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Here, a series of links and information that can be helpful in the studies, can be found.

Organizational Issues

The Archaeological Institute belongs to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and uses KLIPS and ILIAS for the organization of teaching. 

Cooperating Institutions at the University of Cologne

The Archaeological Institute works closely with several institutions:

Important extrauniversitatian Institutions

Research institutions, such as the RGM and the DAI, that work outside of universities and museums are working on archaeological questions. Members of dArV are informed on job opportunities and developments within archaeology:


For correct scientific work, a comprehensive literature search is fundamental. For this, one needs access to catalogues of libraries, that can be searched by tag, author, title, etc.

The following offer a selection of library catalogues and journals that are accessible online:

  • KUG - Cologne University catalogue
  • USB Köln E-Media - University and City Library Cologne 
  • bonnus - Portal of the University of Bonn
  • HBZ - Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • ZDB - Journal Database 
  • HEIDI - Catalogue for the Libraries of the University of Heidelberg
  • ZENON - Literature search of the German Archaeological Institute
  • Dyabola - Literature search 
    (only accessible with university IP)
  • Diotima - Literature search on certain topics 
  • Perseus - Digital Library of the Tufts University
  • Karlsruhe virtual catalogue 
  • JSTOR - Online journals 
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
  • German Digital Library
  • Academia – Platform to share personal scientific works
    (Warning! not peer-reviewed!)
  • Researchgate – Alternative Platform to share personal scientific works


Archaeological institutions are increasingly offering online content. Those databases serve for image, inscriptions and information research:


Reviews give an evaluation and an overview over the reviewed work and therefore allow to better the literature search. It does not substitute for personal lecture!

  • - Review platform for europeans historic studies
  • sehepunkte - review journals for historic sciences
  • BMCR - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Publication Requirements

Study Ressources

The following contains websites that offers introductions to Classical Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, and Archaeoinformatics:

  • Tips on content of student working at the Archaeological Institute
    link following soon
  • Technical tips to student working at the Archaeological Institute
    link following soon
  • Introduction Classical Archaeology
    link following soon
  • Introduction to Archaeology of the Roman Provinces
    link following soon
  • Introduction Archaeoinformatics
    link following soon
  • Pharos - Online study help on Classical Archaeology and Philology
  • Viamus - Museum of virtual antiquities 
  • Khan Academy - Online-Study-Platform 
  • Coursera - Online-Study-Platform

Programs on Bibliography

In the course of the studies and later in the scientific conduct, several essays, contributions and book have to be used. In order to not lose the overview over the already read material, but also to out order into unedited citations, bibliography programs are of help. With those, one can add notes and tags to citations in order to create a database that allows the search of tags, authors and others. It facilitates finding the citation again. Two programs are rather well liked:

  • Citavi - Proprietary Software, free for students of the University of Cologne 
  • Zotero – free alternative