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Electronic Library of Dissertation Abstracts (Resources of the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine)

Full texts of abstracts of dissertations defended in Ukraine from 1998 to 2011 and from 2019 to today.

Scientific electronic library of periodical publications of NASU

Library with open access to periodicals of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Archive contains 454 journals titles, 5416 issues, 115155 articles.

Scientific periodicals of Ukraine (Association URAN)

Register of scientific periodical publications of Ukraine on the platform Open Journal Systems (OJS).

Scientific periodicals Ukraine (Resources of Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine)

Ukrainian scientific periodicals, represented in the collections of Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine in printed and in electronic versions.

Bibliographic database «Ukrainian studies academic» (Resources of Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine)

National bibliographic resources, presented by field series of Ukrainian abstract journal «Source». Represents science, technical, social, humanitarian and medical studies.

ACM Digital Library

ACM is the oldest and largest international organization in the field of computer science. The ACM Digital Library https://dl.acm.org provides access to publications from more than 70 journals, 200 annual conference proceedings, newsletters, websites and multimedia files, an integrated computer literature guide, and complete archives of ACM publishing house publications for 1951-2000. To set up remote access, you need to create an account on the site in the local network of KPI 

Комп’ютерні науки
Acronym Finder

Referential database of acronyms and abbreviations.Contains more than 1 million of abbreviations and their explanations. Allows search and view abbreviations in categories: informational technologies, military science and government, business and finance, science and
medicine, organizations and schools, slang and pop-culture.

ADS (Astrophysics Data System)

Astrophysical informational system of NASA, portal for researchers in astronomy and physics.

Physics, Astronomy
AMS Open Math Notes

Open archive of papers in mathematics, created by American mathematical society in support of researchers, teachers and students, Contains course papers, teaching books, results of researches etc.


Open archive of electronic publications of scientific articles and their pre-prints in
physics, mathematics, astronomy, computer sciences and biology, created on the
basis of Cornell University Library.

Physics, Mathematics
ASTM Compass

ASTM Compass is a digital platform that provides access to regulatory materials, standards, technical publications and other sources of engineering information developed and published by ASTM International. Materials from various fields are presented, including: aerospace, chemical, civil engineering, environment, geology, health and safety, materials science, soil science, solar energy, etc. Documents are available only in viewing mode on the local network of the university

Технічні науки
BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)

Multidisciplinary research system of academic resources that is supported by the
Library of Bielefeld University. Contains references to more than 120 millions documents from over 6000 sources.

Bioline International

Open access to peer-reviewed journals in medical and biological sciences, published in the developing countries.

BioMed Central

Approximately 300 of peer-reviewed journals in biology, clinical medicine and health
care available in open access.


Contains newest scientific researches in biology, ecology and environmental sciences.
Has more than 200 titles of journals (25 of them in open access).

Biology, ecology and environmental sciences
BMJ (British Medical Journal)

Online resources of BMJ Publishing Group Ltd are freely available in Ukraine:
BMJ Best Practice is an online tool to support clinical solutions to help diagnose, prevent and treat patients’ diseases.

BMJ Learning is an online educational resource for healthcare professionals with over 100 accredited peer-reviewed training modules in a variety of formats.

The British Medical Journal is one of the world’s oldest peer-reviewed medical journals, a global provider of medical education services to a diverse readership. Part of the content of magazines in the public domain – at the link.

Brill’s Open Access Content

Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications focus on the humanities and social sciences, international law and certain fields of science.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Database of chemicals and chemical mixtures that belongs to the Royal Society of Chemistry of Great Britain. Gives quick access to more


Database contains information on chemicals with references to their synthesis and physical


Search system and electronic library of scientific publications in computer sciences and informatics. Proposes wide range of additional possibilities for search and analysis of articles.

Computer sciences
Cogprints (Cognitive Sciences E-Print Archive)

Open repository of electronic documents in cognitive sciencesL psychology, linguistics, computer sciences, philosophy, biology and other sciences that relate to learning the cognition.

Social sciences

A search engine that provides access to scientific content from data providers around the world, including publishers, institutional and thematic repositories that support open access policies. CORE currently indexes more than 190 million scientific publications in various fields of knowledge.

DART-Europe E-theses Portal

Full texts of research theses and diploma papers from over 300 of Universities in European countries.


Dimensions allows users to find and receive access to the most relevant information on
their researchers, to analyse quickly results of scientific researchers and accumulate ideas for forming research and publication strategies. Resourсe combines the information about tens of
millions of scientific articles, patents, fellowships, clinical researches, and also other related data.


