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Databases and digital resources

Please remember about the possibility to use electronic sources. The University of Silesia subscribes over 60 databases (including many full-text databases), which share several dozen thousand electronic journals and about 250,000 books.

A majority of these databases can be used remotely, i.e. from any device with access to Internet (also outside the computer network of the University of Silesia). You can use the sources remotely on the condition that you have an active library account in the library system of the University of Silesia (Integro). Authorization is executed through the HAN system. Please enter the same login (PESEL or account number) and password as in the library system (Integro online catalogue).

The library website also contains information on the possibility to open the account remotely in Integro system.

The databases can be used by employees, retired employees of the University of Silesia and also students of all degrees and postgraduate students at the University of Silesia.

The website of the Library contains the list of all subscribed electronic sources. The remotely accessible databases have a special link described as HAN US. This link takes you to the login page and after correct authorization, to the appropriate database. In the case of sources with a specific access location indicated (e.g. Law Library of the University of Silesia), you can only use them after sending a request to the following e-mail address:

In the case of any problem with access to the databases, use or selection of the appropriate source, please contact us by phone (32-786-51-33) or e-mail (

The library particularly recommends the full-text databases, which can be used not only for research work, but also as a teaching aid (e.g. for e-learning classes or to suggest the use of specific handbooks to students).


List of remotely available databases (through HAN system)

Database name


Academic Research Source eBooks

180,000 full-text books in all disciplines

Academic Search Ultimate

10,000 journals in all disciplines


bibliographic database (farming)

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

bibliographic database (medicine)

American Chemical Society

full-text journals (chemistry)

American Institute of Physics

full-text journals (physics)

American Physical Society

full-text journals (physics)

Analytical Abstract Online

bibliographic database (chemistry)

L'Annee Philologique

bibliographic database (classical studies)

Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)

bibliographic database (humanities and the arts)


full-text database (law)

Biological Abstracts

bibliographic database (biological sciences)

BIOSIS Citation Index (Web of Science)

bibliographic database (biological sciences)

Business Source Ultimate

full-text database (economy, management)

CEEOL - Central and Eastern European Online Library

full-text database (humanities and social sciences)

Chemical Hazards in Industry

bibliographic database (chemistry)

Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (Web of Science)

bbaphic database (natural sciences)

Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Social Science and Humanities (Web of Science)

bibliographic database (social sciences and humanities)

Current Contents Connect (Web of Science)

bibliographic database

Data Citation Index (Web of Science)

bibliographic database

Derwent Innovations Index (Web of Science)

bibliographic database

De Gruyter (wybrane tytuły książek)

full-text database

European Views of the Americas

bibliographic database


bibliographic database

Health Source: Consumer Edition

bibliographic database

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

bibliographic database

HeinOnline - The Law Journal Library

full-text database (law)


5,000 books (especially in natural sciences)

Institute of Physics (IoP)

full-text journals (physics)

Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science)

database with information on journals


full-text database (journals in humanities and social sciences)

Laboratory Hazard Bulletin

bibliographic database (chemistry)

Legal Source

full-text database (law)


full-text database (law)


full-text database (law)

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

bibliographic database (library science)

LISA – Library and Information Science Abstracts

bibliographic database (library science)

Master File Premier

full-text database


bibliographic database (mathematics)


bibliographic database (medicine)

MLA Directory of Periodicals

database with information on journals (literary studies)

MLA International Bibliography

bibliographic database

NASBI - książki i kursy informatyczne

approximately 1,200 books in the field of IT

Natural Products Updates Online

bibliographic database (chemistry)


full text of “Nature” journal (since 2004)

Newspaper Source Plus

full-text database

Oxford Journals - Law

full-text database (law)

Philosophers Index

bibliographic database (philosophy)


bibliographic database (chemistry)

Regional Business News

bibliographic database


full texts of „Rzeczpospolita” newspaper

SAGE Journals

full-text database (social sciences and humanities)

SciELO Citation Index (Web of Science)

bibliographic database (interdisciplinary)


full text of “Science” journal

Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)

bibliographic database (natural sciences)


full-text database (interdisciplinary)


bibliographic database (interdisciplinary)

Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)

bibliographic database (social sciences)


full-text database (interdisciplinary)

Synthetic Reaction Updates

bibliographic database (chemistry)

Taylor & Francis (Biological, Earth, Environmental & Food Sciences)

full-text database (biological sciences, earth sciences)

Teacher Resource Center

bibliographic database

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

database with information on journals

Vademecum Bibliotekarza

full-text database (library science)

