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Through Lib4RI, you have access to a large number of databases. You can filter the list by topic or alphabetically and find a brief description of each of the databases.
The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a collection of industry standards and technical engineering information. The database covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. Users can access ASTM's 12,000+ active standards (plus 12,300 redlined standards and 28,500 historical, and withdrawn standards). The Digital Library also includes nearly every other ASTM publication – that’s 1,500+ books and 60,000+ papers and chapters, dating back to 1932.
Bibliographic references of ASTM standards with links to the full text are also included in the Lib4RI Standards Portal.
Downloads are only available via https://compass.astm.org within the network of Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL. Avoid using other links, including ASTM Home and links from the ASTM home page. These will land the user on «for purchase» search results.Open database
China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) is a comprehensive online resource for accessing China’s intellectual output. It is led by Tsinghua University and encompasses academic journals, dissertations, conference papers, news, and many other resources that put the knowledge of China in the sciences and humanities at your fingertips.
Please contact @email for access details.
The subsciption includes access to the following databases:
CORE aggregates open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and makes them available to the public.Open database
Complete tables of contents and bibliographic information from leading scholarly journals and books (1998-present); also includes relevant, evaluated websites and documents.
Access pre-published electronic journal articles and search more than articles with cover-to-cover indexing from the subsequent disciplines:
Note that Current Contents Connect is accessible via Web of Science.Open database
The database hosted by the German Patent Office provides access to the full-text of all German patents from 1877 onwards. The website is available in English and German. DEPATISnet also covers other major and several minor patent offices, but not nearly as many countries as esp@cenet.
Note that you can download the full-text images as PDF files, but only page by page.
The Derwent Innovations Index searches more than 14 million patent records, many with links to the full-text. Patents are from 40 worldwide patent-issuing authorities including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office and the Japanese Patent Office. Searches retrieve records from 1963 to the present, but coverage varies among patent authorities. Derwent divides patents into 3 broad areas: chemical, electrical & electronics, and engineering. Abstracts of patents are rewritten to make it more apparent whether or not a particular patent would be applicable to your work. In addition, the database contains citing and cited patents and literature references, allowing users to move both forward and backward in time.
Note that Derwent Innovations Index is accessible via Web of Science.Open database
The dfv zentral archiv (in German only) of the dfv media group offers you access to facts and specialist knowledge to more than 800,000 articles from over 35 specialist publications.Open database
Dimensions is a free database offering a comprehensive collection of linked data in a single platform; via its webapp information is available from grants, publications, datasets and clinical trials to patents and policy documents. Dimensions maps the entire research lifecycle, so you can follow research from funding through output to impact.Open database
e-newspaperarchives.ch is the successor to «Swiss Press Online», which was created in 2011 by the Swiss National Library (NL) and the Valais Médiathèque, on the occasion of the launch of the digitized version of the Confédéré. All the newspapers previously held in Swiss Press Online can be found on e-newspaperarchives.ch.Open database
The European Power Exchange, is the Exchange for short-term power trading in Europe. It enables electricity producers, utilities, trading companies and industrial consumers to trade power for today or the following day, balancing their supply and demand.
The subscription provides access to Day-Ahead and Intraday Auctions results including prices, volumes, aggregated curves and block bids results. The data are available at the end of the trading session. Historical Day-Ahead and Intraday Auctions are also available.
Please contact @email for access details.Open database
Esp@cenet is the patent database of the European Patent Office. The database contains more than 65 million patent documents from 90 countries (mainly applications rather than granted patents). Coverage is extensive. For example, Swiss patents in facsimile go back to 1888, starting with patent CH1.Open database
The Forest Science Database database supplies bibliographic information and abstracts for all aspects of agroforestry, forestry, tree biology, land use and wood science. Climate change effects, deforestation, forest logging and urban forestry are also covered key areas.Open database
Google Patents includes over 120 million patent publications from 100+ patent offices around the world, as well as many more technical documents and books indexed in Google Scholar and Google Books, and documents from the Prior Art Archive.Open database
Essential Science Indicators ranks the top authors, institutions, countries and journals across 22 broad disciplines using citation data.Open database
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) comprises Journal Impact Factors and other journal metrics for more than 11,000 journals. This version of the JCR lets you conduct analysis and comparisons of citation relationships across journals and categories over time.Open database
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) provides access to more than 15,000 print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs, as well as local, regional, national and international newspapers, legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, business information on international companies and executives. The information provided is international, English language titles are dominant, but you will also find Swiss, German and French titles. The full texts provided do not include pictures and graphs; the database is intended for text analysis.
