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Regular version of the site

HSE Library

The HSE has a large, modern university library of academic titles in economics and management, and the social and political sciences. Its holdings include 238,053 titles and 13,210 subscriptions.

The main library with reading halls is situated at 20 Myasnitskaya Street. The library of the International College of Economics and Finance is located at 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard.

Library website

 

HSE Library Electronic Resources

At the HSE Library, we particularly focus on electronic acquisitions. We have subscribed and purchased access to a variety of online resources.

Remote access to the HSE's electronic resources

A-to-Z catalogue of electronic sources from all databases

Search all HSE subscriptions (EBSCO Discovery Service)

1. International Periodical Databases

Our University library offers a subscription service to foreign e-journals, a service not offered elsewhere in Russia. We are subscribed electronically to more than 18,000 full-text periodicals and serial publications. At the HSE, you have access to the following periodical databases:

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews publishes 40 review series, considered among the most authoritative and quoted in their respective fields. Their titles begin with Annual Review of ....  Those of particular relevance to the HSE include the Annual Review of Sociology, the Annual Review of Political Science, the Annual Review of Psychology, the Annual Review of Anthropology, and, published since 2009, the Annual Review of Economics, the Annual Review of Financial Economics, and the Annual Review of Resource Economics.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
AEA Journals

AEA Journals of the American Economic Association; the best known among them are the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. This is the only database where current issues of AEA journals are available without embargo.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 JSTOR

A digital library of publications in economics, business, sociology, political science, statistics, mathematics, health, physics, philosophy, antiquities studies, linguistics, literature, and others. Journals are available from the first published issues up to 2008-2010.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 
Science Direct

More than 1,700 journals from Elsevier in all subject areas, including economics, business, social sciences, psychology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, etc.

Coverage varies; issues dating from 2000 to the present are available in most cases; deep archives dating back to 1994 or first issues are also available for many publications.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 EBSCO

Publications in economics, business, management, sociology, political science, computer science, and other fields; a total of more than 14,000 journals, documents, and business analysis on markets and companies, etc, are available. Powered by EBSCO, the library provides access to Business Source Complete, Academic Search Premier, EconLit, SocIndex with FullText, Political Science Complete, Business Book Summaries, and other databases.

Archives dating back to the first issue are available for certain publications. Some journals are available after a six-month embargo.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 ProQuest

Publications in economics, business, management, sociology, political science, law, computer science, and other fields; a total of more than 4,000 full-text journals are available.

Coverage from 1971 to the present (varies from publication to publication).

Dissertations are also available (see below).

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 InfoTrac
OneFile

A multidisciplinary database with more than 6,000 full-text journals in economics, business, sociology, law, computer science, and other fields. Coverage from the 1980s/1990s to the present (varies from publication to publication).

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 Project Muse

An online database of electronic academic journals. Premium Collection on Project MUSE platform contains approx. 540 full-text publications in the humanities and social sciences, including in particular, Enterprise & Society, Social Politics, The Journal of Higher Education, the American Journal of Mathematics, Postmodern Culture, Theory & Event, etc. Most archives contain issues from 2001-2003 to the present.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 Emerald

More than 120 current and dozens of archival (discontinued) journals from Emerald (formerly MCB University Press). Emerald is considered a market leader in professional business and management journals, such as the well-known European Journal of Marketing and The Total Quality Management Magazine. Most journals are available from the first issue to the most recent issue, without embargo.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected): full-text Emerald journals

Also available is a collection of Emerald Management Reviews, providing reviews of articles from 400 leading management journals.

     NB! A new section with more than 100 cases - Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. The case studies focus on decision-making and business development practices in emerging markets. All cases are peer-reviewed and edited.

Special search only of Emerald case studies

 Wiley Online Library

Full texts of more than 1,500 journals from Wiley, in virtually all disciplines, including economics and business, computer science, mathematics, psychology, sociology, humanities, law, and others. Publications include the Strategic Management Journal, the Kyklos, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Economic Geography, Sociologia Ruralis, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Journal, Mind & Language. Access to deep archives back to the first issue of each journal is now available for publications in sociology and education.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 Taylor
& Francis

Journals from Taylor & Francis, including Routledge. A total of more than 900 publications in economics, business, social sciences, education, mathematics, law, psychology, etc. Examples include: Regional Studies, Economy and Society, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, and the Journal of Mathematical Sociology. All journals are available in full text, no embargo. Coverage from the 1990s to the present, varies from publication to publication.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 SAGE
Journals
Online

