Academic Databases

On this page you'll find links to services and resources you need to help you with learning and research. University has four faculty libraries with disciplinary collections and professional staff who are committed to helping you find and use all the information you need for your study.

  • Library Catalogue (HunTéka)
  • ACM Digital Library
  • Akadémiai Kiadó
  • ATLA +ATLAS
  • Cambridge University Press Journals
  • EBSCOhost platform
  • HeinOnline
  • JSTOR Archive
  • Legal Source
  • MUSE
  • MLA-LRC
  • Nature
  • Philosopher's Indeks with Full Text
  • PsycArticles
  • Science Magazine
  • Science Direct
  • Scopus
  • SpringerLink
  • Taylor & Francis online
  • WoS (Web of Science)
  • Hungaricana On-Campus e-resources: Arcanum Digitheca (ADT+)
  • National Audiovisual Archive (NAVA)

Library Catalogue (HunTéka)

Online interface of the main catalogue. Search university collections and local library materials. Log in to renew borrowed items.

Subscribed e-Resources

Access a wide range of licensed information sources, mainly full-text journals, indexing/abstracting services and other online archives.

Databases allow you to search the content of scholarly journals, magazines and other materials. All resources are accessible via IP-based access to affiliated students and staff. Some of the services offer also remote Off-Campus access using Shibboleth-credentials.

How can you access the content?
• On-Campus: IP-based access (within the PPCU network)
• Off-Campus, remote access (outside the PPCU network) with Shibboleth credentials.

Shibboleth: On the website of the content provider you choose your institution and log in using your PPCU-ID.
Usually: Sign in >> Other institution login>> HREF (Hungarian Higher Education and Research Federation>> Search your own institution >> log in using your PPCU-ID pw)
Our University is a member of the Electronic Information Service National Programme (EIS), which supports higher education and research with electronic information infrastructure of different types of databases. The majority of the accessible databases have national license agreement, other services of special disciplinary interests are subscribed by the University.

Databases - A to Z list of Licensed Services
Please note that the use of these services is governed by the relevant license conditions. Systematic downloads of articles or any other data are prohibited and violate licensing agreements. 


ACM Digital Library

 

Description: Collection of full-text articles, conference proceedings with bibliographic metadata and reference linking. It contains:
• The Full-Text Collection of all ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books.
• A collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers.
The ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing.
Coverage: 1950-
Fields: Computing and Information Technology; Computational Linguistics
User interface, metadata: Publicly available.
Full text access: Restricted to institutional subscription.

Access via
• On-Campus http://dl.acm.org/ 
• Off-Campus – read the detailed guideline: ACM Remote Access

Follow a simple 3-step process:
1. Create a free ACM Web Account by clicking here
2. Login to your ACM Web Account from inside the institution's environment. This will activate your Remote Access.
3. Start using your Remote Access anywhere by logging in to your ACM Web Account.
Unrestricted use is valid for a period of 6 months, after which the user must repeat step #2 above to activate his/her remote access and reset a 6 month remote access period. 


Akadémiai Kiadó

Founded in 1828, the provider belongs to the most significant academic publishers on Central-Europe. It offers multiple content service on different platforms. User interfaces and metadata are usually available free, access to full text is restricted to institutional use.

Collections:
1. Journals Online – Core Collection
Core journal collection offers a wide range of high-quality, peer-reviewed journals issued in Hungary and supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and/or other scholarly associations. List of the full text journals

Access via
• On-Campus http://akademiai.com 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth (Sign in >> Log In Via Your Institution >> HREF >> ...) https://akademiai.com/action/ssostart 

2. Journals Online – Medical literature search application
Fields: Medicine, Psychology. List of the full text journals
Discovery interface http://www.nota.hu  (included also PubMed and other professional journals issued in Hungary)

Access via
• On-Campus http://akademiai.com 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth (Sign in >> Log In Via Your Institution >> HREF >> ...) https://akademiai.com/action/ssostart 

3. MERSZ (Magyar Elektronikus Referenszművek)
Multidisciplinary collection of online books – only online reading.
User interface, metadata: To browse the available content click at this link.

Access via
• On-Campus http://eisz.mersz.org 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth https://shibboleth.mersz.org 

4. References – Dictionaries and other academic reference sources
On http://eisz.szotar.org/ site you can find free as well as non-free dictionary content.
Free content is available without restriction, in accordance with the privacy statement.
Non-free content is available for affiliated students and researchers through IP-addresses or a Shibboleth password.

Access via
• On-Campus http://eisz.szotar.org/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth http://shibboleth.szotar.org  


ATLA +ATLAS

 

 

 

 

Description: Produced by the American Theological Library Association, ATLA Religion Database with ATLAS combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.
Coverage: Dating back to 1908 with indexing for some journal titles extending back into the 19th century. Full-text journal articles and reviews are selected for inclusion by leading religion scholars. List of the full text journals
Fields: Religion, Theology
User interface, metadata: Restricted
Full text access: Restricted to institutional subscription.

