Ask your librarian or check the website of a database about the legitimate use!
Our university subscribes to several foreign and domestic databases under the EISZ (Electronic Information Service) national program, and also provides access to a number of other content services relevant to the specializations of the faculties. Our A to Z list provides information about the databases that are currently available. As for the technical access please see our Guide at the bottom of this page!
On this page you'll find links to services and resources you need to help you with learning and research. For specific content you may want to check the library of your (or the other three) faculty as well. They have disciplinary collections and professional staff who are committed to helping you find and use all the information you need for your study. The PPCU also has a partnership with Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) that allows our students to use the library of ELTE as well (databases at ELTE).
Subscribed e-Resources - 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.
(OAP stands for Open Access Publication, see for details:
Open Access Publishing
Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ)
home page: http://eisz.mtak.hu/index.php/en/open-access-english.html)
- Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
- Akadémiai Kiadó: Journals (+OAP)
- ATLA +ATLAS (EBSCO)
- Beck Online PREMIUM (LAW) (Modul/50910)
- Brill Online Library (Law journals)
- Cambridge University Press Journals (SSH + STM Collections)
- de Gruyter Journals - Complete (+OAP)
- EBSCOhost platform
- HeinOnline + Kluwer Law International (journals)
- IEEE (+ OAP)
- JSTOR Archive + Current LAW J.
- Legal Source (EBSCO)
- Nature + SpringerLink -> Springer Nature
- Oxford Academic Journals - LAW
- PsycArticles (EBSCO)
- ProQuest databases
- Sage (HSS)
- Science Direct (+OAP)
- Springer Nature (+OAP)
- Taylor & Francis
- Wiley Online Library - Journals (+OAP)
Hungarian Law Resources
- Legal Codex (Faculty of Law and Political Sciences)
- New Complex Jury - Kluwers (Faculty of Law and Political Sciences)
- Akadémiai Kiadó: Dictionaries, handbooks
- Arcanum Digitális Tudománytár Plusz (ADT+) (textbooks in Hungarian)
- MERSZ (textbooks, handbooks in Hungarian)
- Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
- Szaktárs interface (publishers Szent István Társulat, L'Harmattan Kiadó and Osiris Kiadó)
- NAVA (National Audiovisual Archive - television programmes)
- Petrucci Music Library
- SOA: Shoah Foundation - Institution for Visual History and Education
The world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals (with a few months delay for some titles). In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
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.
1. Journals Online
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.
2. MERSZ (Magyar Elektronikus Referenszművek)
Multidisciplinary collection of online books – only online reading.
3. References – Dictionaries and other academic reference sources
Dictionaries Hungarian - English, - German, - French, - Dutch, - Italian, - Russian. - Spanish, - Latin, - Swedish, plus monolingual and multilingual technical dictionaries. Use from a browser or as an add-on, also available from mobile devices.
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.
Fields: Religion, Theology. Full-text journal articles and reviews are selected for inclusion by leading religion scholars.
Coverage: 450 journals dating back to 1908 with indexing for some journal titles extending back into the 19th century.
Beck Online PREMIUM (LAW) (Modul/50910)
International Law & Human Rights Journal Collection (~65 journals)
Cambridge Core provides access to unique, scholarly content with peer-reviewed academic journals.
Fields: Humanities and Social Sciences; Science&Technologa&Medicine (STM)
Coverage: Back and current issues. List of the full text journals
de Gruyter Journals – Complete Package (+ OAP)
Scholarly journals on Social Sciences & Humanities as well as Science and Technology fields, including Law, Theology and Religion studies.
Collection of German core academic journals digitized retrospectively. Current content is somewhat delayed. Part of the content is open access, entitled users have full access to all the journals.
Fields: humanities, social sciences, arts, law, economics, nature and life sciences.
Fitted to the EDS meta-search.
Ebsco provides full text and/or bibliographic data for journal articles of numerous fields in several databases:
Academic Search Complete
Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials Plus
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Partly full text database that provides indexing and abstracts of journals and other contents that deals with aspects of human impact to the environment. This collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
The EBSCO Journal Subscripition (EJS) and the Smartlink function provides passage and links among the particular databases. In addition to the collections themselves the journals ordered by the university individually are also indexed and thus are easier to access. At the list of articles links lead to the specific publishing platforms, where (in case the journal is subscribed) the full text can be downloaded.
One-stop, intelligent search interface (see the top of this page) for most (but not all!) subscribed databases and many other scientific resources. Filter for PPCU-availability: "Available in Library Collection".
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.
Fields: Law, Political Studies
Coverage: journals - from the first issue published until the most-currently published issues allowed by the publishers (based on the individual contracts with the publishers).
A repository of important documents and publications in technical fields. The IEEE Xplore Digital Library provides access to more than 5 million scientifically peer-reviewed documents, primarily in the fields of electrical engineering and informatics. The database covers 30% of the total technical literature published in the world and is highly cited in patents.
IEEE journals have the highest Impact Factors in electrical engineering, computer science, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, and many other technical fields (citation rankings).