Searching Nexis Uni needs some familiarization if you are not used to work with full text searches. Thus, we highly recommend to watch a video tutorial before you start searching.Open database
The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is the Department of Energy (DOE) office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D) results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions. The information is typically in the form of technical documents, conference papers, articles, multimedia, and software, collectively referred to as scientific and technical information (STI).
A key resource for DOE program managers, contracting officers, and others involved in R&D-related work is SciTech Connect, which provides access to over 2.5 million research citations from 1943 forward, with full text of DOE STI available comprehensively since 1990 and selectively for earlier years. Other collections developed and maintained by OSTI include: DOE-affiliated scholarly articles in DOE PAGES, DOE scientific research data and non-text information in DOE Data Explorer, multimedia videos highlighting DOE’s scientific research in ScienceCinema, patents resulting from DOE-funded work in the DOepatents database and remarkable advances in science at DOE R&D Accomplishments.Open database
Perinorm is integrated in Lib4RI's Standards Portal. Perinorm is a bibliographic database with information on the most important national, European and international standards and technical rules – currently over 1.5 million data sets [ list of included standards ]. The database is updated monthly.
For more information on standards available at Lib4RI please see www.lib4ri.ch > Resources > Standards.Open database
PressReader provides access to more than 7’000 of the world's top newspapers and magazines from 120 countries in 60 languages as soon as they are available on shelves. If you would like to read a paper or magazine in another language, simply use the translate option. Please note that back issues are only available for up to 90 days.
In some cases, you may have to link your account to the library after registering in order to get full access. In these cases, please follow the instructions to link your account to Lib4RI.
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports Swiss researchers on behalf of the federal government. On the Data Portal, it publishes data on the evaluated projects and the persons involved.
SNSF projects, involved people and resulting publications from Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.Open database
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. SSRN documented research from all areas of the social sciences. The publishing platform includes publications in scientific journals, but also numerous publications that have not yet been published (Working Papers). By creating an account, you can easily share and revise your research, view and download the latest research in your field and interact with thousands of scholars worldwide.Open database
Swisscovery is the new nationwide library system operated by the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP) replacing the former NEBIS lending network. Lib4RI has joined the new SLSP network together with more than 470 other academic libraries from all over Switzerland.
Swisscovery includes more than 30 million media and 3 billion electronic articles. All Lib4RI print and electronic holdings previously in NEBIS are now accessible via swisscovery.Open database
The online media archive Swissdox Essentials includes approximately 290 sources with articles from 1911 onwards and provides evidence of the history and wide range of the Swiss media landscape. A user-friendly interface and a high-performing search engine with various filter options can accommodate users to find daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and journals, press agencies, online media as well as newspapers that are no longer published.Open database
The database is made available by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. It contains Swiss and European patents which are in force in Switzerland and Lichtenstein. This includes patents which are in force as well as patents which have been cancelled. Included are Swiss patents filed after January 1978 and European patents with effect in Switzerland after the number 00 000 001.Open database
The Lens, the flagship project of the social enterprise Cambia, seeks to source, merge and link diverse open knowledge sets, including scholarly works and patents, to inform discovery, analysis, decision making and partnering on a human-centered user experience built on an open web platform, Lens.org, with toolkits designed to optimize institutional effectiveness in problem solving.
The Lens at its core is an aggregator of metadata, combining three unique content sets and one management tool as a base offering. This base supports the four primary functions of the Lens, which are to discover, analyse, manage and share knowledge:
Access to more than 8 million records covering all aspects of agriculture and related disciplines.
Search everything for results from the catalogue and articles database (AGRICOLA), PubAg, and the NAL Digital Collections (NALDC). Or choose to limit your search to:
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.Open database
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience.org provides real-time searching and translation of globally-dispersed multilingual scientific literature.
WorldWideScience.org was developed on behalf of the WorldWideScience Alliance, and is maintained by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), an element of the Office of Science within the U.S. Department of Energy.Open database