eResources Accessible from Home
NTK provides access to a wide array of electronic content. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, several publishers and libraries are temporarily offering additional content for a limited time. The library also provides access to many open high-quality online courses and eLearning resources.
NTK provides remote access to more than 70,000 eBooks and 50,000 eJournals from technical and scientific fields as well as transdisciplinary content.
You can search and access NTK electronic resources in several ways:
NTK Discovery Tool
Use the search box at the top of every library web page to get access to content (eBooks and eJournals) the library provides as well as openly available materials. Select the filter Full Text Online to limit your results to full text only.
To access a full text document, click on its title or the Full Text Online link.
If the same document is available from different providers, a list of these will be displayed after you request the full text. Select your preferred provider.
You can also schedule a remote video consultation with us.
Google Scholar provides you with the ability to display links to full text the library offers.
From the Google Scholar main page, go to the menu (three bar icon, top left). Click on Settings, and then choose Library links. Use the search box to find Národní technická knihovna - Získat v NTK (SFX) as illustrated below. Tick the box for the library and click Save.
The next time you use Google Scholar, you will see links to full text labeled Získat v NTK (SFX) to the right of your search results.
When going through the list of items retrieved from Google Scholar or the NTK Discovery Tool, pay attention to the names of content providers and individual journals. If you see a pattern of documents relevant to your topic occurring in a specific provider or journal, you can also search within these to get even better search results.
You can access popular resources from the main library page under the “Selected databases” heading.
If you select All eResources under the main search box, you will get a list of all content providers the library offers. You can use filters to find resources relevant to a particular subject or in a particular format or language. To access any of these from home, select the via NTK button. For more information, select Description.
If you are looking for a specific eBook, select eBook Search under the main search box. Search by title, international standard book number (ISBN), or author. To access the book, click on its title. Use the Full text link for a description of the book. Learn more about using eBooks here.
To locate a specific journal, select Journal Search under the main search box. Search using the journal’s title or its international standard serial number (ISSN). Access journal full text by clicking its title.
If the same document is available from different providers, a list of these will be displayed after you request the full text. Select your preferred provider. If you encounter problems, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Rare documents in NTK Digital Library
You can find more than 600 rare documents from technical fields and old maps in the NTK Digital Library. No login is required. Most of these items are in Czech.
Click here to access the NTK Digital Library. Search for a specific book or topic using the search box or browse content by clicking on the Enter button. Select the filter Public to limit your results to full text only.
During the COVID-19 crisis, several content providers are temporarily providing access to content usually not offered by the library. Find more information here; relevant providers are marked with the icon.
We recommend the following resources:
The entire Taylor & Francis eBooks collection is available until the end of May 2020. After logging in to your NTK account, you can read books online (download is not possible).
Springer Nature is offering more than 500 university course books and articles until the end of June 2020. No login is required.
You can find a list of the available titles here (see Free textbooks title list).
Elsevier has made all of its textbooks (including STEM and medical texts) available to Science Direct subscribers through August 31, 2020. Login using your NTK account to access.
Annual Reviews is providing access to all yearbooks (Biomedicine, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Economics) through June 15, 2020. No login is required.
Login using your NTK account to access here or using the links above.
Core STEM materials will be available through June 15, 2020. No login is required.
JoVe’s education videos focused on STEM fields are for a limited time. To access, fill out this form.
An unlimited number of simultaneous users can access items provided by the library.
Click here to access.
Libraries and scientific communities are banding together to provide you with evidence-based information about the COVID-19 pandemic. See our COVID-19 resource guide.
Since September 2002, MIT has provided free online covering a wide range of disciplines, from IT to humanities. Browse to find a course or search using keywords (upper right).
Harvard offers some courses for no charge via the edX platform (enroll after registering in edX). Topics range from Python in research to biochemistry to analysis of Shakespeare’s works.
Stanford University, Columbia University, and Yale University share a number of courses and recorded lectures on their YouTube channels. Disciplines covered include mathematics, physics, engineering, biomedicine, chemistry, and medicine.
Quality educational courses (primary, secondary, and university levels). Use keywords to search for specific topics (upper left corner).
Comprehensive information and advice for early career researchers.
Instructional materials and resources about academic writing in English, including tips for specific fields (including engineering) and advice for non-native English speakers (e. g., how to write your CV).
Guides and videos covering all aspects of the writing process and well as tips for presenting and managing your time effectively.
Many tips for writing in English. To review key topics, try the Writing Refresher self-paced modules.
A database of words and phrases frequently used in scientific writing. In addition to recommendations for phrases used in different sections of academic articles and other texts (e.g., the introduction or methodology section), you can find advice on linking the paragraphs or properly citing the work of others.