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For all services apply the Terms of Services of the Max Planck Digital Library.

  • You can't find certain articles or other works with an Internet search? Need to identify articles or patents on a specific topic? Bibliographic databases are used to locate references to journal articles, conference proceedings, book materials, reports, patents, etc. MPDL has subscribed to a selection of discipline-specific bibliographic databases to provide MPG users with access to high-quality reference information.

    Goto Bibliographic Databases

  • bloxberg is a secure global blockchain established in early 2019 by a consortium of eleven world-leading research institutions from ten different countries and under the leadership of the Max Planck Digital Library. The aim of the bloxberg infrastructure is to provide scientists with decentralized services and to foster collaboration among the global scientific community. For example, with consented transactions on the bloxberg infrastructure, research claims need not be limited to one institution alone but can be confirmed by the whole trusted network. bloxberg strives to have sufficient representation from various scientific entities worldwide, participating in the consortium, so that the network itself may replace traditional scientific infrastructure such as closed-access publishing of research results, among others. Since the genesis of bloxberg 2019, the network has expanded daily and many scientific applications are now being developed by researchers, commercial vendors, or academic service units such as libraries.

    Goto bloxberg

  • Want to find out the impact of a certain journal or how many times you have been cited? MPDL provides a collection of databases for science assessment and evaluation.

    Goto Citation Databases

  • The MPG CoNE (Control of Named Entities) platform hosts and provides multiple sets of controlled vocabularies used to ensure data quality and data consistency in different MPG software solutions, e.g. in MPG.PuRe, the MPG Publication Repository. It enables easy data entry, differentiation of ambiguous data representations and therefore also clean search results. In addition to continuously extended reference data (like MPG affiliated authors and scientific journals), the service also provides authority records from different standardization organizations (ISO-639 languages, IANA mime types) and classification vocabularies (DDC Dewey Decimal Classification). CoNE can be queried via a machine interface and delivers data in multiple, widely accepted formats, like RDF/XML, JSON and HTML. A comfortable web interface enables straightforward creation, import, edit and search of data. The service is easily extensible and configurable for new vocabulary sets. This allows e.g. the inclusion of individual subject classifications for Max Planck institutes.

    Goto CoNE - MPG Reference Data Server

  • Would you like to dive into facts and figures on various topics? MPDL provides many databases with reliable sources and references supplying information compiled by experts.

    Goto Databases for Facts

  • MPDL plays a key role in negotiating and implementing Germany’s nationwide DEAL transformative “publish and read” agreements with the largest scholarly journal publishers.

    Goto Projekt DEAL

  • Assigning persistent identifiers to research data and unpublished text material is of growing importance to improve the citability of these resources. This is a necessary step towards enabling easy data distribution and reuse. The MPDL is supporting Max Planck researchers with registering Datacite DOI names to scholarly objects stored in MPG repositories. This is done in cooperation with the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).

    Goto DOI Service

  • Edmond is a research data repository for Max Planck researchers. It is the place to store completed collections of scientific data sets with open access. Edmond can be used to publish raw data for re-use by other researchers as well as supplementary secondary data underlying a certain publication. Our research data repository features a non-restrictive metadata schema definition, as simple as you like and as complex as your parameters require.

    Edmond is provided as a central service by the Max Planck Digital Library. It is based on the Open Source Software imeji.

    Goto Edmond

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    ESAC is an open community of information professionals dedicated to putting the vision of open access to research into practice. MPDL coordinates this group of libraries and library consortia worldwide.

    Goto ESAC

  • FACES is a research data management application specifically created by MPDL for the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Dept. U. Lindenberger). It harbors a unique research data collection of images with emotional facial expressions (neutrality, sadness, disgust, fear, anger, and happiness).

    The image collection is freely available for scientific purposes and was re-used in various contexts worldwide. It solves the challenge of data privacy by distinguishing an open part of the collection and other parts, which are made available to researchers on a case by case basis.

    The FACES application is maintained and operated by MPDL. It was the beginning of a series of novel software developments at MPDL with imeji and Edmond being the latest services.

