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Avaliable ebooks for the digital semester

We have licensed a large number of ebooks from various publishers for HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU). The number of our ebooks is constantly growing. With our literature search engine you can search specifically for ebooks and other digital media that are licensed for HCU. To do so, limit the hit list using the filter "online" with "yes".

Within the HCU network you can access the ebooks directly. For access from outside (e.g. from home) there are different possibilities. You can find more information here.

In addition to the ebooks licensed to HCU, there is also access to a large number of open access ebooks.

All ebooks can be read online. Downloading, saving and printing is generally possible in full or chapter by chapter for own scientific use, provided that copyright is respected. Exceptions are listed under the respective publishers.

Below you will find more detailed information and publishers whose major ebook collections have been released for HCU:

Campus publishes in the disciplines of social sciences, business and history and offers e-books for sale in packages. The "Social Sciences" und "Business" packages have been licensed for HCU. The 2019 and 2020 volumes are available in each case.

De Gruyter offers titles in all relevant subject areas. Limited until December 31, 2021, the library has access to more than 85,000 e-books from the de Gruyter publishing house, including most partner publishers, such as Birkhäuser or transcript. After the license period expires, the titles that are in particularly high demand will become part of the library's collection and will thus be permanently available. In addition, a large number of titles (for example, in the field of architecture and design) are already permanently licensed for HCU.

As an aggregator platform, Ebook Central offers e-books from various publishers from all relevant subject areas. Licensed are individual e-books related to topics of the HCU.

The e-books can be read online. The number of simultaneous accesses varies depending on the license. A limited number of pages is available for printing, saving and downloading per 24 hours. The number of pages is displayed for each e-book in the title details. In some cases, a complete download of the e-book is also possible. However, access to the downloaded file is then limited in time here.

Hanser offers e-books for sale in packages on the subject areas of technology, natural sciences, economics and computer science. E-books in the topics of civil engineering and construction are licensed for HCU. In addition, topic packages in the area of data science, AI and automation have been licensed.

Kohlhammer publishes e-books on various topics, such as business and law. The e-books are offered for sale in packages. A variety of packages have been licensed for HCU, including "Economics," "Law," and "Administration." The 2019 and 2020 volumes are available in each case.

Nomos offers e-books on diverse topics, such as economics, sociology, and law. HCU members have access to the entire e-books of the 2017 and 2018 volumes of Nomos Verlag. In addition, individual e-books are licensed for HCU related topics.

Oekom offers e-books on areas such as the environment, sociology and politics. The e-books are offered for sale in packages. E-books in the areas of sustainability, climate and urban development are licensed for HCU. Individual e-books can be licensed through Ebook Central.

Through Dec. 31, 2021, HCU members have access to more than 150 digital textbooks from Pearson Publishing. The textbooks provide foundational knowledge on many different topics, such as mathematics, chemistry, and physics. After the license period expires, the titles that are in high demand will become part of the library's collection, making them permanently available.

The e-books can be read online. Printing is possible page by page. Downloading and saving are not possible.

Springer publishes on all relevant subject areas. German-language eBooks are only offered for sale in "packages".
For HCU, the packages "Earth & Environmental Science", "Energy", "Technik & Informatik", "Sozialwissenschaften und Recht" and "Naturwissenschaften" are licensed. Access is possible to different volumes in each case.
In addition, access to the packages "Wirtschaftswissenschaften 2020", "Business and Management 2020" and "Social Siences 2020" is available.

From now on, HCU members can also access the packages "Engineering 2018-2021" for a limited period until December 31, 2021. At the end of the license period, the titles that are in particularly high demand will become part of the library's collection and will thus be permanently available.

Licensed are individual e-books related to topics of the HCU. The focus here is on urban planning, urban design, REAP and metropolitan culture. Taylor&Francis publishes mainly in English.

UTB

Until 31.12.2021 there is limited access to all textbooks (studi-e-books) from UTB. The publisher offers textbooks on key study skills, but also on various other topics such as culture, geosciences, and sociology. After the license period expires, the titles that are in particularly high demand will become part of the library's collection and will thus be permanently available.

The focus of Wichmann is on the following topics: Geoinformatics, Geodesy, Photogrammetry. The e-books are offered for sale in packages. For HCU, all e-books of the publishing house on the mentioned topics are licensed.

Access to all e-books in the Wiley Online Library is available until 14.05.2021. The publisher offers e-books on diverse topics, such as geosciences, engineering, technology, and social sciences. At the end of the license period, titles that are in particularly high demand will become part of the library's collection and will thus be permanently available. A large number of individual e-books are also already permanently licensed for HCU.