Digital Products

Information services for searches and digitalised full-texts:


The International TextbookCat is a research tool that enables researchers to search the textbook collections in new and more intuitive ways.

  • browse the collections
  • use search criteria designed specifically for textbook searches (including country or federal state, education level, subject, school type, etc.)


The Curricula Workstation provides central access to German and international curricula, in both print and electronic formats. Accessible worldwide, it is a permanent resource for researchers of history, geography, social studies/politics, and ethics/religious education curricula.

GEI-Digital – the digital textbook library >

GEI-Digital provides free access to digitised historical textbooks from many collections. It also enables targeted full-text searches within existing digitised collections.

GEI-DZS – Georg Eckert InstitutE database of approved textbooks for germany

GEI-DZS - The Georg Eckert Institute’s database of approved textbooks for geography, history and social studies/politics in German state schools. The database contains textbooks from the 2009/10 academic year up to the present day. (Open Access Repository)

The repository contains all open-access publications for which the Georg Eckert Institute has editorial responsibility. It also provides access to freely available publications from other institutions in the field. is an international platform that provides information on textbook systems around the world. It is a database providing information on the use and development of textbooks in their respective education systems.

Digital Humanities:


WorldViews is a multilingual, digital collection of source material, containing excerpts from textbooks on themes of interregional, transnational and global relevance. Worldviews provides the overarching framework for several collections containing textbook excerpts on a range of topics.

Welt der Kinder

The Children and their World project uses tools and methods from digital humanities to process a corpora of 4,500 digitised texts (textbooks and other books for children and young people).

Digital teaching material:

Zwischentöne (Nuances)

The multimedia web-based platform supplies ideas and materials for teaching about diversity and pluralistic societies in the classroom. Addressing social diversity helps young people to enhance their judgement and negotiation skills.


‘Pruzzenland’ New approaches to an all but forgotten region is a multi-lingual, educational and digital collection of source materials, designed for children aged between 14 and 18 with an interest in history.