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What is happening at the TU Graz Library? Click through the current news items and find the events you won’t want to miss!

 

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    TU Graz Library reopens on June 2, 2020

    Main Library | Mon to Fri, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Subject Libraries NAWI and Inffeld | Mon to Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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    Virtual textbook collections

    All textbook collections are now available online. Find both print media and e-books in these collections.

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    Scan service for journal articles

    TU Graz students and staff can request scans of journal articles of our print collections free of charge.

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May

Schild an einer Tür mit dem Schriftzug "Open"

TU Graz Library reopens on June 2, 2020

Welcome back at TU Graz Library and Archives! We open all our branches on June 2, 2020 with slightly altered opening hours.

Feel free to use the open shelves again, including the reserved books collection at the main library.  The learning and reading areas and our computers, however, cannot be used until further notice.

The journals department and the inter-library loan service at Technikerstraße 4 are also reopening on June 2. Our scan service for journal articles is still available and free of charge. Scanners and copiers are available at all of our branch libraries.

For reservations and orders from the closed stacks please use your personal account at the TU Graz LibrarySearch or ask our staff on site.

Please follow the rules for hygiene and maintain a safe distance to other patrons during your library visit.

New opening hours

Main library | Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Subject libraries NAWI and Inffeld | Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Limited loan service

The library offers all TU Graz students and staff a limited loan service starting on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Depending on the location of the books, please send an email with your desired book titles and pick up your books on the following day. You find the locations of media in the detail view of the books on TU Graz LibrarySearch. Contact details of our libraries are enlisted below.

Please note that requests via TU Graz LibrarySearch can currently not be processed.

Main library
Requests to service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Pick up from Monday to Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Technikerstraße 4, ground floor, in the foyer

Subject library NAWI
Requests to fbnawi.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Pick up from Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Stremayrgasse 16, ground floor, at the entrance of the library

Subject library Inffeld
Requests to fbinff.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Pick up from Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Inffeldgasse 10, at the entrance in the inner courtyard of the mensa terrace

You can return books at any time to the return boxes in front of the entrance to the main library and subject libraries.

stilisierter Laptop mit Büchern am Bildschirm

Now available: virtual textbook collections

All textbook collections are now accessible via TU Graz LibrarySearch under the category "Collections". Lecturers can add both print media and e-books to these collections. Thus, students get online access to the most important books of their courses.

All e-books can be read and downloaded within the virtual textbook collections at TU Graz LibrarySearch. Additionally, you can search for collections using the search bar and the “Collection” facet. Please select this facet on the left side of the website after you have entered your search term.

Lecturers who want to provide their students with a textbook collection via TU Graz LibrarySearch send their requests to service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at. Links to individual textbook collections remain unchanged and can therefore be forwarded to students for easy access.

Please find all virtual textbook collections here.

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Scan service for journal articles

As our print collections are temporarily not available, we scan requested articles of print journals. TU Graz Library introduces this service on May 4, 2020.

Please note, that we only scan journal articles that are available in print at the main library or subject libraries. The scan service is free of charge for all TU Graz researchers and students.

Please send your requests to zeitschriften.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at.

Inter-library loan for print copies available

On May 4th inter-library loan of print copies is made available again for TU Graz researchers. All orders are currently free of charge.

We contact you as soon as your books have arrived. Please pick them up on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the foyer of the main library, Technikerstraße 4.

Due to the measures taken against COVID-19 and the closure of some of our partner libraries, we cannot guarantee the availability of all books and journals. We will inform you as soon as possible in case  we cannot process your order.

Please use our electronic form for your order.

April

Warndreieck in gelb

TU Graz Library closed 

Due to the measures taken against COVID-19, all branches of TU Graz Library and Archives are temporarily closed from March 14 until further notice.

As soon as the library opens, we will inform you immediately on our website and on our social media channels.

We extend loan periods automatically to June 5, 2020. There are no overdue fines during this period - this also applies to already overdue resources.

