Electronic information resources


Literature searching - catalogue, databases and open repositories searching


Under the license agreements, it is prohibited to use licensed electronic information resources other than for personal study and research needs. Mass data downloading from any source that evidently exceeds personal need or a data transfer from the source to other persons is considered as a violation of license conditions and may lead to blocking of the access to the licensed source for the whole university. Access to the licensed resources is permitted from computers connected in a computer network of the Mendel University in Brno or via vpn

Remote access to paid electronic information resources is possible through the access:

  • via proxy, or vpn
  • institution login also known as Schibboleth
    - In database you must select institution login (Schibboleth), select correct region and our university - Mendel university. Then simply use your username and password (same as UIS)
    - Schibboleth is supported in: BioOne, CAB Abstracts, CABI eRefWorks, Cambridge Journals Online-STM Collection, De Gruyter, EBSCO host, FOODNetBASE, FSTA, Nature, OECD iLibrary, Oxford Journals, ProQuest Central, Science Direct, Scopus, SpringerLink, Web of Science and Wiley Online Library



Horticulture Compendium - comprehensive, encyclopedic resource for information on horticultural food crops. More about database HERE


Test access

Elsevier Publisher accessed 257 electronic textbooks till 31. 8. 2020. List of available titles including links to full text HERE.

DeGruyter is accessed till 30. 6. 2020.

  • Test access to via Shibboleth only.
  • List of available titles HERE.

Taylor & Francis accessed full texts of books till 30. 6. 2020 of the following collections: Taylor & Francis: SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities) a Taylor & Francis: STM (Science, Technology and Medicine)

  • Test access HERE.
  • The books are to online reading only.

JoVE: Science Education is accessed till 15. 6. 2020.

Cell Press accessed through the platform ScienceDirect full texts of journals till 5. 6. 2020..

  • List of available titles HERE.

Database Embase (Excerpta Medica dataBASE) is accessed till 5. 6. 2020

  • It's a comprehensive biomedical and pharmacological database of drug, disease and device information including 32 million+ records indexed from over 8,500 indexed peer-reviewed journals.
  • About database HERE

Database Reaxys is accessed till 5. 6. 2020

  • Chemical database containing information from organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry. You will find records of chemical structures, compounds, their properties (chemical, physical, spectral or toxicological) and reactions.
  • About database HERE

Database Funding Institutional is accessed till 5. 6. 2020

  • Funding Institutional provides information on research funding areas through a solution that combines current funding opportunities with research grant information from a wide range of providers.
  • To access it's necessary to have personal Elsevier account (same login as Scopus). If you don't have one, you need to create one using your university email. Registration is free.
  • About database HERE

The tool SciVal is accessed till 5. 6. 2020

  • A web-based analytics solution with unparalleled power and flexibility that provides comprehensive access to the research performance of over 14,000 research institutions and their associated researchers from 230 nations worldwide. SciVal allows you to visualize your research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop strategic partnerships, identify and analyze new, emerging research trends, and create uniquely tailored reports.
  • To access it's necessary to have personal Elsevier account (same login as Scopus). If you don't have one, you need to create one using your university email. Registration is free.
  • About tool HERE


Discovery engine

EBSCO Discovery Service™ [about] - brings together the most comprehensive collection of content--including superior indexing from top subject indexes, high-end full text and the entire library collection. If you have any questions or suggestions you can send it to

Electronic journals and books library

Publications A to Z - list of journals and books in full text at the Mendel university in Brno


Licenced databases for MENDELU

Database name Information
ČSN online Czech technical standards in electronic form (accessible on 1 PC in information center and 1 PC in the Lednice library) (about).

If you need more information, you can ask our staff.


Licenced databases for MENDELU

natural sciences (biology, botany, chemistry, forestry science...)
social sciences and math (economy, political science, law, public relations...)
CzechELib Operational Programme Research, Development and Education.

Database name Information Label
Academic Complete Ebook Subscription (ProQuest eBook Central) about
ACS Publications about
Animal Health and Production Compendium about
Aquaculture Compendium about
Beck-online about
Biological Abstracts | retrospektiva 1987-2012 about
BioOne about | title list
CAB Abstracts about |
CAB Distribution Maps of Plant Pests
CAB Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria
CAB Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases
Part of CAB Abstracts  
CAB Abstracts Archive 1910 - 1989 about
CAB eBooks about | how to search
CABI eRefWorks about
Cambridge Journals Online - STM collection about
Crop Protection Compendium about
De Gruyter eJournal STM Package title list
EBSCOhost platform
Academic Search Ultimate about
Business Source Ultimate about
eBooks Collection about | title list
EconLit with Full Text about
ERIC about
GreenFILE about
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts about
Regional Business News about
Forestry Compendium about
Food Science and Technology Abstracts about
FOODnetBASE about
 Horticulture Compendium about | how to search
Invasive Species Compendium about | how to search
InCites about
Journal Citation Reports about
JSTOR | List of JSTOR databases
Arts & Sciences I (including Business I, II Collection) about
Arts & Sciences II (including Business I, II Collection) about
Arts & Sciences IV (including Business I, II Collection) about
Arts & Sciences VI (including Business I, II Collection) about
Arts & Sciences VII (including Business I, II Collection) about
Arts & Sciences IX (including Business III Collection) about
Arts & Sciences X (including Business III Collection) about
Business IV Collections about
JSTOR Mathematics & Statistics about
National Geographic Virtual Library about
Nature 2010/Vol. 467(7314) - 2017/Vol. 549(7672) about
Nutrition and Food Sciences Database about
OECD iLibrary
OECD iLibrary - institution login (Schibboleth)
Oxford Journals Online STM Collection about
Oxford Journals - Science Archives about
ProQuest Central about
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)-Gold Collection about | title list
ScienceDirect (Elsevier)
ScienceDirect about
Elsevier eBooks about | title list
SCOPUS about
SpringerLink about
Springer eBooks about | title list
collection Computer Science Library
collection Lecture Notes in Mathematics
Taylor & Francis
Taylor & Francis Journals
- Science & Technology Library Collection
about | title list
Taylor & Francis Journals
- Business Management & Economics Collection
about | title list
Taylor & Francis eBooks about | title list
Web of Science
BIOSIS Citation Index about
Current Contents Connect about
Data Citation Index about
Derwent Innovations Index about
KCI-Korean Journal Database about
Russian Science Citation Index about
SciELO Citation Index about
Web of Science Core Collection about
Zoological Records about
Wiley Online Library
Wiley Online Library about
Wiley eBooks about | title list


Free databases

Database name Information
Agricola Database National Agricultural Library of US
Agris Information for internatiol agriculture science FAO
AGROVOC Multilingual agricultural thesaurus [about]
DOAB [Directory of Open Access Books] Open access books
DOAJ [Directory of Open Access Journals] Open access journals
Faostat FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries
Google Scholar Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature
HighWire the largest archive of free full-text scientific articles
IUFRO International Directory of Forest Information Services
PubMed Central Archive of full-text articles from the field of Natural sciences and medicine
Repec Freely available database devoted to the economy
Research Gate ResearchGate is a network dedicated to science and research [about]
Sciendo (division of the publisher De Gruyter) Open Access platform, hosting full texts of scholarly journals that concurrently belong to many societies, universities and research institutes [about]
Sketch Engine The tool to help you write professional texts in finding appropriate words in Czech, English and other languages. (about; user guide)


Electronic information resources - projects


  • CzechELib - National Centre for Electronic Information Resources (CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_040/0003542) - Operational Programme Research, Development and Education About CzechELib