Legal advice and support for members of ETH Zurich
The providers of ETH Library's licensed media (e.g. e-journals, e-books) only permit text and data mining under limited conditions. Further negotiations or the conclusion of an additional agreement are often necessary, as the policies of the publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and Springer Nature exemplify.
Please contact us if you are planning a text and data mining project based on the media licensed by ETH Library. We would gladly handle the necessary clarifications with the providers in question. Please note that unauthorized text and data mining is an infringement of the license terms agreed between ETH Zurich and the providers and may result in loss of access for the whole of ETH Zurich.
Besides licensed content, there are also freely accessible media that permit unlimited text mining:
Freely accessible media
Free access to preprints from the fields of physics, mathematics, IT, statistics, financial mathematics and biology
- BioMed Central
Over 300 BioMed Central, Chemistry Central and SpringerOpen open access journals from the fields of biology and medicine
- Chronicling America: Historical American Newspapers
Collection of digitized historical newspapers from the years 1789 to 1924
- Digital Public Library of America
Access to digital copies of cultural assets from American museums, libraries and archives
Digital library with digital copies on academic and cultural heritage from over 2,000 European institutions
- HathiTrust Digital Library
Digital copies from over 120 academic institutions worldwide
- Internet Archive Access to millions of freely accessible books and texts
- Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Access to the contents of journals published by Public Library of Science, an academic open access publisher
- PubMed Central: Databases and Text Mining Tools
Diverse freely accessible mining tools that can be used to browse PubMed Central, an archive with freely accessible contents from the fields of biology and biomedicine.
The CrossRef Text and Data Mining Tool is a free publisher-independent service offered by the company Cross Ref (e.g. AIP, APA, APS, Elsevier, HighWire Press, Springer, Taylor&Francis, Walter de Gruyter, Wiley). In order to gain access to the full contents, however, negotiations with the providers are often necessary here, too. Therefore, please contact us if you have any questions.