Books



E-Books


Lib4RI currently licensed and purchased some 220,000 e-books. (Almost) all of them are included in Lib4RI's E-Book Catalogue. You can search the catalogue for «Title», «Author» or «Keyword», the latter also allowing you to perform a combined search for title and author. A click on the corresponding button opens Lib4RI's Link Resolver guiding you to the e-book. Lib4RI's E-Book Catalogue is updated regularly to reflect changes and to inform you on temporary access problems.

Alternative search options for e-books include the NEBIS catalogue and its «Online resource» tab (only ca 45% coverage) as well as the search via the individual publishers.

Lib4RI's E-Book Catalogue is the default setting for searching books via Lib4RI's Searchbox. It is currently released as a beta version and your feedback is very much welcome.

Also see our latest news on the e-book catalogue.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Conference proceedings from technical divisions' symposia of the American Chemical Society (ACS) from 1974 onwards.

Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS)

Browse ACSESS' Digital Library for books and multimedia products published by the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America.

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP Conference Proceedings report findings presented at many of the most important scientific meetings around the world.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Access to the complete proceedings collection from the American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Access to the complete e-book collection from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) between 1993 and 2012.

American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)

Access to all e-books between 1993-2017

Cambridge University Press

Users at Eawag, Empa, PSI, and WSL have access to all e-books in the Science & Engineering Collection from 1920-2017.

Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)

Access to the CABI e-books Archive 2000-2007 and 2011-2013. Many books from CABI published in print are not available as e-books.

CSIRO Publishing

CSRIO Publishing offers more than 500 e-books and covers a wide range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences, health and environmental management.

EBSCO

The aggregator EBSCO offers access to e-books from many different publishers.

Edward Elgar

More than 400 e-books published between 1997-2016:

Access to individual e-books is indicated by a full green circle.

Elsevier

Access to all e-books in the subject collections below. Our e-book package from Elsevier has been expanded to include more than 3,000 books from the «Legacy Collection». These books from the mid-20th century to the present were originally published in print, digitized in recent years, and are now made available as e-books. ( List of titles in the Legacy Collection )

Hanser

The Hanser eLibrary offers technical information for engineers and technicians. It covers the fields of metal and plastic processing, electric and electronic engineering, computer science, economy and management. Available are all titles published since 2011.

IEEE

Access to the proceedings from over 1,400 IEEE and IET annual conferences

IOP

The Institute of Physics provides access to its two e-book collections: IOP Expanding Physics and IOP Concise Physics. The IOP e-book programm is rather new, it just started in September 2013. Therefore, it is rather the quality of the books offered than their quantity that attracts readers!

IWA Publishing

Water Intelligence Online provides access to reference books and research reports covering water, wastewater and related environmental topics published by the International Water Association (IWA).
Please note that IWA Publishing offers access to their e-books on various websites. We offer access to IWA e-books exclusively via Water Intelligence Online.

JSTOR

Besides JSTOR's well known collection of scientific journals, JSTOR offers also 30,000 e-books from renowned scholarly publishers. Lib4RI offers more than 2,700 JSTOR e-books from the subject areas Business & Economics, Political Science, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Science & Technology, Social Sciences, Sustainability and Transportation. The advanced search option on the JSTOR platform allows for the restriction of the search to e-books.

McGraw-Hill

McGraw-Hill's AccessEngineering delivers interactively multidisciplinary information and full text of about 600 e-books. Please create a personal account on the McGraw-Hill's website to download pdf files or print sections.

Momentum Press

Momemtum Press offers more than 100 e-books from Science and Technology, Medicine, Management and Literature from 2009-2016.

Morgan & Claypool

Organised by series, Morgan & Claypool's synthesis and colloquium lectures offer valuable entry points into topics from bio science, computer science and informatics, engineering, mathematics and statistics, and many more….

MyiLibrary

MyiLibrary offers access to selected e-books from various publishers. Per request, printing and downloading (PDF) is restricted to 10% of a title.

Available titles:

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

The complete set of e-books published by the NRC (National Research Council of Canada) between 1993-2010.

