Open Access Resources

Database Field Description general Gateway to Czech libraries, their catalogues and sources.
Biographical Dictionary of Cieszyń Silesia Silesia Electronic biographical dictionary of Cieszyn Silesia - Elektroniczny słownik biograficzny Śląska Cieszyńskiego.
Medvik, BMC medicine, healthcare  BMC (Bibliographia Medica Cechoslovaca) and Medvik contains bibliographic records of articles and books dealing with medicine, health service and similar fields of study. Records of primary documents are being processed from 1977 to the present.* It also includes the thesaurus MeSH - guided dictionary of biomedical terms created since 1969by the National Library of Medicine, USA.
Czech National Bibliography general It is an integrated resource of information sources  published in the Czech Republic. It contains these databases: Czech Books, Articles in Czech Newspapers, Journals and Proceedings, Dissertations, Authority File, Periodicals Published in the Czech Republic, Special Documents and Foreign Bohemica.
ANL articles general Bibliography - selection of articles in Czech newspapers, magazines and proceedings. general National register of university theses.
ASEP - publishing activities of the Czech Academy of Sciences general It records the publishing activities of the staff of the Czech Academy of Sciences .
Geobibline geography Czech geographical bibliography online - database of documents dealing with geographical issues of the Czech Republic.
Google Scholar [Google] general Professional and scientific texts search engine.
NUŠL - National Repository of Gray Literature general Project of the National Library of Technology in Prague. One of the goals of the project is to create an interface for searching for unpublished and semi-published publications.
Manuscriptorium manuscripts This database of rare manuscripts, ancient books and maps resulted from the digitalisation project in the Czech Republic and Europe. For documents that have been digitized, their image copies are also available online.
National Library of the Czech Republic general Bases of the National Library of the Czech Republic.
Pedagogical Bibliographic Database pedagogy It contains annotated bibliographic records of articles and monographs (Czech and foreign) dealing with pedagogy.


Foreign Databases


Database Description
BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) A search program focused primarily on open access academic resources. 70% of indexed documents are available in full text.
DART-Europe Portal for access to more than 600,000 university works at 586 universities in 28 European countries. The database is administered by University College London.
Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek The German digital library makes national cultural heritage preserved in about 30,000 German cultural and scientific institutions. It captures over 18 million digital objects.
DiVa Portal allowing access to research publications and university works from 40 universities and research institutions in Scandinavia. It was founded in 2000.
DOAJ DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals.
Electronic Theses Online Service - EthOS The database contains about 400,000 doctoral theses from the UK from over 120 institutions, of which about 160,000 are in full text. Built by the British Library.
ERIC Education Resources Information Center - extensive online educational resource: bibliographic records of articles from over 1.3 million, especially peer-reviewed journals, books, conference proceedings, scientific and educational materials. The ERIC database also includes selective full texts of articles and other publications.
The European Library The European Library provides a central gateway to access the online catalogues and digital collections of Europe's national libraries. It allows to search through the resources of more than 20 national libraries. Resources can be either digital or bibliographical.
EZB - Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek [Universität Regensburg] Access to full-text electronic journals (free resources only - green dot).
Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog - KVK Virtual union catalogue of German, Swiss and other foreign libraries.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations - OATD It captures nearly 3 million university papers from over 1000 universities and research institutions in different countries in full text. Originally it contained only the works of American universities.
Open Gray The bibliographic database contains over 800,000 gray literature records produced in European countries. Contains unpublished or semi-published documents, such as conference materials, college works, etc.
Portal GetInfo Portal especially for technology and science. It covers about 170 million documents. Enables simultaneous search of many professional databases, publishers' bids, and library catalogues. The portal is being built by the Technische Informationsbibliothek in Hanover, which serves as the central library in Germany for technology, architecture, chemistry, informatics, mathematics and physics.
PQDT Open Access to full texts of open access university Access to full texts of open access university works. ProQuest product.
PubMed This resource makes millions of records of biomedical literature available from the MEDLINE database, Life Science magazines and e-books. PubMed quotes and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, part of behavioural science, chemical science, and bioengineering. Records can contain full text lines. The portal searches 60 databases and more than 2,200 websites of US federal scientific institutions. The gateway searches about 100 databases from 70 countries. It also searches the database of the Czech Academy of Sciences.


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