Databases

Library subscribes to various databases available to all KTU members.

 

Subscribed databases and catalogues

Databases and descriptions according to the alphabet

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Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO) – offers the combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more. Access from 1st of January, 2022.

AccessEngineering – an engineering reference tool for professionals, academics, and students that provides access to the collection of authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information. Access Engineering also comprises dynamic online features, such as instructional, faculty made videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts. More.

ACM Digital Library – the ACM Digital Library is a research, discovery and networking platform containing publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books covering the field of computer science. Access from 1st of January, 2022.

ACS (American Chemistry Society) – ACS provides access to 63 peer-reviewed journals covering various fields of chemistry science. List of Journal

AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO) – more than 1,450 detailed records for prescription drugs from the American Hospital Formulary Service, with information couched in layman’s terms. Available in both English and Spanish.

AIP: American Institute of Physics – access provided to 6 subscribed peer-reviewed journals published by American Institutes of Physics. Journal list is here (link to PDF file).

Annual Reviews –  research journals in  physical, technological, economic, social sciences. Journal list is here (link to PDF file). List of Archive Journals: Annual Reviews Sciences Electronic Back Volume Collection.

APS – American Physical Society – collection of 16 leading peer-reviewed research journals in physics.

Art & Architecture Complete (EBSCO) – provides access to full-text journals, magazines, trade publications and books. The database supports a diverse audience of scholars, designers, college students and general researchers. The database includes full-text coverage for hundreds of periodicals and full-text for hundreds of books. In addition, it offers a robust collection of images provided by Picture Desk and others. Subjects include architecture, architectural history, graphic arts, interior and landscape design, conservation and restoration, antiques, archaeology, costume design, decorative arts, painting, photography and sculpture.

B


Business Source Ultimate (EBSCO) – offers an unprecedented wealth of peer-reviewed, full-text journals and other resources that provide historical information and current trends in business that spark discussion on future developments and changes in the business world. 

C


Cambridge Journals Online (archive) – provides full text for archive of journals published by Cambridge University Press. Includes titles in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Full text access to journals published from 2003 to 2006. List of STM Archive Journals package. List of HSS Archive Journals package

Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO) – database contains an extensive collection of magazines in the field of social communication and mass media as well as other related fields. The database includes cover-to-cover indexes and summaries of all articles from over 600 journals as well as thematically selected content from a further 170 journals. Moreover, the database contains the full text of over 400 scientific journals. Subject covered: communication, mass media, linguistics, discourse, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, communication theory, language, logic, organizational communication, and other closely related fields of study.

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eBook Academic Collection  (EBSCO) contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that students and scholars will have access to information relevant to their research needs. This collection includes 200,000+ titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications and John Wiley & Sons. All titles are available with unlimited user access. Subject coverage includes: art, business and economics, education, language arts and discipline, literary criticism, medical, performing arts, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion, social science, technology and engineering, other academic fields.

eBook Collection (EBSCO) – all eBooks available to library can be accessed in eBook Collection database. Currently patrons of Kaunas University of Technology can access in eBook Collection database all eBooks from eBook Academic Subscription Collection, EBSCO eBook Open Access Collection and MasterFile Reference eBook Collection, which is available in National Deal.
The short video tutorials presenting EBSCO eBooks:

eBook Open Access (OA) Collection (EBSCO) is a multidisciplinary collection of eBooks, created in cooperation with university presses and scholarly publishers in Open Access model. The collection offers access to 2,500+ titles on various topics, without DRM (digital rights management).

The Economist – e. journal. Access is provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

Emerald Premier eJournals Collection – peer-reviewed journals with full text articles in social science and engineering. Journal list.  Emerald Backfiles archive.

EndNote Online – a tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

ERIC (EBSCO) – an authoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources.

Essential Science Indicators (Clarivate Analytics) – database allows users to conduct on-going, quantitative analyses of research performance and trends in science. Possibility to rank top scientists, institutions, countries, and journals in various specific fields of research based on journal article publication counts and citation data.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (EBSCO) – bibliographical database containing more than 32,000 entries of documents covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples.

G


GreenFILE  (EBSCO Publishing) – database indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

H


Health Source – Consumer Edition (EBSCO) – a full-text database covering a wide variety health topics, like fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women’s health, children’s health and more.

Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) – a full-text database that offers a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature. It covers topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.

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IEEE Xplore – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) published journals, conference proceedings, standards and other publications since 1988. and single releases from 1950 Topics: electrical, electronics, engineering, technology, and so on.

