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

All collections: Click on "Access to" to open the search interface for Cambridge e-Books. In "Advanced Search" mode you can limit your search to accessible content only. The e-books can be opened, saved and printed chapter by chapter as PDF. Unlimited simultaneous access. Titlelists by subject can be found below. 

Cambridge Companions Online: Music

Contains books on composers, instruments and musical topics.

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.

JSTOR E-Books: Business Collection 2012-2014

Contains 20 titles from 2012 to 2014. The books not marked with an X are accessible.

JSTOR E-Books: Economics Collection 2012-2014

Contains 22 books from 2012-2014. The books not marked with an X are accessible.

JSTOR E-Books: Music Collection 2007-2013

Contains 63 titles from 2007 to 2013. Titles not marked with an X are accessible.

JSTOR E-Books: Open Access

Contains Open Access e-books from various subject areas.


Fundamentals for engineers (handbooks, reference works) and interactive tools for calculation (equations, tables, graphs, unit converter) in the fields of

  • Engineering (general, mechanical, manufacturing, civil)
  • Construction materials
  • Composites
  • Nondestructive testing & evaluation
  • Sustainable energy
  • Project administration



The Swiss Fachhochschulen have a subscription to the OECD Statistics, Books & Periodicals, such as OECD Economic Outlook, OECD Economic Surveys, OECD Journal.

Springer Reference DE (German Language)

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

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.


References to articles in the German language on sociology, social work, business and economics, political science. WISO Wirtschaftswissenschaften contains approx. 300 magazines and 1'600 e-books in full-text.