Our print collections are temporarily not available for loan. You can use our extensive range of electronic resources. You can access them from home using a VPN client. You find instructions for installing a VPN client on the TU Graz intranet TU4U: tugnet.tugraz.at/zugang/vpn/

While the library is closed, TU Graz students and researchers order electronic journal articles via interlibrary loan free of charge. Due to the closure of our partner libraries, availability of articles is limited and is checked individually. After you have placed your order, we will inform you as soon as possible whether the article is available. Please use our electronic form for orders: https://online.tugraz.at/tug_online/ill_new.Formular_ZSS.

Please contact us via email if you have further questions.

We apologise for any inconvenience!

 

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Contact


Main Library
Mon to Fri, 8 am to 4 pm
Email: service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Tel.: 0316 873 6176


Subject Library NAWI
Mon to Fri, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Email: fbnawi.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Tel.: 0316 873 6167


Subject Library Inffeld
Mon to Fri, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Email: fbinff.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Tel.: 0316 873 4166


Archives
Mon to Fri, 8 am to 12 am
Email: office.archiv@tugraz.at

Reagenzglas, Mikroskop und Tablet mit Lupe

Science Education: science experiments from home

TU Graz Library supports students and teachers by offering free videos of scientific experiments from top laboratories around the globe.

Experts present details of their experiments to give students the opportunity to see how cutting-edge science is done without using the currently closed labs. The videos are temporarily available until June 15, 2020.

To access all videos, please create a free account on Science Education and connect to the TU Graz network via VPN-client. You find instructions for installing a VPN on the TU Graz intranet TU4U.

Click here to go to Science Education.

March

Electronic resources and services

All TU Graz researchers and students have access to a wide range of electronic resources and library services while we are closed.

You can access our electronic resources easily via VPN client. You find instructions for installing a VPN on the TU Graz intranet TU4U: https://tugnet.tugraz.at/zugang/vpn/

Electronic resources

Find a variety of electronic resources using TU Graz LibrarySearch: https://search-tug.obvsg.at/primo-explore/search?vid=TUG&lang=de_DE.

Tutorials for TU Graz LibrarySearch are available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_gbOM-5X553ryHWHAPjKXA 

Find our electronic journals in the Electronic Journal Library (EZB): https://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/ 

Databases are available via the Database Information System (DBIS): http://rzblx10.uni-regensburg.de/dbinfo/fachliste.php?bib_id=tubg&lett=l&colors=&ocolors= 

Order not available e-books and electronic standards as usual by email: order.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at

While the library is closed, TU Graz students and researchers order electronic journal articles via interlibrary loan free of charge. Due to the closure of our partner libraries, availability of articles is limited and is checked individually. After you have placed your order, we will inform you as soon as possible whether the article is available. Please use our electronic form for orders: https://online.tugraz.at/tug_online/ill_new.Formular_ZSS.

Services

For advice on scientific publications and information retrieval please send a mail to our publication services team: service.bibliothek@tugraz.at

Our open access team is available for all questions about open access funding. You find general Information on OA funding at TU Graz Library at https://openaccess.tugraz.at/funds. Your grant applications for open access publications are being processed as usual. If you have any further questions, please contact zeitschriften.bibliothek@tugraz.at.

TU Graz Publishing

TU Graz Publishing offers open access publications for download: www.tugraz-verlag.at/open-access-e-books/.
Advice for authors, the compilation of e-books and allocation of ISBN is still available. Please send your inquiries to verlagnoSpam@tugraz.at or call us at 0316 873 6157.

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Free access to electronic journals and textbooks expanded during COVID-19 pandemic

TU Graz Library supports researchers and students by expanding free access to electronic books and journals in order to make working from home easier.

  • TU Graz researchers and students gain free access to all journals published by World Scientific from 2001 onwards. All journals remain freely accessible until June 30, 2020.
  • Researchers and students get free access to 450 e-books via the platform SpringerLink. Please visit SpringerLink website and search for a book. Click on the item to find the download link. Please use the following lists to check which titles are free of charge in English and in German. All e-books are temporarily available until July 31, 2020.
  • All textbooks on the platform ScienceDirect are free of charge. To download an e-book please visit the ScienceDirect website and search for an item. Free access is granted until July 31, 2020.

