E-Books

Some e-book collections have been purchased collectively for all colleges of applied sciences. In addition, some databases now contain e-books as well as other publications. Below you find an alphabetical listing by publisher of these e-book collections.

Several colleges of applied sciences have purchased more e-books according to their special needs. Please inquire in your library about local e-book collections.

Cambridge Books Online

Approximately 1'900 e-books are available to users at the colleges of applied sciences on the Cambridge Core platform. The chapters of the e-books can be opened, saved and printed. Unlimited simultaneous access.
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Cambridge Companions Online: Music

Contains books on composers, instruments and musical topics.
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IOP E-Books: Expanding Physics and Concise Physics Collections Release 1 and 2

"Concise Physics" are short introductions into new areas of physics, written for bachelor students and scientists in related fields. The book s in the "Expanding Physics" collection are written by leading experts in their field for advanced students and researchers.
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JSTOR E-Books: Business Collection 2012-2014

Contains 20 titles from 2012 to 2014.
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JSTOR E-Books: Economics Collection 2012-2014

Contains 22 books from 2012-2014.
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JSTOR E-Books: Music Collection 2007-2013

Contains 63 titles from 2007 to 2013. Titles not marked with an X are accessible.
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JSTOR E-Books: Open Access

Contains over 2'000 Open Access e-books in various subject areas.
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Knovel

Fundamentals for engineers (handbooks, reference works) and interactive tools for calculations (equations, tables, graphs, unit converter). The following modules are licensed:

  • Civil Engineering & Construction Materials
  • Composites
  • General Engineering & Project Administration
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering
  • Nondestructive Testing & Evaluation
  • Sustainable Energy & Development

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OECDiLibrary

The Swiss Fachhochschulen have a subscription to the OECD Statistics, Books & Periodicals, such as OECD Economic Outlook, OECD Economic Surveys, OECD Journal.
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Springer Reference DE (German Language)

Collection of continuously updated handbooks in medicine, psychology, the humanities and social sciences, law, engineering, information technology and economics.
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SRMO SAGE Research Methods Online

Information on research methods in the social sciences derived from books, reference works, dictionaries, videos and case studies. Taxonomy or methods map helps visualize the relationship between methods. Now includes cases, i.e. illustrations of how methods are applied in actual studies.
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WISO

References to articles in the German language on sociology, social work, business and economics, political science. The subscribed modules WISO Wirtschaftswissenschaften and Sozialwissenschaften contain 400 magazines and journals and approximately 2'700 e-books in full-text.
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