September 01, 2021

Recent news and updates from the library.


As of January 1, 2021 there is an MPG-wide contract for the product FAZ Corporate, which provides access to all publications from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitungen archive (since 1949).

The database contains more than seven million documents. The newspaper articles are available in HTML format, as an article facsimile in PDF format and as a newspaper page. To access the database, please use this link inside the Institute and via VPN. more


Within the framework of the DFG-funded specialized information service "Biodiversity Research", the Biology E-Book Collection of the publishing house Brill has been made available free of charge throughout Germany by the Frankfurt University Library and has also been made accessible to users from the MPG:

Brill e-Book Collection Biology 2007-2020.
The licensed collection of e-books from the publisher Brill includes more than 100 e-books from 2007 to 2020. Some additional titles published until 2022 will be integrated. The individual titles can be downloaded as PDF files.
The content focus is on titles on biological systematics and taxonomy, especially on specific animal groups. Titles on other subfields such as ecology or ethology form a small part of the collection. more

For more information about International Open Access Week, please visit

The official twitter hashtag for the week is #OAWeek. is a german initiative collection information about Open Access, for different disciplines and targeting groups. All over, a very informative and generell page about everything related to Open Access.

Information in german and english.

Link to this page here:

Follow up on emails and tweets during the week. The librarian will feed you with information about Open Access, especially information related to offers within the MPS. more


Free access to current and future content from Canadian Science Publishing.


In addition to centrally licensed journals and ebooks, it also exists a service for central licensing of software. In this case, please get in touch with the IT-Department at the Institute.

SciFinder Online trainings for October


Dear SciFinder users,

there will be SciFinder online trainings in October 2020 (10/12-10/16).
In case you are interested but do not have time to attend the training
live, please register anyway. All registered persons will receive a link
to the recording to watch the training later.

Due to the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic, MPG researchers have the
opportunity to use SciFinder-n. Please see more information on the
SciFinder-n page ( ).
Therefore, this SciFinder trainings will focus on SciFinder-n. Please
note that CAS plans to discontinue SciFinder in the future. The new
product SciFinder-n will replace SciFinder. However, no date for
switching off SciFinder has been announced, yet.

Since 01 May 2019, MPG researchers have access to MethodsNow and PatentPak.

There will be SciFinder online trainings via WebEx by Dr. Karin Faerber
and her team for MPG users of SciFinder in calendar week 42. The date
and time as well as description and registration links are listed below:

Please scroll to Training:


Elsevier content


The status to Elsevier subscriptions is unchanged. This means, there are still no access to all articles from Elsevier journals published after December 31st,  2018.

This means, I will still order the content (articles, book chapters) you need. More information around that solution here:

How to get Elsevier articles...

Further information around Elsevier:

Max Planck Society discontinues agreement with Elsevier...

Projekt DEAL - Elsevier  News



The tool based on text mining was developed in the research group of Prof. Dr. Juliane Fluck. It offers extended search and filter functions for abstracts, direct links to the corresponding full texts and export functions for retrieved results. The abstracts are updated daily. In addition, to improve the retrieval functionality, concepts from standardized disease and symptom vocabulary are marked in the abstracts. Additional terminologies for searching for transference and seroprevalence information have also been added.

Preprints from bioRxiv, medRxiv, ChemRxiv, arXiv and are currently integrated into the service. Expansions in terms of preprint resources and other terminology-based annotations are being planned.

The Preprint Viewer was developed as the first result of the Task Force COVID-19. Members of the nfdi4health launched the initiative to make it easier for the specialist community to find relevant studies and to be able to better exchange data. The Task Force COVID-19 is funded by the DFG.

The Max Planck Society has established a new open access agreement with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP), which covers open access publishing of all accepted articles by submitting corresponding Max Planck authors in AIP-owned subscription journals (more titles to follow in 2021) under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY); under the agreement, the relative article processing charges will be paid for centrally by the Max Planck Digital Library. The agreement also covers read access to all journals available via AIPP. This open access agreement is part of the Max Planck Society’s strategy to enable a large-scale transition of today’s scholarly journals to open access.



Content from Yale University Press accessible until end of June.


Content from Yale University Press accessible until end of June.



Content from California University Press accessible until end of June.
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