IMF eLIBRARY International Monetary Fund (IMF) – an easy-to-use portal to a comprehensive archive of IMF research and data. Topics: business and economy, education, law, medicine, nature, political science, social science, technology and engineering. IMF eLibrary has publications, reports, and working papers.

IOP Science – a database published by Institute of Physics providing a full-text articles from peer-reviewed journals in physics, mathematics and related disciplines. Journal list is here (link to PDF file). List of IOP Publishing Archive Collection 1874–1999.

InCites (Clarivate Analytics) – it is a customized web-based research evaluation tool allowing users to view research output performance at an organizational, regional, individual or journal level. Academics can conduct analyses on their productivity and benchmark their research output against peers worldwide. 

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John Benjamins Jonn‘s Benjamin‘s Publishing Company ebooks in translation. List of subscribed books.

Journal Citation Reports – Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is the official source to find a journal’s impact factor. Database provides data about more than 8000 journals of science and over 2600 journals of social sciences.

Journal of Structural Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineering) – journals by ASCE covering various fields in engineering. Learn about how the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE is leading the profession with innovative approaches to practice and education.

JSTOR – the JSTOR archival collections feature the back issues of more than 600 scholarly journals across 60 disciplines. JSTOR works with a diverse group of nearly 1,200 publishers from more than 57 countries to preserve and make their content digitally available. You will find more information here.

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KTU publishing house “Technologija“ (old version) – ebooks published by Kaunas University of Technology publishing house „Technologija“. Database covers various disciplines including science, social sciences, physics, chemistry and more. Attention: This database is not accessible via EZproxy.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) – database provides cover-to-cover indexing, abstracting and full-text for key library and information science periodicals.

LSB standards
Library subscribes electronic standards prepared by Lithuanian Standards Board (Lithuanian standards, European and international standards adopted in Lithuania). Information about e-standards is renewed monthly. Standards are accessible in Virtual library and Catalogue.

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MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO) – provides full text for over 1,800 general interest, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,500 periodicals.

MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection (EBSCO) – this ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects. Topics include biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science, current events, social-emotional health, sports, and travel.

MEDLINE (EBSCO) – an authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.

Morgan and Claypool Synthesis Digital Library 8 Collection, which consists of 100 ebooks covering automatics, computer science, communications, artificial intelligence, data management and other topics. Ebooks are available in IEEE Xplore Digital library. All titles of the collection is here.

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Nature – access to 4 subscribed, high-quality journals, published on weekly basis in physics and technology (access to journals since 2016). 

Newspaper Source (EBSCO) – this database provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

O


OECD iLibrary – Online library of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. Themes: economics, finance, trade, agriculture, energy, transport, education, environment, management, etc. (Currently this database is not subscribed, not all content is accessible).

OpenDissertations (EBSCO) an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Providing researchers with citations to graduate research across a span of time, from the early 20th century to the present, this database will continue to grow through regular updates and new partnerships with graduate degree-granting institutions.

Oxford Journals Collection – collection includes 365 prestigious journals across six subject collections: Medicine, Life Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, and Law. List of journals.

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Passport – market research reports about various consumer products and industries worldwide from Euromonitor International. Includes economic indicators, demographic data, foreign trade statistics, and sources of information. More information about Passport.

Pearson, Oxford University Press and Wiley textbooks. List of textbooks.
Those who want to use these resources in libraries, for access please contact the KTU Central Library or the Faculty Librarian. Contact person is Živilė Kazakevičienė,  zivile.kazakeviciene@ktu.lt.

ProQuest Ebook Central (Academic Complete) – offers more than 180 000 authoritative e-books in a wide range of subject areas, like social sciences, humanities, medicine, science and more.

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Regional Business News (EBSCO) – full text newswire database that incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Reaxys – is a powerful data-searching tool designed to retrieve chemical reactions, substance data and other related information. Access from 1st of January, 2022.

RefWorks – a tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

REHVA guidebooks. REHVA is an organization representing more than 120 000 designers, construction engineers, technicians and experts in 27 European countries. The association seeks to improve health, comfort and energy usage effectiveness in all buildings and communities, facilitate the exchange of knowledge, support EU politics and development at a national level. The library purchased 8 REHVA (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations) guidebooks:

  • Chilled beam application guidebook,
  • Indoor climate and productivity in offices,
  • Computational fluid dynamics in ventilation design,
  • Solar shading,
  • Mixing ventilation,
  • Displacement ventilation,
  • Fire safety in buildings,
  • Energy efficiency in historic buildings.

