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New: Book Scanner

The library now has a professional book scanner freely available for patron use!

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New Library Video

We are proud to present the new library video. Many thanks to Marco and Patrick from T-Nerd Production.


New abstract and citation database Scopus

Scopus is the largest curated abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature (journals, books, conference papers …) and features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

You can access the database using the following link:


NEBIS recherche: E-periodica newly integrated in the tab "Books, Journals, Images…"

The pipe e-periodica (formerly: retro.seals) is newly integrated in NEBIS recherche within the tab "Books, Journals, Images…"

E-periodica is the platform of the ETH Bibliothek for digitized Swiss journals on scientific and cultural issues. The earliest journals on e-periodica origin from the early 18th century and the range is continuously growing by the latest issues. All journals on the platform are open access.

E-periodica can be selected in the NEBIS recherche by the category "collection".


Since the start of 2016 even more resources are available via

CAIRN Economie et Gestion : contains 63 journals in French on economics and management.

SAGE Management & Organisation Studies : offers 94 journals in English on the subjects of management, organization, work, human resources, society and tourism.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences : contains journals on economics and sociology, e.g. American Economic Review, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review,  Journal of Finance, Econometria and others.

WISO : the range has also been extended and now offers "Le Monde diplomatique".

08.01.2015 will now be

At the end of the year 2014 the website ceased to exist. You now find the links to the consortium based databases, electronic journals, e-books, reference books et cetera on -> Services -> FH e-Ressourcen. Unfortunately the English version of the new website is not ready yet.


New E-Book Stickers

From now onwards we will mark E-Books, which are available within the FHNW network and have a "twin" edition in print, with a yellow sticker on the back of the book. This will help you to find our electronical ressources. Please do not hesitate to ask our staff for support concerning the use of E-Books or check out our video tutorial (at the moment in German only, but the English version is in progress and will be available soon!).



The NEBIS recherche is now available on mobile devices!

The NEBIS network mobile web app offers you easy and convenient access to the NEBIS recherche at any time and at any location. The application, which has been optimized by smartphones, enables you to:

  •  search for and order ressources
  • view loans and open orders and reservations in your user account.

    You will be able to find contact information and opening hours quickly and easily. The mobile website also provides you with news in the network.

    Try it out! When you enter a search under , smartphones will automatically switch to the mobile site .



The Coffee Bar is also a Press Reading Room!

From now on you can read the following (mostly german language) newspapers in the new coffee bar while enjoying a delicious espresso:

Aargauer Zeitung  Basler Zeitung,  Der Bund,  Oltner Tagblatt, Le Temps, Solothurner Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tages-Anzeiger, Tageswoche

Frankfurter Allgemeine, International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal

Finanz und Wirtschaft, Handelszeitung, Unia - Die Zeitung der Gewerkschaft, Wochenzeitung WOZ

Enjoy yourself!

Marianne Hertner, Head Librarian

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