The library offers users access to the following electronic resources:
- German National Licences, financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
- e-Journal subscriptions, as well as access to JSTOR. A list of all the journals available at the DHI can be found in the Electronic Library of Journals.
- Historiography: Deutsche Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert online, Holocaust Archives Fold 3, Primary Source Collections: Reformation Studies / The Italian Reformation 1, Prometheus-Bildarchiv
- Musicology: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, Grove Music Online, MGG Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart online
- e-Books: access to a selection of studies edited in the Institute's series Bibliothek des Deutschen Historischen Instituts and Analecta musicologica
- Special historical collections: