General, interdisciplinary

Compilation of new acquisitions and electronic resources

New acquisitions

List of titlesexternal link on the subject (last and current month)


Digital textbooks


A selection of the main databases

Additional databases (external link)

Reference works

Selection of the main reference works

Additional reference works (external link)

Specialist information

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.

  • (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.
  • (external link) – This commercial site offers more than 2000 courses covering subjects in science, engineering and art.
  • (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.
  • (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.

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