Electronic resources: changes in 2023


We are delighted to announce the new library subscriptions and Read & Publish agreements for the year 2023. Our core subscriptions have been maintained, while our commitment to providing our users with any additional scientific literature resources they may need remains a priority. Are you missing access to a specific electronic resource? Make sure to suggest it to us under @email!

Starting 1st January 2023, corresponding authors affiliated with Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL will be able to publish their research OA at no cost in the American Chemical Society (ACS), Oxford University Press and Nature Research journals. For more information on the conditions, eligible journals, author workflows and more, please visit our dedicated OA agreements webpage.



    • Cambridge University Press: Access to the entire collection of books (more than 46’000) and textbooks (~1’200).
    • IGI Global: Subscription cancelled. Perpetual access to the most used titles during 2022 will remain.
    • McGraw-Hill: Subscription to AccessEngineering has been cancelled.
    • Royal Society of Chemistry: 2023 collection has not been purchased. Access to the titles until 2022 will still be available.


    • Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS): As the SciFinder classic interface has reached the end of its life cycle, we have upgraded to the SciFinder Discovery Platform, which offers access to CAS SciFinder-n, CAS Formulus and CAS Analytical Methods. This new platform is designed to serve the needs of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, physics, environmental science and other science and engineering disciplines. To find out more, please visit our databases section or join us for the upcoming webinar on the 31st of January from 14:00 to 15:30.

Access & Contact

Get an overview of our content by using our relaunched Search Tool. Swisscovery will enable you to discover all accessible library materials, while all available databases can be found on our webpage. We are at your disposal to address any questions you may have and we welcome your feedback to help inform our decisions that best serve our users.