New E-Media 2023

Photo: Katrin Pötschke / University Library Chemnitz

Whether in the library, on campus or from home the e-offers (e-books, e-journals, databases) of the university library are always available for you. We have revised our digital offerings for the year 2023 as well. Herewith we would like to inform you about innovations and changes in this area.

We have compiled all information on the expansion of the e-book range as well as innovations and changes in licensing for you in a structured overview.

Below we would like to inform you about some of them in more detail.

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Nautos – the new standards database

As we have received a number of enquiries, we have compiled and illustrated the most important information on using the Nautos standards database in this blog post.

The previous blog post on switching from Perinorm to Nautos remains valid, of course.

Nautos, like Perinorm before it, can be accessed via our website. The databases are listed there under the menu item “Search & Find”.

The next click on “databases” takes you to DBIS, our database information system. All our licensed databases are listed there, sorted by subject. Nautos can be found in the category General/Interdisciplinary as well as in the subject areas Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering and some more. You can also search for the name of the database in the menu on the left.

Then there is a detailed description of Nautos as well as the “Link to the search” which, after a short info on the licence conditions, leads to the database. Nautos provides access to all standards with a DIN classification as well as the VDI standards.

In the database, the dashboard is displayed first. Here you will find current notes, version peculiarities (as Nautos is still in development) and useful tips for searching. On the left of the menu is the icon that leads to the search.

A special feature of this database is the Intelligent Search – Nautos can therefore provide useful results with the document number as well as with search terms. Below the search bar there are further search fields, for example to search only for currently valid standards or to link different search terms via the dynamic search.

Unfortunately, errors can still occur in the database – for example, documents that should be available in full text (visible by a blue puzzle symbol in the “Document” column) are not accessible or are not displayed at all. If you notice this, please let us know so that we can bring it to the attention of the Beuth publishers.


Dialogue box between Scopus and ORCID.

From Scopus to ORCID

Scopus is a huge information database. Your publications as a researcher can be spread over several profiles. Avoid this by linking your ORCID profile to Scopus.
This will allow Scopus to link all your profiles with similar names (e.g. D. Del Duca, Del Duca Davide, David Del Duca) to a single ORCID ID to avoid duplicate entries that may affect the chances of your research being found.

Visit this link ( and click on “Start”. A dialogue box will open asking you to give Scopus access to your ORCID ID.

Dialogue box between Scopus and ORCID.

Scopus to ORCID dialogue box

You will then be forwarded to Scopus where you will be presented with a list of similar names. After selecting your profile and the publications linked to your profile, ORCID collects your publication information and saves it to your ORCID ID.
When you publish there will be no more duplicates of your name and your research will be linked only to you.

If you need help or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Perinorm becomes Nautos

The new standards platform Nautos is now available to all TUC members. It is the successor product to the Perinorm database and will completely replace it, starting in January. Nautos and Perinorm are products of Beuth publishers. More information on Nautos can be found on their website ( Nautos contains the same contents as Perinorm did.

Searchable contents

  • DIN standardsNo
  • DIN EN Standards (European standard adopted into the German body of standards)
  • DIN EN ISO Standards (German standard based on a European standard which is based on an international standard of ISO)
  • DIN ISO Standards (German standard based on an ISO international standard)
  • DIN ETS standards (German standard based on a European telecommunications standard)
  • DIN IEC standards (International electrotechnical standard adopted into the German body of standards)
  • VDI guidelines (Association of German Engineers)
  • PAS (Publicly Available Specification)

The complete current DIN standards (e.g. also ISO standards but ONLY with DIN classification) as well as the VDI guidelines are available to all library users for consultation in full text. According to §53 of the Copyright Act, the collection of standards may not be used for commercial purposes.

Exception: DIN standards with VDE classification can only be accessed at one specific workstation in the library (1st floor, east wing) on the „jahnsdorf“ computer via the “DIN-VDE standards” database.

Your online access

TUC members can access Nautos on the campus network or via VPN. Please log in with your URZ ID.

Training courses

If required, we also offer training courses on Nautos in cooperation with Beuth Verlag. We cannot provide online materials at the moment, but these will be available in the future.

“Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre” – a new database

Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre

Chemnitz University Library has acquired the licence for the database “Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre”. The contents are particularly relevant for lecturers at Chemnitz University of Technology at all levels who want to improve their teaching.

Among other things, you will learn how to

  • supervise students in an activating and motivating way,
  • plan and organise events in a way that is suitable for students,
  • use digital media sensibly,
  • promote key competencies and academic work,
  • accompany and check competence-oriented learning processes despite tight curricula,
  • evaluate events and departments.

Access to the website is now possible through the university’s IPs here:

Oxford Bibliographies & Oxford Research Encyclopedias – two new databases for trial

The University Library has licensed two databases from Oxford University Press as trial access. Both are available until January 31st, 2023, after which a decision will be made on further licensing depending on usage.

Oxford Bibliographies contains commented collections of literature on 43 fields of knowledge such as “British and Irish Literature”, “Cinema and Media Studies”, “Sociology” or “Urban Studies”, to name but a few. The bibliographies contain title data on monographs, handbooks, edited volumes as well as articles from journals, but also links to websites and other databases for an introduction to the respective subject area. It is not a full-text database, but an extensive collection of literature references on specific topics.

With the Oxford Research Encyclopedias, the publisher is building dynamic online encyclopaedias for currently 25 fields of knowledge, such as “Criminology and Criminal Justice”, “Psychology”, “Anthropology” or “Communication”. The subject encyclopaedias are curated by renowned scientists.