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Electronic databases

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 happens through the HAN system. Please enter the same login (PESEL or account number) and password as in the library system (Integro online catalog).

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

The website of the Library contains the list of all subscribed electronic sources. Databases accessible remotely 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 (via HAN system)

Database name


Academic Research Source eBooks

180,000 full-text books in all fields of science

Academic Search Ultimate

10,000 full-text journals in all fields of science


bibliographic database (agriculture)

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 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)

bibliographic 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 (mainly natural sciences)

Institute of Physics (IoP)

full-text journals (physics)

Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science)

database with information about journals


full-text database (journals on 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

full-text database (library studies)

LISA – Library and Information Science Abstracts

full-text database (library studies)

Master File Premier

full-text database


bibliographic database (mathematics)


bibliographic database (medicine)

MLA Directory of Periodicals

database with information about journals (literary studies)

MLA International Bibliography

bibliographic database

NASBI - książki i kursy informatyczne

approximately 1,200 books on computer science

Natural Products Updates Online

bibliographic database (chemistry)


full texts 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" daily newspaper

SAGE Journals

full-text database (social sciences and humanities)

SciELO Citation Index (Web of Science)

bibliographic database (interdisciplinary)


full texts 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 about journals

Vademecum Bibliotekarza

full-text database (library studies)

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 reading room of the Centre for Scientific Information and Academic Library


List of remotely unavailable databases (information from such sources is possible to obtain after sending a request to the librarian:

Database name


Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Internationale Künstlerdatenbank

reading room of the Centre for Scientific Information and Academic Library


Faculty of Law and Administration Library

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

reading room of the Centre for Scientific Information and Academic Library

Dziennik Zachodni

reading room of the Centre for Scientific Information and Academic Library

Gazeta Wyborcza

reading room of the Centre for Scientific Information and Academic Library, reading room of the Law Library and reading room of the Social Sciences Library


reading room of the Centre for Scientific Information and Academic Library

World Biographical Index

reading room of the Centre for Scientific Information and Academic Library


Additional forms of distance learning

If you want to develop without leaving home, you have many options - and here are some of them: 

ResearchGate is a professional social network for scientists. It allows to share publications and research results. Register for free and check whether your favourite lecturer published any content which is interesting for you. Search for sources to your own studies, establish contacts with experts or share your own scientific achievements with your colleagues.

Database of scientific conferences of TED organisation contains many recordings of interesting speeches on various subjects. On YouTube channel TED talks you will find many films that broaden your horizons and make you think.

Internet Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice
Let's not forget about our own media! YouTube channel of the Internet Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice contains science broadcasts and films about the life of our university.

Udemy Platform
To anyone who is ready to invest a bit in developing their skills, we recommend the online platform Udemy. You will find there a wide choice of paid and freee courses, published by many instructors, on various subjects: from software to guitar playing! Remember! Buying a course does not give you competencies. You must regularly use the materials provided in the course. Plan your time for the course. Watch the available recordings carefully and consciously. Do not rush - repeat and practise the newly learnt issues. Reward yourself for the completed lessons with something that you enjoy:) And if you are a specialist in a certain field, you can take up cooperation with Udemy and record your own courses.

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

The Odin Project
Do you want to be a specialist in websites? Try learning with the platform. You can learn for free the secrets of JavaScript, HTML and CSS languages, related to designing websites.

Popular, funny and free app that allows you to practise the knowledge of selected foreign languages. It uses the elements of gamification to make language learning more absorbing. Create your own account and use it online, or donwload the app from Duolingo website on your mobile phone and practise regularly to score points. With Polish language you can only start a course in English, but if you do know English, you can start many different courses (e.g. English-German, English-Spanish, or even English-Japanese and English-Arabic).

More than 2,000 courses in a single location developed by scientists and practitioners from over 140 best universities and colleges around the world! If you are looking for an interdisciplinary offer, Coursera app is for you. The courses are available both in paid and free version. As an auditing virtual student, you will have access to films, texts and all basic educational materials. 

Use your smartphone and develop your soft skills thanks to the mobile text game! When you start the game, you "meet" and increase your artificial intelligence, HalX algorithm, which, depending on your choices, will transfer you to one of worlds, including dangerous corporations, gangsters, cybercriminals or investigation agencies. While creating your history, you solve tasks related to 8 social skills: analytics, self-expression, networking, communication, entrepreneurship and personal development. 
The game is avalable on iOS and Android.

Google Arts & Culture enables you to visit virtually the most famous museums in the world, watch works of art at a close distance, as well as view thousands of articles, photos, films and manuscripts shared by museums and cultural institutions. Over 2,000 cultural institutions from 84 countries have already shared their collections there.  
The website is also available in mobile version on iOS and Android.

Google Earth - you can see the entire world even at home! For years, Google Earth has enabled everyone to watch the whole Earth, 3D view of the whole globe and 3D buildings in hundreds of cities around the world from a bird's eye view thanks to satellite photos. However, not everybody knows that the "Discoverer" function allows you to see the whole world from a new perspective and take part in trips created e.g. by BBC Earth, NASA and National Geographic. The platform is also available on mobile devices.


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Important Contact Data:

24/7 National Health Fund (NFZ) helpline on coronavirus:
Phone no. 800 190 590

24/7 Silesian Sanitary-Epidemiological Station in Katowice helpline on coronavirus:
Phone no. 660 686 917

Infectious diseases wards near you:

  • 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).

Complete list of infectious diseases wards:

Team for Communication and Information on SARS-CoV-2:

  • Assoc. Prof. Lucyna Sadzikowska, Professor of the University of Silesia, Head of the Rector’s Office - Chairman of the Team
  • Justyna Szostek-Aksamit, MA, Head of the Student Service Centre – Team member,
  • Jacek Szymik-Kozaczko, MA, Ombudsperson of the University of Silesia – Team member,
  • Radosław Aksamit, MA, Head of the Media Centre – Team member,
  • Katarzyna Więcek-Jakubek, MA, Head of the HR and Internal Communication Department – Team member.

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