Instead of paying a fee for downloading the full text take the reference to a freely accessible version!
There is now support for your access to closed journal articles. On our reading room PCs you will find the browser plugin unpaywall, which is available for the Internet browsers Firefox and Chrome.
When surfing on the websites of scientific journals, provider platforms or databases, a green lock signals the presence of an Open Access publication of the article after a few seconds. A click on the symbol “Green lock” leads you to the free full text.
We also recommend that you download the plugin for your own use, as unpaywall unlike other sites only identifies legal Open Access versions of paid content. It is also important to note that this open access version does not visually correspond to the publisher’s version, as layout and logos are usually not allowed to be used. Also, an embargo period must often be observed when publishing the preprint or an accepted manuscript. The older the article, the more likely it is to be found.
That is why we recommend not only to use our catalog tub.find for literature searches, but also to check in the classic catalog interface whether the title you want is part of the tub. stock. We do it too! Whether inquiries of our users on most diverse channels or locally or also with interlibrary loan orders – we look at present for security in both data base systems.
If you have any questions or need support, please do not hesitate to contact us at the service desk in the library. We ask for your understanding for the confusing situation!
With the beginning of the summer semester 2019, we are expanding our self-service offer:
After the service area has been restructured, you will be able to pick up reserved media from our stock (requirements from the closed stacks, reservations) not only during our service hours, but also during the entire opening hours of the University Library, including weekends!
How does it work?
We will make the media you have requested from the magazine available for you on the pick-up shelf. This will soon be available on the site of the current Information service desk – sorted by user in the stack!
The order characteristic for the individual allocation will be the imprint in the middle of the respective order form of the volume: namely the first letter of your surname, followed by the last 4 digits of your library card – this serves for anonymisation.
You record the volumes intended for you and take care of the booking at the self-booking machine – during the service time, booking is of course still possible at our counter.
By the way, journal volumes no longer have to be booked. In any case they are only permitted for use in the library rooms. Interlibrary loan media will continue to be available at the service desks for the time being.
For this project, of course, retooling and conversion actions are necessary, which we want to carry out from Thursday, 28-3-19 until Friday, 29-3-19. We apologize for any inconvenience.
On these two days the previous service areas will be separated as a “construction site”. However, from Thursday we will set up a mobile service corner for you before the passage to the textbook collection. We will try to cover our entire offer during the construction and clearing period, supported by the automatic self-check-out machine. The spatial change of perspective for staff and audience will help both sides to get used to new processes together. We will be happy to answer your questions on site!
Until the weekend you will find the service desks on the right hand side again when you enter the library – in terms of space and content “concentrated” as a central contact point for your enquiries and concerns – we look forward to hearing from you!
… libraries record the metadata of their holdings in shared databases which have been built up and used in so-called library unions.
Data of this common databases run into local library systems and catalogs like tub.find at TUHH. These local databases are also used in the local database of loaned books as well as in the acquisition and ordering system of the particular library. Ordering via interlibrary loan is possible directly in the library union databases.
During March 2019 the “cataloguing databases” of two large library unions, the GBV Common Library Network and the SWB Library Network, will be merged to a common database including more than 180 million records. This database has the working title K10plus (~ “Katalog für zehn Bundesländer und mehr” = “catalog of 10 federal states and more”).
This fusion behind the scenes also has temporarily an impact on local library services here at TUHH.
From the midst of March until the productive start in the end of March, restrictions of services may occur. This is especially true for:
Ordering of interlibrary loans via the GBV databases will not be pssoible starting March 22, 6 pmpresumably not be possible from March 15 to March 25, ordering of interlibrary loans possible again from March 26. [Corrected March 7, 2019]
In the moment there exist certainly more comfortable places than the TUHH library. 8-) In addition, the ventilation system in the lower reading room of the tub. is not working because of cleaning work. The system in the upper reading room works.
Tomorrow, Thursday, 22.03.18, the offers at the Windows pool computers in the library will not be available all day due to maintenance work! This concerns the Windows pool workstations in the upper reading room, as well as the workstations in the group workroom (room 1005) on the upper floor. We apologize for the inconvenience.