OPAC and user account

The online catalogue (OPAC) provides information on the entire media inventory of the university library:

  • Books (printed and e-books)
  • Periodicals (printed and e-journals)
  • ASH final projects (Bachelor´s, Master´s and Diplom degree theses)
  • Audiovisual media
  • Loose-leaf collections

Journal articles are not included. These can be researched through selected special databases. You can find further information on this topic in the “Literature Search” section under "Database search".


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Choose "Account" from the OPAC menu to renew checked-out media, reserve books checked out to other users, or order media from the repository. You can also enquire about your fine status and change your password.

Personal data cannot be independently altered. In order to do this, please contact a library employee, either in person or by sending an e-mail.

For further information, please see the "Help" function of the OPAC.

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E-Books

The ASH library has acquired the access rights for over 28.000 e-books. The terms and conditions of use are prescribed by the individual publishing companies and providers. University members can also use the e-books outside of the university network. To access the e-books, go to "Fernzugriff (remote access)" on the research pages of the library and then select the relevant title.

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E-book collections of the ASH Berlin library by publisher / provider: 

Beltz /Beltz Juventa

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

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Publishing houses: Beltz/Juventa, Campus Frankfurt / New York, Herder, Klett-Cotta, Kohlhammer, Lambertus, Psychiatrie-Verlag, Schattauer et al.
Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions. 

De Gruyter

Note:  E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

Ebook Central

Ebook Central provides access to scientific ebooks from various publishers. All available titles can be read online. In order to edit content or download it as a PDF, you must create your own user account. Please note that a maximum of 40% of an ebook per user can be downloaded within 24 hours.
A guide for using Ebook Central can be found here
Videos about Ebook Central can be found here

Frank & Timme

Note:  E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

Herder

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

Hogrefe

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed as PDFs without restrictions.

Kohlhammer  

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

Lambertus

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

Nomos  

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed as PDFs without restrictions.

Psychiatrie Verlag

Note:  E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

Psychosozial Verlag

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed as PDFs without restrictions.

scholars-e-library

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

Schulz-Kirchner Verlag

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed as PDFs without restrictions.

Springer Verlag (SpringerLink)

Note: Items available in German and English language. E-books can be downloaded as PDFs without restrictions.

utb. e-library

Publishing houses: Barbara Budrich Verlag, Ernst Reinhardt Verlag, facultas, transcript Verlag  et al. 

Note:  E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Note:  E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

WALHALLA

Note: E-books can be downloaded or printed out by the chapter as PDFs without restrictions.

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Journals

The ASH library offers access to approx. 2000 electronic journals. For members of the university, the e-journals are also available outside of the university network via remote access.

In addition 175 print journals are available. The current editions of the printed periodicals are alphabetically filed in the periodical boxes in the reading room (gallery). The old volumes starting from 2016 that have already been bound are also in the reading room. You can find periodical volumes up to 2015 in the repository (basement) which must be ordered via OPAC. They are made available every full hour.

Selected databases are available to search for individual articles. If there is no full text, you can access the articles via a journal search in the OPAC, the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) or the periodical database (ZDB).

Further information for journals terms of use you find here.

You can use the following search methods:

In the OPAC you find all journals (print and electronic) available in the ASH library. For e-journals the OPAC refers to the EZB.

The Elektronische Zeitschriftendatenbank (EZB, electronic journals library) indexes more than 85.000 electronic periodicals in all specialisations as a cooperative service of approx. 600 libraries. You have access to full texts of all e-journals licensed by the ASH Berlin library. There is also a variety of freely accessible online periodicals. You can search alphabetically for journal titles or specialisations.

The Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB, periodical database) indexes more than 1.7 million journals, newspapers and other periodicals available in print or electronic in Germany and Austria. Full texts of e-journals licensed by the ASH library are directly available.

SUBITO is a delivery service for periodical articles (a charge will be incurred).

IMPORTANT!  You will need to register personally. It is not possible to order via the library.

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Database search

Unlike the library catalogue (index of inventory), databases index literature or specialised information in a particular field of knowledge. They mainly refer to articles from journals, studies, essays from editorial works, conference reports, etc.

A second step is often necessary to search for the location of available required literature. A variety of databases index full texts (such as e-books and e-journals) as well as literature.

For members of the university, the content is also available outside of the university network. Please open the search pages via remote access and then chose the required e-resource.

This site will show you the databases you can access through the library:

CareLit is a database compiled by LISK for the healthcare field that focuses on hospital management, nursing home management and nursing. CareLit currently indexes around 147,000 data records.

IMPORTANT! It is possible to download full texts in the library.

CINAHL® with Full Text is a comprehensive collection of full texts from journals on nursing and related topics. The full texts come from 610 journals which are indexed in CINAHL®.

