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!

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E-books from De Gruyter

Books on industrial chemistry from publisher De Gruyter (Screenshot)
In the last years the TUHH library has bought individual e-books from the publisher De Gruyter from time to time. In 2017 the complete e-book program from De Gruyter is available within TUHH intranet. At the end of the year the tub. will decide, also depending on usage, which small selection of titles will be included in its holdings permanently.

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As long-established publisher the schedule of books by De Gruyter includes all subjects. Here you find a selection of titles interesting within TUHH:

Field of mathematics

Overview mathematics

Field of engineering

Overview engineering

Field of industrial chemistry (process engineering)

Overview industrial chemistry (process engineering)

Outlook on 2018

Because the publisher De Gruyter sells above mentioned textbooks quite expensively, it cannot be guaranteed, that all above mentioned titles will be availalable within TUHH permanently.

Most used online books at TUHH in 2015

The TUHH library (tub.) spent 80 % of its media budget for digital resources last year. Following you find an overview on the most used online books in 2015. Most of its meida budget the tub. paid for scholarly journals.

The following lists illustrate the thematic diversity as well as the diversity of the publishers whose online books are part of the tub. holdings. Particlularly good used has been online books of publishers where tub. already has a large qunatity of digital books and journals.

Online books most used at TUHH in 2015

The Top 3 have been taken by works of the publisher Springer:

 

Further heavily used online books (publisher based):

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Online books from MIT Press

550 eBooks from the areas computer sciences, engineering and media (time range from 1943 to 2014) have been available since the beginning of the year.

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. Books from MIT Press normally are characterized by engineering referred content of long-lasting quality, which also reflect sociocultural development in technology.

The books are available within the TUHH intranet by using the platform IEEE Xplore. In the moment the volumes are not included in the TUBfind catalog and can only be found via IEEE Xplore.

MIT Press ebooks on IEEE Xplore platform

An important focus of the publisher ist the area of “Computing & Processing (Hardware/Software)”. Below you find a subjective selection of further online books.

About methods:

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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

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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.