Open Access Publishing at Wiley

The Main Library offers BOKU scientists the opportunity to publish Open Access in Wiley journals at no extra cost. Open access fees (APCs) are charged centrally at the library. The agreement also includes online reading access to over 1,500 scientific journals and covers the period 2018-2020.

More information ist available here.

New library system Alma

In 2018 the BOKU library will change, together with parts of the Austrian library network, its library system to Alma. More specific information will be released when available.

These massive changes require a lot of work. As the library has to shoulder this in addition to its normal work, no book transfers from institutional libraries can be accepted and incorporated into the holdings of the main library.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Library News



Construction and Building Materials
Parkinsonism & Related Disorders
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Basic and Applied Ecology
Current Opinion in Insect Science

Taylor & Francis:

Environmental Sociology

Annual Reviews Inc.:

Annual review of entomology
Annual review of phytopathology

Oxford University Press:

Tree physiology
Briefings in Functional Genomics

Access via Electronic Journals Library (EZB).


Agro-food studies : eine Einführung / Ulrich Ermann, Ernst Langthaler, Marianne Penker, Markus Schermer 2018, UTB

Springer E-Books:
German e-Book-package “Natural Science”, “Technology and Informatics”. All titles for 2018 will be available on publication.

Access via E-Book-Portal or BOKU online catalogue.


Ö-Normen Lesesaal by Austrian Standards

RSWBplus: Database covering regional planning, building and urban

Access via Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS)

Reference Management

Citavi: reference management and knowledge organization software, all students and staff of BOKU now have access to Citavi via a Campus License

Access via Literaturverwaltung/Zitieren

Open Access

Open Access-publisher MDPI grants 10% discount on charges for accepted articles of BOKU staff, who are the corresponding author of the article.

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Citavi Campus License

All students and staff of BOKU now have access to Citavi, a program combining reference management and knowledge organization.

After installing the program it can manage up to 100.000 entries. It is also possible to search in many library catalogues and databases directly through Citavi.

Starting with the summer semester 2018 the library will offer Citavi-courses.

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Austrian Dissertation Database: data entry no longer necessary

With December 31st, 2017 the Austrian Dissertation Database will cease to work.

Therefore no more data entry is necessary. To search for Austrian dissertations please use the search engine provided by the Austrian Library Network.

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