Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

The EZB is a directory of electronic journals that began as a collaboration between the University of Regensburg and Technical University of Munich libraries. It now has over 600 participating libraries.

The EZB is especially useful if you need to carry out research in a particular electronic journal or check which libraries have it in their collections. The EZB is not suited to searching for topics or individual articles; if you need to do that, you should use the OPAC or databases.

You can list the journals by subject area to get an overview of journals in a particular discipline.

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Access to journals in the EZB

In the EZB, open-access and licensed journals are listed together. A traffic light system is used to indicate which journals can be accessed by members of Macromedia University:

The traffic light symbols are displayed before the journal titles in the list view. If you click through to the full details about a specific journal, you will find more detailed information about the journal and its availability.

Please note that restricted-access journals can only be accessed from the Macromedia University campuses. It is not possible to access electronic journals remotely from home (see also JSTOR).

Open Access Journals

Science Direct

Science Direct is a full text data base system provided by the publishing house Elsevier. Science Direct offers access to open access journal articles, among others. According to Elsevier access is provided to more than 1.2 billion open access journal articles. After searching in Science Direct, open access articles are marked with a green dot in the resulting result lists. Furthermore Science Direct offers the possibility to browse open access journals via the link 'open access'.


SAGE Journals offers access to a high number of open access journals:

Access SAGE advanced search

By checking the "Open access content only" option in the advanced search, it is possible to restrict any search to only retrieve open access results.

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

The Directory of Open Access Journals comprises more than 14.000 journals of which more than 11.000 are searchable on article level.

Access the Directory of Open Access Journals

Journals and articles are searched via a simple search by default. Additonally content on the Directory of Open Access Journals can be browsed or searched via an advanced search:

University of California Press

University of California Press (UC Press) offers free access to their journals until end of June. Subjects comprise music, social sciences, film & media and others. To be able to search articles on the UC Press website it is necessary to select the respective journals, since articles are not searchable on publisher level. Therefore, first select a journal from the list of journals on the University of California Press website. From then on it is possible tosearch for articles and view pdfs of relevant articles:

Marked above: search box and 190 retrieved articles, which can viewed by clicking the title.
Marked below: Link to the pdf version of an article.

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