Handy Links during the Closure of Libraries

[Updated on 27 March 2020]

Dear readers,

in this continuously expanded news, we will gather for you handy links to electronic access to information, e-learning, and alternative teaching possibilities during the present exceptional closure of libraries.

Electronic Information Sources – Basic Tools and Information

Search Engine UKAŽ | university-wide search engine which searches most of the available e-resources for Charles University

eResources Portal of CU | structured list of all available e-resources for Charles University with links to remote accesses to resources

[update 19 March 2020] A list of freely available sources (eResource Portal of CU) | a sub-list of freely available sources for the public

eBooks Portal of CU | search engine of e-books available for Charles University

eJournal Portal of CU | search engine of e-journals available for Charles University

[update 27 March 2020] List of newly added sources (e-sources portals) | sub-list of new available sources

Collections Exceptionally Made Available

Kramerius NL CR | 206,000 digitalized books, periodicals, and newspapers made temporarily available from the fonds of NL CR to university students and lecturers. For English, press the button in the right upper corner.

Cambridge Textbooks | Over 700 temporarily accessible publications by the Cambridge University Press.

[update 20 March 2020] De Gruyter | Multidisciplinary collection of e-periodicals published by De Gruyter.

[update 20 March 2020] ProQuest | Temporarily expanded access to bought e-books for an unlimited number of users.

[update 20 March 2020] Brill Online Journals | Temporarily available complete collection of e-journals on philosophy and religion.

[update 25 March 2020] Project Muse | Temporarily available collection of books and periodicals on humanities and social sciences.

[update 27 March 2020] JoVE Social Psychology | Interactive educational videos on the basics of social psychology made available for the public.

Distance Education and e-Learning

Specialized CUFA webpage about E-learning | All information about possibilities of electronic and distance education at Faculty of Arts, Charles University, at one point

Other Links

Tech against Coronavirus | Continuously updated structured list of tools for electronic communication, videoconferences, and collaborative platforms, etc.

450 on-line educational courses by Ivy League universities production for free

[update 23 March 2020] Library of Czech Academy of Sciences | The registration fee is now lowered to a symbolic 1 CZK. By that, the users gain access to hundred-thousands online books, periodicals, individual articles and journals from the Czech Republic and the whole world.

[update 23 March 2020] the National Gallery in Prague  | The public presentation of selected collection pieces.


The list of links is compiled by the Library of Faculty of Arts, Charles University

contact: Tomáš Vejvoda (tomas.vejvoda@ff.cuni.cz)