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Universitätsbibliothek der TUHH

New to the library? 6. ebooks

In addition to the print editions, numerous titles are also or only available electronically. This is indicated by the button ” Volltext@TUHH “. The link on this button leads to the download offer of the appropriate publisher. The content can be downloaded as a PDF as a whole book ( partly as EPUB for ebook readers ) or article wise, depending on the specifications of the publisher. For licensing reasons this is only possible from the intranet of TUHH. On computers with internet – login registered readers save their ebooks either on a USB stick or any cloud or even send it via email. Therefore there are no loan periods. As a student at the TUHH you can download the ebooks on your own PC – however, a VPN connection has to be maintained.

Most publishers offer an access via “Shibboleth” (without VPN) too. Klick here for further information of TUHH intranet and use of e-media!

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New to the library? 5. tub.find

Our catalog tub.find will help you to find the information you need for your studies. It shows over 450.000 media, their location and availability in the tub. – and all this at a glance!

What does that mean?

In the hit list you will already see what can be borrowed, requested or reserved (free of charge).

What do you find?

  • Books, journals (printed and electronic)
  • eBooks ( also textbooks)

 

 

Too many or not enough hits?

Just ask us!

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New to the library? 4. Loan

You can borrow books at our service point, but most of all in self-service at the white selfcheck-system (magazine issues may not be borrowed). Check out and check in of media on the machine are possible throughout the opening hours to 9:00pm and also at weekends, including Sundays and public holidays till 8:00pm.

Simply put on books (also in stacks), press “Borrow”, read in or enter the barcode of the library card, authenticate with password – after the booking you close your account with a click on “Finished”.
On the selfcheck-systems (near elevator) both check out and check in of media are possible. Check in also works without library card and authentication.

If no other client has reserved the media, you can extend the loan periods up to three times in your library account online.
Attention: please note loan period! When it is exceeded, fees will arise and it isn`t possible to renew it.

 

 

You probably already noticed it – our self-pickup shelf behind the service area.

You can find the titles requested by our catalog from the storeroom within 30 minutes on the pick-up shelf. These media are on the self-collecting shelf for you for 2 working days. Reserved titles can also be picked up there within 7 days. You will find your requested media all under the first letter of your last name and the last 4 digits of the library card in the shelf. When borrowing please use the self check system or our service at the desks.

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New to the library? 3. Shelf for first-semester

Behind the service area and our pick-up shelf you will find our special offer shelf. At the beginning of the winter semester it serves as a first semester shelf and offers a selection of books especially for first-year students – from the textbook to the collection of formulas. Further copies of these books can be found in the textbook collection.

And also: if these books from the shelf for first-semester are available electronically, the QR-code on the reference panels contains the corresponding link. So: please access to the intranet and scan the QR-code.

Please search for your studies in our shelf for first-semester, welcome!

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New to the library? 2. Textbook Collection

Textbook collection

Introductury literature to start studying or even for the first exams, should be found in the textbook collection in the left area of the reading room on the ground floor. The books are in alphabetical order of the subject groups.The first shelf block begins with Agricultural Sciences (AG), in the middle block can be found Mathematics (MA) and Mechanical Engineering (MS), on the window side rear follow for example Process Technology (VT) and Materials Sciences (WK).

In the textbook collection there are often a large number of circulating library copies of one title. If you will not find any loan copies, there are other options:
Sometimes an electronic edition is available, in every case there is for every textbook title at least one archive copy (reference copy). It may not be borrowed, and therefore it is available for everybody during the opening hours .

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New to the Library? 1. Library Card

If you want to borrow books from the university library in order to use them at home or on campus, you need a library card.

For students of TUHH this card is free, but you have to apply for it and come to the library personally. Within a few minutes you will receive your library card and get started.

” Apply ” means that you log on with your personal data here.

Pickup is available at the service desks in the university library from Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm and Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm, if you present the following:

  • Identity card or passport including resident`s registration document
  • Student ID ( or enrollment or HVV semesterticket )

A valid email address is very important for a smooth service – e. g. for reminder emails at the end of the loan period!

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Looking for journal articles?

In the past, for cost reasons the TUHH had only a few subscriptions to publishers like Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley. A broader offer was only achieved through access to digital collections without archival rights.

As the TUHH is involved in the DEAL project, we currently have extremely limited access to Elsevier journals. This of course means more effort in research and teaching. Therefore we would like to show you different ways to get the needed articles:

Cloverleaf: 4 Ways to get an article for which there is no access within TUHH

Figure: D. Bieler

Finding an Open Access

Some authors have already published their articles in Open Access (OA), either in the journal, in a repository, on their own website or in a scientific network. These versions – if available – can almost always be found via Google Scholar: install the Google Scholar button for your browser.

