Salad of numbers

books

Bookcrossing meets action shelf

For one week you can find in our yellow bookcrossing shelf a colourful mix of books with numbers on the front page. These books can be taken and kept.

To match, we have equipped our action shelf  behind the pick-up shelf of the closed stack  requirements. These books can be borrowed after self-booking.

Enjoy browsing and borrowing.

 

Our selection is also available in LibraryThing.

 

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
.
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.

Treat Your Scientific Poster Well

Poster sessions are an integral part of almost every scientific conference. The posters on display are intended to present and visualize research results as effectively as possible and to put them up for discussion. This makes them an important aspect of scientific publishing.

Poster RollGet credit where credit is due.

Make your poster citable

The contents of a scientific poster can also be quoted. TUHH Open Research (TORE) is available as a storage location for scientific publications from the TUHH that are to be publicly accessible. There is also room for your poster.

TORE offers you:

  • A DOI for the unique referencing of your poster
  • The pre-allocation of the DOI so that it can already be integrated into the poster
  • Listing of all persons involved
  • Connection to your ORCID profile
  • A permanent storage
  • The optimized availability for (academic) search engines

Security for subsequent use

May a conference twitterer post your poster in a tweet or in a report?

Make it easier for yourself and your colleagues and add a license to your poster. So others know what you want. Creative Commons licenses, which can be put together according to the modular principle, are ideal for this purpose. The optimal license in terms of Open Access is CC BY 4.0.

Lizence generator: creativecommons.org/choose/

Creative Commons LicencesFor example

Aberle, Christoph/Daubitz, Stephan (2019): „Mobilitätsarmut“ in Berlin und Hamburg? Kombinierte Forschung zu mobilitätsbezogener sozialer Exklusion. Online: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.2327

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.

Ten years World Heritage Wadden Sea

At the end of June 2009, the UNESCO added the German and Dutch Wadden Sea to its World Heritage List. In 2011 the area was extended to include the Wadden Sea around Hamburg and in 2014 the Danish Wadden Sea followed.

In addition, we present you a selection of literature on our action shelf.

You can now find the action shelf behind the pick-up shelf of the magazine requirements.

We hope for your interest. Borrowing expressly requested.

Our selection is also available in Library Thing.

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!