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In accordance with the current copyright law and the licensing agreements between the University Library and its contractors, downloading or printing of e-books in whole or in large parts is strictly prohibited.
  • E-book portal of the Ruhr-University
    The portal is under construction and will be augmented.
    E-books are listed in RUBopac as well though catalogue entries are lagging behind the e-book portal in some cases. Catalogue entries contain a link allowing you to directly access the e-book. If you want to exclusively search for online books go to tab "Limit search" and choose "E-Media – Online".
  • E-books based on DFG-funded national licenses (not in RUB-OPAC)
    These e-book collections (in total approx. 370,000 books) can be searched for individual titles via a special search engine.
    For descriptions of the e-book packages please refer to information provided by the database info system (DBIS).

 

E-books and e-book packages incorporated into licensed databases

Numerous e-books are part of text collections or e-book packages or have been incorporated into aggregator databases. In principle there should be individual entries for these books in RUBopac, but we have not yet been able to put this into practice for all of the e-book collections.

Title: beck e-library
Contents: More than 65 current top titles in the areas of civil law, public law and criminal law
Subject: Law
Licence: Unlimited access within the university network (VPN access prohibited by license agreement); regular updates
Access: directory beck e-library
Title: Beck online
Contents: Approx. 120 legal texts, commentaries, and legal manuals and other material published by Beck
Subject: Law
Licence: Unlimited access within the university network (VPN access prohibited by license agreement); regular updates
Access: directory Beck online
Title: Business Source Premier
Contents: More than 7,000 e-books and other material from the area of economics (e.g. country reports, research reports, case studies; in some cases only book chapters)
Subject: Economics
Licence: Unlimited access within the university network; regular updates
Access: Business Searching Interface (BSI)
Title: German Literature Collections
Contents: In Bochum, the German Literature Collections provides access to the following five full text databases:
  • Goethe’s works on the Web
  • Schiller’s works on the Web
  • Kafka’s works on the Web
  • Bertolt Brecht’s works on the Web
  • German poetry on the Web
Subject: German studies
Licence: Unlimited access within the university network; regular updates
Access: German Literature Collections
Title: LEGIOS - library law / taxes
Contents: Approx. 150 legal texts, commentaries, legal manuals, and other material
Subject: Law
Licence: Unlimited access within the university network; regular updates
Access: Individual entries for these books in RUBopac in preparation
Title: Literary Reference Center
Contents: Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. This full text database aggregates information from more than 1,000 books and monographs, important literary reference works, hundreds of literary journals and sources otherwise not available.
Subject: General and comparative language and literature studies, English studies, American studies
Licence: Unlimited access within the university network
Access: Literary Reference Center (via EBSCO)
Title: UMWELTdigital.de
Contents: UMWELTdigital covers laws, legal ordinances, administrative regulations and technical rules in German and European environmental law
Subject: Energy, environmental protection, nuclear technology
Licence: Unlimited access within the university network
Access: http://www.umweltdigital.de
Title: Umwelt online
Contents: Information system Umwelt-Online offers one-stop access to documents on the Web. It covers the topics of waste, general, plant engineering, construction, biotechnology, energy use, hazardous materials, pollution control, food & consumer goods, nature, plant and animal protection, soil protection, old envinronmental damage, incident prevention & disaster management, chemicals, environmental management, in particular: laws, legal ordinances, administrative regulations and technical rules. The database is updated continuously.
Subject: Energy, environmental protection, nuclear technology
Licence: Unlimited access within the university network
Access: http://www.umwelt-online.de/

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