Unpaywall: The fast way to Open Access Articles

Reference Open ContentInstead of paying a fee for downloading the full text take the reference to a freely accessible version!

There is now support for your access to closed journal articles. On our reading room PCs you will find the browser plugin unpaywall, which is available for the Internet browsers Firefox and Chrome.

When surfing on the websites of scientific journals, provider platforms or databases, a green lock signals the presence of an Open Access publication of the article after a few seconds. A click on the symbol “Green lock” leads you to the free full text.

Unpaywall in action

Test the example in the reading room!

We also recommend that you download the plugin for your own use, as unpaywall unlike other sites only identifies legal Open Access versions of paid content. It is also important to note that this open access version does not visually correspond to the publisher’s version, as layout and logos are usually not allowed to be used. Also, an embargo period must often be observed when publishing the preprint or an accepted manuscript. The older the article, the more likely it is to be found.

If you have any questions, please contact our E-Mail-Logo Open Access Team.

Catalog tub.find – new titles missing at present

tub.find in Pad

In the course of the growing together of BSZ and GBV there are starting difficulties, which probably last longer. Therefore our catalog and discovery system tub.find is not up to date since 15-03-2019.

That is why we recommend not only to use our catalog tub.find for literature searches, but also to check in the classic catalog interface whether the title you want is part of the tub. stock. We do it too! Whether inquiries of our users on most diverse channels or locally or also with interlibrary loan orders – we look at present for security in both data base systems.

If you have any questions or need support, please do not hesitate to contact us at the service desk in the library. We ask for your understanding for the confusing situation!

Test #2: New chairs – your opinion is wanted in the library foyer starting 15-06-17

Time for something new!

If you have wishes for the library, then two wishes are guaranteed:

  • I would like to work in peace and quiet.
  • I want a lot of room for group work.

For this reason, since summer of 2016 we have opened four new group workrooms on the first floor of our library. The furniture is now to be improved by tables and chairs that you would like.

Also the furniture in the reading room will be renewed and expanded. Please help us to choose the new furniture and test them!

We invite you to take a seat, test, compare and choose the very best.

Please use the questionnaire to comment. Thank you!

Test sitting at library foyer starting 16-05-17

If you like to work quietly and concentrated in the library, then you should definitely join our carrel test: After a single workplace, a so-called “workbay” has been tested in a group workroom, we now offer two models for comparison.

Carrel in blue

Take a seat starting from Tuesday 16-05-17.

We plan on using the carrels as a room-in-room installation in a group work room or in the reading rooms. They are intended to promote concentrated individual learning and working.

You are cordially invited to inspect, try, compare and to give feedback …

 Carrel in green

 

You are welcome to fill out our questionnaire next to the installation (only a few questions!) or just leave a comment here!

Thank you!

Annual library outing 13-09-16

On next Tuesday library staff will enjoy their annual outing. The University Library will be opened from 8:00am to 9:00pm, but we can only offer restricted service from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Checking in and out of books will be possible during the opening hours as well as paying fees at the fee machine.
We will make a trip to Hansestadt Stade.

Stade by neufal54

Stade by neufal54
Quelle pixabay

New fees as of 1. April 2016 – Preliminary information

Euro-Münzen und Banknoten
It is planned that a new “Gebührenordnung für wissenschaftliche Bibliotheken” (Scale of fees for scientific libraries) will take effect April, 1, 2016. This scale will be passed by the Senate of the City of Hamburg based on the Hamburg Law of Fees.

Important innovation will concern – above all – those of you, who do not return media in due time or who do not extend the loans in due time.

Good news for you first: the survey of the fees will become more transparent. The reason: the fees will be booked to your account and are visible for you immediately, not any longer after return of media.

Within a few weeks the new fees will apply to you all over Hamburg in following differentiation.
In case of a request for return they will appear in your account immediately:

First request for return (1. week): 1 Euro
Second request for return (2. week): (2. week): 2 Euro (total 3 Euro/Medium)
Third request for return (3. week): (3. week): 5 Euro (total 8 Euro/Medium)
Final request for return (5. week): 10 Euro (total 18 Euro/Medium)

Please note, that you will have to pay 18 Euros per book, should you overdraw your loan period for five weeks.

As you see fees will change only by distinct overdrafts of the loan periods.
Speedy returning instead is in interest of all our users …

The “Gebührenordung” has to pass the political authorities in Hamburg. We will inform you, when it will get valid.

Your questions now we`d like to answer yet.

Annual library outing 13-08-2015

On next Thursday library staff will enjoy their annual outing. The Library will be open for you from 9:00am to 9:00pm, but all personal services like picking up reserved books, applications for membership or the settlement of fees as well as information services will not be available.

Of course self check services for reading room books will continue. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are interested we remain in the vicinity and explore Wildpark Schwarze Berge.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/malte_s/5749936379/sizes/m/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Bald Eagle Portrait by Malte Sörensen