More than 600 journals from SAGE in the social sciences, the humanities, engineering and health, including sociology, psychology, economics, management, education, and materials science. Journals include: the Sociology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Organization Studies, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Politics & Society, and others. Journals are available in full text, without embargo, with a complete archive.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
  

SpringerLink

More than 1,200 journals from Springer. Subjects include mathematics, physics, engineering, medicine, and others. Also available are more than 200 publications in economics, sociology, and law, including the well-known Economic Theory, Public Choice, Theory and Society, and the Journal of Business Ethics. Journals are available without embargo, with a complete archive.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 Oxford Journals

More than 200 journals from the Oxford University Press in a range of subjects (approx. 100 publications in the social sciences and humanities). Coverage from the first issue (full archive) to the present.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 Cambridge
Journals
Online

More than 110 journals from Cambridge University Press, including virtually all CUP publications in the social sciences and humanities. Coverage from the first issue to the present. Also available are archival issues of 100 journals in the natural sciences, engineering, and the medical sciences.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
ACM Publications

Publications from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), one of the world's most prestigious organizations in informatics and computer science. More than 45 academic and practice-oriented journals, papers from more than 100 conferences, newsletters, etc. Publications on programming, computer science, telecommunications, information systems management, and others, with a full archive.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 

APA PsycArticles

Journals of the American Psychological Association. More than 70 journals (list) from a leading publisher of academic literature in psychology. All journals are available as full text, no embargo, with a full archive up to the first issue.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 

DigiZeitschriften

An online archive of electronic journals from DigiZeitschriften with more than 170 leading German periodicals, in particular in the social sciences, the humanities, and mathematics. Journals in economics, history, sociology, law, art history, and other fields are available. All publications are included from the very first issue, but there is a substantial embargo on the most recent issues (usually 2 to 5 years).

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 

PressDisplay

Some 900 newspapers from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, France, China and other countries - including, in particular, The Wall Street Journal (Europe and Asia), The Washington Post, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Die Welt, Le Figaro, etc. Special software allows newspapers to be viewed exactly as they appear in print.

Only the most recent issues are accessible; archived issues are stored in the database for 60 days.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 American Institute of Physics

Ten journals from the American Institute of Physics (AIP), one of the World's leading publishers in the physical sciences. Available publications include Applied Physics Letters, the Journal of Applied Physics, the Journal of Mathematical Physics, and others. Journals are available with full archives up to the present.

A list of available AIP journals: Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 Institute of Physics

More than 50 journals published by the Institute of Physics (IOP). Most journals are available from the first published issue to the present. Available publications include Reports on Progress in Physics, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, the Journal of Physics A-G, and others.

A list of available IOP journals: Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 Nature
Publishing
Group

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) publishes the journal Nature, perhaps the most renowned interdisciplinary scientific journal with one of the highest impact factors. All issues are available. In addition, access is provided to seven other journals from the same publisher: Nature Biotechnology, Nature Chemistry, Nature Materials, Nature Methods, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics, and Nature Physics.

Online access, including external (password-protected) access to Nature

Online access: an alphabetical list of publications

 Science  

A leading multidisciplinary scientific journal. The world-famous popular science publication from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) provides reviews of the latest developments in the natural and applied sciences, news, and commentary.

Coverage from the first issue to the present.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 MathSciNet

One of the most authoritative databases of reviews and abstracts of mathematics publications supported by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  More than 1,800 mathematics journals are indexed, plus entries on 85,000 monographs and 300,000 papers from academic conferences. More than 3 million items in total, of which 2.2 million are abstracted/reviewed.

No full-text items here; once you find what you need, you can search other HSE subscription resources for the full text.

