Library Subscription Databases
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Web of Science is the leading electronic research resource platform, compiled by Thomson Reuters. A single platform provides an integrated approach to high-quality literature, helps to find the latest and most significant scientific publications in high-impact factor journals, conference proceedings, etc. It also shows citation of scientific publications.

Thematic coverage: Social sciences and Humanities, Natural sciences

A guide in using the database

A guide for using the database

Bibliographic, full-text and citation database SCOPUS

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Scopus (publisher Elsevier) is a database of bibliographic citation of research literature, the index of citation of scientific articles is provided in the database. The full texts of the articles can be downloaded only from the journals available in ViA subscription or open-access databases.

Thematic coverage: Social sciences and Humanities, Natural sciences

A guide for using the data base


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ScienceDirect is one of the world's largest scientific, technical and medical article databases covering the full texts of the Elsevier Science journals.

Thematic coverage: Natural sciences, Technical sciences, Social sciences and Humanities


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EBSCO is a multi-disciplinary platform of e-books, e-journals and other e-resource databases, which consists of a number of full-text and review databases.

Thematic coverage: Humanities, Social, Physical and Natural sciences (politics, history, psychology, philosophy, ethics, geography, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, etc.).

A guide for using the data base

Access link – information for tourism professionals (industry news, news archive, newsletters and other professional information).

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer

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The UNWTO World Tourism Barometer monitors short-term tourism trends on a regular basis to provide global tourism stakeholders with up-to-date analysis on international tourism.

Sage books -Trial till 12.feb 2021

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SAGE Knowledge hosts thousands of carefully selected titles by world-class authors and editors on hot topics across the social sciences. It includes academic and supplementary titles that contribute to the knowledge base of students and researchers, foundational books in core areas of research and debate, accessible student references, and numerous practical professional titles in education.

Sage reference - trial till 12.feb. 2021
Free resources on COVID-19

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Curated list of open access content on Coronavirus related research.
Readex - trial till 12. feb. 2021

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Readex, a division of News bank since 1984, publishes collections of primary source research materials. In the early 1940s, publisher Albert Boni, co-founder of the Modern Library, formed the Readex Microprint Corporation in New York City and Chester, Vermont.