ClinicalKey Student Pflege is a learning platform for students and teachers of the nursing bachelor programme. In addition to providing evidence of reference books and images, it offers various teaching materials and learning tools. In order to access the content and functions of the learning platform, a personal user account must first be created on the start page under "Register now".

The Digital German Women's Archive (DDF) is an interactive portal on the history of women's movements in Germany. It invites you to get to know the themes, actors and networks of women's movements from two centuries.

The holdings of  Alice Salomon Archive can also be found here in digital form.

DZI SoLitis the literature database of the German Central Institute for Social Issues. The database academically documents and covers the content of scientific papers, monographs, collected editions and grey literature in the topic areas of social work, social education, welfare work, support for the elderly, nursing and special education published since 1979. It currently encompasses around 200,000 datasets, with an average of 6,000 new datasets added every year.

Search tip: The DZI provides an alphabetic thesaurus for systematic literature research with keywords in DZI SoLit. 

EBCSOhost Web provides access to the combined content of the databases CINAHL with full text, Medline, PsycInfo, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SocINDEX, Education Research Complete, Social Work Abstracts and Psyndex. 

Education Research Complete is the authoritative online source for education research. Topics include all stages of development from early childhood to higher education and all special areas of education such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Education Research Complete contains indexing and abstracts for over 2,100 journals and full texts from over 1,200 journals and around 500 books and monographs.

ERIC (Institute of Education Sciene) has around 1.7 million references. This Database is the world's most extensive bibliographic database of educational science. Since 1966, mostly English-language literature (books, magazine articles, research reports, conference reports, etc.) on all areas of education science has been documented.

Fachportal Pädagogik (a special portal for pedagogy) is the central entry platform for education-related specialist information and full-text access. It offers access to electronic and printed monographs, periodical articles and online materials on educational theory, both free and subject to charge.

juris Rechtsportal Members of ASH Berlin can access the social module which is offered in cooperation with the Erich Schmidt publishing company (previously Fachportal Sozialrecht). It contains laws, court rulings, comments, journals and manuals on all social law topics.

MEDLINE offers substantiated medical information on the topics of general medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the healthcare system, preclinical sciences and much more.

PEDro is a physiotherapy evidence database offered by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP). PEDro is a freely accessible database with over 33,000 randomised controlled studies, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines for physiotherapy. 

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database with information on topics relating to behavioural research, psychiatry and psychology, thought processes, anthropology, observational methods and experiment methods. It is the world’s largest full text psychology database and offers around 400 journals in full text.

PsycINFO  The PsycINFO® database is a respected resource of the American Psychological Association (APA) for abstracts of scientific papers, book chapters, books and dissertations. It is the most comprehensive resource for scientifically reviewed literature in the areas of behavioural sciences and mental health.

PSYNDEX is a database for psychology and related fields operated by the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID). It contains records from over 250,000 documents from the German-speaking area (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). As PSYNDEX does not itself contain any full texts, it is categorised as a reference database.

Pubmed - please refer MEDLINE  offers substantiated medical information on the topics of general medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the healthcare system, preclinical sciences and much more. PubMed is the free web interface for searching in MEDLINE

SocINDEX with Full Textis the world’s most comprehensive and high-quality sociology database. It comprises over 2.1 million datasets with topic headings from a sociology thesaurus with over 20,000 terms created by experts and lexicographers. SocINDEX contains full text from 860 journals dating back to 1908, full texts of over 830 books and monographs and 16,800 conference documents.

Statista is a German online portal for statistics, and provides access to the data of market and polling institutes such as the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach (IfD), the Gesellschaft Sozialwissenschaftlicher Infrastruktureinrichtungen (GESIS) and the Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW).

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Other library catalogues

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Publications by ASH Berlin university members

aliceOpen, the institutional repository (Publikationsserver) of ASH Berlin, presents various publications by university members, such as essays, documentation of research and projects, outstanding degree theses by students as well as selected documents with reference to ASH Berlin. 

aliceOpen

The Research reports of ASH Berlin provide information about the wide variety of research activities at the university. The reports provide data and facts about research projects and the publication work of researchers at ASH Berlin. In addition, insights are provided into international research and development cooperation projects. 

ASH Berlin Research reports

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Online research consultation

For ASH-members the library offers individual instruction in literature research via Jitsi (or Zoom) focussing on a topic of your choosing. Jitsi is a free open source video conferencing solution with no account needed.

For booking an online research consultation, please contact us via mail: schulungen.bibliothek@ avoid-unrequested-mailsash-berlin.eu

The following data are required:

  • subject: online research consultation, date (DDMMYY)
  • surname, first name
  • topic
  • study programme

We will contact you and confirm the appointment.

If you are unable to keep an appointment, please inform us via mail: schulungen.bibliothek@ avoid-unrequested-mailsash-berlin.eu

 

 

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Training material

Training material concerning the topics 'Introduction to the library and OPAC-research' as well as 'Introduction to Systematic Literature Research' are now available.

Further training material will follow.

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