OECD

OECD iLibrary: More than 7,000 e-books of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). A broad range of topics are covered including Agriculture and Food, Energy, and Urban, Rural and Regional Development.

Oxford University Press (OUP)

There are currently 970 titles available from OUP, they come from the subject areas biology, physics, mathematics and further areas.

Routledge

23 Routledge Handbooks from the «Environment & Sustainability Collection». The available publication years are 2014 & 2015.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

The entire collection of chemical science e-books published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Safari

Safari Books Online offers more than 28,000 e-books (mainly) in computer science and information technology from various publishers.

Usage restrictions:

  • Access is limited to 2 concurrent users.
  • No download of e-books available.
  • Printing is limited to 1 page at a time.

SPIE

All proceedings published by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) from are available. The SPIE E-books are available from 1989 to 2013.

Springer

There are about 54,000 German and English e-books from Springer available. The subject areas are listed below:

In addition to online access to Springer e-books, members of Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL can take advantage of the Springer MyCopy programme. Springer offers printed softcover editions of English e-books that are licensed by Lib4RI and are included in this print-on-demand programme. These MyCopy titles are for personal use only and have black and white book content. The price for each book is CHF 24.95 and includes shipping & handling, excluding local VAT/Sales tax. Further information about MyCopy from Springer.

Taylor & Francis

Access to more than 1,200 titles covering areas such as construction, energy, engineering, environment & sustainibility, geography and planning published between 2008 and 2016.

Trans Tech Publications (TTP)

Users at Eawag, Empa, PSI, and WSL have access to the Material Science Foundations e-books from TTP, comprising 62 e-books from 1998-2016.

Wageningen Academic Publishers

E-books from Wageningen Academic Publishers in the field of life sciences (around 300 titles).

Wiley Online Books

The Wiley Online Library offers several thousand e-books and reference works in the fields of science and technology. All titles marked with an open lock symbol are licensed.

World Scientific Books

World Scientific offers a couple of thousand e-books in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry and material science, environmental science, life science, computer science, engineering, medicine and healthcare, business and economics, social science and Asian studies.


Print Books


The NEBIS Catalogue

Our collections of books and other media are listed in the NEBIS recherche catalogue. NEBIS is a network of more than 140 Swiss libraries with a total collection of about 7 million titles. You have access to all these books free-of-charge. Most documents may be ordered online and are delivered to your home library (see Borrow Books).

New Books

New Books at Lib4RI: Eawag-Empa (Dübendorf): current month | previous month
New Books at Lib4RI: PSI (Villigen): current month | previous month
New Books at Lib4RI: WSL (Birmensdorf): current month | previous month

How to search for new aquisitions in other months and years

Go to NEBIS Recherche and enter the following code:

for Lib4RI: Eawag-Empa: e17YYYYMM*
for Lib4RI: PSI: e08YYYYMM*
for Lib4RI: WSL: e10YYYYMM*

where YYYY is substituted with the year and MM with the month (e.g. 04 for April).

For example, a search with the code e10201008* shows you a list of new aquisitions in August 2010 at the library Lib4RI: WSL.


Other Catalogues


  • E-Books Directory
    E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet.

  • Directory of Open Access Books
    The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) aggregates metadata for more than 1,000 academic, open access e-books from 35 publishers; each book record has a link to the full text of the monograph on the publisher's website or repository. All books listed in DOAB are subjected to independent and external peer review prior to publication.

  • Google Books
    Readers can preview up to 20% of the pages of most out-of-print books for free. They can also view and download the out-of-copyright books.

  • KVK – Karslruhe Virtual Catalog
    Meta search interface for more than 500 million books and serials in library and book trade catalogues worldwide. Good for searching the holdings of European libraries.

  • Open Library
    Open Library is a catalog with well over 20 million edition records online and access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books and links to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon.

  • swissbib
    Swissbib is the metacatalogue of more than 800 Swiss libraries. It provides a simple, fast and comprehensive gateway to scientifc information.

  • WorldCat
    WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. It includes the holdings for thousands of academic, public, special and national libraries worldwide.



 
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