    Goto FACES

  • iThenticate is a leading plagiarism checker service. It makes identifying and attributing material that may contain unintentional plagiarism easier. As an author, you can ensure that your sources are sufficiently cited. As a reviewer, it can help you detect plagiarism and attribution issues that could damage reputations or spawn repercussions like financial and legal obligations.
    iThenticate compares uploaded documents to published research articles from global scientific, technical, and medical publishers and web content. The highlighted text will include text that has been correctly quoted and cited, so it is not necessarily plagiarized. You will need to verify that every highlighted section has been properly quoted, summarized, or paraphrased.
    Note: iThenticate is a hosted third-party service. As you need to upload your documents to the company's servers, it is not suited for documents containing sensitive information.

    Goto iThenticate

  • With the Keeper Service, you can easily sync and share your project data, and in addition, we take care that your work is properly archived in the Max Planck infrastructure. Convince yourself of the reliable and high-performant file syncing algorithms and the built-in file encryption. Support your team with the Keeper collaboration functionalities. By storing your data in Keeper, you can be sure to fulfill the archiving regulations of the Max Planck Society as well as the German Research Foundation to ensure ‘good scientific practice’. Or you deposit your data to the Keeper Service after your project ends for long-term compliant archiving.

    The Keeper Service is free of charge for all Max Planck employees. If you are from an external organization and collaborate with the Max Planck Society, you are also invited to exploit the Keeper Service for all Max Planck related projects. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Goto Keeper

  • Labfolder is the place to record, integrate and manage research data. With this electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) software researchers can handle the scientific documentation effortlessly with a lot of support for compliance with academic standards. For Max Planck researcher there are two usage scenarios available: Labfolder can be set up as a service at the respective local institute. Furthermore all Max Planck researchers have the possibility to use a central MPG Labfolder solution, which is provided by the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL).

    Goto Labfolder

  • The following information is primarily directed toward librarians and information professionals at the individual Max Planck Institutes.

    Goto Librarian's Resource Center

  • The Minerva Messenger (based on Mattermost) brings all MPG communication together, making it searchable, accessible & easy to use – anywhere. You can create your own chat-channels, communicate with team members, discuss current topics and share your data files. Also, you can invite external collaboration partners & use Zoom at any time. This innovative platform is provided & maintained by the MPDL, which means all your data is safe within our secure MPG infrastructure.

    Goto Minerva Messenger

  • As a Max Planck scientist, you have seamless access to thousands of journals, eBooks, and databases to support your research. This is possible through our service “MPDL Access Magic”. Learn how you can get access to all licensed online resources from anywhere and at any time.

    Goto MPDL Access Magic

  • MPG Citation Linker can help you with your partial or complete reference information to locate the full text or other services. It offers a direct route without having to perform searches in databases or library catalogs. Simply type in the DOI or other bibliographic information to get started.

    Goto MPG Citation Linker

  • Are you looking for something within the MPG? No problem! Just get in touch with the MPG City Service, which is a hotline and email service putting you in contact with the proper central organization of the MPG & supporting you with your specific “digital” problem.
    Give us your name, institute, and a short description of your digital challenge. We will find the right person to talk to across MPG’s central organizations and have them contact you!

    MPG City Service is provided by MPDL.

    Goto MPG City Service

  • Thanks to a growing number of agreements negotiated by the Max Planck Digital Library with many publishers, Max Planck authors can publish their articles open access at no cost to them increasing the visibility and impact of their work. When publishing an article in any of the supported journals, the relative article processing charges (APCs) will be fully covered by MPDL.

    Goto MPG OA Journal Finder

  • Together, MPDL and MPI libraries have licensed over 700.000 eBooks for the entire Max Planck Society. They can be accessed directly from the providers' sites. To discover eBooks accessible within the Max Planck Society simply search MPG.eBooks

    Goto MPG.eBooks

  • MPG.PuRe is the institutional publication repository of the Max Planck Society (MPG). The Max Planck Institutes use this application to make bibliographic data of their academic publications (title, author, publisher, etc.) accessible to the public. In addition, it supports Green Open Access and provides the possibility to upload full-texts or supplementary material (e.g. PDF, Excel). The visibility of stored data is raised by automatic search engine indexation. Interfaces enable multiple re-use options, e.g. for various websites, reports, blogs, or the MPG yearbook. MPG.PuRe is a central service provided by the MPDL. It is based on the open-source software PubMan, which is undergoing continuous development and improvement by the MPDL.
    Since 2008 MPG.PuRe is gradually replacing its predecessor system eDoc as the institutional repository of the MPG.

