Find & Read

Discover eJournals, eBooks and databases

The library at IST Austria provides predominantly electronic resources. Therefore, the main focus of the library lies on licensing eJournals and eBooks, and providing access to important databases and further electronic content.


On this site:

Electronic Resources

Off-campus access to licensed content is provided to IST Austria members via VPN client. If any technical problem occurs, please contact the IT-department.
Read more about our eJournals, eBooks, Databases and Video Resources.


The Catalog

IST BookList (ist.ac.at/booklist) is the library catalog containing an increasing number of books and eBooks available at IST Austria. Here you will find all book items offered by the library for general use, but it also includes numerous books held by the research groups of IST Austria.


Physical Books

At the moment, the library offers approximately 1’000 books to lend in the fields of biology, mathematics, physics, computer science etc.

Library books are freely accessible 24/7 at the physical library located on the third floor of the Central Building at the Guest House. With the exception of reference books, you can borrow these books by using the Self Checkout System.

BookList also lets you to manage your library account. It shows you the books you have recently borrowed, allows you to renew your borrowed items and to put books on hold.


eBooks

Besides the physical books, you can also search the catalog for more than 100’000 eBooks licensed for IST Austria employees. The catalog leads you directly to the publisher where you can read or download the items.


Book Suggestions

If you want to suggest a book for the library to add to its collection, don’t hesitate to use the Purchase Suggestion Tool. After login please enter the crucial parameters of the book you suggest and write a short comment why the library should provide the book. We will try to purchase books which could also be of use to other readers as soon as possible.


Interlibrary Loan

In case you only need a chapter, or the book seems to be too specific for general use, we ask you to fill out the form for an Interlibrary Loan. Please set the type of the document you are requesting (book or book part) and enter the essential information in the form. We will try to get an electronic copy or borrow the physical book from a partner library.


User Guide for BookList

For further information on how to use the catalog, please read the IST BookList User Guide.


Further Library Catalogs

As a member of IST Austria, you are entitled to use the library of any Austrian educational establishment (e.g. Vienna University libraries) free of charge. Before visiting an external library for the first time, please read the terms of use of the library concerned or ask the IST Austria library team. As a rule, you will need your IST Austria ID Card and proof of residence (Meldezettel) for borrowing books in other university libraries.


Databases

Web of Science

An online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service that provides a comprehensive citation search. It gives access to multiple databases that reference cross-disciplinary research, which allows for in-depth exploration of specialized sub-fields within an academic or scientific discipline.

Scopus

Similar to Web of Science, Scopus is also a subscription-based bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles.

Google Scholar

A freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature. The Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe’s and America’s largest scholarly publishers plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals.

JSTOR

A digital library containing predominantly digitalized back issues of academic journals like the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Science, Evolution, and many more.

The database provides full text searches of 1’900 journals but it also contains books, primary sources and current issues of journals.

Journal Citations Report

JCR offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate academic journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles’ cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Pubmed

A free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. PubMed provides quality control in scientific publishing. Only journals that meet PubMed’s scientific standards are indexed.

MathSciNet

A database from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) that contains information on about 2 million articles from 1’900 mathematical journals, many of them abstracted “cover-to-cover”. In addition, reviews or bibliographical information on selected articles is included from many engineering, computer science and other applied journals abstracted by MathSciNet.

Tair

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana . Data available from TAIR includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community.

Genevestigator

Genevestigator is an innovative online platform enabling researchers to globally explore public and proprietary expression data for research and clinical applications. It is a web-based application developed for biologists and medical researchers to rapidly find out how genes are expressed in different tissues, stimuli, drug treatments, diseases, or genetic modifications.



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