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Expansion of ebook offerings

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 "Restricting to E-Resources".

Within the HCU network you can access the ebooks directly. In most cases, access from outside (e.g. from home) is also possible (information about using e-media).

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:

The Bloomsbury e-books licenced by the HCU consist of the packages  "Architecture 2020" and "Architecture 2021".

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 March 31, 2023, the library have access to more than 107,000 e-books from the de Gruyter publishing house, including most partner publishers, such as Birkhäuser or transcript. At the end of the license period, the titles that are in particularly high demand are included in 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.

Licensed are e-books related to topics of the HCU as well as individual Focus Collections (limited until Dec. 31, 2022).

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.

The MIT Press Computing & Engineering Collection eBooks Library contains nearly 900 media, including textbooks and reference works. Access is via the IEEE Xplore Plattform.

Nomos offers e-books on diverse topics, such as economics, sociology, and law. HCU members have access to the entire e-books published from 2017 to 2020. In addition, individual e-books are licensed for HCU related topics.

Oekom offers e-books in german language. Packages are licenced in the areas of sustainability, climate, urban development, education & research and politics & society are licensed for HCU. Individual e-books can be licensed through Ebook Central.

The Rudolf Müller media group offers e-books in the areas of planning, building and real estate.
The HCU has licenced e-books packages on the topics of planning and building, site management and organization, roofing, timber construction, barrier-free construction, fire protection, polluts and damage as well as building pollutants and indoor air.

The Sage e-books licenced by the HCU consist of the packages  "Sage Geography and Environment Collection 2021" and "Sage Reference Geography and Environment Collection 2021".

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.

HCU members can also access the packages "Engineering 2018-2022" and "Computer Sciences 2019 - 2022" for a limited period until December 31, 2022. 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 31.12.2022 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.

VDE

Das Buchprogramm des VDE-Verlags umfasst neben den Kommentaren zu den Normen des VDE Verlags Titel u.a. zu Architektur und (technische) Gebäudetechnik (lizenzierte Titel)

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.

The publisher offers e-books on diverse topics, such as geosciences, engineering, technology, and social sciences. Access to all e-books in the Wiley Online Library was available until 31.12.2021. Now that this license period ended, titles that were in particularly high demand became 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.