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Academic Search Complete is the world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

Brief summaries of older Estonian newspaper articles which are connected to Estonia.

Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 46 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews journals are among the most highly cited in the scientific literature.

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library. BASE provides more than 80 million documents from more than 3,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60–70% of the indexed documents.

German-language juridical fulltext database containing laws, commentaries, handbooks and more than 50 journals published by Beck Publishers.

The aim is to provide timely, relevant, and trustworthy information throughout the world.

Business Source Complete is the scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

Cambridge University Press e-books, purchased for the university users. To find the full texts choose Advanced Search and mark the box Limited to your access.


Currently publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market.

NB! Free access to COVID-19 related articles and book chapters:

CEEOL is an e-archive offering partial (OA) access to fulltext articles on the humanities and social sciences and digitised documents on the subjects concerning Central, East and South-East Europe.

Research papers from the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CERP).

A series on international public law and international private law, published by the Hague Academy since 1923. Contains more than 300 volumes.

Allows four simultaneous users.

The Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) is the European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation (FP1 to Horizon 2020).

The largest electronic library of scientific publications in Russia. The library is integrated with the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI). By creating a free account and logging in, you can get access to many full-texts. eLIBRARY contains abstracts or full-texts for more than 29 million scientific articles from over 5600 scientific or technical journals. 

This database contains articles, from newspapers, magazines and journals, serial publications and anthologies and collections from the 1990s on allowing the full-text to be accessed in free digital archives and Web publications.

The databases of EKI (The Institute of the Estonian Language) contain various resources of Estonian language (dictionaries and linguistic databases).

DataDoi is the UT repository for long-term safe preservation of research data. Uploading research data is free of charge for the UT members. The research data repository enables the preservation, sharing, reusing and citing of research data, making the research conducted at the UT more visible in the world.

Valik Eesti ajalehti aastatest 1821-1944
Valik Välis-Eesti ajalehti alates 1944. aastast.

The National Library of Estonia’s digital archive DIGAR stores online publications, print files and digitised copies of publications. DIGAR contains books, newspapers, journals and magazines, maps, sheet music, photos and postcards. Archived publications can be searched via the e-catalogue ESTER and bibliographic databases created by the National Library of Estonia.


The aim of DIGAR’s collection of Estonian articles is to provide a unite web portal for all digitally created or digitised newspapers, journals and other serials that are published abroad in Estonian or here in Estonia and make them accessible.

NB! Newer numbers of Estonian nature themed magazines Eesti Loodus, Eesti Mets and Horisont are now also accessible.

Archive contains:

  • full texts of doctoral theses since 2009
  • full texts of master and bachelor theses since 2014
  • summaries of master and bachelor theses defensed in 2012-2013
  • learning materials

The aim of the Digital Collection of the TalTech Library is to provide web-based access to the dissertations and graduation theses of TalTech and to the digitized textbooks and publications about TalTech history.

Contains e-books from the publishers BMJ Publishing Group, Brill Academic Publishers, Cambridge University Press, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cornell University Press, CRC Press, Harvard University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Johns Hopkins University Press, S. Karger Publishers, Lawrence Erlbaum, Marcel Dekker, Inc., The McGraw-Hill Book Companies, MIT Press, National Academies Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Royal Society of Chemistry, Rutgers University Press, Sage Publications, Springer/Kluwer, Stanford University Press, Taylor & Francis, University of California Press, University of North Carolina Press, Viking Penguin, World Bank Group etc. 

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers (PsycInfo, ERIC, Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Medline etc). Library users who don't have credentials to enter theUT network can get an EBSCO username and password by writing to or calling 7375729 or 7375780.


Search portal for academic literature EBSCO Discovery allows search through a single searchbox in a number of databases and mostly addresses the needs of students and professors in search for new research information. Discovery finds research journal articles, e-books, research works and other many other materials. Search in EBSCO Discovery is similar to a regular EBSCO database search. Link Content Provider in the left-hand column of search results shows the databases that were searched. To get more exact results, it is advisable to search these individual databases as well. Discovery works in the UT computer network, but it does not include all databases accessible to UT (Scopus, Beck Online, WestlawNext and some others).

EconPapers provides access to RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), the world's largest collection of on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software.

Emerald Fulltext contains more than 300 e-journals from the publishers Emerald Group Publishing, mainly on economics, management, librarianship and engineering sciences. IP-numbers-based access over the UT computer network.

ERIC provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records of journal articles, books, dissertations and theses, conference papers, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, dating back to 1966.

Estonian Standards. Information on more than 22,000 Estonian standards can be accessed on a designated computer in the library. Texts can be read, but saved or printed. Further information:

The database contains two databases: the statistics database and the regional development database; it presents national statistics and regional statistics. The regional development database offers official regional and also unofficial statistics. Both databases have the following divisions: environment, economics, population, social sphere. Data from the population and housing census and the agricultural census are presented separately. Each division is broken into subdivisions. Both databases are in Estonian and English.

Selected Estonian open access textbooks in the UT digital archive DSpace.

ETERA includes books, journals, newspapers, photographs, postcards, maps, tutorials, and theses.

EUR-Lex provides free access, in the 24 official EU languages, to:

  • the Official Journal of the European Union;
  • EU law (EU treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.);
  • preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.);
  • EU case-law (judgements, orders, etc.);
  • international agreements;
  • EFTA documents;
  • other public documents. 

 Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission.

Interernational market and consumer reports database and provider of strategic market research.

European Sources Online gives information on the economics, politics and legislation of the EU and its member states. It contains full texts, overviews, legal acts and press releases.

Archive of legal journals, books and documents, containing full sets of mostly American, Canadian and Australian core journals and English-language journals from several European publishers – OUP, Sweet & Maxwell, Blackwell.

NB! Only single articles can be downloaded! Complete books and journal issues cannot be downloaded.

Comparative statistical data on 63 countries. Ten sametime users allowed in the UT computer network.

The extensive Elsevier's educational encyclopedia includes over 1350 articles.

Makes it possible to identify a journal by it's ISSN. 

Archive of e-journals. JSTOR Arts & Sciences I Collection, JSTOR Arts & Sciences II Collection, JSTOR Arts & Sciences III Collection, JSTOR Arts & Sciences IV Collection, JSTOR Arts & Sciences VII Collection, JSTOR Biological Sciences Collection.

NB! Due to the COVID-19 situation, JSTOR offers access to all collections until 31.12.2020 + over 30 000 books until 31.08.2020:

The database offers abstracts for more than 30 000 publications and more than 40 periodicals.

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) is a comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by an incomparable team of over 900 scholars and practitioners, published in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and updated throughout the year.

MIT Open Press open access e-books and e-journals. By using the Free and Open Access content only filter in search, many OA articles can also be found. 

O'Reilly (previously Safari Books Online) digital library provides access to over 45000 technology, creative and business books and videos from leading publishers.

Registration with university e-mail ( is required. You can do so here:


From the Select your institution menu select Not listed? Click here. Then enter your UT e-mail address (

You will get temporary access to the database and in 5 to 30 minutes an e-mail via which you can create an account.

Outside of the University network use the VPN connection.



OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster includes more than 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,500 contributors.

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.
OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

166 open access e-books on humanities and social sciences from Open Book Publishers. 

OUP Premium reference portal Oxford Reference Online connects ore than 100 reference works in different fields of science. Dictionaries (The Concise Oxford Dictionary, The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English, etc.), subject dictionaries (Concise Medical Dictionary, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics, etc.), biographic lexicons (Who's Who in the Twentieth Century, Dictionary of Political Biography, etc.).

Oxford Scholarship Online offers full-text access to scholarly works from key disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, science, medicine, and law, providing quick and easy access to Oxford University Press scholarship. Oxford Scholarship Online is now available in the 20 subject areas.

Collection of e-journals on the humanities and social sciences (Standard Collection).



Over 80 psychology e-journals (American Psychological Association, Canadian Psychological Association).

The PsycINFO® database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

Official database of Estonian legal acts. Database contains the translations of Estonian legal acts into English.

O'Reilly (previously Safari Books Online) digital library provides access to over 45000 technology, creative and business books and videos from leading publishers.

Registration with university e-mail ( is required. You can do so here:


From the Select your institution menu select Not listed? Click here. Then enter your UT e-mail address (

You will get temporary access to the database and in 5 to 30 minutes an e-mail via which you can create an account.

Outside of the University network use the VPN connection.

SAGE publishers' e-journals contains over 1000 full text journals.

Over 1000 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, two major works collating a selection of journal articles, newly commissioned videos.

Access to all e-journals of Elsevier publishers. NB! Access over the ScienceDirect platform is not granted to e-journals offered by other publishers or scholarly societies.

Open access peer-reviewed journals.

Bibliographic database of Elsevier Science publishers, abstracting more than 24 000 scholarly journals. This multidisciplinary database excludes only journals on the humanities. According to the publisher, the database contains about 80% of international pre-reviewed scholarly journals.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing Submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world.

Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection (selected books 2005–2010), Computer Science (selected books 2005–2014), Earth and Environmental Science (selected books 2007–2011).


NB! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, over 500 additional textbooks are open until the end of July. Find the list of titles here.

Multidisciplinary electronic library SpringerLink contains about 3600 scholarly journals. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.

Access to Taylor & Francis' Science & Technology Library and Social Science & Humanities Library collections ( Full texts accessible beginning 1997.


DSpace at University of Tartu is a repository for all electronic materials incl e-theses and e-publications, digitized theses and books, manuscripts and images etc.



The Web of Science platvorm provides access to the database Web of Science Core Collection, which includes the following citation databases:
Science Citation Index Expanded (1980–present)
Social Sciences Citation Index (1980–present)
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1980–present)
Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990–present)
Book Citation Index (2005–present)
Emerging Sources Citation Index (2015–);
to the database Essential Science Indicators
and the database Journal Citation Reports
Lists of journals included in the indexes:

Westlaw UK is a part of Westlaw databases, but it is more user-friendly and its content is revised. Provides full text access to following books: Anton's Private International Law 3rd Ed. Beaumont; McEleavy
Benjamin's Sale of Goods 8th Ed.
Copinger and Skone James on Copyright 16th Ed.
Drafting Commercial Agreements 4th Ed. Christou
Getting the Deal Through.

Contains more than 3000 legal databases, incl. about 700 journals (WORLD-JLR), legal acts, court cases and other materials, and integrated news databases from USA, UK, Canada, EU. Contact: Sille Plaksi

Wiley publishers' e-journals. Access to full text from 1997.

World Bank Open Data: free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.

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