Library subscribes to various databases available to all KTU members.


Subscribed databases and catalogues

Databases and descriptions according to the alphabet


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

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO Publishing) – a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database, with more than 5,300 full text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Video guide.

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.

ACS (American Chemistry Society) – ACS provides access to 62 peer-reviewed journals covering various fields of chemistry science.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO Publishing) – 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).


Business Source Complete (EBSCO Publishing) – updated monthly. A scholarly business database providing a collection of bibliographic and full text content in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.


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.


eBook Open Access (OA) Collection  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 Central Library.

Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection – peer-reviewed journals with full text articles in science and engineering. Journal list is here (link to PDF file).

Emerald Management eJournals Collection – peer-reviewed journals with full text covering field of social sciences. Journal list and archive. Journal list is here (link to PDF file) and archive is here (link to PDF file).

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

ERIC (EBSCO Publishing) – 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 Publishing) – bibliographical database containing more than 32,000 entries of documents covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples.


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.


Health Source – Consumer Edition (EBSCO Publishing) – 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 (EBSCOPublishing) – 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.


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).

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. 


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.


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.


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing) – 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.


MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO Publishing) – 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 Publishing) – 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 Publishing) – 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.


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

Naxos Music Library  – the most comprehensive classical music streaming platform.

Newspaper Source (EBSCO Publishing) – 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.


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 Publishing) 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.


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 Rasa Dovidonytė



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

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

Regional Business News (EBSCO Publishing)

REHVA guidebooks. The library purchased 8 REHVA (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations) 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.

Links to full-text guidebooks

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


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

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

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 invted 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 invted to use email confirmation remote access to ScienceDirect database. More.

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:

Scopusis 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 Librarythe 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.

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).


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 Publishing) – 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.


VGTU eBooks 150 e-books in various disciplines, published by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University publishing house „Technika“. List of the books is here (link to PDF file).


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.


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


Oxford University Press – Resources on Coronavirus.

Royal Society Publishing

SAGE (Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research).

Taylor & Francis

Art & Architecture Source is a full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images. Content Includes: 380+ active full-text, non-open access journals; 180+ full-text books and a collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and other sources. Strong international coverage offers access to periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch. Subjects include: Architecture and architectural history, Interior design, Landscape architecture, Advertising art, Antiques, Archaeology, Art history, Contemporary art, Costume design, Crafts, Decorative arts, Folk art, Graphic arts, Industrial design, Motion pictures, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture, Television, Textiles.
Access granted until 30th of November, 2021.

Art & Architecture Complete 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 dating back to 1937 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, conservation and restoration, antiques, archaeology, decorative arts, graphic arts, interior and landscape design, painting, photography and sculpture.
Access granted until 30th of November, 2021.

OnArchitecture is a unique online library of original architecture-related videos intended to support architectural and design education. The collection features video interviews with influential contemporary architects from around the world, who talk about their work, design processes, and the role of architects and architecture in contemporary society. These interviews are supplemented by video portraits of their key projects, both buildings and installations, which attempt to capture the physical experience of the spaces they portray. OnArchitecture provides focused and detailed high-quality content on contemporary architecture with a global perspective. Video content in OnArchitecture is enriched with relevant information about the buildings and installations that are showcased, such as technical specifications, project briefs and corporate profiles. It also includes up-to-date biographies of the architects and designers whose works are featured.
Access granted until 30th of November, 2021.

More free trail databases opened during COVID-19 can be find here.

Reference management tools

EndNote – 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

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

Virtual library

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

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

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.