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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.
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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.
The e-book collection SCI-TECHnetBASE includes the entire line of science and technical books from CRC Press (> 7000 titles) between 1966-2016.
- Browse by subject area:
Agriculture | Biomedical Science | Chemistry | Computer Science & Engineering | Energy & Clean Technology | Engineering – Chemical | Engineering – Civil | Engineering – Electrical | Engineering – Environmental | Engineering – General | Engineering – Industrial & Manufacturing | Engineering – Mechanical | Environmental Science | Information Technology | Life Science | Material Science | Math | Nanoscience & Technology | Physics | Polymer Science | Statistics | Water Science & Engineering
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.
The aggregator EBSCO offers access to e-books from many different publishers.
More than 400 e-books published between 1997-2016:
- Search and browse e-books at Elgaronline
- Browse by subject area
Climate Change | Environmental Economics | Environmental Geography | Environmental Law | Environmental Management | Environmental Politics | Environmental Sociology.
Access to individual e-books is indicated by a full green circle.
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 )
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.
Access to the proceedings from over 1,400 IEEE and IET annual conferences
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!
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.
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.
Knovel Library is a comprehensive collection of e-books and reference works from various publishers. Some content is enhanced with tools to help analyze and manipulate the data interactively.
- Browse Knovel by subject area:
Adhesives, Coatings, Sealants & Inks | Aerospace & Radar Technology | Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology | Ceramics & Ceramic Engineering | Chemistry & Chemical Engineering | Civil Engineering & Construction Materials | Electrical & Power Engineering | Electronics & Semiconductors | Environment & Environmental Engineering | Food Science | General Engineering & Project Administration | Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering | Metals & Metallurgy | Oil & Gas Engineering | Plastics & Rubber | Safety & Industrial Hygiene | Sustainable Energy & Development | Textiles
- Additional works from Knovel:
AICHE/CCPS – Chemical Process Safety
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code – Section II Materials
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.
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 offers access to selected e-books from various publishers. Per request, printing and downloading (PDF) is restricted to 10% of a title.
- American Water Works Association; American Society of Civil Engineers. Water Treatment Plant Design . McGraw-Hill Publishing; 2004.
- Anderson, RC (Ed.). Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. Berkshire Publishing; 2010.
Vol. 1 The Spirit of Sustainability
Vol. 2 The Business of Sustainability
Vol. 3 The Law and Politics of Sustainability
Vol. 4 Natural Resources and Sustainability
Vol. 5 Ecosystem Management and Sustainability
Vol. 6 Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability
Vol. 7 China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability
Vol. 8 The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability
Vol. 9 Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability
Vol. 10 The Future of Sustainability
- Benjamin MM, Lawler DF. Water Quality Engineering: Physical / Chemical Treatment Processes. Wiley; 2013.
- Ermann M. Architectural Acoustics Illustrated. Wiley; 2015
- Enderlein H, Wälti S, Zürn M. Handbook on Multi-level Governance. Edward Elgar; 2011.
- Fan J, Yu W, Hunter L. Clothing appearance and fit: Science and technology. Woodhead Publishing; 2004.
- Fricke J, Borst WL. Essentials of Energy Technology. Sources, Transport, Storage, Conservation. Wiley; 2013
- Gelmann A. Bayesian Data Analysis. Taylor & Francis; 2003.
- Gerhold L., Holtmannspötter D., Neuhaus C., Schüll E., Schulz-Montag B., Steinmüller K., Zweck A. Standards und Gütekriterien der Zukunftsforschung. Ein Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Praxis
- Halton B. Advances in Strained and Interesting Organic Molecules, Volume 8. Elsevier; 1999.
- Howe KJ, Hand DW, Crittenden JC, Trussell RR, Tchobanoglous G. Principles of Water Treatment. Wiley; 2012.
- Kayser O, Budinich MV. Scaling up Business Solutions to Social Problems. Palgrave Macmillan; 2015
- Klaassen C. Casarett & Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons, 8th Edition. McGraw-Hill; 2013.
- Levin SA, Carpenter SR, Godfray HCJ, et al. The Princeton Guide to Ecology. Princeton Unviersity Press; 2009.
- Singh SCC, Zeng HBB, Guo C, Cai W. Nanomaterials. Wiley; 2012.
- Wiegleb G. Gasmesstechnik in Theorie und Praxis. Springer; 2016.
- Zinn-Justin J. Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group. Oxford Graduate Texts. Oxford Scholarship Online; 2007.
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 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)
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 Books Online offers more than 28,000 e-books (mainly) in computer science and information technology from various publishers.
- Access is limited to 2 concurrent users.
- No download of e-books available.
- Printing is limited to 1 page at a time.
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.
There are about 54,000 German and English e-books from Springer available. The subject areas are listed below:
- Browse Springer e-books by subject area:
Astronomy | Biomedical Sciences | Business & Management | Chemistry | Climate | Computer | Earth Sciences and Geography | Engineering | Energy | Environment | Life Sciences | Materials | Mathematics | Medicine | Physics | Public Health | Social Sciences | Statistics | Water
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.
- Search & browse e-books at Taylor & Francis
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.
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 at Lib4RI: Eawag-Empa (Dübendorf): current month | previous month
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How to search for new aquisitions in other months and years
Go to NEBIS Recherche and enter the following code:
Lib4RI: Eawag-Empa: e17YYYYMM*
Lib4RI: PSI: e08YYYYMM*
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.
- 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 is the metacatalogue of more than 800 Swiss libraries. It provides a simple, fast and comprehensive gateway to scientifc information.
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.