E-book information and browsing

Browse all e-books licensed by the UZH in  swisscovery

Browse e-book package information (Zentralbibliothek)  e-book packages

E-book search in swisscovery

Most e-books are recorded in the online catalogue. If you find an e-book through swisscovery, use the online-button for accessing the full-text.

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As with other electronic resources, access is restricted to users within the university network. Students who wish to access these services from their home computers can do so via the university’s proxy server or VPN. For information please consult

Remote Access VPN

E-books licensed by the English Department

So far, only a few e-books have been acquired by the English Department library. These e-books are all searchable in swisscovery and accessible in full text. 



You can access the online PDF and read online or download the whole book (choose period from 1 to 5 days).

However, print and copy functions are subject to restrictions.

English Language Literature of the Romantic Period

Thousands of rare titles from the famous Corvey Collection are made available by Belser Wissenschaftlicher Dienst. All licensed titles are searchable in  swisscovery

Publisher Collections in English Studies

Most of the UZH licensed e-books are part of publisher collections. Some collections relevant to English Studies are listed below. More information can be found on thee-books site of the Zentralbibliothek.

Cambridge Core

access to e-books from all disciplines across science, technology and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences. 


Cambridge Histories

Contains about 300 volumes covering over 15 different academic subjects, e.g. American History, British History, History of the Book, History of Language and Linguistics, Literary History, Philosophy, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts.

Palgrave Connect   

access to more than 2600 eBooks covering all subjects

Wiley Online Library - Reference Works

Handbooks and Reference in Social Sciences and the Humanities