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Databases

Databases

You can get an access to literature search with the different functions of The Digital Library (DigiBib):

  1. Search
    Conduct a parallel search in international library catalogues, literature databases, journals or the full text of journals. The hit lists shows the references and where the literature is available. Start
  2. Databases / ejournals
    All licensed and free Databases, interesting links (orderd by subject aerea or alphabetically).
    E-journals (traffic light shows you if content is available). 
    to the databases  * | to the ejournals* 
  3. Interlibrary Loan
    Literature, which is neither to be found in Aachen nor in Juelich, can be ordered via the interlibrary loan service in the Digital Library.  This service costs a service charge of 1.50 Euros for one order. So here you have to login (default is your birthday in the form TTMM). to the interlibrary loan

* This service is exclusively for members of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences (campus-wide or via VPN Virtual Private Network)

Design - Branch Library Boxgraben

Branch Library Design

Boxgraben 100, Room 02103 - D-52064 Aachen -  Germany
Phone: +49.241.6009 51507 - 
Fax    : +49.241.6009 52287 -

E-Mail: bibliothek(at)fh-aachen.de 
How to get there [German only]

Main emphasis of the collection: Product design, interior design, photography, graphic and media design, typography, cultural history, arts

Collection: 20,000 volumes, 63 print journals and other periodicals 

Reading room with 22 seats, 4 computers for general use and scanner, printing station available. Watching of films on DVD is possible as well.  

A tour of the branch library on YouTube [in German] :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7OnAk9hKc  

Design - Databases, Links and Journals

Design - Databases, Links and Journals

Please find these in the Digital Library (Digibib).  In order to use these services, you need to log in at a computer at the FH Aachen, or use VPN.

Databases E-Journals

Important Databases:

  • Art Full Text
    Database with references from all areas of art, history of art, architecture, film, photography and industrial design, partly with full texts from about 600 journals
  • wiso-net 
    Full texts and references from economic and social sciences, newspaper articles, company and market data
  • Statista.com
    Statistics from more than 1,000 sources. Statista aggregates statistics on industries, companies and current topics from numerous studies and sources, as well as recent surveys
  • DIN-Perinorm
    All valid German Standards with full texts and references of international standards
  • Espacenet 
    Patents of the European Patent Office from about 60 countries with 80 Mio documents. Publications of the World Intellectual Property Organization. 
  • DPMAregister
    Research German trade marks and designs by way of DPMAregister, the database of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office.

Dictionaries and Other Reference Works

Dictionaries and other reference works

In addition to our printed encyclopedia, you can have access to electronic dictionaries, encyclopaedia and other reference works.

This service is exclusively for members of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences (campus-wide or via VPN).

Dictionaries and other reference works

Digital Library

Databases

You can get an access to literature search with the different functions of The Digital Library (DigiBib):

  1. Search
    Conduct a parallel search in international library catalogues, literature databases, journals or the full text of journals. The hit lists shows the references and where the literature is available. Start
  2. Databases / ejournals
    All licensed and free Databases, interesting links (orderd by subject aerea or alphabetically).
    E-journals (traffic light shows you if content is available). 
    to the databases  * | to the ejournals* 
  3. Interlibrary Loan
    Literature, which is neither to be found in Aachen nor in Juelich, can be ordered via the interlibrary loan service in the Digital Library.  This service costs a service charge of 1.50 Euros for one order. So here you have to login (default is your birthday in the form TTMM). to the interlibrary loan

* This service is exclusively for members of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences (campus-wide or via VPN Virtual Private Network)

DIN Standards

DIN Standards

... can be found in our Digital Library (Die Digitale Bibliothek). You have full-text access to all valid German standards and references to international standards. 

Check out our German YouTube-Screencastin order to learn how to search for DIN- and VDI-standards by topic or keywords.

This service is for members of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences only (campus-wide or via VPN).

[Start DIN Standards Database]

DIPP Digital Peer Publishing

DIPP Digital Peer Publishing

The Ministry for innovation, science and research of North Rhine-Westphalia has initiated open-access "Digital Peer Publishing NRW". In the scope of this initiative, the development and maintanance of eight electronical scholarly journals is being funded. 

"RTejournal. Forum for Rapid Technology" is published by the Aachen University of Applied Sciences and is patronized in the scope of this project. 

... from the start page of this project

The initial point. 

High-quality scientific information management has many aspects: fast procurement of information, intelligent choice of information, sophisticated ressources are only a few examples.

Most notably, however, high-quality scientific information management implies a future-oriented, high-quality based system of scientific publishing.

It is both prerequisite and promotor of open access to globally available information and efficient exchange in global scientific-networks.

 

The objective. 

We have the objective to both extend the range of high-quality scientific publications and to test new forms of net-based co-operative supply of information and to implement these forms to an extent as far as possible.

They allow a fast, open and transparent digital peer publishing and are perspectively open for the national and the international scientific community.

The eJournals are subject to an open publishing license. Our aim is to have the software used in the scope of the initiative digital peer publishing licensed by Open Source License g-fsl (German Free Software License).

Directions

Directions

Descriptions of how to get to the different branch libraries  [German only]:

Bayernallee
Boxgraben
Eupener Str.
Jülich

 

Document Delivery

Document Delivery

Please see Interlibrary Loan

Document Supply Services

Document Supply Services

Loan Period

Loan Period

The regular loan period for media is four weeks, two weeks for journals. For frequently used works, the library may determine a shorter loan period, cf. § 10 Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsordnung (Library Regulations).

Please always observe the due date stated on your loan receipt! Only the due date stated on this receipt is binding!

You can renew the loan period up to four times, for four weeks at a time. Renewal does not happen automatically! You can apply for renewal in person, by phone or online, however, not by e-mail.

After the fourth renewal, the books have to be presented in the library. 

Please note that fees are charged when an item is overdue.