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All of the library's messages are archived here in chronological order. However, messages that are no longer valid will be removed.



The MHH publication server for the free Open Access publication of scientific publications in a new design.

ILIAS Update


It is time for a significant update of ILIAS at Hannover Medical School! We will carry out this update in the 35th calendar week (specifically, 29 August to 2 September). Please note that during this period, our two learning platforms, found at and, will not be accessible. Please be prepared for this. We will try to keep the downtime as short as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail (

New Ebooks from Elsevier


The library licensed some e-book packages from Elsevier for 2022. In addition to two packages on the topics of Advance Science & Technology and Perpetual Health Sciences, we offer access to the Elsevier German Medical Collection in 2022 again. A total of 4908 e-books from Elsevier are now available.

Publication Fund


For 2022 a DFG-sponsered publication-fund is available for the publication in Open-Access-Jounals. You can find further information about the requirements for the funds here 

Access to JoVE and webop


The two video-based databases JoVE and webop are now available to you.

JoVE provides video-recorded experiments from the life sciences with instructions and methods for carrying out the experiments as PDF, with an accessible audio track and in numerous languages.

There are two modules at webop: general and visceral surgery and vascular surgery. Operative interventions are broken down into important steps and presented in video sequences, text and illustration.



Since August 2021, access to the UpToDate database has no longer been enabled for the MHH campus network.

For (discounted) individual licenses, please contact (Tel. 9839). Danger:

In the case of private orders (without the involvement of the library), please note that the sales tax ID of the publisher and the sales tax ID of the MHH must be visible on the invoice so that the invoice amount can be reimbursed to you. A statement of sales tax must not be available.

DEAL project


Current information on the negotiations with the major scientific publishers as part of the DEAL project can be found here: Elsevier, Springer Nature, Wiley.