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Large supply of electronic resources for worse times

Something told us that worse times would return. That is a reason why we have made a large supply of electronic resources. You can access them from the comfort of your home. We will keep the list of resources updated.

We managed to make a large number of resources that are available to you online from the comfort of your home. In parentheses we list the faculties for which the source is suitable.

# E-books through the library catalogue (all faculties)

You can find about 18,000 e-books from various fields directly in the catalogue of our library. You find the required book in our catalogue and in the detail of the record you will just click for full text.

# Scientific information e-resources (databases)

We currently offer almost a hundred scientific databases containing thousands of articles from reputable scientific journals and e-books. The databases are also available from your home via the Remote Access service at

  • use your university account to log in via Single Sign-On (Shibboleth)
  • choose a database you want to search from the list of resources
  • unless you want to restrict your search to one specific resource, you can use our e-resources search engine directly from our catalogue interface (make sure to log in)

You can check the list of all databases for their descriptions. We currently offer several new permanent resources and resources in Trial Access for you to use in your research.

Coronavirus Research Database (all faculties | permanent resource)

The Coronavirus Research Database is a collection of journal articles, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. It includes comprehensive research background coverage of past pandemics and epidemics, like MERS and SARS, to give researchers and students context around the current global crisis.
Go to the Coronavirus Research Database

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts (FMK | permanent resource)

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts combines visual inspiration with practical advice on everything from idea generation and research techniques to portfolio development – making this the ultimate guide to a visual arts education. Browse content from over 170 eBooks by discipline of interest, including Design and Illustration, Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Film and Media, Architecture and Interiors, Marketing and advertising. Explore the Key Topics featured on each discipline homepage, for example within the Design and Illustration page, topics include Designing Brands, Careers and Portfolios, Illustration, or Typography.
Go to the Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

Statista (FAME, FMK | permanent resource)

Statista is one of the world’s largest statistics and market data platforms with access to more than 1.5 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics on 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources. From the rabbit pet food market value in the UK, to the share of population reading newspapers daily in Norway, to a breakdown of mobile gamers in China. The platform combines economic data, consumer insights, opinion polls and demographic trends.
Go to the Statista

De Gruyter eBooks (all faculties | trial access until December 31, 2020)

De Gruyter offers access to more than 24,000 e-books from all disciplines. The books are sorted by subject groups. After selecting the subject group, you can view the books that are licensed for UTB via the “Accessible Content” section.
Go to the De Gruyter eBooks

MIT Press e-books (all faculties| trial access until December 1, 2020)

MIT Press Direct is the best way for libraries to offer MIT Press eBooks to their patrons. Libraries can access the complete collection, with more than 3,000 eBooks and approximately 150 added each year, or subject-specific collections. Subject collections available are: economics; environmental science; philosophy; and science, technology, and society.
Go to the MIT Press

PNAS Journal (všechny fakulty | trial access until December 1, 2020)

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has been at the forefront of scientific research for over a century. Established in 1914 as the official journal of the US National Academy of Sciences, PNAS is now one of the largest and most-cited multidisciplinary scientific journals in the world, with a global readership and more than 3,600 research articles published annually.
Go to the PNAS

University of Chicago Press Journals (FHS, FAME, FT, FLKŘ, FAI | trial access until December 1, 2020)

The University of Chicago Press publishes 85 scholarly journals that cover a wide range of disciplines, from the humanities and the social sciences to the life and physical sciences..
Go to the University of Chicago Press Journals

Education Source (FHS | trial access until December 31, 2020)

Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The collection provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
Go to the Education Source

ERIC (FHS | trial access until December 31, 2020)

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and research. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Content includes journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books dating back to 1966.
Go to the ERIC

SocINDEX with Full Text (FHS | trial access until December 31, 2020)

SocINDEX with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for over 16,800 conference papers.
Go to the SocINDEX with Full Text

Science Robotics (FAI | trial access until December 18, 2020)

Science Robotics publishes original, peer-reviewed, science- or engineering-based research articles that advance the field of robotics. The journal also features editor-commissioned Reviews. An international team of academic editors holds Science Robotics articles to the same high-quality standard that is the hallmark of the Science family of journals. Sub-topics include: actuators, advanced materials, artificial Intelligence, autonomous vehicles, bio-inspired design, exoskeletons, fabrication, field robotics, human-robot interaction, humanoids, industrial robotics, kinematics, machine learning, material science, medical technology, motion planning and control, micro- and nano-robotics, multi-robot control, sensors, service robotics, social and ethical issues, soft robotics, and space, planetary and undersea exploration.
Go to the Science Robotics

ASM Journals (FT | trial access until December 1, 2020)

ASM journals provide your faculty, staff, students, and researchers access to the most comprehensive, authoritative microbial sciences resources. The TBU University has access to 16 journals:

  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Microbiology Resource Announcements, Infection and Immunity, Journal of Bacteriology, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Journal of Virology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, Microbiology Spectrum, Molecular and Cellular Biology, mBio, mSphere, mSystems
    Go to the ASM Journals
  • Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, EcoSal Plus
    Go to the ASM Journals

Rockefeller University Press Journals (FT | trial access until December 1, 2020)

The TBU University has access to 3 highly prestigious journals:

  • Journal of Cell Biology (JCB) — Journal of Cell Biology (JCB) publishes advances in any area of basic cell biology as well as applied cellular advances in fields such as immunology, neurobiology, metabolism, microbiology, developmental biology, and plant biology. Est. 1955 Impact Factor (IF): 8.891; 5-Year IF: 9.362.
    Go to the JCB
  • Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM) — Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM)publishes papers providing novel conceptual insight into immunology, neuroscience, cancer biology, vascular biology, microbial pathogenesis, and stem cell biology. Impact Factor (IF): 10.892 5-Year IF: 11.897.
    Go to the JEM
  • Journal of General Physiology (JGP) — Journal of General Physiology (JGP) publishes mechanistic and quantitative cellular and molecular physiology of the highest quality.
    Go to the JGP

SPIE Digital Library (FT | trial access until December 1, 2020)

The most extensive database available on optics and photonics research, with more than 375,000 papers spanning biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging. Our subscription includes conference proceedings from 1962 onwards, full-text for 10 journals, and some 200 e-books.
Go to the SPIE Digital Library

Writefull: a tool for professional text correction in English
(trial access from November 1 until November 30, 2020)

Writefull provides advanced professional text correction in English. It is a useful tool especially for academic writing for
students and researchers, who write and publish professional texts in English, although they are not native speakers.

Writefull has been developed especially for students and researchers. It corects grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and
more. You can try two online tools for your scientific text: Writefull Revise (you can upload your documents and
get a report) and Writefull Cite (the control of references to literature). Or you can try Writefull for Word, which
gives language corrections and support in Word.

Detailed introduction to Writefull

Writefull Revise

A web application, where you can upload your texts from any text editor or application to revise, review language suggestion, etc.

Available at:

Writefull Cite

A web application, which screens texts for citation completeness, highlighting sentences that should be supported by a reference.

Available at:

Writefull for Word

Word add-in checks for correctness of grammar, word use, style, spelling, etc. in your academic texts thanks to artificial intelligence usage.

You can download Writefull for Word add-in here + detailed instructions to this add-in

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