Academic archive of scientific and research publications, including diploma papers and theses that were published and registered in Scandinavian universities and colleges.

DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)

Directory of Open Access Books. Provides access to metadata and full texts of books of academic publishers that support open access principle.

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Catalogue of peer-reviewed scientific and academic journals in all fields of knowledge, publishers of which support open access principle.


International open repository of scientific publications in the fields of library science and informatics.

Library science
EBSCO Health

EBSCO Clinical Information Resources: DynaMed – provides the most up-to-date and accurate evidence to clinicians; Nursing Reference Center Plus – provides evidence-based clinical information to nurses; Rehabilitation Reference Center – provides evidence for physiotherapists.

Data for authorization on the platform: User ID: ukrzdorovya Password: ukr! 22

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB (Electronic Journals Library)

EZB is a cooperative service of 662 libraries in Germany, supported by the University Library of Regensburg.
EZB offers fast, structured and unified access to the full texts of scientific journals. The library of electronic journals contains more than 110 thousand titles, including 26283 original electronic publications from all fields of knowledge. 73936 journals are publicly available.

Elsevier Health

Elsevier Health covers a wide range of medical disciplines, provides free access to medical resources ClinicalKey (comprehensive clinical knowledge resource), Complete Anatomy (3D anatomy platform) and Osmosis (medical educational video content) in Ukraine to support students and health professionals. Detailed information about each resource and instructions for accessing them – follow the link.

EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service)

Access to scientific works, dipoma papers and theses from open archives of British universities.

EuDML (The European Digital Mathematics Library)

EuDML makes mathematical literature available online in the form of a long-term digital collection developed and maintained by a network of institutions called the EuDML Initiative.


EUR-Lex is online access to EU legislation. It provides the official and most comprehensive overview of EU legal documents. Available in all 24 official EU languages ​​and updated daily.

EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History

Portal contains links to the open access European sources, where the primary historical documents are preserved, related to the wide circle of historical events (political, economical, social, and cultural).

Social and political, economical and humanitarian sciences

European digital library, provides access to more than 50 millions digitalized objects: books, music, photo, audio, video, art objects etc.

Humanitarian sciences
Free Medical Journals

Full texts of more than 3,000 medical journals and books


Search system that indexes more than 80 millions of free links to the full texts of scientific articled, reviews and theses in PDF format. Materials in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, materials science and humanitarian sciences.

Google Book Search

Service of full-text search of the books, digitalized by Google company.

Google Scholar

Search system that indexes full texts of scientific publications in different formats in different disciplines.

Hathi Trust Digital Library

A partnership of leading research institutes and libraries working to ensure the preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage in the future. HathiTrust’s mission is to advance science by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing human knowledge experiences. Today, about 16 million copies, almost 1 million book titles, and more than 439,000 magazine titles have been digitized in the database.

HighWire Press

Scientific portal of Stanfird University Library that gives access to more than 7,5 millions of full-text peer-reviewed articles in different sciences, about 2 millions of them are in free access.


Search among peer-reviewed open access academic journals of publishing corporation Hindawi. Contains publications in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer sciences, biology, medicine etc.

IEEE Xplore Open Access Content

About 100,000 documents on computer science, mathematics and programming, including: learning (artificial intelligence), feature extraction, optimization, neural nets, probability, control system synthesis, Internet of Things, etc.

Computer Science
IMF eLibrary

Online library of the International Monetary Fund provides access to online documents, articles, regular reports, statistics tables, different books in economics and finance.

Economics and finance

Resources of one of the biggest in the world publisher of open access books. There are publications in biology, computer sciences and informational technologies, Earth sciences, electronic technology and engineering, material science, social and humanitarian sciences etc.


More than 100 scientific journals (with archive depth from 1898 to the present) and 115 books published by the British Institute of Physics in the fields of engineering, physics and related sciences, medicine, etc. are available on the IOPscience platform.

Access until 12/31/2025 from the local network of KPI named after Igor Sikorsky.

Remote access – through the Research4Life platform; login and password can be obtained by filling out the form.


The Japanese portal of scientific and technical information, which provides access to more than 3,000 scientific journals, conference proceedings, and other academic publications. More than 90% of resources are publicly available.


Portal of open access journals, presents more than 16 000 titles of academic journals in different fields of knowledge.


Free access to full texts of the academic journals, monographs, scientific reports in different fields of knowledge.


Netherlands national portal of scientific information that contains documents from Netherlands’ repositories and scientific institutions.

NCBI (The National Center for Biotechnology Information)

Databases of the National Center for Biotechnology Information of USA that contain abstracts and full texts of scientific articles, books and reports in the field of medicine and biotechnologies.

NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses & Dissertations)

Searching system. Provides search for full-text open-access dissertations or information on restricted dissertations among 6 million documents worldwide.


United catalogue of worldwide library organization project OCLC that provides access to digital resources collection from open archives from all around the world.

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)

European electronic collection of scientific open access publications, mostly in the fields of humanitarian and social sciences.

Social and political, economical and humanitarian sciences

Access to conferences materials and scientific open access journals in different fields of science, contains more than 700 titles of peer-reviewed journals and materials of more than 1000 conferences.

Open Textbook Network

The library of open access teaching books which is supported by University of Minnesota. Gives access to full texts of teaching books in different fields of knowledge.

Open TextBooks Library

Open library of free, peer-reviewed and licensed textbooks.

OpenDOAR (The Directory of Open Access Repositories)

Search of scientific information in open access repositories all around the world, which is supported by SHERPA service of University of Nottingham.  Gives opportunities to search scientific materials in different fields of knowledge.

Organic Syntheses

Database of organic compounds and methods of their syntheses.

OSTI (Office of Scientific & Technical Informational)

Portal, which is supported by U.S. Department of Energy. Access to different scientific
and technical information: articles, documents, patents, projects, conference materials, mostly in the field of energetics.

Engineering and technologies
PLoS (Public Library of Science)

International peer-reviewed scientific journal with open access to publications, which contains scientific researches and reviews in medicine, biology, ecology, mathematics, computer sciences etc.

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)

Open access database, which contains abstracts and full texts information, working documents, articles from journals, books and components of software in the field of economics.


Research4Life is an international platform for scientific and technical, natural, medical and socio-political literature. Provides access to collections of academic and professional peer-reviewed materials on intellectual property and scientific and technical information (ARDI), medicine and health (Hinari), agriculture (AGORA), environment and applied sciences (OARE), research law and social sciences, including political science, economics, philosophy, history, etc. (GOALI). You can get a login and password for remote access to Research4Life resources by filling out the form at the link.


Governmental information and results of scientific researched of federal institutions and agencies of USA in many formats including full-text documents, quotes, scientific data etc.


One of the largest online collections of published scientific research belonging to the internationally authoritative publishing house Elsevier. Contains almost 19 million content items from more than 4,600 journals and more than 33,000 e-books, reference books, scientific collections from various fields of knowledge.

Scientists of Ukraine are given free access to the entire collection. Details about access settings are in the instructions.


Multidisciplinary bibliographic and abstract database from Elsevier company, which gives access to the quality scientific literature: articles from academic periodic, academic conferences materials, monographs etc. Scopus proposes opportunities to evaluate efficiency of scientific researches sorted by themes, institutions, authors.

You can order remote access to the Scopus database via the registration form.

Springer Nature

Authoritative world-class international publishing house that publishes high-quality scientific, educational and professional literature in the fields of science, technology and medicine.

In addition to open access resources from different years, e-books and scientific articles of recent years are available to users in the university’s local network, including materials from Nature, the world’s most prestigious general peer-reviewed journal.

You can order the full text of the required publication or article using the electronic document delivery service.


Peer-reviewed academic journals in all the fields of science from international publisher Springer, which are in open access.


One of the largest in the world open electronic repository of scientific articles and preprints in social and political, economical and humanitarian sciences.

Social and political, economical and humanitarian sciences
UNdata (Social Science Research Network)

System of access to statistical data of UN. Contains multiple databases, tables and glossaries, which present statistical data from different countries and gather wide range of themes: agriculture, criminality, education, employment, energetic, environment, health, HIV/AIDS, human development, industry, informational and communicative technologies, national accounts, population, refugees, tourism, trade etc.

WDL (The World Digital Library)

Projects of Library of Congress USA, which is conducted with support from UNESCO and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museumsm educational institutions and international
organizations all around the world. The Library gices free access to the large amount of materials (manuscripts, books, maps and other documents), which represent cultures of different countries of the world.

Social and political, economical and humanitarian sciences
Web of Science

Authoritative polythematic abstract-bibliographic and scientometric database. Offers researchers quick access to quality scientific information. Provides bibliographic information, citation information, and references to full texts. Read more. To set up remote access, you need to create an account on the Web of Science platform in the local network of KP. More details at the link.  

Wiley Open Access

Provides access to the authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many scientific disciplines, particularly in the fields of biological, chemical and medical sciences.


Global scientific search system that consists of the national and international
scientific databases and portals. Provides search of academic literature in multiple languages and in different fields of science.



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