DIPF actively communicates its research results to education politics and administration, practitioners and the interested public. This entails the provision of comprehensive access to literature, historical sources as well as many other information services through different portals and databases.


By providing librarian and digital services, the libraries at DIPF offer educational researchers unrestricted access to scientific literature, thus rendering a relevant contribution to the fulfilment of fundamental research needs. Teachers and education students can also find didactic materials.

BBF Archive

The archive of the BBF | Reseach Library for the History of Education at DIPF collects, preserves and indexes archival material of significance to educational history.

Research Data Centre Education (FDZ Bildung)

The Research Data Centre for Education (FDZ Bildung) constitutes an important element of a national data infrastructure in the area of empirical educational research. Its tasks encompass archiving and making available research data for reusage by the community of researchers, focusing on documenting qualitative research data and quantitative assessment instruments. By means of detailed documentation, the services target an advanced transparency and traceability of research processes and outcomes as well as secondary usage of research data.

Education Portals

At DIPF, more than 25 online information systems offer fundamental information on nearly all aspects of education in Germany. The scope ranges from information systems and databases for empirical educational research to online portals on the history of education, media education, reading promotion or continuous education and information portals for teachers.

Educational-Historical Digital Libraries

Selected parts of the Research Library for the History of Education's holdings have been digitised and are openly accessible via the internet. These digital collections have been compiled in cooperation with other institutions and are continually being expanded.