Circle of Users


At the following institutions, researchers work on the range of subjects of the Specialised Information Service Middle East, North Africa and Islamic Studies. Therefore, these universities, libraries and research institutions belong to the so-called “circle of users” of our licensed products.

List of Institutions

City Institution
Bamberg University of Bamberg
Bayreuth University of Bayreuth
Beirut Orient-Institut Beirut
Berlin Free University of Berlin
Berlin Humboldt University of Berlin
Berlin Centre for Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO)
Berlin Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Berlin Berlin State Library
Berlin German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Bochum Ruhr University Bochum
Bonn University of Bonn
Cologne University of Cologne
Duisburg University of Duisburg-Essen
Erfurt University of Erfurt
Erlangen Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg
Essen University of Duisburg-Essen
Frankfurt Goethe University Frankfurt
Freiburg University of Freiburg
Göttingen Göttingen State and University Library
Halle Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
Hamburg German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Hamburg University of Hamburg
Heidelberg Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
Istanbul Orient-Institut Istanbul
Jena Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena
Kiel Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel
Leipzig Leipzig University
Mainz Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Marburg Philipps University of Marburg
Munich Bavarian State Library
Munich Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Münster University of Münster
Osnabrück Osnabrück University
Nuremberg Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg
Tübingen Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

Our FID engages in a close exchange with the academic staff of these institutions. We take their needs into account when providing electronic research materials.

Latest Licences via Proxy Server

Researchers at these institutions can access our latest licence offers quickly and easily. Access is automatically authorised from the networks of our circle of users via proxy server – campus-wide and via VPN without login. This service is currently mainly used for temporary trial access to new licence products.

The proxy server is operated by the Competence Centre for Licensing (KfL) – our service partner for electronic licences.

Individual Users

Researchers who do not currently belong to any of the above-mentioned institutions can also benefit from our services. Those who conduct research in disciplines within our range of subjects or in related fields have the option to register as “individual users”.

Individual researchers need to register at the FID’s licensing portal. Residence in Germany or affiliation to a German research project are required.

Registration as an “individual user” is only required in rare cases. For members of the above-mentioned institutions, access via their networks is the preferred method.

National Licences

The Specialised Information Service Middle East, North Africa and Islamic Studies was able to activate almost all products as national licences. They are available to the entire German research community. A redirection via the proxy server is unnecessary for these FID licences. Individual users must register with the national licences portal. This registration is then valid for all national licences.