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Digital databases ordered for 2022

List of databases ordered through EISZ for 2022 (until the EISZ Office has completed all procurement procedures and concluded all agreements with service providers, the list is considered provisional):

  • ACM Digital Library
  • Akadémiai Kiadó Folyóiratcsomag
  • Akadémiai Kiadó Magyar Elektronikus Referenciamű Szolgáltatás (MeRSZ)
  • Akadémiai Kiadó Szótárai
  • Cambridge Full Collection
  • Clarivate Analytics – Web of Science Core Collection
  • Clarivate Analytics – Journal and Highly Cited Data (JHCD)
  • Clarivate Analytics – InCites
  • De Gruyter Complete Package
  • EBSCO – Academic Search Complete
  • EBSCO – Legal Source
  • Elsevier – ScienceDirect
  • Elsevier – Scopus
  • Elsevier – SciVal
  • The Case Journal
  • IEEE
  • JSTOR Essential Collection
  • Kossuth Kiadó
  • L’Harmattan Digitális Adatbázis
  • MathSciNet
  • OUP Arts & Humanities Collection
  • OUP Social Sciences Collection
  • Sage Premier Package
  • SciFinder-n
  • Springer Nature – Springer Journals (SpringerLink) + Nature
  • SZAKTÁRS – Attraktor Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Balassi Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Gondolat Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Kalligram Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Kortárs Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Kriterion Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Kronosz Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Mentor Könyvek Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Múlt és Jövő Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Napvilág Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Osiris Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Szaktudás Kiadó
  • SZAKTÁRS – Szent István Társulat
  • SZAKTÁRS – Tinta Könyvkiadó – SzakKönyvTár
  • Typotex – Interkönyv
  • Wiley Online Library Full Collection

The databases are available throughout the university's IP range, with remote access for students via stunnel and for university staff via stunnel and VPN.

Databases not subscribed through EISZ

The above databases are available from the IP domain of ELTE ÁJK (for more information, please contact the librarians of the faculty):

  • Oxford University Press - Law Collection
  • Mohr Siebeck
  • Duncker&Humblot
  • EBSCO – Political Science Complete
  • Nomos eLibrary – Nomos

Available over the entire IP range of the university (for more information, contact the faculty librarians of ELTE BTK):

  • CNKI CAJ – Chinese Academic Journals
  • Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online
  • Arcanum Digitális Tudománytár

Subscriptions terminated on December 31, 2021:

  • Oxford University Press – full package
  • Gale Reference Complete
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University biographical mosaics – Frigyes Dési, the father of Hungarian meteorology

Frigyes Dési, the meteorologist and university professor was born 110 years ago, on the 11th of January 1912.

Frigyes Dési completed his doctoral studies in mathematics and physics at our university in 1944. During the Second World War he served as a member of the professional staff of the Hungarian Royal Air Force. From 1950 he was appointed as the commander of the National Meteorological Institute, and from 1953 he became its director. In 1970 under his leadership, the Institute was transformed into the National Meteorological Service as known today. The meteorological news and data service was modernized and the Marczell György Observatory was built in Pestlőrinc on his initiative. Thanks to his outstanding work, the National Meteorological Service has been admitted to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). On the 1st of September 1953 he was appointed as university professor, and became head of the Department of Meteorology until 1970. Frigyes Dési’s name is associated with the development of modern meteorological training. Furthermore, he has organized research in the field of meteorology. In addition to his scientific career, he also served as a member of the Parliament. Frigyes Dési died in 1978.  

The picture shows the certificate of Frigyes Dési’s doctoral degree obtained in 1944. 


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Managing Research Data and Preparing a Research Data Management Plan

The ELTE University Library and Archives announces an online training on managing research data and preparing a research data management plan.

The presentation will also cover the proper management of research data and the preparation of the research data management plan required by NKFIH as part of the application to OTKA grant. The aim of the presentation is to acquaint the participants with the concept, type and possible methods of creating research data. Another topic of the presentation is introducing tools for research data management and research data storage: data repositories.

Available sessions of the training:

1st February 2022, 10.00 am

2nd February 2022, 10.00 am

The language of the training is Hungarian.

The platform of the training: Microsoft Teams


A video recording of the training will be made, so if you are unable to attend the training session, we will provide access to the recording of the lecture.

A link to join the event will be sent to the provided e-mail address prior to the presentation. If you have any further questions about the program, please contact us at oa@lib.elte.hu.

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János Garay was born 210 years ago – Virtual library tour on the occasion of the Hungarian Culture Day

On the occasion of the Hungarian Culture Day (the 22nd of January 2022), the ELTE University Library and Archives invites you to a virtual library tour. This year we remember the poet, writer and journalist János Garay, who was born 210 years ago and worked in the University Library.

The purpose of the anniversary events is to draw attention to the importance of commemorating our common values ​​and preserving our significant cultural heritage in Europe.