Access via:
• On-Campus http://search.ebscohost.com/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth (Sign in >> Log In Via Your Institution >> HREF >> ...)


Cambridge University Press Journals

 

Description: Peer-reviewed academic journals covering subjects of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Coverage: Back and current issues. List of the full text journals
Fields: Humanities and Social Sciences
User interface, metadata: Publicly available.
Full text access: Restricted to institutional subscription.

Access via:
• On-Campus https://www.cambridge.org/core  (select "Only search content I have access to")


EBSCOhost platform

Subscribed databases:

Academic Search Complete - multidisciplinary
ATLAS – Religion, Theology
Legal Source
Philosopher's Indeks with Full Text
PsycArticles – Psychology

 

Access via:
• On-Campus http://search.ebscohost.com/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth (Sign in >> Log In Via Your Institution >> HREF >> ...)


HeinOnline

 

 

Description: Law and law-related periodicals (mainly from American origin); reports, works of legal classics, low collections, constitutions, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, World Treaty Library etc.
Coverage: journals - from the first issue published until the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers.
Fields: Law, Political Studies
User interface, metadata: Restricted
Full text access: Restricted to institutional subscription.

Access via
• On-Campus http://home.heinonline.org/ 


JSTOR Archive

Description: Digitized journals, back runs of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, some dating as far back as the 1600s. Beyond licenced collections JSTOR provides free access to hundreds of thousands of articles in the public domain (Early Journal Content). Registered individuals have other options of access as well (JPASS, Reister&Read).

Coverage: Back issues with „moving wall". A moving wall is a set period of time (usually three to five years) between a journal issue's publication date and its availability as archival content on JSTOR. The moving wall for each journal is set by the publisher to define the portion of its publication history constituting its archive. List of the full text journals
Fields: Humanities and Social Sciences
User interface, metadata: Publicly available.
Full text access: Restricted to institutional subscription.

Access via
• On-Campus http://www.jstor.org/ 

Licenced collections:

  • JSTOR Essential (Arts & Sciences I-VIII)
  • Arts & Sciences XI, XII, XIII, Language & Literature, Ireland, Music

Journal title list for each collection: http://support.jstor.org/discovery-linking-jstor-title-lists/ 


Legal Source

Description: Legal Source provides full-text coverage of the world's most respected scholarly law journals, it focuses on information on current issues, studies and trends in the legal world. The collection includes over 1,200 full-text journals, including book reviews and case citations as well.

Coverage: Current and back issues

Fields: Law and legal topics, such as Criminal Justice, International Law, Federal Law, Organized Crime, Medical Law, Labor & Human Resource Law, Ethics, the Environment.
User interface, metadata: Restricted
Full text access: Restricted to institutional subscription.

Access via
• On-Campus http://search.ebscohost.com/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth (Sign in >> Log In Via Your Institution >> HREF >> ...)


MUSE

Description: Digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Full-text versions of high quality, peer-reviewed scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.
Coverage: back and current issues; journals of the core collections of H&SS
Fields: Humanities and Social Sciences
User interface, metadata: Publicly available.
Full text access: Restricted to institutional subscription (chose "Only content I have full access to")

Access via
• On-Campus http://muse.jhu.edu/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth (Sign in >> Log In Via Your Institution >> HREF >> ...)


MLA-LRC

Description: Modern Language Association International Bibliography + Literature Resource Centre full text content. Up-to-date bibliographic and biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

Coverage: back and current information
Fields: Linguistics, Literature, Culture, Film and Media Studies
User interface, metadata: Restricted.
Full text access: Restricted to institutional subscription.

Access via IP
MLA-LRC site
• Artemis Literary Sources interface


Nature

Description: Publisher: Nature Publishing Group (Springer Nature)
Coverage: Nature and additional two journals: Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Nature Neuroscience
Fields: All disciplines, highlighted, outstanding research publications.
User interface, metadata: Publicly available
Full text access: Research articles are restricted to institutional access

Access via
• On-Campus http://www.nature.com/index.html 


Philosopher's Indeks with Full Text

Description: current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Produced by Philosopher's Information Center. It is considered to be the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features abstracts, bibliographic data of books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews.
Coverage: Current and back indexed data with full text articles. Research published since 1940.
Fields: Philosophy
User interface, metadata: Restricted
Full text access: Restricted to institutional subscription.

Access via
• On-Campus http://search.ebscohost.com/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth (Sign in >> Log In Via Your Institution >> HREF >> ...)


PsycArticles

Description: Abstracting/indexing source with full texts, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA).

Coverage: Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.


Fields: Psychology

User interface, metadata: Restricted

Full text access: Restricted to institutional subscription.

Access via
• On-Campus http://search.ebscohost.com/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth (Sign in >> Log In Via Your Institution >> HREF >> ...)


