Compilation of new acquisitions and electronic resources
List of titles on the subject (last and current month)
List of titles on the subject
List of titles on the subject
A selection of the main databases
- Web of Science (external link) – Comprehensive bibliography for journal articles on the humanities and social and natural sciences; includes the Science Citation Index Expanded
- Scopus (external link) – Interdisciplinary, the most comprehensive bibliographic database with respect to number of journals covered, particular focus on non-anglophone literature, enables citation analyses and includes unique author-ID's – Further information
- Current Contents Connect (external link) – Interdisciplinary bibliographical Web of Knowledge database for scientific journal articles published from 1998 onwards – Further information
- Essential Science Indicators (external link) – Web of Knowledge database containing statistics and citation analysis for scientific journals
- Journal Citation Reports (external link) – Database with citation data from medical, scientific and technical journals
- NTIS (National Technical Information Service) (external link) – References to scientific reports on technology, natural and social sciences by the U.S. government
- LexisNexis (external link) – Mainly Anglo-American economic, financial and legal information, also full text versions of newspaper and journal articles. – Further information
- Perinorm (external link) – Database for standards (incl. DIN, ISO) and technical regulations from 23 countries – Further information
Selection of the main reference works
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (external link) – English-language general encyclopaedia with various search functions
- Munzinger-Duden (external link) – German-language general encyclopaedia, specialist lexicons from various fields, German spelling rules
- Oxford Reference Online (external link) – Collection of general and subject-specific English-language specialist lexicons and dictionaries
- Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography (external link) – Biographical lexicon for natural sciences and natural science history
- World Biographical Information System (external link) – Comprehensive compendium of biographical data giving brief information about over six million people
- Van Nostrand‘s Scientific Encyclopedia (external link) – Basic reference work for natural sciences and technology, with more than 10,000 keywords and links to entries
- The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (external link) – Basic lexicon for the natural sciences, with search options
- Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (external link) – Lexicon on the history of natural sciences and mathematics
- The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science (external link) – Lexicon on the history of natural sciences from the 16th century onwards
Additional reference works
- Swiss National Science Foundation (external link) – Swiss institution working on behalf of the Federal government to promote all scientific fields
- SwissCore (Contact Office for European Research Innovation and Education) (external link) – Platform for Swiss and European scientific research projects in Brussels
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (external link) – Promotes research projects in all scientific fields, with a special focus on interdisciplinary and international projects
- NSF (National Science Foundation) (external link) – Independent national institution in the USA to promote research and education in technology, natural and social sciences
- Nobel Prize (external link) – Website of the Nobel Foundation with information dating back to 1901
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
Several websites offer MOOCs. These courses are often free of charge. They usually offer videos of lectures and often include corresponding tests. Archived and self-paced courses are accessible any time. However, current classes follow a fixed schedule and thus offer interactions between students and teachers.
- edX.org (external link) – Founded by MIT and Harvard University, prestigious organisations offer more than 1000 archived and self-paced courses as well as hundreds of current courses, including some courses by the ETH Zurich (external link). All courses are free of charge and cover subjects in science, engineering and art.
- coursea.org (external link) – This commercial site offers more than 2000 courses covering subjects in science, engineering and art.
- khanacademy.org (external link) – This non-commercial site offers more than 4000 courses that instruct subjects in mathematics, science, history and economy. The courses have been translated into many languages and address all levels of education.
- edukatico.org (external link) – This site indexes more than 5000 courses by several providers in English or German. The courses in German are usually lectures recorded at German universities.