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Extension of services for members of the university during the time of Covid-19 pandemic

Delivery from the UB collections

For all members of the university the possibility to order from the UB collections for delivery by mail. This offer is valid if the person ordering agrees to pay the postage charges.

Extension of Electronic Document Delivery Service

Extension of the document delivery service HEDD (Heidelberger Electronic Document Delivery) to students of the University of Heidelberg.

Extended research services

For your scientific work, we also offer you the possibility of conducting thematic research and compiling literature lists on your behalf. The scope of the request and the procedure we follow will be decided individually with you. Please send your enquiries by e-mail to the Brief library information desk , quoting your Uni-ID.

Extended access to electronic resources

  • This list is currently under construction and will be extended as necessary.
  • Please note the product-specific information regarding accessibility / authentication.

1. Free online access to publisher platforms during the corona crisis

2. Various publishers are supporting the University of Heidelberg during the Corona crisis by releasing additional or previously unlicensed content

Activated or extended content has been specifically arranged for the University of Heidelberg by the following:

  • Amboss
    New: lecturer meetings for medical lecturers.
    access for those involved in teaching is possible on request (see information provided by the provider)
    Limit: end of the Summer Term 2020
  • Archaeopress (Archaeology)
    New: access to numerous archaeological ebooks
    Limit: 31.07.2020
  • beck-eBibliothek
    New: Remote Access/access from off-campus for all members of Heidelberg University; a personal login name is required (2-factor-authentication). If you have already registered with Beck Online, you can also use this ID for eBibliothek.
    Limit: 31.12.2020
  • Beck Online
    New: remote access / off-campus access for all members of Heidelberg University. Personal registration is required for access (2-step authentication)
    Limit: 31.12.2020
  • Coronavirus Research Database (Proquest)
    New: Sources (COVID-19). Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories. Authentication by Uni-ID, when accessing from off-campus.
    Limit: no limit as of today
  • De Gruyter and associated publishing houses (E-Books)
    New: access to ca. 75.000 e-books for members of Heidelberg University
    Please activate the VPN client of the Computing Centre (URZ), when accessing the listed packages directly from off-campus.
    Limit: 31.07.2020
  • EBSCO E-Book-Kollektionen (Selection)
    New: Access to various e-book packages: Academic Collection, Business Collection, Clinical Collection, Nursing Collection.
    Limit: 31.07.2020
  • ESVcampus (ebooks published by Erich Schmidt Verlag)
    New: Access to ca. 600 e-books from the disciplines law, economy, taxes and ca. 220 e-books of philology for the members of Heidelberg University. The titles are also listed in our online catalogue HEIDI.
    Limit: 30.09.2020
  • Franz Steiner Verlag eLibrary (E-Books)
    New: Access to ca. 600 e-books 1.200 E-Books for members of Heidelberg University. The titles are also listed in our online catalogue HEIDI.
    Limit: March 2021
  • JSTOR Lives of Literature Collection
    New: Access to back files from approx. 80 e-journals. JSTOR's Lives of Literature Collection, which is still under construction, is characterized by scientific journals that deal intensively with writers and texts related to important literary movements. The individual certificates are also documented in the HEIDI electronic catalog.
    Limit: 31.12.2020
  • SpringerProtocols (Corona-Viren)
    New: The content includes, among other things, the detection of corona viruses in different species, protocols for the development of the vaccine, the understanding of the ultrastructure of viruses for the development of new drugs, etc. Access is free.
    Limit: none
  • Springer Textbooks
    New: free access to ca. 500 Springer Textbooks, subject collections: Free Emergency Nursing titles (German), all disciplines: English textbook titles and all disciplines: German textbook titles
    information on titles Limit: 31.07.2020
  • Textbooks on ScienceDirect (Elsevier)
    Title list as Excel file
    New: access to the text books.
    Please activate the VPN client of the Computing Centre (URZ), when accessing from off-campus.
    Limit: undetermined
  • Visual History Archive (VHA, USC Shoah Foundation)
    Neu: Access to 55,000 digitized interviews primarily with Holocaust survivors of 62 countries in 41 languages for members of Heidelberg University. Please activate the VPN client of the Computing Centre (URZ), when accessing from off-campus.
    Limit: 31.07.2020
  • V&R eLibrary (E-Books)
    new: Members of Heidelberg University have access to ca. 6,600 ebooks of multiple disciplines. All titles are also listed in our online catalogue HEIDI.
    Limit: End of July 2020 (estimated)
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