VET Repository and Library
The range of services offered by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) enables target groups from academic research, politics and practice to access literature on all aspects of vocational education and training and VET research in line with their needs.
With the VET Repository, BIBB provides the specialist community with a modern research and publication tool. In 2019, the VET Repository superseded the Vocational Education and Training Literature Database (LDBB) containing around 60,000 literature references on all aspects of vocational education and training and VET research. The VET Repository continues to systematically collect and index relevant literature. In addition to currently containing more than 64,000 literature references, the VET Repository also offers a constantly growing stock of publications available on Open Access.
The BIBB library is the largest academic specialist library for the field of vocational education and training and VET research in German-speaking countries. It holds more than 85,000 media items and currently subscribes to around 200 periodicals.
You can use the literature search to search the holdings of the VET Repository as well as those of the library.
In addition, BIBB offers further specialist information services that provide an overview of topical vocational education and training issues in academic research, politics and practice. This includes compiling selected and annual bibliographies as well as documenting printed matter for parliamentary processes relating to vocational education and training topics.