Handy Links during the Closure of Libraries

[Updated on 19 May 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.

The closure of libraries – practical information

Updates on the Library of CUFA | Information on the closure, loans and their extension, and contacts.

‼️ Lending of Books vs. COVID-19 | From 20 April, the Library of CUFA restores lending of books in a restricted mode.

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

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

List of newly added sources (e-sources portals) | sub-list of new available sources

Digitalization of Charles University | unitary interface of digital collections os Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences CU, and First Faculty of Medicine CU ( on the Kramerius platform)

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. Access expires on 17 May 2020.

  • On the expired temporary unlimited acces will follow up a service Titles Unavailable on the Market (DNNT) on the Kramerius platform. We are preparing more information.

Cambridge Textbooks | Over 700 temporarily accessible publications by the Cambridge University Press. Accessible until 31 May 2020

 De Gruyter | Multidisciplinary collection of e-periodicals published by De Gruyter. Accessible until 16 June 2020.

ProQuest | Temporarily expanded access to bought e-books for an unlimited number of users.

EBSCO eBooks | Temporarily extended access to purchased e-books for an unlimited number of users.

Project Muse | Temporarily available collection of books and periodicals on humanities and social sciences. Accessible until 30 June 2020.

JoVE Social Psychology | Interactive educational videos on the basics of social psychology made available for the public. Accessible until 31 December 2020.

Bloomsbury | Multi-discipline database of full-text collections of e-books. Accessible until 31 May 2020.

National Emergency Library | Collection of more than 1.4 million titles made available in the Internet Archive.

ProQuest One Literature | Fulltext database of literature and literary science disciplines. Accessible until 30 June 2020.

University of California Press Journals | Fulltext e-magazines made available by the publishing house. Accessible until 30 June 2020.

IGI Global | Multi-discipline database of e-books and electronic periodicals. Accessible until 2 June 2020.

Cambridge University Press | Collection of e-books by this publishing house. Accessible until 31 May 2020.

SAGE | E-book and video collections from social studies by the publishing house SAGE. Accessible until 5 July 2020.

Public Books Database | Continually built list of American universities‘ publishers exceptionally made available

JSTOR | Full access to all collections of digitalized periodicals and books until 30 June 2020. It is possible to download full texts. Accessible until 30 June 2020.

Taylor & Francis | Access to collection of e-books by the publishing house until 1 June 2020. Online browsing only. Accessible until 1 June 2020.

MIT Press Direct | Access to the production by MIT Press containing fulltext e-books on economy, environmentalism, philosophy, sociology, and IT. Accessible until 31 May 2020.

Press Reader | Daily press available upon release and an archive of the last 3 moths. All documents are in the original format including advertisements and photographs, etc. Accessible until 8 June 2020.

Harvard Business Review Press |Collection of e-books on economical sciences and management. Accessible until 31 May 2020.

BibliU | Fulltext database on psychology, education, and nursing. Accessable until 31 May 2020.

Elsevier ScienceDirect | Temporal access to textbooks by the publishing house Elsevier on many disciplines, including social and humanistic sciences. Accessible until 31 August.

Distance Education and e-Learning

Specialized CUFA webpage on 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

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.

the National Gallery in Prague  | The public presentation of selected collection pieces.

[updated 12. 5.] e-Knihovna Goethe Institutu | eLibrary of fiction in German, scientific literature specialized on the German studies and selection of German language learning materials.

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

contact: Tomáš Vejvoda, tomas.vejvoda@ff.cuni.cz