Coverage from the early 1900s to the present.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 

 

 2. Russian Periodicals

 

The HSE Library provides access to full-text Russian periodicals covering some 2,000 sources:

eLibrary

Full texts of more than 100 academic journals in Russian or from Russian publishers, some in the public domain, others available by HSE subscription. Subjects vary; most publications are available from the 2000s up to the present. Journals include 10 series of the well-known Referativny Zhurnal in the social sciences and the humanities published by INION (Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences), and the journals Economicheskie Strategii, POLIS, Algebra and Logic, the Bulletin of St. Petersburg State University: Management, the Economics of Education, the Sociology of Education, Lex Russica, and others.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

INION Journals

(NB! Register at the eLIBRARY.RU website for access)

 Grebennikov

25 journals from Grebennikova leading Russian publisher of marketing, management, and finance literature. Titles include Marketing and Market Research, Management Today, Motivation and Remuneration, Corporate Finance Management, Personnel Development Management, etc.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 EastView

Russian journals in social sciences and humanities in full text without embargo, including Ekonomika i matematicheskie metody (Economics and Mathematical Methods), Voprosy Ekonomiki, Obshestvennye nauki i sovremennost (Social Sciences Today), Mirovaia ekonomika i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniia (World Economy and International Relations), Voprosy Istorii, Novyi Mir, and others, a total of 77 sources.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 Integrum

A database of Russian periodicals, including Voprosy Ekonomiki, Voprosy Statistiki, Problemy Prognozirovania, Vedomosti, Kommersant (with supplements), Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Ekonomika i Zhizn, and many morea total of some 500 Russian journals, and more than 250 national and over 1,000 regional newspapers. The depth of the archives ranges from two to eight years; all publications are in full text with unlimited access. Once on the login page, select Login and then follow the link INTEGRUM™ Pro.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 Public.ru

Materials from more than four thousand mass mediaincluding newspapers, magazines, news agencies, web publications, TV, and radio stationsfrom all across the Russian provinces, the CIS, and a number of other countries. The website enables media and statistical analysis.

NB! Follow the link to the website, then log in by entering VSHE.1 username and password 1 at the top of the screen.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 PressDisplay

Some 40 Russian magazines and newspapers, including Kommersant, Vedomosti, Expert, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestiya, Profile, and others.

Special software allows newspapers to be viewed exactly as they appear in print.

Only the most recent issues are accessible; archived issues are stored in the database for 60 days.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 

 

3. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Bibliography and Full Texts

 

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses provides bibliographic descriptions of more than two million doctoral and master's theses, mostly from North America and Europe. Each doctoral dissertation published since 1980 and each master's dissertation published since 1988 includes an abstract written by the author. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added after 1996 (more than 1.2 million dissertations).

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected) (NB! Dissertations are accessed using the normal ProQuest interface, but this link will take you to the 'dissertations only' search, without ProQuest journal databases)


 

4. Citation Databases

 

The HSE Library presents two of the best-known multidisciplinary abstracting and citation databases:

Web of
Knowledge

Academic citation and search service from Thomson Reuters (formerly, the Institute for Scientific Information, ISI). Their core databases are the Science/Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities Citation Index. They do not provide full text of the articles, but include a list of all bibliographic references found in each publication, so that a complete bibliography on the topic of interest can be promptly generated. In addition, the Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators analytical modules can be accessed by clicking the Additional Resources tab.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 
 Scopus

A major bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations, Scopus covers more than 18,000 academic publications from all spheres of knowledge, including over 5,000 publications in economics, the social sciences, and psychology. Since 1996, a list of references has been provided for each article, so you can find all papers cited in the publication and all papers citing the publication, making it possible to promptly generate a full bibliography related to your question, from the first classical publications to the most recent research.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 

 

5. World Bank Resources


The HSE Library subscribes to three resources created and maintained by the World Banktwo statistical databases and a collection of electronic publications produced under the auspices of the World Bank.


World
Development
Indicators

A compilation of statistical data on more than 850 development indicators. Time series are presented starting from 1960 for 209 countries. The database covers economic, social, and financial indicators, as well as data on natural resources and the environment. The graphical representation of retrieved data is a useful feature.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 Global
Development
Finance

Data on external debt and its repayment, foreign investment and capital flows for 135 developing countries, covering the period from 1970 to 2015 (including the countries' commitments). The graphical representation of retrieved data is a useful feature.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 WB e-Library

Access to full-text books, reports, statistical compilations, and preprints produced by the World Bankmore than 8,000 documents. New publications are posted on the site as soon as they appear in print.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 

 

 

6. OECD Resources

 

OECD iLibrary is a database of all the information resources belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), including books, periodicals, preprints, and statistical packages.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)


 

7. IMF Resources  

 

Access to the entire IMF platform, including books, analytical publications, reports, periodicals, and statistics. IMF statistical resources include International Financial Statistics (key macroeconomic indicators), Balance of Payments Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, and Government Finance Statistics.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 

