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Library closed

The Main Library, branch libraries and the Library Point in Akademik will be closed from May 30 (Thursday) to June 1 (Saturday).

We invite you to visit our library on June 3.

Trial access to the Sage Research Methods

Warsaw University of Technology has received trial access to the Sage Research Methods database.
Sage Research Methods is the ultimate methods library, with over 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from the social sciences. It also has the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method.
In this database, you will find:

  • Definitions, encyclopedia entries, journal articles, book chapters, full books, short videos, and podcasts;
  • All titles from SAGE's flagship series: Quantitative Applications in Social Sciences (Little Green Books) and Qualitative Research Methods (Little Blue Books) from SAGE;
  • Unique research tools: method map, project plan, reading lists, statistics;
  • An annually updated database with about 50 new titles;
  • Access includes selected modules: Books and Reference, Datasets, Podcasts, Video, Data Visualization.

Test access also includes the following research tools:

  • 'Methods Map' - a dynamic search tool that helps discover methods and key terminologies;
  • 'Project Planner' - a detailed timeline of each research process step, including downloadable checklists and exclusive articles;
  • 'Which Stats test' - helps you choose the most appropriate statistical method for your data;
  • Ability to create or search existing reading lists for specific methods or courses.

Trial access is active until 5 June 2024 for all users, from computers in the WUT network and from any computer for users registered in the WUT integrated library system.
Please send feedback on the database to the WUT Main Library Reference Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Trial access to Scopus AI: Revolutionising research search with artificial intelligence

Warsaw University of Technology has been given trial access to the journal collection of the publisher of the new Scopus AI tool (Scopus AI tab on the Scopus homepage) under Elsevier's national licence.

Scopus AI is an intuitive and intelligent search tool based on generative artificial intelligence (GenAI). The tool helps at every stage of academic work: when conducting research, searching and reviewing results, reviewing articles, verifying data and creating bibliographies. Scopus AI draws on the metadata and abstracts of documents registered in Scopus and published after 2013.

The trial access will be available until May 31, 2024.

In addition, a Q&A Session with an expert is offered during test access. It is scheduled for 17 May, 1:00 pm (45 minutes). The session will be held in English. Registration

Seminar „Publishing in IEEE journals and open access issues”

The WUT Main Library is pleased to invite you to an IEEE seminar, which will be held on April 23, 2024, from 12 to 2 pm (Main Library, Main Building, 1st floor, room 162B).

The seminar will discuss issues related to preparing an article for publication in the IEEE, including:

  • how to prepare the article so that it is best for the review process
  • how to select the right journal
  • helpful websites (e.g. IEEE Author Center) and the article submission process
  • how to use IEEE Xplore effectively to get started and literature review
  • overview of the peer-review process
  • publishing in open access

The seminar will be led by Eszter Lukács (IEEE Client Services Manager). The meeting will be conducted in English.

Library training for 1st year students

The library training for the 1st year students is conducted in an electronic way on the Leon platform

The Library Training Course will be available: February 24 – April 28, 2024 (for all students who study in English as the language of instruction). The training is obligatory. To log in, follow the instructions below:

  • Select Log in and then click Log in to the platform button
  • The login and the password are the same as in the USOSWeb
  • Enter your login: PESEL number or email address used in the registration portal (or other ID from the Dean’s Office of your faculty if you do not have the PESEL number)
  • Enter your password to USOSWeb. Students who log in for the first time have to enter the password from the “Registration portal for Warsaw University of Technology study candidates”. If you have forgotten the password, try to recover it on your own. If you have not succeeded in recovering the password, please contact your Deans’ Office
  • Select "Library training" course

Students who:

  • have not been automatically enrolled in the course
  • have not completed the course in previous years

can register for the course themselves. Log in to USOS and register for the course.

After registration in the USOS, the course will be available on the platform the next day.

If you need help or assistance on Leon platform, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any questions about the course please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

De Gruyter and Publisher Partner eBook Trial

The Main Library is pleased to announce a trial access to the collection of e-books of academic publisher De Gruyter and several publishers, including Princeton University Press, Harvard University Press, Cornell University Press, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, University of Toronto Press.

De Gruyter Publishing publishes more than 1,500 books and 16,000 journal articles each year, in 30 subject areas. It also offers around 80 databases and online reference works, covering a collection of disciplines.

Test access includes thousands of e-book titles in more than 70 fields of the humanities, social sciences, sciences and technology from many renowned scientific publishers.

Test access is active until 30 April 2024 for all users, from computers on the WUT network and from any computer for users registered in the WUT integrated library system.

Please send feedback on the database to the WUT Main Library Reference Department at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Survey - User needs

We want our library to be a place that reflects your requirements. Help us create an environment that is inspiring, creative and tailored to your needs. Want to have a say in the arrangement of the library space in WUT Main Building?

Fill out a short anonymous survey

We look forward to receiving your ideas.

Photography exhibition Ciekłe kryształy / Liquid Crystals

Main Library of Warsaw University of Technology organises an exhibition of photographs titled Ciekłe kryształy / Liquid Crystals. Their author is Marek Sutkowski, PhD, an employee of the Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics (Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, WUT) and a graduate of the Faculty of Mechatronics, WUT. The exhibition will feature boards with photographs of liquid crystals, photographed and graphically designed by the author. The captured images were created in nematic and smectic structures, recorded under a polarising microscope (magnifications 10-60x).

The exhibition will be on display from 15 November 2023 in Students Lending Room, ground floor, WUT Main Building (room 71) - during library opening hours.