Science Magazine

Description: Free and subscribed family of journals „publish the very best in research across the sciences, with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world." Provider is the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's oldest and largest general science organization. „A voice for science and scientists everywhere, AAAS fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" by communicating the value of science to the public, helping governments formulate science policy, promoting advancements in science education and diversity, and helping scientists develop their careers." (Science, website)

Fields: All disciplines
User interface, metadata: Publicly available
Full text access: Some collections are restricted, other ones are free accessible – see below

Access via
• On-Campus http://www.sciencemag.org/ 


Subscribed content:

  • Science: 1997- current issue
  • Science Classic: 1880-1996
  • Science Express
  • ScienceNOW
  • Science Signaling. Personalization features require individual free registration.
  • Science of Aging Knowledge Environment Archive
  • Science Translational Medicine


Free access to:

  • Science, Science Classic, Science Signaling, SAGE KE Table of Contents of current issues and back issues
  • Science, Science Classic, Science Signaling, SAGE KE, abstracts and summaries
  • ScienceCareers.org
  • ScienceNOW - stories published within the past four weeks

Science Direct

Description: Elsevier's subscription-based platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature, which contains electronic books and journals. Its strengths are coverage in health sciences, medicine, engineering, and technology, otherwise it offers selective full-text coverage of scholarly journals in psychology, linguistics as well as other disciplines in social sciences & humanities.

 

Coverage: Current and back-files. List of full-text titles see from this page >> Electronic Holdings Reports and Backfiles (1994 and backwards)

Fields: All disciplines
User interface, metadata: Publicly available
Full text access: based on institutional subscription, Elsevier's journals and basic book collection

Access via
• On-Campus http://www.sciencedirect.com/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth (Sign in >> Other institution login>> ...)


Scopus

Description: Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research from Elsevier. It offers a comprehensive overview of international research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

 

Coverage: References of articles published since 1996. Pre-1996 records captured without references go back as far as 1823. Scopus covers also high-quality web sources, including patent records from five patent offices.


Fields: All disciplines
User interface, metadata: Restricted
Data access: Based on institutional subscription

Access via
• On-Campus https://www.scopus.com/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth (Sign in >> Other institution login>> ...)


SpringerLink

Description: SpringerLink is a full-text journal and e-book service. PPCU is a subscriber of Academic and research journals in many fields.
Coverage: Full text articles from1997 to present for journal articles. Dates may vary for e-books.
Fields: All disciplines, e.g. Law, Computer Science, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.
User interface, metadata: Publicly available
Full text access: based on institutional subscription


Access via
• On-Campus https://link.springer.com/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth


Taylor & Francis online

Politics, International Relations & Area Studies 

Description: You can reach a specific collection of high quality peer-reviewed international e-journals. LibGuide: a useful option: "Only show content I have full access to"
Coverage: Current and back issues of 114 journals. List of available titels (or see at LibSite)
Fields: Politics, International Studies
User interface, metadata: Publicly available
Full text access: restricted, full texts from the university network

Access via
• On-Campus http://www.tandfonline.com/ 
• Off-Campus: Shibboleth


WoS (Web of Science)

Description: Web of Science, now maintained by Clarivate Analytics, provides you access to reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research connected through linked content citation metrics from multiple sources within a single interface. Web of Science adheres to a strict evaluation process, it offers only the most influential Academic sources.

Coverage: Indexes, abstracts and citations, metric analysis.
Fields: All international disciplines, mainly empirical fields, in smaller part social sciences and humanities.
User interface, metadata: Restricted
Data access: University network

Access via
• On-Campus https://www.webofknowledge.com/ 


Hungaricana On-Campus e-resources

Arcanum Digitheca (ADT+)Arcanum Digitális Tudománytár Plusz (ADT+)

Description: A large Hungarian database of digitized journals, encyclopedias, newspapers and known series published in Hungary. It provides access to a wide range of books, reference works and journal articles on history, hungarology, and other areas. Digitized journals are available backward. You can check content by volume, issue and exact page.
User interface, metadata: Publicly available
Full text access: Restricted, subscription based, on-campus full access

Access via
• On-Campus http://adtplus.arcanum.hu/ 


National Audiovisual Archive (NAVA)

NAVA (National Audiovisual Archive of Hungary) was starting on 1st January 2006, it constitutes the legal deposit archive of the Hungarian national broadcasters. Its scope of collection comprises the programs of the national broadcasters produced in or relating to Hungary. In addition, NAVA also maintain special collections by accepting any other audiovisual content facilitating the preservation of audiovisual content as part of the cultural heritage.
As a special feature, NAVA provides on-line access to its collection within the framework regulated by law: the database of its archives can be freely searched and the programs can be viewed in full at the so-called NAVA-points (terminals in libraries, schools etc.) Some special collections you can reach free.
User interface, metadata: Publicly available
Full text access: Restricted, based on institutional registration

Access via
• On-Campus http://nava.hu/ 


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