New online books 2021 in the TUHH network

Digital semesters due to the Corona crisis also lead to expanded offers of online books or e-books in the TUHH network at the TU Hamburg. As early as May 2020, we had responded to this together with other Hamburg libraries.

With the year 2021, online books from additional publishers have now been added to the library holdings acecssible at TUHH.

New eBooks for 2021

Continueing to be available at TUHH are online books from the following publishers:.

 


At least for 2021, these textbooks remain accessible online:

 

Not renewed was access to all Wiley ebooks. Within the last few years’ contracts, we had bought the most used Online- Books purchased from Wiley firmly for access at TUHH. Purchase requests for e-books of individual Wiley titles not available at TUHH are always possible.

Articles via ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect @TUHamburgIn 2015 access to most of the journals of ScienceDirect, the platform of the publisher Elsevier, is possible within TUHH intranet.

In addition to 57 journals subscribed until now, the TUHH library licensed for one year the so-called „Freedom Collection“ of the publisher (Information page of Elsevier). With this licensing access is possible to more than 2300 journals starting with the year 2011. Archival rights for permanent access to the journals have not been acquired within this additonal package.

A list of all accessible journals of the Freedom Collection is available, as is a complete list, containing also journals without access.

Elsevier acquires Mendeley

Mendeley LogoThe Mendeley team has confirmed the rumors: Team Mendeley is joining Elsevier.

Mendeley has been a rather popular reference mangament tool combined with a web-based social network. According to their post, only little will change for their users. As a bonus storage space will be increased. The free version of Mendeley is to be continued.

The Mendeley team realizes, that they will encounter critical reactions in the academic community for their decision :

Of course, we are aware that – especially in the past year – the academic community has criticized Elsevier for some of its policies and positions. Our own relationship with Elsevier has been conflicted at times.

From their point of view however, the assets have been in favor of joining the publisher:

In sum, the overlap between Elsevier’s and our vision has always been remarkable. Combining Elsevier’s content, analytics tools, and long-standing publisher/society relationships with Mendeley’s collaboration platform and social data will enable both of us to develop amazing new services that will make your research life easier.