The MCI Library offers an extensive online collection of academic literature comprising all subjects as well as data, facts, statistics, videos & more for academic research and writing.

  • On MCI campus the online resources are freely available in all three libraries, PCs and via WIFI eduroam.
  • Outside of MCI campus we offer remote access (via EZproxy / Shibboleth) with your MCI credentials. Thus, access is granted with an insititutional login (not with a personal user account) - simply use the links provided below.

Springer eBooks NEW!

New! Additional eBook packages at Springer:

  • Biomedical & Life Sciences (2021-2024)
  • Behavioural Science & Psychology (2021-2024)


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ACM Digital Library

eJournals, conference proceedings and review papers by the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's oldest computing research society

CAS MethodsNow

Features step-by-step instructions for analytical and synthetic methods in areas like pharmacology, HPLC, food analysis, natural product isolation analysis and water analysis

Access only on MCI campus and with a personal user login available via:

CAS SciFindern

Search engine for references, substances, reactions and patents in Chemistry and related areas. It also includes relevance-ranked results, step-by-step procedures and protocols, citation mapping, biosequence searching, retrosynthetic analysis, patent landscape mapping, touch-screen enabled structure drawing and much more.

Access only on MCI campus and with a personal user login available via:

DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books) 80,000+ academic peer-reviewed eBooks

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DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) 10,000,000+ Articles from 20,400+ academic, peer-reviewed eJournals

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EBSCO eBooks Academic Collection

249,000+ eBooks from all subjects (ger/eng) + 120 ebooks "Social Work" (ger)

EBSCO Hospitality & Tourism Complete 155 eJournals on tourism (ger/eng)  
Elgar eBooks 59 eBooks on "Essentials in European Law" 107 eBooks "MBA Essentials"  

25 eBooks and 300+ eJournals on Management, Economics, Pedagogy, Tourism, Health and Engineering

FKM-Richtlinie Standard "Calculatory strength verification of machine engineering components", issued by the Forschungskuratorium Maschinenbau e.V. (ger)  
IMF eLibrary 23,000+ publications and statistical datasets by the International Monetary Fund

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IWA Publishing eBooks & eJournals on all aspects of water, wastewater and environment

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LexisNexis Labor Law eBooks & eJournals on Austrian labor law (ger) MCI campus & remote access: Anmelden > Select MCI > Login
MarketLine Business information database with company, sector and geography profiles, market data, M&A deals, case studies and analyses  
hacker attack! 437 eJournals mainly on natural and life sciences OA Logo Orange
Our World in Data Research and interactive data visualization to understand the world's largest problems (Health, Nutrition, Education, Environment, Economic Vitality etc.)

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Pearson eLibrary

75+ eBooks covering all subjects, primarily textbooks and fundamental works (ger/eng)

ProQuest Ebook Central 16.000+ eBooks from all subjects (ger/eng)  
RDB Rechtsdatenbank Austrian legal database, eJournals and online-commentaries (ger)

MCI campus & remote access: Anmelden > Login Universitäten > Management Center Innsbruck > Login

You are writing your thesis? Request additional access here!

Rheinwerk openbook 30+ selected eBooks on IT (ger)

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ScienceDirect 2,500+ eJournals on all subjects (eng)  

Multidisciplinary abstract and citation database for academic literature with more than 94 million references and abstracts


18,000+ eBooks on Business, Engineering & IT (published 2018-2024) as well as Behavioural Science & Psychology and Biomedical & Life Sciences (published 2021-2024)
2,500+ eJournals of all disciplines (ger/eng)

Statista Statistics portal with immediate access to over one million statistics, reports and facts; German-speaking countries & international (ger/eng)  
Steuerwörterbuch This tax dictionary is a comprehensive, practice-oriented and science-based German-English dictionary in the field of taxation, finance and accounting. It also explains the more complex terms in German. MCI Campus and remote access with a user login available via:
Tirol Tourism Research Knowledge platform for Tyrolean tourism with strategic market information as well as recent and historical tourism knowledge (ger)

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utb eLibrary 2,700+ eBooks with a focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences (ger)  
Wiley Online Library 150+ eBooks with a focus on Engineering (ger/eng)  
WISO eBooks and eJournals on Social & Economic Sciences as well as market data and newspapers (ger) Currently only partially usable due to a hacker attack!

Tutorial Markus Frischhut ENG

Videotutorial: "Research and citation of legal documents at EU-Level"

by Dr. Markus Frischhut, LL.M.

Video > Research of legal documents

pdfPresentation - Tutorial Legal Citation UPDATED VERSION 2024!

pdfHandout Legal Citation

pdfHandout Legal Citation - German Translations

MrF Webseite EU Law Find information, videos and publications on EU Law from our Jean Monnet Professor and EU Law specialist Dr. Markus Frischhut, LL.M.  
APA Style Blog

You have to cite in APA style? No problem with the support and guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA)


Cambridge Core

Free access to academic literature from all subjects published by Cambridge University Press

Check "Only search content I have access to"
Citavi Reference Management Software that is offered as a plattform-independent browser version as well as a standalone Windows-Download Free to use for all MCI Students: Use your MCI eMail when registering.
Facts4Tourism Dossier (PDF) Overview or tourism research in the Alpine region  

Over 12 Million scientific articles in 75 academic disciplines

6 articles per month cost-free after registration. (temporarily expanded to 100 articles a month)
MAXQDA Trial version

Analyze qualitative data using the software MAXQDA

Free 14-day trial version

Scribbr Useful tips for academic writing in German  
Searchsmart Comparison tool for scientific databases  
Studyflix Videotutorials for Students in German  

Copy, print and bookstore in Innsbruck

PhD Comics Poking fun at grad students, research and procrastination with Piled Higher and Deeper Comics  
ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

A comprehensive platform with resources on research and publishing


BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) Scientific search engine with over 200 million entries  
EconBiz Economics research portal with over 10 million entries  
Electronic Journal Library (EZB) Directory of over 100,000 eJournals (ger)  
Google Books The most comprehensive book search engine  
Google Scholar The most comprehensive scientific search engine  
Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog Search german-speaking and international library catalogues with a single click  
OBV Union catalogue search engine by the Austrian Library Network  
OpenDOAR Global directory of over 6,000 Open Access-Repositories  
Semantic Scholar AI-powered scientific search engine that provides one sentence-summaries of academic literature  
WorldCat The most comprehensive library catalogue  

Teach and Learn Online

Information for students:
  • Online literature accessible to MCI can be found in the databases above.
  • If you need literature that is not accessible to MCI, please contact us - if possible we will provide it for you free of charge!
  • MCI Study & Learn provides tips & information as well as further resources on:
    • The MCI Campus - onsite und online 
    • Lifelong learning - Smart & productive studying 
    • Agile Mindset
    • Support 


Information for lecturers:

  • Online literature accessible to MCI can be found in the databases above.
  • If you need or want to provide literature that is not accessible to the MCI, please contact us.
  • Teach Online provides tips & information as well as further resources on:
    • Online didactics
    • Teaching with Sakai
    • MCI Webinars
    • Digital teaching resources
    • Online assessment
    • FAQs
    • Training program & Sakai Tutorials 

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