Databases and e-resources

DIGAR – Estonian National Library digitized archive provides access to newspapers, magazines, e-books, maps, notes, photographs, postcards, posters, illustrations, audio books, and music files. You can register as a DIGAR user with your e-mail address or Facebook, Google+, Twitter account, or the National Library of Estonia username and password.


DIGAR Estonian Articles – The aim of this collection is to provide a 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. You can just browse the collection or search articles by content, read the full texts, make notes, compile a bibliographic index, and send the lists to your e-mail account, share information through social networks and a lot more.


Digital Collection of TUT Library – Web-based access to textbooks, teaching materials and e-versions of doctoral theses. The digital collection has mostly free access, but due to the request of the author there are  some restrictions.


Textbooks, books
Subjects: arhitecture, philosophy, geology, environmental sciences, economy, business, law, science and technology.


Subjects: architecture, philosophy, earth sciences,  environmental sciences, economy, business, mathematics, statistics, psychology,  technology and engineering sciences.


Dspace – University of Tartu digitized archive allows free access to various e-textbooks, e-learning materials and theses.
EBSCOhost – premium online information resources (includes full text books and journals). Ask for username and password from library. 
EBSCOhost TutorialsLibrary recommends collections:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • EBSCO Business Source Complete
  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)


Emerald Insight 

  • Emerald Engineering eJournal Collection 
  • Emerald Health and Social Care eJournal Collection

Access only in TTK UASL network.


ERB – Registers Estonian items that are published in all languages abroad and in Estonia. Contains works of Estonian authors and their translations. The database includes books, periodicals, maps, music sheets, video recordings, albums, pamphlets and e-resources.


Estonian Centre for Standardisation – Accessible in TTK  UASL (Pärnu mnt 62) with password and username. Standards can not be downloaded or printed.
User guide


Academic books
Subjects: science, technology, life sciences, medicine, social sciences and humanities.


ISE –  Index Scriptorium Estoniae (ISE) contains Estonian articles from newspapers, journals, serial publications and anthologies and collections, allowing the full-text to be accessed in free digital archives and web publications. 
User guide. Starting from 1.01.2017 the database is updated selectively.


National Library of Estonia Search Portal – Search e-resources from one or more databases simultaneously. Register as a National Library of Estonia reader, this provides access with Estonian ID-card or mobile-ID to many databases of e-books and e-journals.
We recommend:

  • Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online– geographic encyclopedia
  • EBSCO GreenFILE–  offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
  • Emerald Management xtra– contains more than 300 worlds`s best management and business full text journals (strategic management, information management, marketing, human resources management)
  • OECD iLibrary– 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.
  • Oxford University Press Journals– high quality academic journals from Oxford University Press
  • PressReader– newspapers and magazines database (more than 800 digitized items)
  • ProQuest Ebook Central– multidisciplinary e-book database that contains scientific literature from leading publishers in the world
  • Sage Premier– full text articles from more than 820 business, humanitarian, social sciences and natural sciences, technology and medical journals


OER Commons (Open Access)
Subjects: applied sciences, architecture, education, engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics and physics, business and communication.


OpenStax (Open Access)
Subjects: mathematics, social sciences, humanities, business.


Open Textbook Library (Open Access)
Subjects: accounting and finance, business, marketing, law, economics, engineering, education, mathematics, humanities and languages, journalism, natural sciences, social sciences.


Oxford Open Journals (Open Access)
Academic journals
Subjects: art and humanities, law, medicine and healthcare, mathematics and physics, social sciences.


ProQuest Ebook Central Academic Complete Collection – Wide collection of academic e-books. Account creation only possible in TTK network (provides access elsewhere). Reading ebooks online, limited copying with citation and chapter downloads are possible without account in TTK network.


Riigi Teatajaconsolidated texts of English translations of Estonian legislation (laws, regulations of ministers etc)


ScienceDirect (Open Access)
Journals, books (select Open Access)
Subjects: physical sciences and engineering, healthcare, social sciences and humanities.


SCIRP (Open Access)
Academic journals
Subjects: medicine, chemistry and material sciences,  earth and environmental sciences, business and economy, engineering sciences, social sciences and humanities.


Springer Open (Open Access)
Subjects: material sciences, economics, statistics, business and management, engineering, energy, environmental sciences, geography, social sciences and humanities, mathematics, physical sciences.


Statistics EstoniaStatistical database which main task is to provide everyone with reliable and objective information on the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation and trends in Estonia.
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Taylor & Francis Online (Open Access)
Subjects: medicine, material sciences, economics, transportation, environment and sustainability, mathematics and statistics, engineering and technology, social sciences, urban studies.




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