In our online catalogue you can search and find subject-specific literature, research data and further information for your scientific work. At the present time our catalogue contains over 4 million data sets relevent to transport and mobility research and it is constantly being expanded. So you can find what you are searching.

Accessibility at your Local Library

The catalogue of FID move does not support borrowing of titles. Many titles are directly accessible online, others can be retrieved from your local libaries or via interlibrary loans. To give you the best recommendation on how to access a title, we offer an accesibilty check. Depending on the search result, titles will be offered to you as downloads or you will be refered to the online catalogues of the FID move partner institutions, TIB and SLUB. If you are registerd to these services, you can borrow the title with your usual user account. If you are registered at a different library, you can check accessibilty at your local librabries via the link „Check availability in my library“. The link redirects you to an external service (hbz OpenURL Gateway), that identifies your local library via IP adress. Alternatively, you can provide any local library manually. The accessbility check will be done via a so called link resolver of the library you provided. In the best case scenario, the title will be found and information about local access and loaning capabilities is provided. In addition, the link resolver results usually contain information about interlibary loans or other supported document delivery services like subito. Document delivery services may charge fees.

Search Help

search terms and phrases


Search terms consist of one or more words. If the words are not combined with a Boolean operator (see below), search terms will be linked by AND by default.

Example: traffic flow

This search query will show all data sets containing the terms "traffic" and "flow" (also synonyms).

Search phrases are enclosed with quotation marks.

Example: "traffic flow"

This search query will only show data sets containing the precise words in that order "traffic flow".


Boolean operators and Brackets


You can use the Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT (in capital letters) in your search query. If you want to use several operators, you will have to use brackets to logically seperate each search term.

Example: (mobility OR transport) AND research AND NOT e-mobility

This search query will show all data sets containing either "mobility" or "transport" and always containing "research" but never containing "e-mobility".


Wildcard characters and Placeholders


You can modify your search terms with wildcard characters such as asterisks (*) and questionmarks (?). A questionmark is used as a placeholder for one letter. An asterisks can be interpreted as a number of literal characters or an empty string. Wildcard characters can be combined and used several times in a search term. However, they cannot be used in search phrases.

Example: c?t

This search query will show data sets containing words such as "cut" or "cat" and more.

Example: laser*

This search query will show data sets containing words starting with "laser" or including "laser".


Advanced search


In the advanced search, the four indices search term, author, title and numbers can be searched individually or in combination. Search phrases, Boolean operators and wildcards are used in the same way as in the Basic Search. The index fields of the Advanced Search are linked with AND.

  • The index Search term contains title, abstract, author name, numbers.
  • The index Author contains Author (complete work) and Author (essay) as well as terms from Other participants.
  • The index Title contains the title of the complete work or the title of the article.
  • The index Numbers contains ISBN, ISSN, report number, funding code and codes.