Handy Links during the Closure of Libraries

[Updated on 8 June 2020]

Dear users,

in this continuously expanded article, 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.

The Operation of Jan Palach Library from 2 June 2020 | In June, some of the measures are lifted in the largest library of the faculty.

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)

Kramerius DNNT

On the terminated unlimited access to the digital library Kramerius of the National Library of the Czech Republic for universities follows up a service „Titles Unavailable on the Market“ (DNNT) on the Kramerius platform:

DNNT | Digitalized collection of more than 100 000 monographies and periodicals not available on the market. In the first phase are made available titles with released dates until 1989, later will be added issues until 2007. Collection is accessible on Kramerius platform through signing in by the university account (click „Přihlásit eduID“)

Collections Exceptionally Made Available

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.

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

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.

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.

[update 8 June ] Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online | The encyclopaedia offers authorial treatment of all important aspects of Slavic language family from its Indo-European origin until the present day while taking into consideration the interaction between Slavic language with others. It is a convenient source of information for linguists focused on Slavic languages. Accessible until 30 June 2020.

[update 8 June] Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online | A source of the newest findings of the origin and development of Bible. The database is convenient for studying humane, social and theological sciences. Accessible 2 July 2020.

[update 8 June ] Edinburgh University Press | Two temporarily available e-journals by the publishing house EUP: The Medieval Studies Virtual Issue and The Shakespeare Virtual Issue. Accessible until 31 December 2020.

[update 8 June ] Freely accessible titles by Springer |More than 500 key titles from the production of Springer are temporarily available on the SpringerLink platform. The list of titles made available. Available until 31 July 2020.

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.

eLibrary of Goethe Institute | eLibrary of fiction in German, scientific literature specialized on the German studies and selection of German language learning materials.


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

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