About Pollux

Pollux, funded by the German Research Foundation, optimises the supply of literature and the information infrastructure in the field of political science in Germany. Pollux thus supports supra-regional political science research. Together with its project partner, the GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, the State and University Library Bremen develops tailor-made services that are available to all researchers in Germany in the field of political science.

Pollux sees itself as an information infrastructure tailored to the needs of the specialist community in terms of content and services. The supra-regional availability of content sustainably improves the nationwide supply of political science subject information. In order to achieve this goal, a significant expansion of the data stock is a fundamental prerequisite. The regular and continuous feedback of all essential measures and goals of Pollux with the scientific community ensures that the concrete needs of this community are met in a targeted manner. It is intended to develop specifically tailored value-added services. Pollux is strictly oriented to the principle of availability of all information offered by the search area and shows you always how to get to the full text. This applies to the supply of e-media as well as to conventional media.

The development of a comprehensive search space, which is closely geared to the needs of the specialist community, is at the heart of Pollux, which provides direct access to electronic publications (e-books, e-journals, e-articles), scientific open access documents, research data and content from specialist databases and newspaper archives in a timely and location-independent manner. Printed publications, which are still important for political scientists, complete the range of services where electronic resources are not yet available. In this way, the literature and subject information can be accessed directly at the respective researcher's workplace.

The German Research Foundation has been funding Pollux since 2016. The second funding phase is from 07/2019 to 09/2022.


State and University Library Bremen

Maria Elisabeth Müller

Phone:+49 (0421) 218 59400

Dr. Michael Czolkoß-Hettwer (Project Coordination)

Phone:+49 (0421) 218 59586

GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences

Dr. Philipp Mayr

Phone:+49 (0221) 47694 533

Scientific Advisory Board

PD Dr. Martin Beckstein

Prof. Dr. Isabelle Borucki

Prof. Dr. Paula Diehl

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Grotz

PD Dr. Steffen Kailitz

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Knelangen

Dr. Pola Lehmann

Jun.-Prof. Arndt Leininger, Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. Günther Maihold

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Naßmacher

Dr. Julia Schwanholz

Prof. Dr. Markus Tepe

Prof. Dr. Christoph Weller

Dr. Dieter Wolf