Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the Energie Archives?
  2. What type of content can I find?
  3. How can I gain access?
  4. I am subscriber. How can I log in?
  5. What search options do I have?
  6. Can I use search operators?
  7. How can I perform phrase searches (multiword terms)?
  8. How is the hit list organized?
  9. Where can I find complete articles?
  10. I have further questions. Where can I get support?

1. What are the Energie Archives?

The Energie Archive data base contains specialist articles from the technical journals EID, EEK and Oil Gas. Set up in 1947, EID is one of the leading international trade journals for independent information on the German and European energy market- going from renewable energies, the network system, the digitalization to natural gases and the mineral oil market.

EID https://www.eid-aktuell.de is a combination of „Daily News“, a weekly E-Paper and – every other week – a print version.

EEK https://oilgaspublisher.de/zeitschriften/#zeitschrift-eek was founded in 1884. It is the only German language technical/scientific, professional journal with topics like, extraction, processing and using of natural gas and oil, petrochemicals, geothermal energy and coal-/ biofuel improvement. The journal is getting published every month, in July/ August in a double issue.

Oil Gas https://oilgaspublisher.de/zeitschriften/#zeitschrift-oilgas is an English language, independent, technical journal, publishing in the area of „Upstream, Midstream & Downstream“.

2. What type of content can I find?

The database contains specialist articles which have been published in EID, EEK and Oil Gas over the past years. As soon as new issues are published the database is getting updated.

3. How can I gain access?

The site is available to everyone. You can perform searches and browse the hit list for a short description of the articles. If you belong to one of the following groups you can download the complete text of the articles (in PDF file):

  • Subscribers of EID: access to content of EID
  • Subscribers of EEK: access to content of EEK and Oil Gas
  • Subscribers of Oil Gas: access to content of Oil Gas and EEK
  • Subscribers of EID Basis: access to all content of EEK and Oil Gas
  • Subscribers of EID Premium: access to all content

4. I am a subscriber – how can I log in?

As a subscriber you can use your subscription number in order to log in. You will find the subscription number in your invoice as our order number.

Please note: If your subscription number begins with the number “zero”, please omit the “zero” when entering your login. In case of login problems, please contact leserservice@dvvmedia.com.

5. What search options do I have?

The database search can be used like any other search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo....). Just enter one or more search terms. Two or more terms are automatically linked with AND. In order to start your search hit enter on your keyboard or click the red search button. If you want to delete your previous search terms or parameters just click on the home button in the upper left corner of the website.

How to limit your search to one publication

You can find the field „publications“ below the search field. The standard set-up menu of this field considers “all” publications, which means that the search function browses all “EID”, ”EEK” and “Oil Gas” publications. If you click on the small triangle, a drop down menu will open up and you can narrow the search by selecting one of the three journals.

How to narrow the timeline or the search period

You can find a drop down menu below the search field, where you can set up a timeline by entering “from” and “to”. You can determine a specific timeframe for your search by selecting month and year.

6. Can I use operators?

It is possible to enter (Boolean) operators. The following entries will be processed: AND, OR, NOT. Utilisation examples for queries with operators:

  • Communication AND Data
  • Drive AND (LNG OR Gas)
  • LNG NOT diesel

7. How can I perform phrase searches (multiword terms)?

It is possible to search for phrases or multiword terms by using quotation marks. Phrases and multiword terms are expressions consisting of more than one word. Entry examples are:

  • "Big Data"
  • "Natural gas and oil production"
  • "Drilling technology"

Please note: If you set several expressions in quotation marks, you will get only results with exactly the same spelling and the same search term sequence.

8. How is the hit list organized?

As standard, the search engine arranges the answers in the hit list according to relevance. If you press the button “date” above the first hit, the sorting will be arranged chronologically, and you can choose between ascending order or descending order.

9. How can I find complete articles?

For each result an individual data record with a short description text will be displayed. For each article the respective metadata is embedded in the description text. After having entered the login data, you can press the button to launch the full text download of the article.

10. I have further questions. Where can I get support?

Please do not hesitate to contact our customer service kundenservice(at)dvvmedia.com for any questions regarding the login. If you have any questions concerning our archive products, or if you would like to suggest improvements or provide feedback you are very welcome to contact archiv(at)dvvmedia.com.