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In addition to approximately 500,000 printed books, you will also find more than 200,000 e-books that you can access within the campus network. Openly accessible in the reading room is the textbook collection as well as other study literature. A part of our printed stock is in the stacks for space reasons and can be ordered by you via tub.find. Here you can find all printed and digital books of the TUHH library.
We have 49,000 digital scientific journals for you, as well as 181 print journals. (This search slot allows you to search by journal title, not by article).
You can search here too Electronic Journals Library
For printed journals, the five most recent volumes in the reading rooms are always at the end of their systematic group. For example, you will find journals from the field of technical informatics (TI) under TIZ and mathematics (MA) under MAZ.
Volumes older than five years are in the magazine. You can order these volumes through the catalog and pick them up after 30 minutes.
Periodicals may only be used in the reading room.
With this search slot only articles (printed or digital) will be searched:
Standards and technical rules aim to standardize tangible and intangible objects (terms, products, processes, etc.) in the fields of science, technology, business and administration. They are an important source of information on the state of the art.
The Technical University Library Hamburg is the official point for DIN standards. All valid DIN standards as well as draft standards (also DIN ISO, DIN EN etc.) and VDI guidelines can be viewed online.
- List of standards and rules available at the TUHH library
- Older ISO standards until the end of 1995 are available on microfiche; other standards from abroad like those of BSI, ASTM etc. are not available.
- DIN TERMinology portal: This portal is helpful for translating standardized terms (German, English, French) .
- The database Perinorm can be used to search for further German and international standards like those of the International Standards Organization (ISO). Full texts of these standards with the exception of the DIN standards are not available electronically.
- Providing standards not available at TUHH library
DIN standards are for reference use only. Copying is allowed for DIN members only, which includes all affiliates of TUHH. Any other requests for copying should be directed to the Beuth-Verlag.
Within the research process patent applications are often the first published account of the invention and it may also be the only published account. About 60 % of the information described in patents are not published elsewhere.
When searching in patent databases using notations of the International Patent Classification is a good tool to find subject specific patents which are often described in the title or the patent itself very global.
DEPATISnet – German patent information system
- PDFs Free of charge
- German Patents from 1877
- US-Patents from 1790
- Free of charge, US-Patents
- Full texts in tiff format, special viewer necessary!
- Free of charge
- German, European and world patents
International Patent Classifikation
European Patent Classification bei espacenet
- Enhanced Version of the IPC
- Searching for the naming of classes and notations possible
- displayed with all capillary ramifications
- searching with English keywords for the naming of notations possible
- displaying tables of partial notations in pdf possible
- Service of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
- Important commercial patent database, not availbale within TUHH intranet
- Patents world-wide
Older patents are often found only when searching for the exact patent number. Search in database fields like title, inventor, abstract, notation of IPC or even full text is often only possible starting from a distinct year which depends of database and country of origin of the patent.
More about patents
- … and how to search for them can be found at the websites of the patent offices mentioned above.
- A good summary from an international view: End-User Patent Searching Using Open Access Sources von Pat LaCourse
Substance property data
- Some classics of property data collections: (Knovel):
- ThermoDex – An Index of Selected Thermodynamic Data Handbooks
- CAS Common Chemistry
- Codata Fundamental Physical Constants
- Standard Reference Data Products National Institute of Standards and Technology
- WebElements (Periodical System)
- Wagner, B. Finding Physical Properties of Chemicals: A Practical Guide for Scientists,
Engineers, and Librarians Science and Technology Libraries, 2001 (published 2003, revised 2009, 2011, 2014), 21, No. 3/4, 27-45
Comprehensive printed collections of property data
(with TUHH libary shelf number)
- Landolt-Börnstein Numerical data … PHB-100. Index 1996, Substance Index 1993
- Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry. CHH-106. Alphabet of the elements, prinziple of the last position
- Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry. CHK-109. Beilstein-System, Supplemental Works
- Further organical substance property data: CHK-200ff
- Further physico-chemcial property data: CHD-200ff
- Analytical property data: CHF-200ff
- Harzardous materials property data: CHA-600ff, GTF-200ff
Harzardous substances databases
- Merkblätter gefährliche Arbeitsstoffe (only TUHH-Intranet)
- The MAK-Collection for Occupational Health and Safety
- Datenbanken beim Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung: ICSC (International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC))
- GESTIS database on harzadous substances of the German Berufsgenosssenschaften
- Toxicological databases of the US National Libary of Medicine (former Toxnet)
A course reserve is a selection of literature compiled by lecturers for specific university courses. The books are available as reference holdings in Reading Room 2 of the library. These books cannot be borrowed.
The available course reserves are displayed on the left side of the menu..
If you are a lecturer yourself and would like to set up a course reserve, please send us a list with the desired books, articles and web links to firstname.lastname@example.org