New e-books and e-journals in 2015

We are pleased to offer you access to new e-books of the following publishers in 2015:

Furthermore, the journal package Elsevier Freedom Collection has been licensed for one year. With this license, you have access to 2,300+ journals via the platform ScienceDirect which are published since 2011.

Via TUBfind you also have access to the e-journals and e-books.

Queries to our e-media offering we will be happy to answer. Please send an e-mail to our e-media team.

Wiley online books now in TUBfind

Wiley Online Library
Since the end of April access within the TUHH intranet has been possible to the online books of the publisher Wiley. Now you can find them also in the catalog of the TUHH library.

Until March 2014 we offered access to about 700 titles online. In addition, now you have access to more than 14.000 titles. Via the Wiley Online Library and its browsing function, after a click to view all products of the “Topic” you are interested in, filtering for online books is also possible.

All the books are available until the end of December 2014. Your use of the online books will co-decide which books will be accessible permanently afterwards starting from 2015.

The publisher Wiley is relevant for the TUHH especially because of its books in the areas of chemistry, process engineering and the environmental sciences. But also all other technical and physical sciences’ subjects are part of Wiley’s range of publications mainly in English language. Also the subjects of philosophy and the humanities are represented heavily. Below you find as motivation for poking a biased selection of Wiley online books from different subject areas:
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Thinking about sustainability

Cover Sustainability Science
Reflection about sustainability is important in a society, whose present and whose future depends on science and technology and which is urged to develop sustainably. This also implies reflection about science – about its characteristics, its theories, its methods, its purposes, its visibility and its benefits. Giving alternatives a chance within research and technology appears to be necessary for a transformation to a sustainable society.

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The following three online books available within TUHH intranet support the reflection about sustainability from a scholarly view. They perhaps enable the conditions for a “transformative literacy” in the sense of Uwe Schneidewind. Exemplarily listed titles of chapters in these books illustrate the statements above:

  • Sustainability science / Bert de Vries. 2012.
    • Sustainability: Concerns, Definitions, Indicators. pp. 117-145
    • Quality of Life: On Values, Knowledge and Worldviews. pp. 146-178
    • On Knowledge and Models. pp. 215-243
       
  • Environmental literacy in science and society : from knowledge to decisions / Roland W. Scholz. 2011.
    • What knowledge about what environment? pp. 3-14
    • From environmental literacy to transdisciplinarity. pp. 15-28
    • Basic epistemological assumptions. pp. 29-42
       
  • Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften

  • Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften / Harald Heinrichs und Gerd Michelsen (Eds.). 2014. In German.
    Chapters in the section “Ethics, philosophy of science and methodology”:
     
    • Ethics for sustainability, pp. 63-85
    • Transdisciplinary research, pp. 87-113
    • Methods and methodology in the sciences for sustainability, pp. 115-144
       

More publications concerning sustainability you find in the TUHH holdings! Also more on ethics, philsophy and hsitory of science plus philosophy of technology!

Further online books from Cambridge in mathematics

As last year the TUHH library bought Online-Books from the publisher Cambridge University Press neu erworben. A lot of the online books are from mathematics. Access is possible only within TUHH intranet. Here is a choice of the books:

Cambridge Books online

Access to all Wiley online books

Until the end of the year all online books of the publisher Wiley are available via the Wiley Online Library. Your use of the online books will co-decide which books will be accessible permanently afterwards.

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You may know from our blog that the TUHH library regularly have bought online books from Wiley within the last years, often according your concrete acquisition proposals. Now we enlarge this offering.

In the moment you find in our catalog TUBfind only the Wiley titles bought until march 2014. The input of the missing data is in preparation. The best possibility to explore which online books are available for your subject beneath the normal seach feature of the Wiley Online Library is its browsing function. After a click to view all products of the “Topic” you are interested in, filtering for online books is possible:

Browsing in the Wiley Online Library:

Browsing in the Wiley Online Library

Filtering for online books on Mechanical Engineering:

 

Filtering for online books at Wiley

Chemistry textbooks online

A lot of online books are available within the TUHH intranet. Here is a selected collection of chemical textbooks and introductions into chemistry:

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Anyone here who wants to take a look in a chemistry textbokk from 1819?
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The elements of chemical science Gorham, John. Boston : Cummings and Hilliard, 1819.

Some online handbooks

Since last year the TUHH library has offered some actual handbooks as online versions:

Such handbooks are like compendia concise, yet comprehensive compilations of a body of knowledge. As a treatise on a special subject, today they contain a collection of articles covering the topic comprehensively.

In chemistry, multi-volume systematically arranged collections of monographs have been also called handbook, e.g. the “Gmelin’s handbook on inorganic chemistry“, which you can still find in the upper reading room as printed volumes. This reference work is a rich source for inorganic substance property data.

New online books on mathematics

New in the TUHH library: Online-Books from Cambridge University Press. A great deal of the online-books are from mathematics:

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The whole textbook at a glance

Searching keywords in our catalog TUBfind is enough to be informed about location and availability –
now full text is available appropriate to some titles of our textbook collection via SFX.

Volltext-Button nun auch bei Lehrbuchtiteln!

Volltext-Button nun auch bei Lehrbuchtiteln!



 

Its your decision which way you go – to borrow the print version or to use the texts via pdf files …

Complete download of Springer online-books

Link to Handbuch Maschinenbau - complete download possible

Now complete downloads of online-books from the platform Springer Link is possible which allow more comfortable usage. Until now it was only possible to download single chapters of online-books at Springer Link.

Downloaded pdf files are provided DRM-free, but includes an invisible watermark due to copyright protection.

Please notice: eBooks are never lent, however you should keep in mind regulations of German copyright law when using. Downloading systematically complete online books or large parts of them, is usually not allowed according copyright law. Please pay attention especially to “§ 53 Copies for private and other own usage (Vervielfältigungen zum privaten und sonstigen eigenen Gebrauch)” of the German Copyright Act (UrhG).