    Goto MPG.PuRe

  • The MPG Resource Navigator (MPG.ReNa) has information on all databases, journal and eBook collections available for MPG users. Use MPG.ReNa to get an overview and
    navigate through the entire MPG collection as well as your own institute‘s resources.

    Goto MPG.ReNa

  • MPG/SFX is your button to link to the full-text of the article you need. It takes you from your search results directly to the article on the provider's website. You will find the MPG/SFX button in databases like Web of Science, Scopus or on many other platforms.

    Goto MPG/SFX

  • Carrying forward the mission of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science as a champion of open access in research communication, the Max Planck Digital Library coordinates the international Open Access 2020 Initiative (OA2020). OA2020 is a strategic alliance of research organizations from all continents working to accelerate the transition of scholarly publishing to open access. In addition to organizing the Berlin Open Access conference series, OA2020 organizes a rich program of activities that engage thousands of research stakeholders, annually, in advancing strategies, such as transformative agreements, that repurpose subscription investments into funds that support open access publishing under conditions that are transparent, sustainable and globally equitable.

    Goto openaccess2020

  • Need to see what journals are accessible to you? The Electronic Journals Library (EZB) offers information on online journals held the Max Planck Society as well as more than 600 other libraries. It provides researchers and librarians with simple and clear information on access rights.

    Goto EZB-Journal Catalog

  • To make Open Access Publishing comfortable for MPG researchers, MPDL has negotiated terms and conditions for many journals, where Max Planck authors can publish Open Access at no cost to them. MPDL also supports you in publishing your book in Open Access. Follow the link to the list of central Open Access agreements.

    Goto Open Access Publishing

     

  • PubMan is a repository software which is being developed and made available by MPDL. It supports research organizations managing, disseminating and re-using publications and supplementary materials. This solution addresses all disciplines and focuses on the target groups researchers, local librarians and local IT. Due to the heterogeneous policies, cultures and workflows of the Max Planck Institutes, customization and configuration options throughout the solution features are of major importance. Being open source, it is freely available to interested persons or institutions all around the world.

    MPG.PuRe, the institutional repository of the MPG, is using PubMan as underlying software.

    MPDL also provides a special PubMan plugin for the established open source content management software (CMS) WordPress. The Plugin is freely available and enables the simple integration of publication data stored in a PubMan repository within local websites. For additional information please see our PubMan plugin test-page.

    Follow the link to the PubMan Software homepage

    Goto PubMan

  • The "RDMO for MPG" service supports the organization and writing of data management plans for various funding organizations. Using the RDMO software, DMPs can be written more quickly and with other scientists. At the same time, the plans can be updated throughout the various project phases and possibly forwarded to funding bodies.

    Goto RDMO for MPG

  • With access to various online dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals or other reference works MPDL enables researchers to look up standard definitions and technical terms in all academic fields. Key reference works are covered in the natural sciences as well as in the social sciences and humanities key interdisciplinary reference works.

    Goto Reference Works and Handbooks

  • Are you looking for your next research funding?
    MPDL provides you with access to up-to-date research funding information through dedicated databases, which also may include news around research funding in general.

    Goto Research Funding Information

  • Software licensing should be more convenient for all Max Planck Institutes and MPG-facilities. For this reason, MPDL received the job of creating an MPG-wide, institutionalized basic supply of software and online services, similar to the “Grundversorgung” for information resources. The SoLi team organizes the cross-institute software procurement and is, therefore, your central point of contact for questions relating to the basic supply of software and online services. Get in touch with the SoLi team for all questions around our basic software supply!

    Goto Software Licensing Service

  • MPDL offers MPG-wide access to VDE standards as well as a simple way to order a DIN, ISO or VDI norm document at no cost to you or your MPI. Just give the details of the document you need to your library or acquisitions department and the full process will then be handled by MPDL. Please note that this service only includes original standard documents -- no handbooks or textbooks. For any additional material please contact your local library.

    Goto Standards and Norms

 

 

If you did not find what you were looking for or if you have any questions, feel free to call us at the MPG-City Service Hotline +49 (0) 89 909311-243 (Monday through Friday 7:00-19:00) or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..