With the help of our short film, you can gain an insight into the history of the library palace, its architectural curiosities and its imposing halls. In addition you can get to know the history of our library and some of the famous people associated with our institution. The virtual tour also presents how the post office has helped the efficiency of library services and how long the Mátra lift has been operating, which is considered an industrial monument. From the roof, a spectacular panorama unfolds before your eyes, the best way to admire the Ferenciek Square and the Statue of Liberty on Gellért Hill from a bird's eye view.

Join us for our virtual time travel and visit our Eötvös exhibition as well as our digital exhibition!

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1% – For the library

The mission of the ELTE University Library and Archives, which won the Hungarian Heritage Award and – as part of the University Library Service – the title of Qualified Library in 2018, as well as the EFQM “Committed to Excellence” certificate in 2020, is to provide Hungarian and foreign academic teachers, researchers and students with domestic and foreign literature, intending to integrate them into the international circulation of scientific life. Now, you can also help to ensure free access to information, to preserve and digitize our cultural values, and to acquire modern technological equipment and implement continuous service development. Please, support the Foundation for the University Library by offering 1% of your tax! 

The Foundation for the University Library was established in 2005 to provide the technical modernization for the ELTE University Library and Archives and help expansing its services and protecting its holdings. The library's old book collection of more than one and a half million documents is part of the national cultural heritage and is also significant in Europe, so it is our shared responsibility to preserve these values ​​for the rising generation.

The non-profit organization, led by Dr. Péter Kiszl, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, significantly supports the library's value-saving activities. In order to restore the volumes of the collection, which requires special attention and constant preservation, the foundation has launched a book adoption program. In addition, it contributes to the organization of events promoting the values ​​and the professional work of the University Library and Archives, the publication of a wall calendar presenting the rarities of the library and the university’s cultural heritage, as well as the publication of the University Library Yearbooks and acquiring new technical equipment.

More information about the support possibilities of the Foundation for the University Library is available here.


Foundation for the University Library

H-1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 6.

Phone: +36 1 411 6738

Email: alapitvany@lib.elte.hu

Tax number: 18121362-1-41

Account number: 12010532-00120645-00100003


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The popularity of our library books in 2021

Scientific and scholarly works

  1. Principles of Marketing / Kotler, Philip
  2. Introduction to Management / Combe, Colin
  3. Introduction to Psychology / Atkinson, Rita L. et al.
  4. International Economics / Krugman, Paul R
  5. Early Modern History / Poór János ed.
  6. Hungarian Literature / Gintli Tibor ed.
  7. Számviteli ismeretek – érthetően, szórakoztatóan / Laáb Ágnes
  8. Nichomachean Ethics / Aristotle
  9. Social Psychology / Smith, Eliot R.
  10. Discipline and Punish / Foucault, Michel
    Euthyphro / Plato
    Republic / Plato


  1. Heart of Darkness / Conrad, Joseph
    A szakállas Neptun / Nádasdy, Ádám
  2. Hungarian Copperfield / Bereményi, Géza
  3. The Brothers Karamazov / Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich
  4. Normal People / Rooney, Sally
  5. The Crying of Lot 49 / Pynchon, Thomas
  6. The Hunger Angel / Müller, Herta
  7. If on a winter's night a traveler / Calvino, Italo
  8. Halotti pompa / Borbély, Szilárd
  9. The Stranger / Camus, Albert
    Neighbourhood / Zoltán, Gábor
  10. Nothing / Teller, Janne





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The current library holdings of ELTE's public education institutions on ELTEfind

School libraries belonging to the ELTE library network can catalogue their documents in various databases. While maintaining these systems, the ELTE University Library and Archives developed a common search interface in 2011 within the framework of the TÁMOP-3.2.4/09/1/KMR-2010-0021 project, which can be accessed directly at http://gimikatalogus.elte.hu. It is also possible to access it from the common catalogue of ELTE libraries by clicking on the menu item marked in red.


Joined libraries and the number of their records in the database:

  • Library of ELTE Apáczai Csere János High School and Dormitory (11 031 records),
  • Library of ELTE Gyertyánffy István Training Primary School (26 078 records), 
  • Library of ELTE Radnóti Miklós Primary School and Training High School (32 202 records),
  • Library of ELTE Trefort Ágoston Teacher Training School (24 233 records).

The conversions of school libraries’ databases take place at regular intervals. Once a year, usually in November, the data are updated according to the changes (additions and deletions) of the previous year.

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University archival mosaics – Map of the Botanical Garden from 1907

Ferenc Molnár was born on the 12th of January, 1878. His popular novel, The Paul Street Boys is laid in the Botanical Garden of the university. The plot takes place in 1889, although the novel itself was published in 1907. This year proved to be a turning point in the history of the Botanical Garden, as the Minister of Religion and Public Education ordered to hand over much of its territory to the buildings of the new clinics at the university. Pursuant to Article 48 of the 1908 Act the Margaret Island was designated as the new location for the Botanical Garden, and after the move, the former area of the Botanical Garden would have been given in its entirety to the Medical Faculty. Although plans were made to relocate the botanical garden to Margaret Island, the garden eventually continued to operate in its former location with a mutilated area. On the map made in 1901, the new border of the Botanical Garden was marked with a blue line and the location of the new buildings under construction was marked in red.  

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