Free access to e-resources

To support studying and teaching in the Corona pandemic, the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science is funding the cooperative acquisition of e-book licences with the E-Books.NRW Initiative: more

You can find and access the documents in Katalog PLUS.
Available for HSRW members only.

Bloomsbury
Until 31.12.2023, there is access to the Bloomsbury Collections with approx. 14,000 titles from the entire publishing portfolio. Subject specialisations are: Social Sciences, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Linguistics and History.

De Gruyter
Until 31.12.2023, there is access to all e-books (around 85,000) published by De Gruyter and its imprints Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg and De Gruyter Saur. In addition, e-books from the following publisher partners are included: Academic Studies Press, Columbia University Press, Princeton University Press, transcript Verlag, and many more.

Duncker & Humblot
Until 31.12.2023, there is access to all e-books (around 11.500) published by Duncker & Humblot.

Elsevier
Until 30.04.2024, there is access to the e-book package Elsevier ScienceDirect Freedom Collection and Backfiles with approx. 22,000 interdisciplinary e-books.

HANSER
Until 31.12.2023, there is access to the HANSER eLibrary with approx. 2000 titles from the entire publishing portfolio. The main subject areas are: Technology, IT, construction, mechanical engineering, mathematics and natural sciences, quality management, business.

Meiner
Until 31.12.2023, there is access to the Meiner eLibrary with approx. 1100 titles from the entire portfolio of Felix Meiner Verlag. The main subject is philosophy.

NOMOS
There is access to the NOMOS eLibrary with approx. 12,700 titles from the entire publishing portfolio up to and including CY (Copyright Year) 2023. The main subject areas are: Law, politics, economics, media studies, history, sociology, philosophy, theology and psychology.

Preselect
Until 31.12.2023, there is access to around 25,000 e-books via the Preselect platform. Media from the fields of humanities, education, social work, business from the publishing houses Kohlhammer, Beltz, WBG, Haufe Lexware, Suhrkamp and many more are included.

Springer
There is access to all 21 English-language Springer eBook packages from CY (Copyright-Year) 2016 up to and including CY 2023 (approx. 80,000 titles). 

Taylor & Francis
Until 31.12.2024, there is access to almost 78,000 eBooks published by Taylor & Francis from 2011 onwards.

UTB eLibrary
Until 31.12.2023, there is access to the UTB eLibrary with almost 20,000 e-books from currently 43 publishers. The UTB eLibrary offers a wide range of academic literature which includes titles from the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and economics.

VDI
Until 31.12.2023, there is access to the VDI eLibrary with approx. 850 titles from the entire publishing portfolio. The main subject areas are: Engineering and technology.

Wiley
Until 31.12.2023, there is access to the Wiley Online Library with approx. 22,000 titles from all subject areas.

 

Due to the Corona pandemic and the resulting increase in demand for electronic information resources, the library was able to expand its digital offerings:

You can find and access the documents in Katalog PLUS.
Available for HSRW members only.

ProQuest
The two ProQuest eBook packages "Academic Complete" and "University Press Collection" are available until 31.12.2022. Included are almost 220,000 eBooks from established academic publishers covering different subject areas.

In addition to the e-books included in the ProQuest Subscription Open Access Collection, there is also access to many e-books that shed light on the background and dimensions of the current conflict in Eastern Europe. This campaign was initiated by a dedicated Ukrainian employee of Ebook Central and will be continuously supplemented by additional e-books.

 

Currently freely accessible resources on COVID-19 can be found here.

Updated: 29 November 2022.

Please contact us for suggestions and enquiries: digitaleinhalte@hochschule-rhein-waal.de.