manuscripts, books, images and much more. Some highlights are:

National Emergency Library

Provided by the Internet Archive, this is a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

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Letzte Änderung: 06.04.2020
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