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Terms of use for e-resources

When using electronic books, journals or database contents, please respect the corresponding copyright conditions of the respective publisher or editor (commonly found on their websites). Using e-resources requires complying with these conditions.

The following guidelines apply to all e-resources:

  • Access is granted only for members of the licensing institution and, within the rooms of the licensing institution, for walk-in-users. 
  • Full texts may only be copied or printed for personal and/or scholarly use.
  • Systematic downloading of articles, chapters or search results, especially by robots, is strictly forbidden. Please note: Violating this condition may result in immediate campus-wide blocking of the respective domain.
  • Articles/chapters must not be forwarded to third parties, neither electronic copies nor printed copies.
  • Commercial utilization of research results is strictly forbidden.
Where can I access e-resources?

HNU members can access all e-books on campus, both at stationary PCs and at their own devices via WLAN. They can get off-campus access, too. 

External library users can read all e-books at the research stations in the library entrance hall. They can print small parts of an e-book, but they may not forward electronic full texts, neither via e-mail nor via pen drives or the like.



All licensed databases

Communication and media sciences

Communication Source
subjects: communication, linguistics, rhetoric, speech-language pathology, publishing studies
contents: journal articles, e-books
language: English
additional information: full texts often with read-aloud function

Computer and information science

ACM Digital Library
subjects: computer science, electrical engineering, measurement engineering, control engineering
contents: journal articles, congress reports, newsletters, reviews
language: English

AIS e-Library
subjects: computer science, economic sciences
contents: journal articles, method descriptions
language: English
access: on campus only (no EZproxy)

Galileo Press
subjects: computer science
contents: books
language: German
access: open access

IGI Global InfoSci Journals Archive
subjects: business informatics
contents: journal articles
language: English

Economic sciences (top databases)

ABI/INFORM Global
subjects: economic sciences, management
contents: journal articles, newspaper articles, theses
language: English

Business Source Elite (BSE)
subjects: economic sciences, management
contents: journal articles, e-books, company information
language: English
additional information: full texts often with read-aloud function

COMPLIANCEdigital
subjects: compliance
contents: journal articles, e-books, tools
language: German

Emerald Insight
subjects: economic sciences
contents: journal articles
language: English

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
subjects: economic sciences
contents: dictionary entries
language: English

NWB Datenbank
subjects: fiscal law, business law, accounting
contents: journal articles, jurisdiction, commentaries, model contracts, tools
language: German

OECD iLibrary
subjects: economics
contents: studies, statistics
language: English
additional information: 2 video tutorials (introductory andadvanced)

Euromonitor Passport
subjects: economic sciences
contents: statistics and visual dashboards on markets, industries, countries and companies
language: English

WISO
subjects: economic sciences, social sciences
contents: journal articles, newspaper articles
language: mainly German
additional information: full texts with read-aloud function

Economic sciences (additional databases)

De Gruyter Online / Research Now E-Journals 
subjects: economic sciences, politic sciences, law
contents: journal articles
language: English

Econbiz
subjects: economic sciences
contents: references (i. e. no full texts) of journal articles, grey literature
language: German
access: open access

The Economist: Historical Archive
subjects: economic sciences
contents: full text archive of The Economist (1843-2010)
language: English

EIU Country Reports Archive
subjects: economics
contents: statistics (monthly reports on all countries)
language: English

Elsevier Handbooks in Economics Series
subjectseconomics, econometrics, finance
contents: handbooks
language: English

International Monetary Fund eLibrary
subjects: economics, finance
contents: journal articles, e-books, statistics
language: English

SpringerLink
subjects: economic sciences, web design
contents: journal articles
language: German, English

World Bank eLibrary Archive
subjects: economics, global economy, socio-economic development of developing countries
contents: books, journal articles, Working Papers
language: German, English

General / non-specific (top databases)

Britannica Academic
subjects: general
contents: complete online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica
language: English
additional information: full texts with read-aloud function

Brockhaus
subjects: general
contents: works of reference
language: German

Duden (via Munzinger Archiv)
subjects: general
contents: works of reference
language: German

F.A.Z.-Bibliotheksportal
subjects: general
contents: full text archive of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
language: German

SZ library
subjects: general
contents: full text archive of Sueddeutsche Zeitung
language: German

Web of Science
subjects: cultural sciences, humanities, social sciences, technology, medicine
contents: journal articles
language: English

General / non-specific (additional databases)

African Writers Series
subjects: African literature of the 20th century
contents: books
language: English
access: on campus and via VPN or EZproxy

BioOne Online Journals
subjects: biosciences
contents: journal articles
language: English

China Academic Journals
subjects: non-specific
contents: journal articles
language: Chinese

Elsevier Journals Backfiles
subjects: non-specific
contents: journal articles
language: English

GreenFILE
subjects: ecology, environmentalism
contents: journal articles
language: English
additional information: full texts often with read-aloud function

Oxford Journals Digital Archive
subjects: non-specific
contents: journal articles
language: English

Periodicals Archive Online / PAO
subjects: cultural sciences, humanities, social sciences
contents: journal articles
language: English

Sage Journals Online Deep Backfile
subjects: non-specific
contents: journal articles
language: English

World Biographical Information System Online
subjects: non-specific
contents: several million short biographies
language: English

Law

beck-online
subjects: law
contents: legislative texts (i. a. Schönfelder, Sartorius), standard legal works, journal articles (i. a. Neue Juristische Wochenschrift), judgments
language: German
access: on campus only (no EZproxy)

COMPLIANCEdigital
subjects: compliance
contents: journal articles, e-books, tools
language: German

De Gruyter Online / Research Now E-Journals 
subjects: economic sciences, politic sciences, law
contents: journal articles
language: English

JURIS
subjects: law
contents: jurisdictions of the highest courts in Germany and the ECJ, laws, regulations, literature, press releases, full text archives of more than 600 journals
language: German
access: on campus only (no EZproxy)

LEXinform/Infodatenbank
subjects: fiscal law, EU law, civil law, economic law
contents: jurisdictions, commentaries, news, thematic lexica, tools
language: German
access: for students via DFN (use your HNU computer credentials)

NWB Datenbank
subjects: fiscal law, business law, accounting
contents: journal articles, jurisdiction, commentaries, model contracts, tools
language: German

ViFa Recht
subjects: law
contents: references (i. e. no full texts) of journal articles, grey literature
language: mainly German
access: open access

Healthcare and medicine

Cochrane Library
subjects: evidence-based medicine
contents: studies, systematic reviews
language: English

Health Management Database
subjects: health management
contents: journal articles, theses
language: English

Implicon
subjects: health economy, health policy
contents: monthly information service on health policy
language: German

Informa Healthcare Digital Archive
subjects: medicine, pharmacy
contents: journal articles (years covered: 1896–2009)
language: English

Karger-Verlag
subjects: biomedicine
contents: books, journal articles
language: English

Livivo
subjects: life sciences
contents: references (i. e. no full texts) of journal articles, grey literature
language: German
access: open access

Medhochzwei Online-Bibliothek
subjects: health management, hospital management
contents: handbooks, textbooks, journal articles
language: German

Pschyrembel Premium Online
subjects: medicine
contents: dictionaries, classifications and calculators
language: German

PubMed Central
subjects: biomedicine, life sciences
contents: references (i. e. no full texts) of journal articles, grey literature, and e-books
language: English
access: open access

Psychology

PsycArticles
subjects: psychology
contents: journal articles
language: English

PsyJournals (Archive)
subjects: psychology
contents: journal articles (from 2015, not the last two volumes)
language: English, German

Statistics

AllThatStats
subjects: economic sciences
contents: socio-economic time series by governmental and semi-governmental institutions, e. g. Eurostat, OECD, German Central Bank
language: English

Bisnode - Firmendatenbank für Hochschulen
subjects: business economics
contents: company profiles
language: German

Eikon/Datastream
subjects: economics
contents: daily updated time series of more than 3.5 million financial instruments, securities and indices. Archives go back to 1960.
language: English
access: single user license on a workstation in the library. Please inform the library staff before using the database.
additional informationvideo tutorials

Euromonitor Passport
subjects: economic sciences
contents: statistics and visual dashboards on markets, industries, countries and companies
language: English

MarketLine Advantage
subjects: economic sciences
contents: industrial profiles, company profiles, country profiles, theme reports, news archive
language: English
additional informationuser guide

OECD iLibrary
subjects: economics
contents: studies, statistics
language: English

Statista
subjects: non-specific
contents: statistics, industry information, company information, infographics from more than 18.000 sources
language: German, English, Spanish, French

Additional databases

Additional databases of all disciplines can be accessed via DBIS (Database Information System).

Contacts

Timo Guter answers for:

 - communication and media sciences

 - computer and information science

 - economic sciences

 - general / non-specific

 - healthcare and medicine

 - psychology

Barbara Mäule-Müller answers for:

 - statistics

Karin O'Callaghan answers for:

 - law

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