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.

Open Access books on handling (waste) water

IWA Publishing OA Program

IWA Publishing from the International Water Association (IWA) publishes parts of its book program as Open Access. 14 relevant new titles are now available. Publishing happens in partnership with the Open Access service provider Knowledge Unlatched.

Here are two of the new titles to start reading:

New online books from MIT Press

Access is now possible within the TUHH to online books from MIT Press with the years 2015 until 2018 via the platform IEEE Xplore. Further titles from the areas computer sciences, engineering and media (time range from 1943 to 2014) have been available since the beginning of the year 2015.

MIT Press, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the well-respected university presses in the United States. Its focus often referred to engineering content of long-lasting quality, which also reflects socio-cultural developments in technology.

Below you find a selection of newly available online books from MIT Press. In the moment the works are not included in the catalog tub.find and can only be found via IEEE Xplore.

Essential Knowledge Series

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tub.talk: Of green roads and DEALs! What can we do for Open Access?

As wrap-up to the TUHH program for the Open Access Week 2018 the library invites to a tub.talk on December 13, 2018, 1.15 pm.

  • Of green roads and DEALs!
    What can we do for Open Access?

     
    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1.15 pm
    Room 0.004, the large group room behind the information desk of the tub.

 
The opening of the week on October 22 started with a TUHH press release (in German) and the publication of the openTUHH Policy. A Poster Walk in the rotund of the TUHH library handled challenges within Open Access.

Views into the backstages of the library and the TUHH computer center as well as film perfomances made the OA week perfect.

Every day of the Open Access Week a blog entry was published, not every entry also in English language. In connection to the motto of the week “Design Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge” the following topics have been addressed:

The TUHH library wants to get into a conservation with you about the status of openness in research and teaching under the motto “Of green roads and DEALs! What can we do for Open Access?”

  • Which connection exists between Open Access and the Project DEAL about nation-wide agreements for licensing e-journals?
  • What does openness means for you and your research and teaching?
  • Which aspect of openness is especially important for you?
  • Which limits do you see for openness?

 
You are invited to attend the tub.talk on December 13, 2018, 1.15 pm (until about 2 pm in maximum) in room 0.004, the large group room behind the information desk of the tub. .

#OAWeek2018 Welcome to OpenTUHH Policy and Poster Walk

Open Access Week 2018 at TUHH

Open Access – the free access to knowledge – has been a strategic goal of Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) since 2013. At the International Open Access Week from 22 to 28 October, TUHH’s openTUHH Policy will for the first time focus on the unity of openness in teaching and research and thus on common digital infrastructures. The openTUHH Policy developed from the projects Hamburg Open Science and Hamburg Open Online University with the goal of promoting digital cultural change at the University.

 

openTUHH | Policy für Offenheit in Forschung und Lehre

Invitation to the opening of Open Access Week 2018

The Open Access Week 2018 at the TUHH will be opened on 22 October at 12:30 by Prof. Dr. Timm-Giel, (Vice President Research). We cordially invite you to join us in the library.

  • Opening of #OAWeek2018 : Introductio to openTUHH Policy and Poster Walk with Prof. Dr. Timm-Giel
    1:30 pm  – 2 pm
  • A look behind the scenes of the library
    Meeting point: Rotunde.
    2 pm – 2:30 pm

Posterwalk

#1 openTUHH: Services of the library

openTUHH - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#2 Open Knowledge

Offenheit von Wissen - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#3 Open Access is a strategic aim of TUHH

Open Access - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#4 Publishing in Open Access

Open Access publizieren - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#5 Open Access Repository TUHH: tub.dok

Open Access Repository - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#6 Open Content: Creative Commons Lizences

Offene Inhalte CC-Lizenzen - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#7 Offene Bildung: Open Educational Resources

Offene Bildung - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#8 On the history of the openness of knowledge

Zur Geschichte der Offenheit von Wissen - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#9 Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten öffnen

Poster zum Projekt 'Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten oeffnen' der tub.
DOI

More on Open Access Week 2018:

#OAWeek2018 at TUHH – Program

Logo of program for Open Science Week 2018 at TUHH
Every year one week in October is devoted worldwide to Open Access. As every year the TUHH takes part. You are invited to attend the multifaceted program for the Open Access Week 2018 from October 22 to October 28 at the Hamburg University of Technology.

Our program:

-> Programm-Flyer

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • Opening #OAWeek2018 at TUHH : Poster Walk with Prof. Dr. Timm-Giel, (Vice President Research)
    Library, building J, room 0.004
    12.30 pm to 1 pm
  • Looking behind the scenes of the library
    Library, building J, rotunda tub.
    2 pm to 2.30 pm

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • Free knowledge and glocalization of open educactional resources
    Hack[a|er]space, Building Q, 2. floor, room 211
    2 pm to 6 pm
  • Film eveving and pizza: The Internet‘s Own Boy
    ITBH, Bulding Q, 2. floor, Foyer
    starting 6.15 pm

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • Round tour – looking behind the scenes of the computer center
    Bulding E, room 2.033, (RZ seminar room)
    starting 12 am, several tours with about 30 minutes and at most 10 persons each tour

Friday, October 26, 2018

  • tub.talk: Open knowledge in former times
    Library, building J, room 0.004
    1.15 pm to 1.45 pm

Accompanying the Open Access Week 2018 you find will every day a new entry on the topic “open knowledge” in the German part of this blog.

Applied mathematics with SIAM ebooks


Since autumn 2018 eBooks of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) are available at TUHH. Please browse thorugh the offer of more than 480 books, applying mathematics within a plurality of subjects.

Some selected titels you find below:

New to the library? 6. ebooks

Many books are 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!

More information:

 

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!

More information:

 

The right journal for my article – ThinkCheckSubmit

Think Check Submit

Journals are a huge and sometimes confusing offer. How do I make sure I make the right choice for my purpose? In which Open Access journals can the publication be funded by the TUHH DFG-Publishing Fund?

On Monday, July 16, 2018, from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., the library in room 0.004 behind the information in the context of tub.talks offers the opportunity for personal exchange, to which the tub. cordially invites.

Where can I find reputable journal titles or publishers?

What should I pay particular attention by selecting a journal?

The Think Check Submit page offers a checklist, some of which are questions:

Do you or your colleagues know the journal?

– Have you read articles in the journal in the past?
– Can you easily find the latest articles in the journal?

Can you simply identify and contact the publisher?

– Is the publisher’s name clearly indicated on the journal’s homepage?
– Can you contact the publisher by phone, e-mail or post?

Does the journal provide clear information on its peer review process?

Are the articles indexed in databases that you use yourself? e.g. Web of Science, Scopus?

Is it clear what costs will be incurred?

– Does the journal’s website explain what payments are made for and when they are billed?

Open Access significantly promotes the visibility of research. But Open Access has also become a new business model that attracts dubious providers. These send out a wide range of invitations to the scientific community with initially low rates for the publication of articles for “feeding”. There is no review process, but high item costs later. In other cases the articles are no longer available after a short time or they are not activated despite payment. In addition, these journals, also known as predatory journals or robbery journals, are generally not evaluated in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. It’s unfortunate for anyone who wants to pursue a scientific career. By the way, there are similar mechanisms for congress invitations!

Do you have any questions? Send us an email to openaccess@tuhh.de