16 September 2019

Reliable scientific information

Libraries seek to modernise access to information by updating their collections of traditional print publications with electronic resources in their attempts to build a knowledge society and to ensure high-quality and responsive provision of information to their users. Electronic publications are vital for today’s libraries which strive to provide a fast and comprehensive access to the latest scientific information to their users.

Today we have a number of alternative options to choose from: everyone uses the internet, and open access initiatives are becoming increasingly popular, for example, open access journals or institutional repositories. Databases are another source of valuable scientific information. However, they are accessible to subscribers only.

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania subscribes to foreign databases containing reliable electronic full-text scholarly publications (journals, books, articles, conference proceedings, reports, etc.) covering a wide range of academic disciplines: humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, agriculture, biomedicine and technology. Internationally recognised databases Emerald Management eJournals Collection, SpringerLink, Taylor & Francis, Wiley Online Library and others subscribed by the National Library offer such high-impact journals as American Journal of Political Science, Political Psychology, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Finance, Econometrica, Social Issues and Policy Review, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, „Mathematical Finance, Journal of Applied Econometrics, among many others. The list of databases subscribed by the library includes Naxos Music Library offering a wide selection of high-quality music tracks covering various genres.

Users can search in all of the library’s databases and open-access resources using EBSCO Discovery Service search engine. This feature is also available on our home page. Simply select “Database” from the options listed under the search field.

The National Library also provides users access to RefWorks, a bibliography and article management tool designed to collect and process bibliography information imported from subscribed databases or other sources and to compile reference lists.

You can also access the library’s databases remotely. If you have a National Library reader’s card, simply go to www.lnb.lt/en › DISCOVER › Databases › EZproxy and log it.

The databases subscribed by the National Library contains over 19,000 e-journals, 2,000 e-books, and around 200 newspapers available for you to browse and read. You are welcome to access our resources, either remotely or in person!