About the Author
As part of his PhD, the author created one of the world's first optoelectronic reconstruction systems for digital holograms using liquid crystals, which enabled optical reconstruction of static and time-varying holograms (animations and films). Currently, he continues to work on the use of liquid crystals, optical measurement systems, problems of image registration, processing and image processing. He has been involved in photography since an early age. Marek Sutkowski's favourite field of photographic creativity is macro- and micro-photography. The author is the winner of many national and international awards. His works have been presented at collective and individual exhibitions.

Bentham Science Publishers - trial access

The Main Library is pleased to announce a trial access to Bentham Science Publishers
The trial access will be available till December 31, 2023
Bentham Science Publishers is a progressive science, technology, and medical (STM) publisher, providing academic researchers and industrial professionals with the latest information in diverse fields of science and technology.

Access to all journals and ebooks from the areas:

  • Agriculture/Food Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biology/Life Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Economics and Business
  • Engineering/Technology
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy/Linguistics
  • Physics/Astronomy
  • Psychology/Psychiatry
  • Social Sciences

Access to the database is possible:
- from university computers network - without logging
- from other computers (outside university network) – available only for users registered to WUT Main Library
All opinions about this database can be sent to Main Library Reference Department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Survey by the Polish Chamber of Books

Survey by the Polish Chamber of Books - use of scientific books
Polish Chamber of Books is conducting a nationwide survey aimed at diagnosing the ways in which academics and students use textbooks and scientific monographs.

We encourage you to fill in an anonymous questionnaire (takes a maximum of 5 minutes) and to express your opinion on the expected access to scientific sources necessary for research, teaching and education.

Gale Research Complete - trial access

Warsaw University of Technology has been given trial access to the multidisciplinary Gale Research Complete database. The database allows users at all academic levels, from students to experienced researchers, to access a suite of raw as well as secondary data, covering research areas:

  • Biology Chemistry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology.

Gale Research Complete includes collections such as: Gale Academic OneFile, Gale eBooks, Gale General OneFile, Gale Business and Gale OneFile News, consisting of:

  • More than 29,000 journals, including more than 4,300 JCR Impact Factor scientific list titles (for example: full texts of The Economist - without embargo - (from 1988 to the present); The New York Times (from 1985 to the present); The Times and Financial Times;
  • More than 1,900 e-Book editions (more than 4,000 volumes), including award-winning encyclopedias and directories;
  • More than 16 million pages of historical sources from the 13th to the 21st centuries;
  • More than 2.5 million full-text items of literary works and literary criticism.

Access will be active until the end of the year for all users from computers on the PW network and from any computer for users registered in the PW integrated library system.
Please send feedback on the databases via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trial access to the Cambridge e-book database

Warsaw University of Technology has been given trial access to the  e-book database by Cambridge University Press.
The publisher, in collaboration with authors and academics, publishes a range of relevant, up-to-date and valuable textbooks designed to support the needs of lecturers and students across a wide range of topics.
Trial access includes titles on topics such as:

  • Art 
  • Business and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science 
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences 
  • Engineering 
  • General Science
  • Health and Medicine 
  • Language and Linguistics 
  • Law 
  • Mathematics 
  • Philosophy 
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Politics and International Relations

 
Trial access includes all textbooks (except those with a "coming soon" designation).  
Online access to the selected textbook works without logging in (after you are prompted to log in, click "continue with read-only access") while using additional options such as taking notes, circling, copying and printing parts of the text, downloading files to your device, and working offline, you need to create a free account for yourself (using an email with the domain pw.edu.pl) and log in.  
There is also a mobile application Cambridge Spiral, which allows you to work offline with textbooks added to our virtual shelf. The app can be downloaded from Google Play store and App Store.  
 
Access will be active until March 31, 2023, for all users from computers on the PW network and from any computer for users registered in the PW integrated library system.
All opinions about this database can be sent by the form.

Closure of the library in Żaczek

Pursuant to the Rector's Order No. 41/2022, the library point in Żaczek Students’ Hall of Residence will be closed as of 1 July 2022. The collection will be moved to a branch of the Main Library – Library of Southern Campus, 86 Narbutta Street, where it will also be possible to return books borrowed from the Żaczek library point.

Cambridge University Press - journals

The Main Library invites you to visit the publisher's website Cambridge University Press (CUP), which allows access to about 160 journals included in the STM collection (Science, Technology, Medicine) - List of titles in the CUP license - excel, STM tab.
The collection includes current and archival issues of magazines in the field of:

  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Materials Science
  • Medicine
  • Physics and Astronomy

Instructional video:

Cambridge Core WWW

Access to the database is possible:
- from university computers network - without logging
- from other computers (outside university network) – available only for users registered to WUT Main Library

Please send your opinions on the databases using the questionnaire.

New databases

The Main Library has expanded its collection of electronic resources with three more databases:

JoVE - peer-reviewed scientific journal in the form of a video in the field of biology, chemistry, medicine, biotechnology, psychology and related fields, indexed in PubMed and Web of Science. The Warsaw University of Technology has access to four thematic collections: chemistry, environment, engineering and physics.
Online training

Total Materia - material properties data database. Total Metals module contains over 350,000 metallic alloys with a range of unique additional modules perfectly designed to meet engineering needs.

STATISTA - one of the world's largest statistics and market data platforms, providing access to over 1.5 million statistics, forecasts, documentation, reports and infographics on 80,000 topics from over 22,500 sources. The platform is a collection of data on the economy, consumer needs, opinion polls and demographic trends. All data can be downloaded in seconds and is available in a variety of formats.

Please send your opinions on the databases using the questionnaire

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