About Pollux

The specialized information service (FID) Political Science - Pollux aims to offer political scientists a supraregional, subject-specific and fast access to special literature and information relevant to their research.
The needs and interests of the researchers are the focus of the continuous development of the service Pollux provides.

With around 9 million references of political science publications, Pollux is the central literature and research tool for political science in Germany. The individual titles are either immediately available electronically or marked in the portal with a reference to the owning library. In addition, political scientists have free access to the newspaper archive Factiva, the policy monitoring and analysis service Polit-X, and numerous e-books.

The FID Political Science also supports and promotes open access publishing and research data management in political science.

Pollux has been funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) since 2016 as part of the Specialized Information Services for Science program and is jointly maintained by the Bremen State and University Library, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and, since 2022, the Qualiservice the Data Service Center for qualitative social science research data.


Project management

Maria Elisabeth Müller

State and University Library Bremen

+49 (0421) 218 59400direktion@suub.uni-bremen.de

Dr. Philipp Mayr

GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences

+49 (0221) 47694 533philipp.mayr@gesis.org0000-0002-6656-1658

Prof. Dr. Betina Hollstein

Qualiservice - Qualitative Social Science Research Data

+49 (0421) 218 58512betina.hollstein@uni-bremen.de0000-0003-0219-6265


Regina Pfeifenberger

Public Relations, Open Access

+49 (0421) 218 59585regina.pfeifenberger@suub.uni-bremen.de

Scientific Advisory Board

PD Dr. Martin Beckstein

Political theory and history of ideas

Institute for Political Science, Georg-August University Göttingen


Prof. Dr. Isabelle Borucki

Political Science Methods and Democracy in the Digital Transformation

Institute for Political Science, Philipps-University Marburg


Dr. Simone Burkhart

Management of Science

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)


Prof. Dr. Paula Diehl

Political Theory, History of Ideas and Political Culture

Department of Political Science in the Institute of Social Sciences, Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel


Prof. Dr. Florian Grotz

Political science, especially comparative government

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Helmut Schmidt University - University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg


PD Dr. habil. Steffen Kailitz

Extremism and totalitarianism research

Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, Technical University of Dresden


Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Knelangen

European integration

Department of Political Science in the Institute of Social Sciences, Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel


Dr. Pola Lehmann

Democracy and political representation, political parties and elections, and automated text analysis.

Center for Civil Society Research, Berlin Social Science Center


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

Political science research methods

Institute of Political Science, Chemnitz University of Technology


Dr. Hendrik Platte

Subject Librarian for Political Science

University Library of Mannheim


Helene Schlicht

Subject Librarian for Political Science / Scientific Service

German National Library (Frankfurt a. M. / Leipzig)

Dr. Julia Schwanholz

Parliamentary, democracy, and public policy research with a focus on digital transformation.

Institute of Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen


Prof. Dr. Markus Tepe

German political system

SOCIUM, University of Bremen


Prof. Dr. Christoph Weller

Peace and conflict research

Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Augsburg


Dr. Dieter Wolf

Social history and politics

SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen