You can use the Primo Knowledge Portal to search for e-books and other TU Berlin and UdK holdings as well as a number of journal articles. Use the default filter “All TU/UdK collections plus articles” to conduct your search. The filter “Show only” in the results list allows you to quickly filter for electronic resources. Open access results are identified in the list and are freely available to everyone. Other resources may only be accessible to members of TU Berlin via a VPN or Shibboleth.
Repositories are document servers hosted by universities or research institutes where academic materials are stored and made freely accessible. There are two types of repositories: institutional and subject-based.
The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK) is a meta search engine for hundreds of millions of books and serials in library and book trade catalogs worldwide. It also includes libraries’ digital holdings.
Check the box "Digital media only" to only search for digital media. This search setting is particularly useful if you want to find freely accessible digital versions of older literature.
Browser extensions enable you to quickly and easily find freely accessible versions of papers or other scientific publications. We recommend installing the following extensions:
If the publication you are looking for has a DOI, copy the links https://www.oadoi.org/ or http://doai.io/ into your browser and at the end of the URL, add the DOI of the publication you are searching for. This will take you directly to one of the free available versions – either the library has a license or the author has a secondary publication (example).
Many academics use the hashtag #ICanHazPDF to ask the Twitter community for help when searching for an article or directly email their colleagues.
Aufzeichnung der Coffee Lecture vom 13.07.2021 als Online-Kurs der TU Berlin Zentralbibliothek
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