Electronic information resources


Literature searching - catalogue, databases and open repositories searching



Resource availability

The paid electronic information resources are available from computers on the premises of Mendel University in Brno or by remote access (outside MENDELU).

Remote access is possible through:

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


Using conditions

The user is not allowed to:

  • use the content of electronic information resources for commercial purposes. The content is designed only for teaching, studying and research purpose and for the personal needs of users;
  • download mass data from any resource that evidently exceeds personal need. User can search, view, display, print and download only reasonable portions of the resources;
  • modify and translate the obtained data or create works derived from them; edit or hide copyright notices;
  • pass the obtained data on to other people.

Rules for the use of licensed electronic information resources (EIR)




Test access

There is currently no trial access set up.


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 library A, 1 PC in library IC and 1 PC in library Lednice (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 Project National Centre for Information Support of Research, Development and Innovation.

Database name Information Label
ACS Journals about
Beck-online about
Biological Abstracts | retrospektiva 1987-2012 about
BioOne about | title list
BOOKPORT - collection Business about
CAB Abstracts (platform OVID) (1910 - present) about
CAB Distribution Maps of Plant Pests
CAB Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria
CAB Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases
Part of CAB Abstracts  
CAB eBooks 2000 - 2016 about | how to search
CABI Compendia
Animal Health and Production Compendium about
Aquaculture Compendium about
Crop Protection Compendium about
Food Safety and Quality Compendium about
Forestry Compendium about
Horticulture Compendium about
Invasive Species Compendium about
Seedborne Pests Compendium about
Cambridge Journals Online - FULL Collection 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
JSTOR Full Access about
MEDLINE (platform OVID) about
Oxford Journal STM Science Archives (until 2019) about
Patria Plus about
ProQuest Central about | how to search
ProQuest Ebook - Academic Complete about
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)-Gold Collection about | title list
ScienceDirect (Elsevier)
ScienceDirect about
Elsevier eBooks about | title list
SCOPUS about
Springer Nature
Springer Compact (SpringerLink) about
Nature - OVID Platform 2010/Vol. 467(7314) - 2017/Vol. 549(7672)
Nature Protocols about
Springer eBooks about | title list
Statista.com about
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
InCites about
Journal Citation Reports about
KCI-Korean Journal Database about
Preprint Citation Index about
ProQuestTM Dissertations & Theses 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
Writefull Suite
Writefull Revise Checks the linguistic quality of the text, corrects grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and style, and suggests appropriate revision.
Writefull Cite Checks bibliographic citations for completeness; identifies sentences that require a source citation. Does not replace anti-plagiarism systems.
Writefull for Word Plug-in providing linguistic feedback to texts written in MS Word. It checks for correct grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and style.
Installation instructions
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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
EUROSTAT Portal with Eurostat publications and data - statistical office of the European Union
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
IDEAS (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]