Recommended free portals and databases


There are a number of resources on the Internet. See below the list of recommended sources:

Portals, Open Access


Google Scholar

Google Scholar search scholarly literature across a wide range or disciplines and sources.

Search catalogues of all participating Czech libraries from one place.

Open Access databases


Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers.


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) contains over 16 500 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.


OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) provides access to thousands of peer-reviewed academic books.

Open Research Library

Open Research Library (ORL) is a multidisciplinary digital library of e-books.

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