8. Global Market Information Database (GMID)

 

A database of statistics, market reports, and analytical reviews, the Global Market Information Database is maintained by Euromonitor, a global leader in strategy research for the consumer market. The resource contains statistics by country (demography, economy); analytical reports on markets (more than 4,500 reports on consumer, industrial, and service markets); 3,000 profiles of leading companies operating in the consumer market; lifestyle indicators and analysis on users in different countries, etc.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)


9. Marketline Advantage (ex-Datamonitor)

A data analysis company covering more than 50,000 profiles of public and private companies around the world (including an overview of each company and its business, a list of its management, its products and services, etc.), 50 country profiles (economic and political analysis, macroeconomic and demographic data), and more than 2,500 industry profiles (market volume and forecast, company and product market share, trend and competition analysis). A news feed contains commentary and analysis.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected).

    

10. Factiva

 

Factiva is a business information and research tool owned by the Dow Jones Company; it provides access to more than 2,000 newspapers (including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Kommersant, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, and Vedomosti), more than 3,000 journals (including The Economist, Time, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Expert, and Profile), and more than 500 news feeds (Dow Jones, Reuters, The Associated Press, and Interfax). Factiva also monitors more than 4,000 leading news and business websites and publishes transcripts of more than 200 broadcast news channels. It has collected reports on 1.7 million companies and more than 1.3 million persons. Prompt delivery of share prices (with a delay of 15-20 minutes), stock ticker feeds, and exchange rates.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

11. CityData (EIU)

 A database maintained by EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) that provides pricing information on 160 products and services from 140 cities in 79 countries. The price levels extend from 1990 to the present. The database contains prices on food, clothing, tobacco, household supplies, office and residential rents, education, laundry and hairdresser services, transport, etc. In addition, data on salaries and disposable income are provided for three professional occupations. Data can be presented as charts and graphs.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network


12. HSE Economic Journal

A quarterly academic journal published since 1997. Contributors include Evgeny Yasin, A. Yakovlev, G. Kantorovich, Michel Camdessus, and others. Published in Russian and English. The HSE Economic Journal is on the list of academic journals recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK) for publication of candidacy and doctoral theses abstracts. Access to issues published since 1997, with a six-month publisher’s embargo on full texts.

Open access for all Internet users

13. eBook Databases

 

In addition to journals, the HSE also offers subscriptions to databases of e-books and book seriesa total of more than 150,000 full-text titles:

ebrary  

More than 85,000 full-text books on various subjects, with a special emphasis on the social sciences, economics, and business. Books on applied computer science, political science, sociology, literature, and philology are also available. Most books have been published over the past seven to nine years by major academic publishers, such as Cambridge University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Palgrave MacMillan, Routledge, Elsevier Science, and others.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 books24x7

Four collections of full-text books on business, finance, information technology, and engineering, a total of more than 20,000 publications. Books by leading publishers (such as Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, IBM Press, OUP, CUP, etc) are available.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
 Elsevier Books

More than 2,600 volumes of full-text books from Elsevier (complete list), including finance (more than 140 books), business and management (more than 490 books), computer science (more than 770 books), mathematics (more than 920 books), and psychology (more than 340 books). Also available are 26 handbooks on various branches of economics and encyclopedias of psychology, the social sciences, education, and archaeology.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
Springer Books

Full texts of all books from Springer published between 2005 and 2010, plus some of the more recent publications; more than 37,000 volumes in total. All subject areas are represented, eg economics (more than 2,000 books), business and management (more than 3,300 books), engineering (more than 5,200 books), mathematics (more than 4,300 books), computer science (more than 12,000 books), law (more than 650 books), and others.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 Emerald eBook Series

Book series from Emerald (formerly produced by Elsevier) on business, management, and economics (80 series, more than 650 volumes), and social sciences (40 series, more than 300 volumes). The titles of books in the series usually begin with 'Advances in...' or 'Research in...'. New volumes in the series continue to be published.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected): search the Emerald book series
 Oxford
Scholarship
Online

Some 6,000 books from Oxford University Press in the following thematic blocks: economics/finance, business and management, political science, law, mathematics, psychology, philosophy, religion, and history. All books are available in full text, and more than half have been published over the past seven years.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

