Electronic Collections

The Library offers a wide variety of electronic resources including databases that can be searched for literature or bibliographic information as well as electronic books and journals that you can read directly on the screen.

The Digital Library

The Digital Library (DigiBib) is the gateway to all our electronic resources. Under the heading "Additional E-Media", you will find the electronic holdings that are acquired by the University and District Library for use within the entire Campus Area Network (CAN) of the University of Applied Sciences. You can choose whether the display of databases is sorted by subject or by alphabet.

Some of the databases, such as WISO and Springer, can be searched simultaneously using the Digital Library's search engine; other databases are not suitable for this purpose and therefore always have to be opened directly (e.g. Nexis).

All the products that are only accessible within the University network are marked with an amber traffic light. You will also find links to the freely accessible Internet offers here, which you can recognise by the green traffic light.

Remote access is available for all university members, as long as they are registered as Library users.

By the way, our video clip "Action Plan for Literature Research" is a nice way to get started with your own research.

Rhein-Sieg Onleihe

Legal and free access to ebooks, e-journals and audiobooks on your tablet or smartphone! Via the app or in the desktop version available for loan: a wide range of digital media such as ebooks, audiobooks and ePapers/magazines  - from Henning Mankell to Elizabeth George. 

Please also note the following:

There are special regulations for the use of electronic offers such as databases, e-books and e-journals. Please consider the copyright regulations and terms of use of every publisher or editor respectively. It is crucial to comply with these regulations in order to get access.

Rules in general
Saving or printing chapters or articles is allowed only for reasons of personal use, research and teaching.
It is strictly forbidden to download systematically articles, chapters or search results especially by robots. If this rule is offended, the publisher may block access. Articles/chapters may not be given to third parties either electronically nor printed. Using search results for commercial purposes is not allowed.