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Central Library of Charles University

Electronic information resources (e-resources)

Students and staff of Charles University have access to a wide range of electronic information resources (e-resources for short). In addition to on-site access from computers in the UK network, most e-resources can also be accessed remotely (following login).

Discovery Service UKAŽ

Thanks to the central discovery service UKAŽ, you can search through both the printed documents from the collections of CU libraries and CU theses, as well as most of the e-resources (both freely accessible and subscription based) available at the university and also selected digitized CU documents.

More about the product can be found on a separate page.

eResources Portal of Charles University

An overview of all currently available subscription based online databases and collections of e-journals and e-books, as well as freely available resources and trials is offered by the eResources Portal of Charles University. You can filter the resources alphabetically, by faculty/other unit, or by subject.

More information about the service can be found in the FAQ section of the Portal.

eBooks and eJournals Portals and CU SFX link server

To check if a specific e-journal or e-books title is available for Charles University and to access these titles, use the SFX eJournals Portal and SFX eBooks Portal. This service also allows you to check the availability of a particular document according to descriptive information from the citation (eg, article, chapter from a book, etc.).

Terms and conditions of use for licensed e-resources

By using Charles University’s electronic information resources, the user undertakes to use the resources in accordance with the Czech Copyright Act and licensing terms. Failure to do so may result in blocking of access for the whole CU and sanctions against the user.

It is allowed to:

  • view, store, print documents and search results for non-commercial purposes in instruction, study, science, and research or for personal use.

It is forbidden to:

  • perform systematic, automatic, mass downloads of texts and data,
  • use the resources for commercial purposes (e.g. reselling the articles)
  • provide access to the content to others, neither electronically or in print,
  • remove the copyright watermark,
  • create derivative works – including translations – without the permission of the copyright holder.

Questions regarding specific licensing terms can be addressed to admin-eiz@cuni.cz

In the event that the document is not available at Charles University, the user may request it to be provided via interlibrary loan service at any of the Charles University libraries.

Financing of e-resources

Some e-resources available at Charles University are financed from the CzechElib project. These e-resources can be found on the eResources Portal of Charles University marked with the appropriate icon.

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