How do you find out which e-books the University Library Erlangen-Nürnberg (UB) has on offer?
From inside the university network, clicking on ‘full text’ will redirect you directly to the e-book.
Overview of providers in the Database Information System (DBIS)
By clicking ‘E-books‘ you can see an overview of all e-books available at the UB.
It is not possible to search for individual works by author/title via DBIS.
Information on the main providers’ conditions
Whether it is possible to access an e-book from outside the university network depends on the licensing agreements. You can find out how you can access specific e-books or e-book collections by clicking on the plus sign () behind the access symbol ( e.g.) under ‘Verfügbar’ (available)’ in the detailed view of the e-book in DBIS or under ‘Die Datenbank ist…’ (the database is…) in the list of results.
If you want to access a licensed e-book directly via a link in the catalogue, you must be inside the university network [if you are outside the University you can access the network via virtual private network (VPN)], as the catalogue only includes direct links to the publishers’ websites that cannot be accessed from outside the network. Alternatively, you can use the link ‘Weitere lizenzierte Zugänge – Start-URL für den externen Zugriff’ (other licensed forms of access – start URL for external access’) for the e-book collection on the DBIS website and look for a specific e-book there.