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Electronic resources

External databases are licensed information resources purchased by the library. They are sources of high-quality bibliographical and factual information. Most of them offer full-text articles, abstracts, references, and book reviews.

What is the best way to access them?

If you happen to be at the library...

  • The electronic databases are accessed ­from the library computers located at the information service (Czech only).
  • The staff members of the information service will give you the access instructions.
  • You can also send us your questions and comments about electronic resources.

To facilitate orientation, we offer a list of the field classification of databases (Czech only).


What – EZproxy is a service that provides access to selected licensed electronic resources from your computer even outside the library.
Where (Czech only)
Who – The service is intended for the registered users of the Research Library in Olomouc (the access should work within an hour of registration); if you are not one of our users yet, you can pre-register.
How – The sign-in form can be found at To sign in, you should use the barcode of your Identification Card and password (PIN) which you entered during registration.
When – Access is available 24 hours a day, except when the website is undergoing maintenance.

Frequently asked questions.

  • I am unable to sign in.
    • Check whether the data you have entered correspond with the data entered during registration. If you are still unable to sign in, contact the library at
  • Why don’t you offer remote access to all resources?
    • It is impossible to include all resources in remote access because of the licence conditions of some providers.
  • Are other sources available anywhere?
    • They are, at you will find a list of all sources – paid and free – offered by the library. Some sources, e.g. CD/DVD ROMs, are accessible only from the computers located in the library.
  • I am looking for a particular field; is there such a classification?
  • Where can I find electronic journals directly?

On the EZproxy service.