Kolping University of Applied Sciences  Library is a division of the Kolping University of Applied Sciences that provides information services, accumulates a collection of documents and helps to achieve the study and learning goals – to ensure information and documentary provision of the  priority study fields, make available internal and external teaching and learning resources and provide services to students, teachers and administration needs.

The library fund has been formed since 1996. It consists of publications, periodicals, methodological materials related to the study programs of the Kolping University of Applied Sciences in the social sciences.

EBSCO Publishing

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO Publishing) – a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database, with more than 5,300 full text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Business Source Complete (EBSCO Publishing) – updated monthly. A scholarly business database providing a collection of bibliographic and full text content in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

Why EBSCOhost for research?

  • Basic and advanced search options

EBSCOhost serves both new and experienced researchers with a variety of features to refine search results.

  • Reliable, peer-reviewed content

EBSCOhost offers high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers recognized by library professionals, chosen to meet the specific needs of researchers.

  • Citation assistance

Users can view, save, print, email or export citations in many formats directly from the database.

  • Ability to save searches and results

Users can save searches and articles in a password-protected folder for later reference.

  • Customization

Modify EBSCOhost interface branding and features, including search limiters and expanders, language preferences, print options, link options and more.

  • Mobile access

EBSCOhost recognizes when users are accessing the site from a smartphone or tablet and will display a mobile-friendly version.

  • Accessibility

EBSCOhost features text-to-speech for HTML articles, ARIA landmarks and more

  • Privacy

COPPA compliance means EBSCO does not ask for or require personal information to access its databases.

Learning modules on how to use a EBSCO Host


Provides access to more than 2,700 high-quality, cross-disciplinary journals spanning Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Healthcare.

Taylor & Francis (T&F) has been committed to publishing high quality scholarly information for more than two centuries. They pride themselves on partnering with world-class well-renowned authors. Taylor & Francis publication areas focus on Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences. They publish books, journals, textbooks, eBooks and reference works.

Learning modules on how to use Taylor&Francis

The objective of Open Access is to provide free access to research output: articles, conference reports, doctoral dissertations and theses, other published or unpublished materials. The development of Open Access enhances opportunities to disseminate the results of research, ensure their worldwide visibility by providing members of the academic community with extensive access to global scientific resources.

Open Access to scholarly publications is provided via open access journals, archives and repositories:

  • Open Access journals perform peer review of articles and ensure free access to them by the global academic community. The journal-related costs consist of the costs of their peer review, preparation of articles, and support of workstations. The costs of publishing may be covered by educational and scientific institutions, professional and academic communities. The costs of some Open Access journals are covered by the authors who are publishing articles, their institutions or sponsors.
  • Open Access archives or repositories are not involved in peer review of publications but ensure their global accessibility and visibility. Pre-prints that have not been peer reviewed, peer reviewed post-prints or publications of both types can be deposited in them. The repositories may be developed on the basis of an institutional principle, i.e. they may be owned either by a single institution or a network of institutions. Moreover, the archives of materials designated to a specific research subject may be established. In developing the Open Access archives and repositories, it is recommended to keep to the standards supporting the OAI-PMH protocol and ensuring compatibility among the repositories.


The EIFL – the network of electronic information for libraries — promotes the development of Open Access. The eIFL-OA Program is aimed at accomplishing several objectives:

  • building a global network of Open Repositories and Open Access journals;
  • providing training and advice on Open Access policies and practices;
  • motivating library professionals, scientists and scholars, educators and students to become the Open Access advocates and bring these ideas into practice.
Oxford Scholarship Online Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly-expanding library, providing easy access to thousands of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press (OUP). Spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law, OSO is an essential research resource for student, scholar, and academic alike, no matter what your subject specialty.
BASE BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 240 million documents from more than 8,000 content providers. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.
CORE CORE currently contains 217,671,277 open access articles collected from 10,322 data providers around the world.
EBSCO Open Dissertations The channels by which today’s scholars discover relevant content are varied and wide. In this increasingly complex environment, institutions are seeking strategies to make their students’ theses and dissertations as widely visible and cited as possible. With EBSCO Open Dissertations, institutions and students are offered an innovative approach to meeting these goals by driving additional traffic to ETDs in institutional repositories. The program is free for authors and participating institutions with the desired end of making significant open-access content more readily discoverable to end-users within and beyond academic institutions.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
EUROSTAT EUROSTAT produces European statistics in partnership with National Statistical Institutes and other national authorities in the EU Member States. This partnership is known as the European Statistical System (ESS). It also includes the statistical authorities of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland.
EUR-Lex EUR-Lex is your online gateway to EU Law. It provides the official and most comprehensive access to EU legal documents. It is available in all of the EU’s 24 official languages and is updated daily.
OpenEdition Books OpenEdition is web portal for electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences.
SAGE Open SAGE Open is a peer-reviewed, “Gold” open access journal from SAGE that publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
ScienceDirect Open Access Open access scientific peer-reviewed journals.
UNESCO Open Access Publications Open access articles, e – books and reports.
WorldWideScience is a global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals.
IntechOpen The world’s leading publisher of Open Access books
Civil Engineering Database A database of civil engineering that provides open access to full-text articles and books. The database is recommended for transport logistics students.
Logistics Journal The „Logistics Journal“ is an international scientific e-journal about material flow and logistics and is published by the “Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Technische Logistik (WGTL)”. All contributions are published only online.
MDPI Logistics is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of logistics and supply chain management published quarterly online by MDPI. The first issue has been released in December 2017.
Tourism Management Open Access Articles Open access journals on tourism.

This search system allows browsing in all Kolping University of Applied Sciences Library’s resources, subscribed databases, open access electronic resources, Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library eLABa and other resources.

When you sign into Kolping University of Applied Sciences Virtual Library, you are able to:

  • use library electronic resources,
  • tag and review items,
  • set alerts for your queries,
  • add items you found and requests you submitted to your VL Favorites.

To singn in KOK VL use the same user name and password like in KOK Library catalogue.

Contact a librarian for a password to access the databases.

Instructions for using the Virtual Library


 Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library

Search gate is an integrated search system allowing search in Lithuanian academic libraries and other databases.

In this system you will not find databases and electronic resources subscribed to or restricted by academic institutions, will not to order and renew borrowed items and to use additional possibilities for registered users only.

If you want to find all of the institution’s subscribed or limited access electronic resources, to order and renew borrowed items and to use additional possibilities, please select into Kolping University of Applied Sciences Virtual Library.

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