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Documents in the ETH E-Collection are equal to the conventional documents and are therefore citable. Please use for the citations the Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
All the documents in the ETH E-Collection are included in the catalogue of the ETH-Bibliothek and linked to the full text of the document.
The ETH E-Collection presents a collection of documents of high scientific quality. The quality security is provided by the close cooperation with the researcher at the ETH Zurich. The guidelines on how to enter publications are discussed with the professors or with designated contact persons of the institutes.
All documents are recorded bibliographically and indexed by subject by librarians and subject specialists. If the publications are not suitable for the collection, because of the format or content, the author is contacted. A peer reviewing system does not exist.
RSS (abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication) makes it possible for users to subscribe or integrate the content of a website - or parts of it - as so-called RSS feeds.
You can subscribe to an RSS feed of the result list of your query.
The RSS feed is indicated with an orange icon and a link (RSS). Clicking on the icon or link will take you to the RSS file.
The feed reader is integrated in new browsers such as Firefox 2 or Internet Explorer 7.
The documents in the ETH E-Collection are indexed by several Internet search engines (e.g. Google). In addition the meta data is collected by different OAI data providers using OAI –MPH (so called Harvester).The documents in the ETH E-Collection may also be retrieved through OAIster, but they stay in the ETH E-Collection.
There are two kinds of searches:
In addition, there are several operators available:
Yes, the simple search searches in the metadata as well as the full texts.
The advanced search allows to restrict the search to full text only.
You can sort the result lists by title (ascending and descending) as well as by publication year (ascending and descending).
There are the following browse options:
Doctoral theses are not in the lists by organisational unit, because according to the regulation for doctoral studies at the ETH Zurich the Phd degree is given by the ETH Zurich and not the departments.
All members of the ETH Zurich (employees, doctoral candidates, masters and graduate students) are entitled to publish documents relevant to research and teaching in the ETH E-Collection.
The ETH E-Collection accepts doctoral theses, journal items (postprints, preprints), reports, educational materials, conference proceedings, journals and annuals etc.
The main subject focus of the collection is science and technology according to the profile of the ETH Zurich.
The team of the ETH E-Collection decides, if the document meets the collection criteria of the ETH-Bibliothek.
The preferred format for documents in the ETH E-Collection is pdf. Please note when creating pdfs that the file is not subject to security restrictions and is not protected by a password. In addition all fonts and other items which form part of the content (audio, graphic and video files) should be included in the pdf.
If you would like to submit a document in a different format, please contact ETH E-Collection.
Yes, if requested, access to documents can be restricted to the IP area of the ETH Zurich.
You may. For instance, if your conference report includes a PowerPoint presentation it will be filed with your report in the same online record.
To submit a document, you must register with your nethz login. Your browser needs to allow cookies from aai-login.ethz.ch, wayf.switch.ch and e-collection.library.ethz.ch.
If you wrote your paper at the ETH Zurich but no longer have a nethz password:
Please send us the document as an attachment to . Please note that in addition to the actual document we also require the following details:
The copyright stays with the author.
Following things have to be considered:
It is important that the document's copyright is not assigned to the publisher. Otherwise the author has to clarify, if the publisher allows the publication in the ETH E-Collection. Most publishers do allow a certain form of self-archiving of journal articles as pre- and postprints.
Overview of the copyright guidelines of important international publishers:
The team of the ETH E-Collection will be pleased to help clarify legal queries.
With the implementation of the OAI (Open Archives Initiative) protocols the meta data of the ETH E-Collection can be collected by all intererest groups. The meta data of the ETH E-Collection is harvested from the data provider OAIster and thereby visible world wide.
The URL is: http://aleph-prod.ethz.ch/OAI(Set:E_COLLECTION)
Postprints are articles that have gone through the peer review process. There has to be a difference between the author’s and publisher’s pdf layout.
A preprint is the version of a journal article before the peer reviewing.
There is no time limit on the availability of the documents, in order to guarantee the citation of the documents in the long term. It is the ETH-Bibliothek’s charge to ensure measures for a long term preservation, availability and readability of the documents. In cooperation with other institutions ETH-Bibliothek is developing a centre of competence for long time archiving at the ETH Zurich.