1. Browser plugins

Browser plug-ins indicate whether an article is also available as an Open Access version.

  • Symbol offenes Schloß als Hinweis auf offenen Zugangunpaywall
    When surfing on websites of scientific journals, provider platforms or databases, a green lock signals after a few seconds whether an Open Access version has been found. A click to this symbol leads you to the free PDF.
  • Alternatives are the Open Access Button
    This plug-in complements the display of the Open Access Version with a request to the author if no version was found.
  • CORE Discovery
    Beta. Inspired by unpaywall.

2. Open repositories

Publishers like Elsevier and others allow the option to publish accepted manuscript versions via the institutional repository after a so-called embargo period (12-24 months per journal or less). These versions are often searchable via Google Scholar. In addition from the Elsevier Guidelines (view 13.06.2019 13:25) : “Preprint: Authors can share their preprint anywhere at any time. … Authors can update their preprints on arXiv or RePEc with their accepted manuscript.

Here you find a selection of repositories that contain Open Access articles:

3. Inquiry directly to the authors

Publishers like Elsevier and others allow their authors to share an article published in a subscription magazine with personally known students and colleagues, as the Elsevier Guidelines (view 13.06.2019 13:25) permit: „If you are an author, you may also share your Published Journal Article (PJA) privately with known students or colleagues for their personal use“. You can therefore legally receive a copy directly by contacting the authors. Using this way, however, there is no guarantee that the authors will react within a tolerable waiting time.

4. Order a interlibrary loan or as urgend delivery

Order journal articles directly via interlibrary loan. You don’t have an account yet? If you already have a library card, you can simply apply for access as a user: Form to apply for interlibrary loan. Once you have received access to interlibrary loan by e-mail, you can place your own orders, which normally cost 1.50 euros each. For copyright reasons, delivery has been made as a paper copy of varying quality – but usually within a few days.

In very urgent cases, a direct order could be an alternative, which will be delivered more quickly. In addition to the above-mentioned interlibrary loan, as a researcher at the TUHH (only staff!) you have the opportunity to provide the TU Library with

placing an urgent order
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The University Library will carry out these orders for you and will also pay the costs.

As a rule, we receive paper copies or PDF files of scanned pages. In many cases, however, an original PDF from the publisher is also available at a correspondingly higher cost. A document delivery of this kind can then cost more than 50 € depending on the article, but this will be paid by the university library.

More self-service: pick up media during opening hours

With the beginning of the summer semester 2019, we are expanding our self-service offer:

After the service area has been restructured, you will be able to pick up reserved media from our stock (requirements from the closed stacks, reservations) not only during our service hours, but also during the entire opening hours of the University Library, including weekends!

How does it work?

Slip of paper when ordering books

  • We will make the media you have requested from the magazine available for you on the pick-up shelf. This will soon be available on the site of the current Information service desk – sorted by user in the stack!
  • The order characteristic for the individual allocation will be the imprint in the middle of the respective order form of the volume: namely the first letter of your surname, followed by the last 4 digits of your library card – this serves for anonymisation.
  • You record the volumes intended for you and take care of the booking at the self-booking machine – during the service time, booking is of course still possible at our counter.
  • By the way, journal volumes no longer have to be booked. In any case they are only permitted for use in the library rooms. Interlibrary loan media will continue to be available at the service desks for the time being.
     

For this project, of course, retooling and conversion actions are necessary, which we want to carry out from Thursday, 28-3-19 until Friday, 29-3-19. We apologize for any inconvenience.

On these two days the previous service areas will be separated as a “construction site”. However, from Thursday we will set up a mobile service corner for you before the passage to the textbook collection. We will try to cover our entire offer during the construction and clearing period, supported by the automatic self-check-out machine. The spatial change of perspective for staff and audience will help both sides to get used to new processes together. We will be happy to answer your questions on site!

Until the weekend you will find the service desks on the right hand side again when you enter the library – in terms of space and content “concentrated” as a central contact point for your enquiries and concerns – we look forward to hearing from you!

 

The favourite chair has seat padding

The favourite chair has seat cushions and armrests! Many thanks to all of you who took part in the test sitting and survey in the library foyer!

Your wishes have of course been taken into account: from now on you can use the new furniture in the group rooms 1.006 and 1.009 on the upper floor.
Room 0004 on the ground floor also has colourful chairs with flexible backrests.

group room upstairs

 

groundfloor room 0004

 

Your feedback has made it possible to identify clear trends – the favourite chair of most participants has upholstered seats and armrests. In your free text answers we learned that you like to change the sitting position at work and don’t like stiff or fixed backrests at all, but like upholstery.

Also the procurement of individual workplaces is to be initiated this year due to your wishes. These measures will help us to increase the diversity of our diverse workplaces. We hope that this will improve the quality of your stay at the university library.