Ebook portals

The Library offers access to ebooks using the ebook supplier Dawsonera. After logging in users can browse any book for 5 mins and preview them for free, and request short-term loans of ebooks. Popular books will be bought by the library accordingly.

Check it out here:

How does it work?

A selection of ebooks of Dawsonera is accessible through the portal, see the link above. Readers best login in order to make full use of the platform. If you do not have an Dawsonera account, please use the 'Sign in' tab and then the 'Create an account' link'. After having set up an account and having logged in then you can preview books, request to loans (1 week) or suggest the library to buy an online copy. When the Library buys a Dawsonera ebook, it will also be retrievable through the library catalogue.

All ebooks, which the library purchases/ownes are listed in the the library catalogue.

Does it cost anything?

Generally, loan fees for unowned contents apply. If ebooks are already owned by the Library this will be marked by an open pad-lock icon and no fees apply.

*** Currently, the Library will pay for the 1-week loans of books (depending on price). *** 



Additional ebooks

Please, see additional ebooks below, e.g. Oxford Reference Online, Encyclopaedia Britannica and others. Some e-books require a user login and password - you may find the information below the respective e-books (internal information).

Check also "Project Gutenberg" for older books, which are freely available online, e.g. by Charles Darwin.

Note: Although technically they are books, you can also find the monographic series in the list of E-journals.

Analyzing microarray gene expression data / G. J. McLachlan, K.-A. Do, C. Ambroise. 2004
Atkins' physical chemistry 8th ed. / P. Atkins et al. 2006
Login and password required (internal information)
Atlas of Drosophila Development / Volker Hartenstein. 1993
Biochemistry of signal transduction and regulation, 3rd ed. / G. Krauss. 2004
Bioinformatics, 2nd. ed. / A.D. Baxevanis, B.F.F. Ouellette. 2002
Bioinformatics and functional genomics / J. Pevsner. 2004
Bioinformatics, biocomputing and Perl: An introduction to bioinformatics computing skills and practice / M. Moorhouse, P. Barry. 2005
Bioinformatics for geneticists / M.R. Barnes, I.C. Gray, (eds.). 2003
Biology 8th ed. / Campbell, Neil A. and Reece, Jane B. et al. 2009
Bionanotechnology: lessons from nature geneticists / D.S. Goodsell. 2004
Biostatistics 2nd ed. / G. Van Belle, L. D. Fisher, P. J. Heagerty, T. Lumley. 2004
Cell biology / S. R. Bolsover, J. S. Hyams, E. A. Shephard, H. A. White, C. G. Wiedemann. 2004
Cell motility / A. Ridley, M. Peckham, P. Clark. 2004
Cell Signalling Biology / Michael J. Berridge. 2007
Charles Darwin: three works (e-books)
Charles Darwin - The complete works
Developmental biology 8th ed. / Scott F. Gilbert
Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry / Science Direct, 2004
Encyclopedia of Genetics / Science Direct, 2001
Encyclopedia of Immunology / Science Direct, 2nd ed., 1998
Encyclopedia of Microbiology / Science Direct, 3rd ed. 2009
Encyclopedia of Virology / Science Direct, 3rd ed. 2008
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Enzyme kinetics / H. Bisswanger. 2002
Essential developmental biology, 2nd ed. / Slack. 2006
Note: some resources are available through the option "Student Resources"
Francis Crick papers
From genes to genomes / J. W Dale, M. van Schantz. 2003
Fundamentals of biochemistry, 2nd ed. online / D. Voet et al. 2006
Note: Use the Student Companion Site.
Genomics / C. R. Cantor ; C. L. Smith. 2002
Guide to analysis of DNA microarray data / S. Knudsen. 2004
Infotrac College Edition
Login and password required (internal information)
The online library from Gale Group and Thomson Learning InfoTrac College Edition, the Online Research and Learning Center and InfoWrite.
International Tables for Crystallography
Introductory biostatistics / C. T. Le. 2003
Karger Books Online
Access to E-books published by Karger (Basel) is now available through the German National Licence.
Methods in cell biology online
Monographic Book Series from Vol.76, 2004 -
Methods in enzymology online Monographic Book Series from Vol. 1, 1955 -
Methods in Molecular Biology
Use the Advanced Search Option, choose the MMB book series and add volume number and author's name for best results.
Microarray quality control / W. Zhang, I. Shmulevich, J. Astola. 2004
Microbial functional genomics / J. Zhou, D. K. Thompson, Y. Xu, J. M. Tiedje. 2004
Molecular biology web book
Molecular motors / M. Schliwa. 2004
NCBI Bookshelf
Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.
Next Generation Genome Sequencing / M. Janitz. 2008
Oxford Reference Online (ORO)
Please note that the Oxford Reference Online (ORO) replaces our previous subscription to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as of April 2010
Some of the resources found in the ORO are:
  • English dictionaries and thesauruses
  • Bilingual dictionaries (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Irish, Welsh)
  • Quotations
  • Maps and illustrations (including visual dictionary)
  • Timelines
  • Encyclopedia
  • Subject reference dictionaries and Oxford companions
Online biology book
Perl programming for biologists / D. C. Jamison. 2003
PONS Website
Practical flow cytometry / H. M. Shapiro. 2003
Principles of development online resource centre 3rd ed. / Wolpert et al. 2007
Protein microarray technology / D. Kambhampati. 2004
Statistics in microarrays / E. Wit, J. McClure. 2004
Structural bioinformatics / P. E. Bourne, H. Weissig. 2003
For further information please contact the Library.