Electronic Resources: Changes in 2023

Lib4RI, 24. January 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 eresources@lib4ri.ch!

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.


Added products

ASME All Conference Proceedings: More than 1200 conference proceedings provide coverage of topics related to mechanical engineering and associated disciplines.
• Cambridge University Press: After a one year break, we resubscribed to Radiocarbon.
• Mary Ann Liebert: Access to the entire content until 2022.
• Oxford University Press: All subscription titles with 18 newly acquired journals for 2023, including Microscopy and Microanalysis from Cambridge University Press and Journal of Applied Microbiology and Evolution from Wiley.
• SpringerNature: Nature Water will start publishing in 2023 with a focus on the evolving relation between water and society, covering the natural sciences, engineering and social sciences. Furthermore, we purchased the archive gaps for Nature Cell Biology, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Genetics, Nature Methods, Nature Plants, Nature Protocols, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Nature Reviews Genetics, Nature Reviews Microbiology and Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology.
VDI Verlag: We cancelled a couple of titles that were in print format before, and we now provide online access to them through the packages “Maschinenbau & Bauingenieurwesen” which includes Logistik für Unternehmen, Konstruktion, VDI-Z, Bauingenieur, HLH, C2 Deutschland (Coating & Converting), Technische Textilien, Bausubstanz (available shortly), Bauen + (available shortly) and “Elektrotechnik, Energie, Umwelt, Arbeitsschutz” with Gefahrstoffe, Lärmbekämpfung, BWK, Technische Sicherheit, Umwelt Magazin, ENTSORGA Magazin, OPE Journal (Organic Printed Electronic), wwt Wasserwirtschaft, GJAE (German Journal of Agricultural Economics).

Cancelled Products

• Optica: Unfortunately, we have had to downgrade from the Optics Infobase collection subscription and access to the 2023 issues will be limited to Advances in Optics and Photonics, Applied Optics and Optics Letters.
• SpringerNature: Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology.
• World Scientific. The one-year trial agreement with access to all journals couldn’t be prolonged.


Added products

• Cambridge University Press: Access to the entire collection of books (more than 46’000) and textbooks (~1’200).

Cancelled products

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.


Added products

• 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.


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