Content of the database:
- Full text, unlimited access to more than 5 millio documents
- 195 IEEE newspapers, magazines and transactions
- 30 IET newspapers and magazines, and 25 IET conference materials
- 1,800 IEEE conference material
- IEEE 4400 standard in key technical areas
- 20 VDE conference material
- INSPEC® reference words
- a total of 20,000 new articles are added to the database per month with daily updates
Service provider: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers EISZ, 2020, 2021
Types of documents:
- Articles, newspapers, magazines
- conference publications,
"The IEEE/IET Electronic Library is brought to you via the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Featuring content from IEEE as well as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), IEL contains almost one-third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computer science."
- from the University network
- Shibboleth/eduID (Institutional access)
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).
Fields: Humanities and Social Sciences
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
JSTOR Essential (Arts & Sciences I-VIII)
Arts & Sciences XI, XII, XIII, Language & Literature, Music
Journal title list for each collection.
On the JSTOR platform one can register an individual account. When signed in, one can read up to six articles a month online for free, or save their work and citations. Not all articles are included in the free online reading program.
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.
Fields: Law and legal topics, such as Criminal Justice, International Law, Federal Law, Organized Crime, Medical Law, Labor & Human Resource Law, Ethics, the Environment.
Coverage: Current and back issues
(see at Springer Nature hereinafter down the page)
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 maintains 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.
Oxford Academic Journals (The available field is law)
Oxford Journals is a division of Oxford University Press (OUP). Prestigious, authorative, and highly influential journals that are published in collaboration with leading scholarly and professional societies.
E-books, other databases from the topic of legal and social sciences until the end of 2021.
Search base for Proquest Publisher. Suitable for searching for journals, books, newspapers, audio and video content, doctoral dissertations. As a default setting, you can look for content in PQ databases paid by the institution. After searching it is recommended to use narrowing options.
More than 40,000 foreign-language books on legal and other social sciences can be accessed, searchable, and downloadable even by chapter.
A separate searchable database that provides access to full text scientific papers gathered from many universities in the world. After the search, the use of the narrowing options is recommended.
Full access to the pre-paid content:
a) from the network of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
b) with Shibboleth/EduId access independently from the Faculty
A definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Publisher: APA.
Coverage: Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
Fields: Humanities and Social Sciences
Free 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
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
ScienceNOW - stories published within the past four weeks
Science Direct (+OAP)
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. (1994 and backwards)
Fields: All disciplines
(see at Springer Nature below)
SpringerLink is a full-text journal and e-book service. PPCU is a subscriber of Academic and research journals in many fields.
Fields: All disciplines, e.g. Law, Computer Science, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences.
Coverage: Full text articles from 1997 to present for journal articles. Dates may vary for e-books.
Status: Activated for 2021-2022
Available remotely (using Shibboleth) from the IP range of the university via a MagicWord (pw) access.
Books in Hungarian from the Association of Professional Publishers: Szent István Társulat, L'Harmattan Kiadó, Osiris Kiadó.
You can reach a specific collection of high quality peer-reviewed international e-journals. Taylor & Francis is committed to supporting new research areas by launching journals in developing fields. View the Excel or PDF title lists.
About 1500 journals of the core collections are available that are highly respected and widely read - two thirds of them have an impact factor.
Fields: technical sciences, life sciences, natural sciences, bionics, other interdisciplinary sectors, humanities and social sciences, law, political science, psychology
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.
Fields: All international disciplines, mainly empirical fields, in smaller part social sciences and humanities.
Coverage: Indexes, abstracts and citations, metric analysis.
Access: On-Campus or Off- Campus
How can you access the content?
To enter a specific database use the links on this list.
a) On-Campus: Full text access of all databases is available from the IP-range of the university (i.e., within the PPCU network, on all premises of the university). The services are also accessible on private mobile devices, the device must be connected to the institutional network (e.g., via ethernet (ad.ppke.hu) or wifi (Eduroam)).
b) via Shibboleth identification (where marked): In order to ensure remote access for the users, sevaral suppliers joined the Hungarian EdulD Federation. The possibility of using your Shibboleth credentials (the same that you use to Zimbra) is indicated by the Shibboleth icon (EduId login) on this page. On the page of the content provider you have to search for "Log in via Shibboleth" or "Sign in", then (optional step: "Select your region" = Hungarian EduId.hu Federation (or Hungarian Research and Educational Federation - HREF)) "Select your institution" = Pazmany Peter Catholic University or Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem. Note that if you are signed in to Zimbra, you don't have to give your personal credentials again.
c) via Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) (where marked): Follow the description on the given site. The most common solutions are:
- Profile created in the specific database (e.g.: ACM Digital Library)
- Through an external provider (e.g.: Google or Microsoft): Assigning institutional access rights to your account (e.g.: EBSCO, JSTOR, LRC)
In both cases usually you need the following steps:
First time or on renewal: Connect to the site via the network of the university (ethernet or wifi) + either enter with your user profile on the site (if applicable) or connect to your external provider. (Thus linking your Google/Microsoft Account and the Subscribed Service must be done within the institution's IP address range.) This way the technical details of the access rights are logged in the user account.
During the next 3-12 months the database can be used anywhere just the same way as in the institution, provided that you log in either to your database-specific account or to the external provider's account.
Database licenses allow students, faculty members and researchers affiliated with the institution to download content that is currently required for individual studies or research or education. Downloading a larger amount of content for other purposes or systematic downloading is not allowed neither in case of trial access nor in case of regularly subscribed services. We ask our users to find out about the terms and conditions of use on the webpages of the databases or to ask the librarians, and to pursue their research acknowledging the license terms!