How to study from Home (Online Databases)

You can find general information at the following link. At this page, we show you several hints on how to use databases related to your fields of study at our faculty.

On-line dabases

Institution

Database

Additional Info / Subject Area

Digital Library

Digital libraries

Thousands of digitized documents from Czech libraries, all in one place

National Library of the Czech Republic

(Národní knihovna)

Kramerius

Digital library

Access the digitised documents (Monographs, Periodicals)

Municipal Library of Prague

(Městská knihovna v Praze)

Digital library

Mostly Czech but also German

language books

Czech Academy of Sciences

Main page

Kramerius

Online access to electronic books and magazines for a symbolic 1 CZK!


Charles University

Main page

Mostly Czech but also German

language books and magazines

Charles University eJournals Portal and eBooks Portal

Main page

Online access to electronic books and magazines

Institute of Czech Literature of the CAS

(Ústav pro českou literaturu AV ČR, v. v. i.)

Digital archive

Czech Literary Magazines

- Czech language only!

Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek

Newspapers Online

Digital library

ANNO - AustriaN Newspapers Online

Google Books

Database

Google Play

Database

Filosofia Publishing House

(Nakladatelství Filosofia)

Free E-books

Internet Archive

Database

A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music

Heidelberg University

(Universität Heidelberg)

Database

History, Arts, Theology

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Database

Manuscriptorium

Database

Digital Library of Written Cultural Heritage

Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica


E-version

E-version of a peer-reviewed journal (Theology)

Depositum KTF UK

Database

Selected Journauls from the faculty library (1828 - 1970): Czech only!

BookPort

Database

The database of Czech academic and popular science e-books

Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives

Database

Friedländer’s 14 volumes on Early Netherlandish Paintings, published by between 1967 and 1973

for non-commercial, educational and research purposes

Karolinum publishing house

(Nakladatelství Karolinum)

Database

Access for students and staff of Charles University (Login needed)

Academia.edu

Database

Social networking website for academics

E-rara.ch


Database

The platform for digitized rare books from Swiss institutions

Centre for Medieval Studies (Prague)

Centrum medievistických studií

Database

Czech medieval sources online


World Digital Library

Database

Significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.

Theses

Database

Theses and dissertations of the Czech universities

Project Gutenberg

Database

Free eBooks - full texts of public domain books

Post-Reformation Digital Library

Database

The PRDL is a select database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation.

JSTOR

Database

Databases of not only articles but also books

Taylor & Francis

Database

Databases of not only articles but also books

Practical Hints

  1. Seek the book or the topic you want so that you will not get lost while browsing.

  2. Academic criteria - Is the book reliable?

    • Check the author or the publishing house.

    • All more recent titles should be peer-reviewed.

    • A scientific book should cite its sources.


  3. While Googling add filetype:pdf


Temporarily available

Institute

Database

Access till

De Gruyter Book Archive (DGBA)

10 Authors from the 20th Century

E-sources

31st December 2020

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

Database

14th December 2020.


JSTOR Trial

Database

31st December 2020


Electronical Sources

Institute

Access

Details

Charles University

E-sources

JSTOR

National Library

Database

Electronic Catalogue

Municipal Library of Prague

Database

Oxford Art Online, EBSCO

  • You have to log in to your account for access.

  • Use the proper keywords so that the number of results is manageable.


On-line Art Databases

Institute

Access

Additional Info / Subject Area

National Museum (Prague)

Collection

National Gallery (Prague)

Collection

Fondazione Zeri (Università di Bologna)

Phototheca

The National Gallery (London)

Collection

The British Museum (London)

Collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)

Collection

Windsor Castle - Royal Collection Trust

Collection

Rijks Museum (Amsterdam)

Collection

Gallerie degli Uffizi (Firenze)

Collection

RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History

Database

Artists

Arts

Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering the Gent Alterpiece

Database

An interdisciplinary research project dedicated to the Ghent Altarpiece sponsored by the Getty foundation

The Getty

Database

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Database

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Database

Lucas Cranach

Database

An online research database dedicated to paintings and archival documents related to Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472- 1553), his sons and their workshop

Petr Brandl

Database

A web database of the works and biographical details of the Czech painter Petr Brandl (1668–1735)

Important:

  • There are various databases. From the scientific point of view, its credibility may vary.

  • Take everything said with a pinch of salt (As the ancient Romans said, cum grano salis) = with some scepticism.

  • Some institutions offer virtual exhibitions.

Pleasing to the Eye

These sources not considered suitable for scholarly work. The information not verified, so proceed with care. You are advised not to cite these sources in an academic paper.

Project

Access

Additional Info / Subject Area

Google Arts and Culture

Database

Wikiart.org

Database

Visual Art Encyclopedia

Web Gallery of Art

Database

Database of European fine arts and architecture

e-Leo: Biblioteca Leonardiana

Digital archive of history of technology and science

Database

The complete collection of the editions of Leonardo’s works published since 1651

RomeArtLover: Rome in the Footsteps of an XVIIIth Century Traveller

Database

An interactive map of Rome (based on the etchings by Giuseppe Vasi) and many other places. By Roberto Piperno


Improve your Latin

Project

Access

Additional info / Subject Area

Latin is Simple: The Forum Romanorum


Enter

The place for Latin literature enthusiasts: A comprehensive collection of many Latin texts by various authors.

"latintutorial" - Latin doesn't have to be hard.


Enter

Online descriptions of grammatical topics. By Ben Johnson

The Latin Library

Enter

A collection of Latin texts intended for easy online reading and use (not a substitute for critical editions). Mantained by William L. Carey

Forum Romanorum

Enter

A page dedicated to Latin and Roman history. By David Camden.

Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum

Enter

A digital library of Latin literature (Subsection of the above-mentioned page)

Digital Latin Library's Catalog


Enter

The DLL Catalog provides an organized, curated system for finding Latin texts available online. 


Teaching Databases of CTF

These projects were developed in the Institute of Christian Art with support from the Czech Ministry of Culture and Charles University. There are aimed primarily at our students. However, the general public can also benefit. At least a basic knowledge of the Czech language is required. You may try google translate, though.

Project

Access

Additional Info / Subject Area

Český a římský král Václav IV.


Database

An interactive project dedicated to the Life and Times of Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia developed by prof. Jiří Kuthan, et al.

Královské dílo

Database

Interactive maps and history of the Kingdom of Bohemia by prof. Jiří Kuthan and Štěpán Valecký

"Skripta" vybraných témat renesančního a barokního umění (only for students - login needed!)

Database

An electronic textbook developed by the students of the Renaissance Seminar under the supervision of Martin Zlatohlávek


Charles University E-learning Centre

Charles University e-learning centre overview

Application

Info

Access

Use

Moodle

info

Enter

e-learning platform

Adobe Connect

info

Enter

e-learning platform

Microsoft Teams

info

Enter

log in

Google Hangouts

Enter

e-learning platform

Zoom

Enter

e-learning platform

Prezi

Enter

interactive presentations


This list is not complete. However, it contains the most important hints and guidelines on how to access and process information.


Whether you are a teacher or a student and would like to add or edit the list, please write an e-mail to:


Don't get lost in the digital world!


Author: Marie Vymazalová (née Opatrná), together with Markéta Jarošová, Irena Věchtová, Ondřej Šindlář, Vojtěch Novotný, Petr Sládeček









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