Electronic Media and Publishers Offers

TU-members have access to many scientific information in digital form such as e-books e-journals or databases. Please search

to gain access.

You also have remote access to all services via VPN supplied by the University Computer Centre. Please tick “campus” when connecting.

Free Open Access

One of the most comprehensive search engines in the world for open access documents in the academics.

BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

Institutional repository of the TU Darmstadt, central documentation of academic publications of the university.

TUprints – Open Access-Repository of the TU Darmstadt 

Large collection of digitized documents from the stocks of the ULB Darmstadt.

Digital Collections of the ULB Darmstadt 

Publishers offers during Corona-Crisis

Due to the Corona pandemy the publisher Annual Reviews offers free access to all journals. Access is available without login and VPN connection.

Annual Reviews

Due to the current situation Cambridge University Press has initiated a “Coronavirus free access collection”.

Cambridge University Press

Free access during the Corona-crisis for all users via VPN.

Cochrane Library

Due to the Corona-crisis the publishing company supplies free access for a limited time. Users get to the required publication in four steps.

Duncker & Humblot “First Aid Access Service” 

To support digital learning the publisher Elsevier has granted access to all ScienceDirect textbooks.

List of available Elsevier textbooks

All titles are accessible in fulltext via VPN for students and lecturers. In acute need of further e-books Elsevier strives to install a test-access in a non-bureaucratic way. If required please contact:

Elsevier has installed a COVID-19 Information Center to give free access without any copyright restrictions to fulltexts and data mining. The centre is accessible via NIH’s PubMed Central and WHO Database.

JSTOR has enabled access to all archive collections free of charge. Access is possible via VPN (Campus Connection). Access to full texts is also possible for journals marked as unlicensed in the Electronic Journals Library.


Furthermore, JSTOR plans to activate further resources, including eBooks, in the near future. For more information, click here.

Due to the Corona-crisis the Microbiology Society offers free access to all its journals via the platform.

Microbiology Society 

partly freely accessible. In connection with the Corona crisis, Project MUSE provides free access to electronic resources.

Overview Project Muse

All Royal Society journal articles are currently freely available on the web without access control.

List of Journals

Update: CAS will reintroduce IP address control beginning 4 April 2022. From this day on, the SciFinder-n can only be used from the TU network or with an activated VPN connection.

The publisher CAS has cancelled all IP-filters for its plattforms for the time of the Corona pandemy until 04 April 2022. Students, lecturers and scientists owning a SciFinder / SciFinder-n account can search the databases without VPN from their home office. .

During the Corona-crisis Springer-Nature gives free access to all textbooks for members of the TU. At present only e-books with the subject emergency nursing and English textbooks are available.

Free access to a range of essential textbooks from all disciplines