About Detlev Bieler

Fachreferent Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Now available online: Schneider Bautabellen and Handbook of porous materials

The tub. has just acquired two new eBooks to make it easier for you to access these frequently used books:

Book covers of the two new ebooks:
Schneider Bautabellen and Handbook of porous materials

The Schneider Bautabellen have been used by engineers for over 45 years now, they are a standard work. Although we have numerous printed copies in the textbook collection, the title is now also available digitally. This means that you can use the current edition of the construction tables wherever you are, e.g. search online or print out selected documents.

The second title is the Handbook of porous materials and consists of these four volumes:

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Good news! tub. gets its own water dispenser!

Photo: Ri Butov via pixabay

The library is finally getting its own water dispenser! This will be installed directly in the entrance area, on the wall between the doors to the restrooms.

For this purpose, remodeling work will soon take place in the ladies’ room (tiling and electrical work). As this will take a few days, we ask you to use the toilets on the upper floor or also the barrier-free WC on the first floor during this time. However, the men’s WCs can still be used.

Maintenance work power supply reading room

Dear students,

In the next week, routine maintenance work will have to be carried out on our power supply. This can lead to power cut-offs every now and then. This happens on the following days:

Wednesday, 16.2., reading room 1 of the library, between 7am and 4pm

Thursday, 17.2. reading room 2, also between 7am and 4pm

However, you may still use the reading rooms!

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Homework help wanted?

Source: ZBW Econbiz

Here, of course, is meant the term paper in the context of the study, that is, the one that has to be written ;-)

Term papers are not necessarily a favorite activity for many students during their studies. However, they are a good way to prepare for writing a thesis. If you are going to write a term paper soon – perhaps during the Christmas break or at another time – then we can recommend a practical handout from the ZBW – Leibniz Information Center for Economics to support you. It provides you with the most important information on how to get started. The handout is not only suitable for the subject of economics, but also describes the general procedure for writing a term paper or bachelor thesis.

One focus is on finding the right literature, i.e. research and tips on this, such as the search term diagram. But also the evaluation of sources is discussed and of course the creation of an exposé and the correct citation. On the pages of the ZBW you will also find more information.

And for those who would prefer to have the brochure in printed form, there are several copies in German or English available at the tub. service desk.

IBISWorld database for testing

Maybe you’ve already heard about IBISWorld and want to give the database a try? It is not only interesting for economists, but also for other disciplines. The database provides access to about 4000 industry reports with market analyses for Germany, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, China and more.

Homepage IBISWorld

Each report includes both quantitative and qualitative trend analysis on key industry statistics, operating conditions, product and market segments, and the competitive environment, including major industry players.

Interactive charts facilitate the overview and comparison between the industries. The reports are searchable and can be downloaded in various formats (unfortunately this is not possible with the test access). The test is possible until November 30. You do not need any special access data for this if you are in the TUHH area (VPN). Please feel free to let us know what experiences you have had with this offer.

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Citavi Web for testing at the TUHH – also for Mac and Linux users!

For a long time the literature management Citavi was only available for Windows. Now the Citavi web version has been released. This can also be used with Linux, macOS or mobile devices. We, the computing center and the library, would like to first provide you with a test access to Citavi Web within the campus license and collect feedback after the test phase. Since Citavi Web is not free of charge, we would like to determine the need and benefit of the web version of Citavi for members of the TUHH. We are looking forward to your feedback!

Testing desired

The test is available now. Access is possible via https://citaviweb.citavi.com/. If you do not have a Citavi account yet, then register via “my university”. If you have not used Citavi before: We have compiled information on how to set up and use it on an information page on the application. More information on trying out Citavi Web is also available on the official pages of the provider.

In the coming weeks, we would like to gather experiences and impressions of Citavi Web and other wishes for literature management applications at the TUHH via an online survey. This will be announced in a timely manner via various communication channels.

Citavi Web

With Citavi Web, a writing project can now be accessed online in a browser, regardless of location. As mentioned at the beginning, this is independent of the operating system and with mobile devices such as tablets. This means that Apple and Linux users can also use Citavi for literature management.

Since the project data is stored online, it is also possible to access a project in a team. A chat function is also integrated for this purpose. This is what the Citavi Web interface looks like:

After own initial experiences, Citavi can be used almost as usual. All the essential functions of the Windows program version are also available in Citavi Web (especially the popular option of organising the collected knowledge). Some advanced functions are somewhat hidden, and missing functions in areas such as data entry, research or working with PDF files are (still?) pointed out on the Citavi support pages. Work was a little slow at times in initial tests. Here, too, we are looking forward to further feedback from interested parties at the TUHH.

A connection to Word is also integrated (but only for Word 2019 and Office 365) and working with PDFs also works well with the web version. The integration of Word is described in the Citavi manual.

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We hope for a lively participation in the test phase in order to get a comprehensive overview of Citavi Web and literature management in general at the TUHH. So feel free to try Citavi Web (also as a user of other literature management applications) and give us feedback after the start of the online survey ;-)


Of course, as usual, we are here for you and yours to provide support on the topic of literature management in general, in addition to questions about applications such as Citavi and Zotero.

One more note, as Citavi Web is initially only released for testing, do not store any important data in it or do this additionally in a local Citavi project.

Contact persons for further questions are Florian Hagen und Detlev Bieler