To access e-books and e-journals from home, please connect to the TU Graz network via a VPN client. You find instructions for installing a VPN on the TU Graz intranet TU4U.

 

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New: TU Graz Library on YouTube

Digital Teaching Library at TU Graz Library: On our new YouTube channel you find tutorials on library services. With our first videos, we inform you about the new TU Graz LibrarySearch and show you how to use it. We will continuously add new videos – for example on topics like PURE or reference management software.

Click here to go to our YouTube channel.

February

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Open Knowledge Maps – Lecture and workshop

Open Knowledge Maps offer a visual interface to the world's scientific knowledge. They provide an instant overview of a field by showing the main areas of the field at a glance, and papers related to each area and enable users to create knowledge maps from 150+ million scientific outputs.

Peter Kraker, founder of Open Knowledge Maps, will demonstrate the free and open service on March 4, 2020. The talk will be followed by a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to improve their discovery skills using Open Knowledge Maps. Together with other participants, they will explore several knowledge maps in a virtual scavenger hunt.

Please bring your own Laptop!

  • 4.3.2020, 3 pm to 5 pm
  • HS FSI 1 "Magna Steyr Hörsaal", Inffeldgasse 11

Registration requested: service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at

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Read & Publish Agreement with Elsevier

TU Graz library – within the Kooperation E-Medien Österreich (KEMÖ) – has concluded an open access agreement with Elsevier.

TU Graz Researchers can publish open access in hybrid Elsevier journals at no additional cost and receive a 15% discount on APCs in Elsevier’s Gold open access journals. The remaining costs of these Gold OA articles can be covered from the TU Graz OA publication fund.

This gives researchers the opportunity to publish open access as well as gain access to relevant research results. The agreement is valid until December 31, 2020.

All details and journal lists with open access options can be found on the open access website of TU Graz (in german).

If you have any questions, please don`t hesitate to contact our open access team zeitschriften.bibliothek@tugraz.at or 0316 873 6677.

January

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Opening hours during semester break

Main Library
03.02.2020 – 07.02.2020: 8 am - 9 pm
10.02.2020 – 28.02.2020: 8 am - 4 pm
Shrove Tuesday, 25.02.2020: 8 am - 1 pm

Subject Libraries
Inffeld und NAWI
03.02.2020 – 28.02.2020: 8:30 am - 1 pm

You can return books at any time to the return boxes in front of the entrance to the main library and subject libraries.

We wish you a happy semester break!

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NEW: TU Graz LibrarySearch

Literature search is becoming easier: TU Graz LibrarySearch combines the classic online catalog with the previous Library Search.

Use our new tool to search the print and electronic collections. The new interface offers you an accurate literature search by filtering your results in different ways. In addition, TU Graz LibrarySearch improves searching on your smartphone: Its design is responsive and you can use it perfectly on all devices - including smartphones and tablets.

Take a look at TU Graz LibrarySearch here.

 

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Elsevier Author Workshop

PhD Union and TU Graz Library are hosting an Elsevier Author Workshop.
Ms. Valerie Teng-Broug, Senior Publisher at Elsevier, will outline in her presentation the publishing process at Elsevier. She will talk about the following topics:

Overview

  • Scientific Publishing
  • Country and Institute information (brief Scival analysis)

How to get published

  • Before you begin and how to get your research noticed
  • Bibliometrics
  • Writing your paper
  • The editorial process

Responsibilities of the author (and what not to do)

Furthermore, an editor of an Elsevier Journal will give insights into the publishing process of his or her journal. The editor will be announced at the beginning of January.

  • 22.1.2020, 5 pm to 7 pm
  • HS II, Rechbauerstraße 12
  • Participation is free of charge

Registration requested: service.bibliothek@tugraz.at
Places are limited to a maximum number of 60 participants.