The HZB library and its services

The HZB's scientific special library procures the required literature - as a loan or by purchase, electronically or on paper, from its own inventory or through interlibrary loan, and also at your workplace in the web browser via direct links on the provider pages.

It supports and advises on publishing in scientific journals (with a focus on Open Access) and concludes publication agreements with publishers. It ensures the quality of the literature database and records all publications from the HZB environment there. The archive contains all records of the HZB since 1957.


News

IEEE Xplore - 4.8 million media items available

The IEEE Xplore collection of journal articles, conference papers, standards and e-books from the American Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has been available since the beginning of 2019. It contains over 4.8 million media.

 

Full-text databases INSPEC and Academic Search Ultimate

Since the beginning of 2019, the two literature databases

 INSPEC (abstracts and indexations from the fields of physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communication, control engineering, computer science, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering)

and

 Academic Search Ultimate (full-text collection of about 10000 peer-reviewed journals covering all reseach areas)

are at your disposal.

60th anniversary of the founding of HZB's oldest predecessor organization

On 14 March 1959, in the presence of the namesake Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn, the then provisionally named Institut für Kernforschung Berlin (IKB, Institute for Nuclear Research Berlin) was officially founded as the Hahn-Meitner-Institut für Kernforschung (HMI, Hahn Meitner Institute for Nuclear Research) by the Governing Mayor Willy Brandt, handing over the keys to the first institute director, Karl-Erik Zimen.

In the Zweiten Jahresbericht 1958 (Second Annual Report), the events of that time in the HZB's early history can be read. Some illustrations supplement the text and make it an important contemporary document for the HZB.

 

Access to Elsevier articles in volumes from 2018 onwards

Elsevier magazine articles from 2018 onwards will be delivered with our interlibrary loan application.

DEAL contract signed with Wiley - From July 2019 all publications in Wiley journals Open Access for the HZB

On 15 January 2019, the DEAL Negotiating Commission concluded a contract with the Wiley publishing house. After signing the contract with MPDL Services GmbH, HZB will have free access to all Wiley journals from July 2019 onwards, including archive rights from 1997 onwards. Articles by corresponding HZB authors will be published free of charge for the authors under the CC BY licence as of 1.7.2019 after acceptance for publication. For publications in pure OA journals (Gold Open Access Journals) there is a discount of 20%. The costs will be covered centrally by the library in the amount of the previous subscription costs plus reasonable price increases and additional costs for archive rights.

7750 Springer e-books available in PDF and epub

7750 e-books from the collection Springer Book Archive - Naturwissenschaften from 1845 until 1989 are available as PDF or epub file now. Please use the link for access. The books are for official use only and may not be distributed. Watermarks are included.

Over 2000 Springer e-books available in PDF and epub until June 30, 2019

Springer e-books from the fields of Chemistry and Materials Science and Physics and Astronomy from 2016 to 2018 will be available at the HZB as PDF or epub until June 30, 2019. Please use the links for access. The books are for official use only and may not be distributed. Watermarks are included.

Nature Complete - all Nature journals available now

From now on, all journals of the former Nature Publishing Group (now Springer Nature) are available for reading as part of the Nature Complete programme at HZB. Examples: Eye, Nature Energy, Scientific American. This is a first result of the DEAL project.

RSC Read & Publish Open Access for HZB authors without additional costs

All publications with HZB corresponding authors in subscription based RSC journals from 2018 onwards can be published as Gold Open Access under CC BY license at no additional cost.

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) Open Access for HZB authors without additional costs

All Publications with HZB corresponding authors in subscription based ECS journals from 2018 onwards can be published as Open Access under CC BY license at no additional cost.
Please obey the needed process at ECS.


Ways to reach us personally

The library staff are available during normal working hours (preferably by e-mail or by telephone).

Interlibrary loans and media can be picked up every work day from Mrs. Friedrich (DV 202) or Mrs. Thunert (DV 203).

Contact

Dr. Andreas Tomiak

Dr. Andreas Tomiak, ORCID 0000-0002-3952-5416

Library head

  +49 30 8062 - 42593

  +49 30 8062 - 42953

library@helmholtz-berlin.de

Library ID: B 1505
ISIL: DE-B1505
ZDB Library ID (BIK): 181505-2
DBS ID Number: CR014
Library ID of EZB: HMIB

 

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