Web of Science Core Collection

bibliographic database (interdisciplinary)

Westlaw International

full-text database (law)

Wiley Online Library

full-text database (interdisciplinary)

Zoological Record (Web of Science)

full-text database (biological sciences)

PsycARTICLES CINiBA reading room


List of remotely unavailable databases (information from these sources can be obtained after sending a query to the librarian:

Database name


Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Internationale Künstlerdatenbank

CINiBA reading room


Library of the Faculty of Law and Administration

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

CINiBA reading room

Dziennik Zachodni

CINiBA reading room

Gazeta Wyborcza

CINiBA reading room, Law Library reading room and Social Sciences Library reading room


CINiBA reading room

World Biographical Index

CINiBA reading room


Additional forms of distance learning at home

If you want to develop without leaving home, there are many options - here we present some of them:

ResearchGate is a professional social network for scientists. It enables sharing publications and research results. Register free-of-charge and check if your favourite lecturer published there any content which is interesting for you. Search for sources to your own studies, establishing contacts with experts, or share your own scientific achievements with your peers.

TED is a database with conferences of scientific organisations which contains many recordings of interesting speeches on different topics. On TED talks YouTube channel you will find many videos that will expand your horizons and make you think.

Internet Television of the University of Silesia
Let us not forget about our own media! YouTube channel of the Internet Television of the University of Silesia contains scientific programmes and videos about the life of our University.

Udemy platform
We recommend the Udemy platform to everyone who is ready to invest a bit in the development of their skills. We will find there a wide choice of paid and free courses, published by many instructors, in different fields: from programming to guitar playing.  Remember! Buying a course does not give you competencies. You have to use the materials available in the course regularly. Plan some time for the course. Watch the available recordings carefully and consciously. Don’t rush - repeat and practise the newly learnt points. Award yourself for completed lessons with something you like :) And if you are a specialist in a specific discipline, you may start cooperation with Udemy and record your own courses.

Do you want to learn the secrets of programming? You can start by using the w3schools website. You will find there free online materials to learn and practise individually the following languages: JavaScript, Python, PHP, SQL and HTML.

The Odin Project
Do you want to be a website specialist? Try learning through You can learn there the secrets of JavaScript, HTML and CSS, related to designing websites.

Popular, funny and free app that helps improve the knowledge of selected foreign languages. It uses the elements of gamification to make language learning more attractive. Set up an account and use it online, or download the app to your mobile phone from Duolingo website and practise regularly, gaining points. With Polish language you can only start the English course, but if you already know English, you can open many different courses (e.g. English-German, English-Spanish, or even English-Japanese and English-Arab).

It consists of more than 2,000 courses in one place, developed by scientists and practitioners from over 140 best universities and colleges around the world! If you are looking for an interdisciplinary offer, Coursera is the app for you. The courses are available both in paid and free versions. As a free, virtual student, you will have access to videos, texts and all basic educational materials. 

Use your smartphone and improve your soft skills thanks to a mobile text game! When you start the game, you “meet” and develop artificial intelligence, HalX algorithm, which, depending on your choices, will transfer you to one of the following worlds: dangerous corporations, gangsters, cybercriminals or secret services. While creating your history, you complete tasks related to 8 social skills: analytics, self-expression, establishment of network of contacts, communication, entrepreneurship and personal development. 
The game is available on iOS and 

Google Arts & Culture enables you to visit virtually the most famous museums in the world, watch works of art from a close range, as well as browse through thousands of articles, photographs, films and manuscripts shared by museums and cultural institutions. More than 2,000 cultural institutions from 84 countries have already shared their collections.  
The website is also available in mobile version: iOS and

Google Earth - you can see the entire world at home! Google Earth has enabled everyone to watch the world from the sky for many years, thanks to satellite photos, 3D terrain views of the whole globe and 3D buildings in hundreds of cities around the world. However, not everyone knows that the “Discoverer” functionality allows you to see the world from a new perspective and take part in trips created by e.g. BBC Earth, NASA and National Geographic. The platform is also available for mobile devices.


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Important contact data:

NFZ - 24/7 coronavirus helpline:
phone no. 800 190 590

District Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Katowice - 24/7 coronavirus helpline:
phone no. 660 686 917

Nearest infection wards:

  • Bytom (Szpital Specjalistyczny nr 1, al. Legionów 49),
  • Chorzów (Szpital Specjalistyczny, ul. Zjednoczenia 10),
  • Tychy (Szpital Megrez, ul. Edukacji 102),
  • Cieszyn (Szpital Śląski, ul. Bielska 4).

Full list of infection wards:

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