General Information on Online Publications
Online Publications are monographs, journals, or articles which are available in digital format online. They may be generally accessible or restricted to those users who have the right to use a subscription for online access.
The Mainz Catalog Portal offers you specific search options for finding online publications in an exacting manner:
- The catalog of online publications within the HeBIS system
(to be found in the list of catalogs in the subcategory “Specialized Catalogs”)
This catalog is a special cross section of the HeBIS system catalog. It exclusively contains journals, articles, and books which are available online.
- Search according to the search screen setting “Online Publications”
This option limits your search to online publications.
A title search with the following title:
This book is an online publication. The icon specifies that this is an electronic publication. In place of the “Request” button you will, in such cases, see the “Full Text” button.
If the Mainz University Library possesses a current access licence, you will see the following information once you have clicked on the link button entitled “Full Text”:
This link will take you directly to the full text of the publication in which you are interested.
Simply proceed in the same manner when looking for online journals.
Example: you are looking for the online edition of the journal “Der Spiegel”:
After clicking on the “Full Text” button, the document will be displayed.
Articles in Journals
Additionally, the Mainz Catalog Portal allows you to search for articles in journals.
Example: you are looking for the following article: “Excitonic wave packet dynamics in semiconductor photonic-crystal structures” by Pasenow, Reichelt, et al.
The “Menu Options” buttons in the Mainz Catalog Portal conveniently assist you in locating full-text versions of articles in journals.
The “Request” button allows you to request the printed version of the journal in which the desired article has appeared. The Portal will automatically check whether your library owns the journal (also see “Journals”).
Button “via EZB” (= electronic journals library) and Full-Text Buttons
Furthermore, the Mainz Catalog Portal can check whether an online version of the article is available.
For this option, please select the menu option “via EZB.” The Mainz Catalog Portal will now search through the electronic journals library whether an online version of the journal exists and whether you have the right to access it through your home library. In our example you will see the following information:
From here, you can proceed to the full text of your article in order to read it, print it out, or download it.
Should your home library not have a subscription for online access to a specific journal, you will be informed about this with the applicable remarks.
The respective traffic-light color indicates whether your library has subscribed to online access to a specific journal. The following options are possible:
| The full text of this journal is generally accessible.
| This journal requires a subscription. Your library has subscribed to online access.
| This journal requires a subscription. Your library has not subscribed to online access.
|This journal requires a subscription. Your library has subscribed to online access for a limited number of volumes.|
| This symbol is displayed whenever the EZB cannot find any full text option for the requested article.
“More Options” Button
Further options are available in the pull-down menu of the “More Options” button:
By clicking on “ToC” you will gain access to the table of contents of the selected journal issue. Clicking on “Journal” will result in displaying the bibliographic description of the journal in which the article has appeared.
Please also see “Journals”.