History of Science

Subject Search

Holdings at the University Library

Please go to the Online Catalogue of the University Library for publications on the history of sciences.

You may also use the new HU search engine Primus. With its help, you can search the collection of the University Library as well essay databases.

For a profound historical research work, you should also use the old volume card and systematic card catalogues at the HU.


Specialized periodicals

  • Database of periodicals (ZDB): History of Sciences with all printed periodicals on the subject.
  • Electronic periodical library (EZB): History of Sciences with an overview of electronic specialized periodicals and notes how to access them (free web access, HU intranet) as well as links to the particular periodicals.


Specialized databases

Iimportant databases for the History of Sciences are the following:



Ms Yong-Mi Rauch
Subject Librarian
Phone: 20 93-99 280
Email: yong-mi.rauch@ub.hu-berlin.de



Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 1-3
10117 Berlin

Consultation hours:

on appointment by phone


Postal address:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
10099 Berlin


Subject at the Humboldt University:

Department of Historical Sciences, Chair of History of Sciences


Regional specialized libraries

General History of Science


History of Mind in Berlin is a cooperation between Freie Universität, Humboldt-Universität, Technische Universität and the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Sciences with the common goal to build up a centre for the History of Science in Berlin.


Subject News

Other library soffers

A special collection field does not exist but several important libraries offer comprehensive holdings on the subject of History of Sciences.


General History of Sciences

University of Göttingen: Forschungsbibliothek des Instituts für Wissenschaftsgeschichte


History of Medicine