RSC Gold excluding Archive – database contains the full-text of the Royal Society of Chemistry publishes peer-reviewed journals.

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SAGE Business Cases – over 4,270 cases span a wide range of business disciplines from leadership and entrepreneurship, to family business and women in leadership. With nearly twenty prestigious content partners and double-blind peer reviewed SAGE Originals cases, multiple stages of business and employment research can discover case studies for classroom use and beyond.
SAGE Business Cases Teaching Notes Access – this 3-minute video shows you how to unlock your teaching notes access to begin using these supplementary materials in conjunction with cases for your courses. Instructions how to access Teaching Notes. To receive verification code for Teaching notes, contact library alina.andriuskeviciene@ktu.lt.

SAGE Journals Online – full-text journals by the SAGE Publications covering topics in business, humanities and social sciences (link to PDF file).

SAGE IMechE journals – cover all aspects of mechanical engineering. Each of the other 18 journals, including the 16 proceedings of the IMechE, is focused on particular area of engineering to offer a greater depth of coverage in mechanical engineering. List of journals.

SAGE Research Methods – is the ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research. List of journals.

Science (archive) – multidisciplinary full-text archive. On the main page of the website select Archive, access granted to journals published in 1880-1996.

ScienceDirect Journals – database contains the full-text of Elsevier Science journals in fields of Science and Social Sciences. The subscribed content is marked by green icon. Full-text access is available back to 2012.
Students and staff of KTU are invited to use email confirmation remote access to ScienceDirect database. More.

ScienceDirect E-Books – ebooks by Elsevier covering various fields in Science and Social Sciences. Students and staff of KTU are invited to use email confirmation remote access to ScienceDirect database. More. Subscribed books.

SciFinder-n – theme: chemical science. It is advanced search engine that improve the meaningfulness of each search for structures, reactions or references. Using algorithms, the engine is built to take into account specific parameters and context of a search to produce more precise results. Access to PatentPak, MethodsNow, Retrosynthesis planning, etc. also included. More information here.
Please register to create your user account and create your own user name and password.
Old version SciFinder is accessible too. The same user name and password are valid for both SciFinder and SciFinder-n.
When new users login with this address from KTU computers network they have to create account according to the following instruction.
This is to inform that until the end of this year CAS (American Chemical Society)  is about to close access to old version  of SciFinder. KTU community members actively use old version of SciFinder as a result, we encourage to use SciFinder-n version and have access to:

  • expanded coverage i.e. in biological and agricultural sciences including 500+ million Biosequences and new biosequence patent landscape analysis tool Bioscape;
  • new Advanced Reference search allows to use i.e. up-to 50 search fields including Concepts, Boolean operators and truncation in combination with structure;
  • Chemscape to analyze patent landscape based on structure search;
  • upgraded Retrosynthesis to create predictive reaction pathways for novel substances.

Useful links:

Scopus is one of the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings delivering a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

SPIE Digital Library – the database provides access to peer-reviewed journals and proceedings, e-books, monographs, reference works, field guides, and tutorial texts in fields of Astronomy, Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging, Communication & Information Technologies, Defence & Security, Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing, Energy, Lasers, Light Sources & Illumination, Lithograpfy & Microelectronics, Nanotechnology, Optics, Remote Sensing, Sensors. List of journals.

Springer LINK E-Books – access provided to Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Chemistry & Materials Science, Computer Science, Engineering  e-book collections published between 2016 and 2019.  Also permanent access provided to e-book collections Chemistry & Material Science Library and Engineering Library. Both lists are here (link to PDF file). Both collections consists of the books published between 2005 and 2007.

Springer LINK Journals – peer-reviewed journals published by Springer Verlag and Kluwer Academic Press. Database covers topics in various disciplines. List of journals is here (link to PDF file).

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Target. International Journal of Translation Studies – scholarly journal published by John Benjamins. Full-text access is available to journal published from 2017.

Taylor & Francis – peer-reviewed journals in various fields of Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. Access provided to issues published back to 1997. List of journals is here (link to PDF file).

Taylor & Francis eBooks – permanent access to ebooks published by Routledge that are covering topics in Social Sciences and Humanities. List of the e-books is here (link to PDF file).

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO) – teacher Reference Center provides indexing, abstracts, citations, and full-text for nearly 300 periodicals. In addition, most of the journals indexed in the database are peer-reviewed.

