Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung


Albeit limited to WZB researches and publications, many full-text documents with related info are accessible. All material is available in German and more than a half also in English.


An internationally renowned research institute, WZB is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Land Berlin since 1976


WZB research and discussion papers are available in full-text as well as reports and other publications. For books an abstract is available, while for lectures only annotations are retrievable

Information density

Albeit limited to the WZB activities, for each research areas and units, a good quantity of detailed information about the institute, its teams, their topics and their ongoing projects is provided

Content Pertinence to Political Science

The focus is on the problem-solving capacities of social and governmental institutions, often within a cross-national comparative context

Updating Rate

Updating frequency varies across research areas and website sections