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Searching for e-books

The TU Berlin University Library has a number of electronic books, including textbooks, and reference materials, which you have access to. You can search for e-books either in the Primo Knowledge Portal or using the individual publisher’s own website. The e-book publishers are organized by subject. We have also included a list of multidisciplinary publishers and portals.

Please note:

  • To access licensed e-books, you must use the TU Berlin campus Internet network.
  • By accessing the e-books, you agree to the terms of use.
  • After entering your search term in the Primo Knowledge Portal (e.g. book title, keyword), select “E-Books” under Type of Publication in the right hand menu “Refine my results”.
  • Please note that we do not always purchase licenses for all a publisher's works but rather often only selected relevant titles. Titles are designated as licensed differently, depending on the publisher.
  • QR codes are available on the textbook shelves whenever a book is also available as an e-book.
  • If a link does not take you to the full text, please submit the feedback form. The form can be accessed from any search result in the Primo Knowledge Portal. Click on “Online access” and go to “Additional services”. The form will be listed there.

Online Tutorial: How can I find and access e-books?

This tutorial will show you how you can search for e-books efficiently and how you can access the full text.

Dauer: 1:53 min

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Multidisciplinary publishers and portals

Alphabetical list with all publishers including usage guidelines

DFG national licenses

You can find other multidisciplinary electronic books using the DFG’s national licenses. Since 2004, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has financed national licenses for electronic media.

Overview of all national licenses available at TU Berlin

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