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Full-text journals

More than 12‘000 online journals are available to users at the Swiss colleges of applied sciences. The journals are either accessible on the publisher's website or are contained in bibliographic databases that include full-text publications. Access to past years varies by publisher, sometimes also by journal.

Alphabetical list

Title lists by publisher

ACM Digital Library

All ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) publications with an archive covering the past 50 years. Also includes the «Guide to Computing Literature» with bibliographic records of IT journals from other major publishers.


Annual Reviews

47 journals with annual research reviews in the fields of medicine, science and social science (including economics) and the entire archive. 



CAIRN journal collections "Travail Social" and "Economie/Gestion" with predominantly French language journals in sociology, social work, psychology, business, management and economics.


CAIRN - English language interface

Selection of CAIRN journals with English abstracts and some articles translated into English.


Cambridge University Press

The entire journal collection in the social sciences and humanities as well as science, technology and medicine.


De Gruyter Journals Archive (Complete)

Contains the archive (1826-2015) of 345 journals in the areas of biology, chemistry, geosciences, classical studies, history, law, library and information science, library reference, linguistics, literature, mathematics, physics, engineering, medicine, philosophy, theology, judaism, religion, politics, economics and sociology.


Elsevier (Science Direct)

The collection includes about 1'800 journals in the social and natural sciences, technology and medicine. Back issues generally available from 1995. 



120 journals mainly in economics and business management, library and information sciences as well as business cases. Back issues available from 1994 to the present. 


IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)

The IEEE/IET Electronic Library contains publications (journals, conference proceedings, standards) from the beginning to the present in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science. Includes the IBM Journal of Research and Development and English conference reports of the publisher VDE.


Informa Healthcare

172 journals in medicine, pharmacology, nursing and physiotherapy from 1997; now moved to the Taylor & Francis interface. This website no longer exists, the link reverts to Taylor & Francis, the new location of Informa Healthcare journals.


IOP (Institute of Physics)

All journals of the Institute of Physics, including the archive from 1874.


JSTOR Arts & Sciences I

Journals in economics, mathematics, statistics, sociology, ecology etc. Depending on the title, the most recent 1-7 years are not available. 


JSTOR Arts & Sciences III

Journals in the following areas: language, literature, music, film, dance, theatre, visual arts, architecture, religion and history. Depending on the title, the most recent 1-7 years are not available. 


JSTOR Arts & Sciences IV

Journals in the areas of business and management, education, law, psychology and public administration. Depending on the title, the most recent 1-7 years are not available.


JSTOR Arts & Sciences VII

Journals in sociology, business and economics, mathematics and statistics, health policy, art and art history, language and linguistics as well as a few titles in architecture and music. Depending on the title, the most recent 1-7 years are not available.


JSTOR Arts & Sciences X

Journals in business, finance, sociology, education and a few titles in architecture, health, psychology and library sciences. Depending on the title, the most recent 1-7 years are not available.


JSTOR Arts & Sciences XI

Journals in language & literature, art & art history, architecture & architectural history, music, film studies etc. Depending on the title, the most recent 1-7 years are not available.



Periodicals, books and statistics of the OECD, including OECD Economic Outlook, OECD Economic Surveys, OECD Journal.


OSA Optical Society of America

Optics, photonics, imaging, sensing - includes everything from fundamental science, recent research to engineering applications, including materials, devices and systems. 7 OSA journals are licensed:


Ovid Nursing Full-Text Plus Revised Collection

47 LWW nursing journals. Access only for colleges of applied sciences in healthcare.


Oxford Journals Archive (Complete)

Contains the archive (1895-2015) of 223 journals in the areas of humanities & social sciences,  sciences, medicine and law.


RSC Gold

31 current journals including the journal archive, two magazines and several databases of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


SAGE Communication Studies

19 communication journals, including the archive.


SAGE Education (new style collection)

95 journals in education, psychology and school management, including the archive.


SAGE Health Sciences

26 journals in healthcare and nursing, including the archive.


SAGE Management & Organisation (new style collection)

98 journals in management and organisation, including the archive.


SAGE Psychology (new style collection)

86 journals in psychology, including the archive.


SAGE Sociology

36 journals in sociology, including the archive.



All articles published in the journal from 1997.



About 2000 journals published by Springer from 1997 mainly in the fields of natural sciences, medicine, engineering, computer science and economics. For approx. 1450 journals the complete archive (1832-1996) is available through a national licence.


Taylor & Francis

SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities) Library of Taylor & Francis including about 1100 Zeitschriften from 1997.



16 Italian-language journals in the area of social work, health, economics and education.



The entire journal collection from 1997 in all subject areas.





Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals

Contains more than 10‘000 freely accessible and peer reviewed journals in various areas.



Digitized scientific Swiss journals in architecture, engineering, naturals sciences, medicine and education.


Europe PubMed Central

Content practically identical to PubMed Central; includes Clinical Guidelines of the NHS, biological patents and theses. 


EZB Regensburg

The database has been filtered to display only the links to freely accessible journals. This is not an exhaustive list of open access titles.


HighWire Press

46 freely accessible titles as well as 282 journals with embargoes on recent articles, but freely accessible archives, mainly in the areas of medicine and natural sciences.



Access to the journals Plos Biology, Plos Medicine, Plos Genetics, Plos Computational Biology, Plos Pathogens, Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases.


PubMed Central Journals

PubMed Central is the freely accessible archive of biomedical and life science journals of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).


RERO: liste des périodiques en Open Access

A-Z list of open access periodicals. The list is not exhaustive.


ROAD Directory of Open Access Scholarly Ressources

ROAD is a service of the ISSN International Centre containing open access publications: journals, series, conference proceedings, academic repositories and blogs.