Oxford Handbooks
Online

More than 110 handbooks from the Oxford Handbooks series provide full coverage of each topic, including its history, conceptual apparatus, emerging problems, ongoing debate, and future outlook. They can be compared to an encyclopedic entry expanded into a book. Handbooks on business and management, political science, philosophy, and religion are available.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 Myilibrary (ORF eBooks)

More than 4,100 books are on the Myilibrary platform, including books on the humanities and social sciences, texts of classic literature (Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Kipling, etc), and publications of intergovernmental organizations, such as the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization, the International Organization for Migration, and the International Atomic Energy Agency. The collection is made available by Oxford Russia Fund, a UK charity.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)
znanium.com

More than 3,500 full-text books in Russian, mostly textbooks, manuals, and monographs from Infra-M Publisher, mainly in the social sciences (law, economics, management, and sociology), and the humanities. The resource allows full texts to be viewed in the original layout and requires registration to copy limited text fragments.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 Alpina Publishers

An online library from Alpina Publishers, a leading publishers of business books. More than 500 Russian-language books on management, marketing, business, finance, politics, law, etc, are available as full text. Many publications are translations of Western originals.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network

 University Library

More than 12,000 books in Russian. Full texts of books on economics (Keynes, Hayek, Schumpeter, and many others), sociology (Adorno, Durkheim, Merton, and many others), history (Solovyev, Karamzin, Kostomarov, and many others), philosophy (Plato, Husserl, the Losskys, and many others), culturology (Barth, Bakhtin, Lotman, and many others), psychology (Maslow, Freud, Fromm, and many others), linguistics (Benveniste, Trubetskoy, de Saussure, and many others), and computer literature from Piter Publishers are available.

Most full texts of books are available for page-by-page viewing without copying (full or partial). Certain books require a free djvu plugin (the system will guide you through the installation).

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 

 

14. Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

 

The authoritative New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (2nd edition). Contains over 1,850 entries written by more than 1,500 leading economists. The print version is published in eight volumes.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)


Rubricon is a Russian package of encyclopedias based on the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, the Russian Encyclopaedic Dictionary, the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary, the Vladimir Dal Russian Dictionary, the Philosophical Encyclopaedic Dictionary, and the explanatory dictionaries on Enterprise Economy, Finance and Debt, and others. The HSE subscription service offers more than 50 different encyclopedias and reference books; see Rubricon's website for a full list.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 

Oxford Reference Online Premium is a collection of more than 220 Oxford encyclopedias, reference books, and dictionaries across a broad range of subjects, including A Dictionary of Economics (3,400 entries, 2003), A Dictionary of Business and Management (6,700 entries, 2006), A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5,000 entries, 2005), Oxford Dictionary of Law (4,000 entries, 2006), A Dictionary of Sociology (2,500 entries, 2005), A Dictionary of Psychology (11,000 entries, 2006). Also available are The Concise Oxford English Dictionary and a number of other language dictionaries and reference books on topics such as the internet, computer science, history, literature, medicine, political science, mathematics, statistics, etc.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is perhaps the most authoritative dictionary of the English language, providing information on the meaning, pronunciation, origin, and history of more than 500,000 words (its printed edition contains 20 volumes). Word usage is illustrated by 2.5 million quotations from English-language sources. The electronic version of the dictionary is continuously updated, with more than 1,000 new and revised entries added on a quarterly basis.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

 
15. Resources for Historians and Art Critics

The ARTstor Digital Library is a resource that provides over 1.5 million digital images from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, artists, and artists' estates. The digital images include architecture and historical monuments; decorative art; murals; portraits of artists, writers, actors, and fashion designers; fragments of ancient books and manuscripts; sheet music; maps, etc. All images are available in high resolution for viewing small details, and certain items can be viewed in virtual, 360-degree panoramas.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)


Oxford Art Online is the access point for two major resources. Grove Art Online is one of the most famous encyclopedias of the fine arts; its online content is regularly updated and reviewed by the world's leading art experts. Currently, it contains more than 45,000 entries and 6,000 images, plus selected image links to external resources. The Benezit Dictionary of Artists contains some 170,000 biographies of artists, sculptors, illustrators, etc. Additionally, three smaller publications are available: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.

Online access from all computers on the HSE network and from any other location (password-protected)

16. Patents


One of the world's leading patent databases, Orbit.com (formerly known as QPAT), provides access to abstracts and full texts of patents issued by more than 75 international patent offices (including USPTO, WIPO, EPO, etc).
Online access from all computers on the HSE network


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