FID licences

General information

FID Linguistik provides access to electronic media that are subject to licence fees. With the financial support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, supra-regional licences for selected discipline-specific resources such as databases or journals are acquired. Generally, the FID licences are a service for researchers affiliated with German academic institutions, i.e. universities or university-independent research centres. The licensing models vary depending on the product.

Here you can find an overview of the current offers together with information about the respective resource, the corresponding user group, registration procedure, and access options. If you have any questions concerning the FID licences or difficulties with the access to the products, please contact us at or via our contact form.

Enhanced Electronic Grammars Online (EEG)

FID Linguistik provides access to the database EEG of the publishing house De Gruyter. The online resource features comprehensive descriptions of languages from around the world. The focus lies on small and endangered languages. EEG makes available various full grammars simultaneously. The grammars are interlinked which allows precise cross-linguistic queries (see

The FID licence was acquired for a user group of 100 persons. The user group comprises linguists involved in research or teaching activities (professors, lecturers, research assistants, or postdocs) that are affiliated with an academic institution in Germany, i.e. a university or a university-independent research centre.

Registration & Access

The access to the database EEG is provided via the portal of the Kompetenzzentrum für Lizenzierung ( In order to get an authorisation you have to register as individual user. When registering please use your institutional email address. If authorised, you can access the database via the URL provided in the product description.

>> Registration as individual user

>> Product description and access URL


John Benjamins E-Journals

FID Linguistik provides access to two subscription-based e-journals published by John Benjamins Publishing: the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (IJCL) and the International Journal of Learner Corpus Research (IJLCR). Both journals focus on empirical language research. They publish articles on current topics in the field of Corpus Linguistics as well as new findings and innovative approaches in the areas of General Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition.

The FID licence facilitates a campus-wide access to the current volumes at more than 50 universities in Germany. The entire IP network of the respective institution has been activated for the use.

Registration & Access

Provided that you are affiliated with an authorised institution, you can access the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (IJCL) and the International Journal of Learner Corpus Research (IJLCR) via your local library. You can find the access URLs in your library's OPAC.

>> List of authorised institutions