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Digital Services during the Corona Crisis

Last updated: May 26, 9:30 a.m.

Reacting to the current challenges by the Corona crisis, numerous publishers are offering access to journals, e-books and databases free of charge for a limited time. Here is an overview.

Research Information on COVID-19

Info on off-campus access

Wellcome Statement

Many research bodies, funders and medical publishers have joined with the Wellcome Trust in the effort of Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are making their knowledge freely available.

List of projects on Corona at German universities, universities of applied sciences and clinics

The Bundesverband Hochschulkommunikation e.V. provides a nation-wide list of 320 projects,that are researching a multitude of facets of the Corona pandemic.

Newly licensed Access for Members of the University

The university library purchased (licensed) additional ebook packages of various publishers allowing members of the university full access for limited time spans. After the expiration of these time spans, relevant titles are to be permanently entered into the library's e-holdings. The portfolios are integrated into the library's catalog and their contents are available through ORBISplus.

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  • Erich Schmidt Verlag: The philologies package contains 220 titles in German and Romance language and literature studies, comparative studies, medieval studies. Access until July 31, 2020.
  • Cambridge University Press E-Books contains ca. 38,000 e-titles, among them ebooks of the 14 partner publishers such as Edinburgh University Press or Boydell & Brewer. Full access until July 31, 2020.
  • Kohlhammer Verlag: The ebook package contains literature in the fields history, medicine, pedagogy, psychology, economics and other disciplines. Full access until June 30, 2020.
  • Mohr Siebeck: Ebook package „Theology 2020“. Full and permanent access. 
  • Pearson: 156 titles (German language only) in life sciences, economics, mathematics and computer sciences. To find all titles of this package, search in the "All Libraries" view (Gesamtsicht) in ORBISplus. Full access until July 31, 2020. 
  • Peter Lang Verlag: The entire portfolio of more than 12,000 titles is accessible until June 30, 2020. 
  • Scholar’s e-library is a cooperation of 22 scientific publishers offering more than 7,600 ebooks in the humanities, social sciences and economics. Full access until June 30, 2020.
  • Tectum eLibrary currently offers 434 monographs, 41 collections, journals, handbooks, textbooks in numerous fields of studies. Members of the university are granted full access until August 1, 2020.
  • The Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft focuses on the humanities. titles range from research and study literature to classics editions. Full access until June 30, 2020.

For more publishers, learned societies and other vendors that have opened up access to their online products for a limited time see below Free Access for Members of the Unversity. Registration may be required. Info on off-campus access.

Free Access for Members of the University

There is no restriction on the access (through ORBISplus, the database info-system DBIS and the electronic journals library EZB) to electronic resources licensed by the university library. Additionally, the following publishers, learned societies and other vendors have opened up access to their online products for a limited time. Registration may be required. 
Info on off-campus access.

  • Beck-online is the legal database of C. H. Beck. During the Corona crisis, access to the database will be via the university's VPN-Client. On Beck-online's wep-page an additional registration is required. All relevant info can be found on the database's starting page.
  • Berghahn Journals (of the scientific publishing house Berghahn Books) offers titles focussing on anthropolgy, history, political sciences, film and media studies. Members of the university are granted full access until June 30, 2020. 
  • Bloomsbury Collections hold e-books in the humanities, social sciences (focus on arts), as well as theology, religious studies, history and literature. Contributing publishers are Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare und Hart Publishing. Members of the university are granted full access until May 31, 2020.
  • Cambridge University Press offers e-books and scientific journals in all scientific and scholarly areas. 
  • EBSCO has opened up access to Academic Search Ultimate and Business Source Ultimate until July 31.
    Academic Search Ultimate contains more than 8,450 peer-reviewed journals in anthroplogy, womens' studies, health care, engineering, law and literature et al.
    Business Source Ultimate contains more than 2,030 peer-reviewed journals in economics.
  • ESV Campus offers journals on the philologies, law, taxes as well as economics. Members of the university are granted full access to the e-journals until June 30, 2020).
  • The Internet Archive: after registering with the service, books can be "borrowed" for 14 days, currently without waiting time. (Contains a large amount of fictional literature.)
  • The JoVE Science Education video database offers easy-to-understand videos on science fundamentals and  laboratory basics. During the Corona crisis, access to the database will be via the university's VPN-Client. Registration required, access to all videos until June 15, 2020.  
  • Juris Rechtsportal offers law and economics information. In addition to the current license, access to the Staudinger module is open until June 30, 2020.
  • SAGE Knowledge (Books and Reference) contains full texts and bibliographical data from all scientific and schlolarly fields. Members of the university are granted open access until July 20, 2020.
  • The Royal Society's publishing service publishes numerous scientific journals. Until further notice, access to all their e-journals has been opened up.
  • Thieme-Verlag eRef offers textbooks and a large number of media files in the areas of medicine, care, physiotherapy, chemistry and biology. Members of the university are granted full access until June 30, 2020.

Free Access for external Library Users (non-university members)

While members of the university can also utilize these resources, we encourage you you to do your searches either via ORBISplus or the Free Access for University Members (see above), as only then is access to licensed products of the publishers listed possible (login required).

External users of the university library, who are not members of the university, have no access to licensed e-books, e-journals and databases. However, access is possible to a number of resources (sometimes for a limited time and after a registration only).

  • Annual Reviews contains bibliographic data and abstracts from journals in natural sciences, medical sciences, psychology and social sciences. Members of the university are granted full access until April 30, 2020.
  • Berghahn Journals (of the scientific publishing house Berghahn Books) offers titles focussing on anthropolgy, history, political sciences, film and media studies. Members of the university are granted full access until June 30, 2020.  
  • The Internet Archive: after registering with the service, books can be "borrowed" for 14 days, currently without waiting time. (Contains a large amount of fictional literature.)
  • The JoVE Science Education video database offers easy-to-understand videos on science fundamentals and  laboratory basics. Registration required, access to all videos until June 15, 2020. 
  • Project MUSE offers access to scientific publications in the social sciences and the humanities.
  • The Royal Society's publishing service (he Royal Society Publishing) publishes numerous scientific journals. Until further notice, access to all their e-journals has been opened up for external users of the university library.

Other libraries

Many libraries currently offer a simplified online registration at no charge. Registered users usually have access to the resp. holdings of e-books, e-journals and databases. 

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