E-media / e-books / subject information
E-media / e-books / subject information
As a visitor, you can access licensed e-media for use at workspaces in the library or for all devices on University premises (IP range 134.100.*.*) (WiFi within the University)
University members (students, researchers, professors) can use most licensed e-media from outside the campus network. You have 2 options::
Use VPN: contact your department’s computing center if you have questions.
Use your valid library card: access is only possible in the Campus Catologue via links marked "Only for members of Universität Hamburg: full-text access from outside campus". To access, you need your library card number and your own card password.
Non-members of Universität Hamburg (including researchers and students from other Hamburg universities) can also now access numerous e-media sources externally. See the DBIS database information system for database descriptions.
Licensing conditions for all e-books
Systematically downloading or printing entire or parts of e-books is strictly prohibited. You may however save or print individual pages or chapters for personal use or for research purposes. (exception: e-books published by Springer Verlag can be downloaded in full as PDFs). E-books may not be passed on to third parties, either electronically or in hard-copy form.
E-books central licensing / access
All e-books licensed by the physics library via the Proquest Ebook Central platform are indexed in the Campus Catalogue. List of available titles (licensed by the Department of Physics library) Instead of a call number, the catalog entry contains 2 links leading to the e-book central website full text. The first link is for the use of the IP address domain of Universität Hamburg. The second link allows members and students of Universität Hamburg to access the e-book from off-campus (access information after typing in their library card number and password).
The e-books are licensed either as single-user access or multi-user access.
A few E-book Central titles are available for single-user access. This means that only a single user at a time can use the book. Thus, make sure you close the window at the end of a session so that other users can access the title. There is an automatic time-out after 15 minutes of inactivity. If, when downloading the desired title, you receive a message that access is momentarily denied, try again later. Simply set up a personal account with E-book Central: for free and with additional features. You can choose your own username and password. Create a user account
Use without a personal account
Search options: full-text search for all licensed titles across platforms File format: Adobe Flash / PDF Print: max. 60 pages per session, or another print limit if applicable ->see print dialog = offline reading option if saved as PDF Copy (short passages) Export to RefWorks,Endnote, and Citavi
Use with a personal account
Quick access by creating your own booklist (Bookshelf) Organizing your documents Annotating books or marking text in all available books Printing, copying, partial download: max. 60 pages per printing, copying, or saving procedure as image PDF (not searchable but can be permanently saved) = offline reading option
Springer e-book licenses / access
The Physics and Astronomy package has been licensed from its beginning: 1862–2021 ff.
Further natural science packages in English (selection):
Chemistry and Materials Science 2005–2011, 2019–2020
Computer Science published in 2008–2021 ff.
Energy published in 2017–2021 ff.
Engineering published in 2010–2021 ff.
Intelligent Technologies and Robotics 2019–2021 ff.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 1, 1973 ff.
Lecture Notes Archiv (national license from volume 1-1996 respectively)
Medicine published in 2005–2021 ff.
Mathematics and Statistics published in 2005–2008, 2010, 2012, 2015–2021 ff.
Professional and Applied Computing published in 2010–2021 ff.
Using e-books via the Campus Catalogue You can find 2 links in the catalog entry. These lead via the Springer website to the full text (PDF). The first link is for the use of the IP address domain of Universität Hamburg. The second link allows members and students of Universität Hamburg to access the e-book from off-campus information after typing in their library card number and password). All Springer e-books are licensed with multi-user access. You can download full texts (PDF). The PDF text of an e-book is DRM-free but they are watermarked for copyright reasons. Please observe copyright provisions when using the e-book. Systematically downloading entire e-books or large parts of them usually violates copyright laws. Note in particular §53 Vervielfältigungen zum privaten und sonstigen eigenen Gebrauch (Section 53 Copying for private or other personal uses) of the copyright law.
Databases and information centers
- JSTOR (digital library)
- IEEE Xplore / Electronic Library Online (IEL)
Classification and keyword systems
Dissertations in the Department of Physics, Universität Hamburg (titles and brief summaries, in some cases complete texts) of doctoral theses completed in the Department of Physics since the beginning of 1996
DissOnline—digital dissertations in the Internet (German National Library + Switzerland)
- DBIS UHH—dissertation index