New Resources 2012: Databases

Dr. J. Bihn, L. Tobler, Dr. M. Vonmoos & Dr. L. Nunnenmacher, 16. January 2012

We have licensed several new databases for our users at Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL:

• The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library gives you access to ASTM’s collection of more than 12,000 standards, covering a broad range of engineering disciplines. The database also includes books, journals, manuals, monographs and papers from ASTM International.

• The OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998. This amounts to over 1,200 journal issues, 3,300 working papers, 7,700 e-book titles, 16,000 tables and graphs, and 480 complete databases.

• The database ProQuest Dissertations and Theses offers bibliographic information for millions of dissertations and theses. New in 2012, 1.2 million of these dissertations are available for download in PDF format.

• The Stahlschlüssel – Key to Steel includes steel material properties and steel specifications. (Please send an e-mail to if you would like to access the database. We will add you to the list of authorized users and you will receive an e-mail with further instructions.)

Reaxys is a web-based chemistry database that integrates reaction and substance data search with synthesis planning. The core sources are Beilstein‘s «Handbuch der organischen Chemie» und Gmelin‘s «Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie».

wiso Technik is a bibliographic database (including abstracts) and comprises five sources: TEMA (engineering, electronics, information technology, materials, textile technology, medical technology), CEABA (chemical engineering and biotechnology), ESTEC (environment, sustainability and its technical aspects), FOGRA (publishing and printing industry), and INFODATA (information science).

Further information about all databases are available in the list of databases (Resources > Databases). Please contact us via +41 58 765 5700 or, if you encounter access problems or have question about using the databases.


Stephanie Hofmann

t +41 58 765 5032

Jason Dey

t +41 58 765 5970

Dr. Bobby Neuhold

t +41 58 765 5133

Dr. Lothar Nunnenmacher

t +41 58 765 5221