Find documents without typing search terms. You can choose from two kinds of browsing, by Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and by document type.
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Multi-lingual search with Eurovoc thesaurus: By choosing "Multilingual Synonyms" you can search for synonyms and translations. All in all 239,000 terms from 21 languages are included in Eurovoc.
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Smartphone clients will be automatically redirected to our mobile website. BASE supports all modern platforms like Android, IOS, Windows Phone.
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Search faster with the BASE search plugin (for Firefox 2 and higher and IE 7 and higher). You can search the academic web with BASE directly through the search toolbar of your browser.
Install BASE search plugin
If you want to provide a search field for BASE searches on your website, simply add the following piece of source code to your home page:
<form action="http://www.base-search.net/Search/Results" method="get" accept-charset="UTF-8">
<input type="text" name="lookfor" style="width:200px;" maxlength="1024" />
<input type="submit" value="Search BASE" />
<input type="hidden" name="l" value="en" />
<input type="hidden" name="refid" value="dcexternen" />
By using CSS you can customize the design of the search box, so that it fits your web site well. Be careful not to modify the code, it may affect the functionality.
Zotero is the name of a platform independent open source software for collecting, managing and citing various kinds of online and offline resources. It is available and useable as an add-on for the Firefox browser. To a large extent, the assumed functions of a classic reference management system are supported. After having installed the add-on you can transfer results from BASE to Zotero.
You can integrate the BASE index into your own local infrastructure (e.g. meta search engines, library catalogues). For the realisation we provide a HTTP interface. A manual is available for download:
Download BASE Interface Guide (Version 1.3 May 2013)
Before you can start testing and using the interface, your IP address needs to be registered first. Please send us a short message.
A service for repository managers: OVAL, the BASE OAI-PMH Validity Checker easily verifies if the OAI-interface is compliant with the BASE requirements.
Our OAI-PHM Blog communicates information related to harvesting and aggregating activities performed for BASE.