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Campus Library: Access to e-journals during current closure

The cooperation of the KL with the campus library in the area of ​​providing e-resources for KL members includes only so-called "walk-in access" to content licensed by the Danube University Krems: access to e-resources is therefore only possible on site on stationary PCs in the campus library and in its WLAN. Of course, it was not foreseeable when this cooperation was established that we are now no longer able to access the campus library due to the Corona crisis, since it is closed to the public until further notice. “Walk-in access” is therefore currently not possible. However, contactless loan and return of books has recently become feasible and a scanning service has been set up, for more information visit: Campus Library

Nevertheless, some e-resources are available to you at any time, because luckily more and more publishers are switching to open access, or at least they publish so-called "hybrid" journals (with freely accessible and blocked content that one would have to pay for). Due to the corona crisis, many publishers are currently making their content or parts of it freely available:

  • BIBS VS. VIRUS contains an overview of offers that have been temporarily made freely available by publishers or that temporarily expand the range of licenses (website German only).
  • Cochrane Library is currently freely accessible.
  • OpenAIRE COVID-19 activities page
  • Open Content from AUPresses Members
  • Electronic journal database EZB lists all relevant journals coded according to a color system. You have access to the journals with a green “traffic light” and some of the “yellow” and “red” if the logo “Hybrid Open Access Journal” can be found next to the title of the journal (after clicking on this title), e.g. here:

“Red journals” that are not marked with the hybrid logo would not be accessible in full text at the Campus Library either, but only their tables of contents or abstracts of the articles.

Other tools:

  • Use the unpaywall.org browser extension (for Firefox and Chrome) to display whether "closed" articles are available in open access versions, too. Sometimes you will discover e.g. a postprint of the article instead.
  • Go to DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals to view Open Access Journals.
  • And of course Pubmed and BASE also have a lot of freely available content.

For further questions, please contact Sonja Bogner or send an email to bibliothek@kl.ac.at.



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