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VILNIUS TECH e-Books – 150 e-books in various disciplines, published by VILNIUS TECH University. List of the books is here (link to PDF file).

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Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) – the database provides bibliographic content and tools to access, analyze, and manage research information. Subject coverage includes sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.

Wiley Online eBooks – 122 online books by Wiley covering topics in Finances, Engineering, Physics, Computers Sciences, Chemistry and more. List of the books is here (link to PDF file).

Wiley Online Library  – full-text journals (list of journals). Archive of peer-reviewed journals (list of 483 titles) published by Wiley. Access available to Social Science and Humanities collection (list of 370 titles), Science Technology Medicine (list of  417 titles) published before 2013.

World fertilizer magazine – access is provided by the Chemical Technology Library.

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Zentralblatt MATH – database of indexed information in theoretical and applied mathematics.

Publishers give free access to resources on COVID-19

Taking into consideration coronavirus COVID-19 global outbreak publishing houses grant free access to e-resources. Worldwide publishers give access to research results and study resources.

Attention! Some resources might be closed due to high number logins and downloads.

Annual reviews  – e. journals on biomedical, physical, social sciences and economics.

CORD-19 explorer

Emerald Publishingresearch on COVID-19 and the management of epidemics and pandemics.

IOP Publishing

LitCovid

Oxford University Press – Resources on Coronavirus.

Royal Society Publishing

SAGE (Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research).

Taylor & Francis


JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is a video journal indexed in the Web of Science database on topics in the biomedical, physical and life sciences.
It provides a step-by-step view of various laboratory experiments, research and clinical procedures. Each video is accompanied by articles. The videos present real research and live demonstrations of real laboratory experiments carried out by experts in their field.
All JoVE Titles With Descriptions: JoVE title list. Please leave feedback: click here.

The database will be tested between 1 April and 3 May 2022.


Reference management tools

EndNote Online – A tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references. More.

Mendeley  is a free reference manager and an academic social network. More.

RefWorks – A tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references. More.

The users are allowed to:

1. Use electronic resources for studies or research without infringement of copyright laws.

2. Use electronic resources (download/print/copy to an external hard drive) only for personal usage and in small quantities. In case user downloads too many resources his IP address might be blocked by database providers.

​​Users are not allowed to:

1. Use the software that allows to download and save information on the computer.

2. Upload the information from the subscribed databases online; share the information with the third parties or use the information for commercial purposes.

Access to the subscribed databases:

The subscribed databases can be accessed via KTU computer networks. If you want to use the databases at home, you can choose among the following:

  • VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a network service that allows KTU employees and students to log into the University’s computers. The information on how to install VPN is available here.
  • Remote access (EZproxy). Using remote access, KTU members can log in using a unanimous username and password.
  • KTU Virtual Library.

Library catalogue

http://ktu.library.lt

Using the catalogue, you can search and order books, extend their loan period, find references to the full-text documents 24/7.

Virtual library

http://ktu.lvb.lt

This search system allows browsing in all KTU Library’s resources, subscribed databases, open access electronic resources, Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library eLABa and other resources.

Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library eLABa

https://www.elaba.lt

Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library Information System (eLABa) – is a national academic electronic library that preserves and provides public access to research and studies documents and their metadata.

Institutional repository KTU ePubl

http://epubl.ktu.edu

KTU ePubl is an open access institutional repository of Kaunas University of Technology. It was established as a central location for the collection, long-term preservation and dissemination of scholarly, research and teaching output of the University’s community.
It archives research publications and other materials produced at the University:

  • Scholarly monographs, studies and other research publications;
  • Textbooks and other study materials;
  • Full texts and summaries of doctoral dissertations; Master’s theses;
  • Academic papers published as conference proceedings, etc.

KTU ePubl consist of two sub-systems:

  • ETD (electronic thesis and dissertation) – final degree projects, doctoral dissertations and their summaries metadata, full- text documents.
  • PDB (publication database) – research publication metadata and full-text documents.

Publications written by the University’s employees are registered in PDB sub-system; based on them, the research publications reports are generated and provided for the competitions and attestations of scientists and doctoral students.

From 2016 all final degree projects are inspected using the electronic plagiarism detection system ESAS.

KTU scientific journals

You can find the journals published by KTU here.

Most of KTU scientific journals are indexed in the global scientific citation indexing services Web of Science and Scopus. To ensure the dissemination and visibility of the research, the journals are open access publications available on Open Journal Systems.