International Bibliography of Periodical Literature

International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ: Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur) covers the academic journal literature in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines. Coverage includes journals from 40 countries and in more than 40 languages. Subject indexing is based on the Subject Headings Authority File (Schlagwortnormdatei) and Name Authority File (Personennamendatei) published by the German National Library. The file size is over 3.3 million records from over 11,000 journals, with 120,000 records added annually. (ISSN 1865-0279; ISBN 978-3-598-69006-8).[1]

International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
ProducerK. G. Saur (Germany)
LanguagesGerman and English
Providersde Gruyter
DisciplinesHumanities, social sciences, all related scholarly topics
Record depthAuthor, journal title, year of publication, year, journal number, page number; Languages of article and available abstracts; subject heading, reference; Subject field of the article and the journal publisher
Format coverageAbstracts, indexing
Temporal coverage1983–present
Geospatial coverageInternational
No. of records3.3 million
Update frequencyMonthly (print); daily (online)


IBR represents International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur) (ISSN 1865-0228) is a bibliographical database covering scholarly works. It is published by K. G. Saur.[2]


  1. "IBZ Online: Product information". Walter de Gruyter GmbH. 18 August 2014. doi:10.1515/IBZ. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  2. "IBR Online: Product information". Walter de Gruyter GmbH. 18 August 2014. doi:10.1515/IBR. Retrieved 23 August 2014.

Further reading

  • Broadwin, John A. (1976). "An Analysis of the Internationale Bibliographie Der Zeitschriftenliteratur". Journal of Documentation. 32 (1): 26. doi:10.1108/eb026613. Describes the historical development of IBZ, and the methods used to select journal for coverage. Strengths and weaknesses are evaluated and IBZ is compared to other indexes.

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