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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 – March 24, 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.

Trial access to the EBSCO Databases

Academic Research Source is a multidisciplinary full-text database offering users access to a collection of over 200 000 electronic books and 5 000 full-text journals.

Databases included in Academic Research Source:

Topics covered by the databases include:

  • business and economics
  • chemistry
  • computer science
  • engineering
  • mathematics
  • medical sciences
  • political sciences
  • natural sciences
  • social sciences
  • applied sciences
  • environmental protection
  • language learning aids - dictionaries and lexicons
  • law
  • psychology

The Art & Architecture Source database - covers a wide range of related topics, from fine, decorative and commercial arts to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing access to more than 600 full-text versions of journals, more than 220 full-text books and a collection of more than 63 000 images, the database is designed for a diverse audience, including art researchers, artists, designers, students and academics.

Topics covered by the database include:

  • architecture
  • history of art and architecture
  • contemporary art
  • crafts
  • graphic arts
  • industrial design
  • interior design
  • moving pictures
  • textiles

OnArchitecture - is an online audiovisual archive of architecture, founded in 2012 by Chilean architects Felipe De Ferrari and Diego Grass together with psychologist Claudio Mesa.

It offers a deep and detailed panorama of the world's main authors, works, experiences and issues related to the field of architecture. It is a unique online library of original videos related to architecture, with the aim of supporting education in architecture and design. The collection includes video interviews with influential contemporary architects from around the world who speak directly to camera about their work, their design processes and the role of architects and architecture in contemporary society.

Test access is active until 8 March 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

Trial access to the Statista portal

The Main Library received trial access to the Statista portal. Statista is 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.

The test access is active until May 12, 2021 for all users, from computers in the WUT network and from any computer for users registered in the WUT's integrated library system.

Please send your opinions about the database to the Reference and Bibliometric Analysis Department to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grammarly Premium

The WUT Main Library purchased annual access to Grammarly Premium - a tool to correct linguistic errors in texts in English. Grammarly checks grammar, punctuation, stylistics and spelling (grammar rules)

If you want to create an account, please complete and send the registration form (e-mail address required at the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
The number of accounts is limited for each user group.
In case of inactivity on the account for more than 3 months, the account is deactivated (the user is informed about it by e-mail).

Grammarly allows you to use functionalities during writing texts:
- in Word
- in the web browser
- as a desktop application for Windows and macOS
- as a mobile application

The list of applications is available in the Apps tab (on the left side of the screen).

Grammarly
Please send any comments regarding the program using the form

ProQuest Central, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global available at the WUT ML

We kindly inform you that Proquest subscription contains access to the:

  • ABI/INFORM Collection - the collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as The Economist and Sloan Management Review, country-and industry-focused reports, and major news sources like the Wall Street Journal. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global - it is the world's most comprehensive curated collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering 5 million citations and 2.5 million full-text works from thousands of universities all over the world.
  • ProQuest Central - it brings together many of our most used databases to create the most comprehensive, diverse, and relevant multidisciplinary research database available. It provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, trade and professional titles, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, case studies, and market reports all together on a powerful, user-friendly platform. Contains the following collections:
  • Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  • Agricultural Science Database
  • Biological Science Database
  • Computer Science Database
  • Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database
  • Engineering Database
  • Environmental Science Database
  • Materials Science Database
  • Military Database
  • Science Database
  • Telecommunications Database
  • ABI/INFORM Collection
  • Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
  • Asian & European Business Collection
  • Business Market Research Collection
  • Criminal Justice Database
  • Education Database
  • Library Science Database
  • Linguistics Database
  • Political Science Database
  • Religion Database
  • Social Science Database
  • Sociology Database
  • Health & Medical Collection
  • Consumer Health Database
  • Healthcare Administration Database
  • Nursing & Allied Health Database
  • Psychology Database
  • Public Health Database
  • Arts & Humanities Database
  • Research Library
  • Australia & New Zealand Database
  • Continental Europe Database
  • East & South Asia Database
  • East & Central Europe Database
  • East & Central Europe Database
  • India Database
  • Latin America & Iberia Database
  • Middle East & Africa Database
  • Turkey Database
  • U.K. & Ireland Database
  • Career & Technical Education Database
  • Canadian Business & Current A airs Database (CBCA)
  • Publicly Available Content Database
  • International Newsstream
  • Canadian Newsstream
  • U.S. Newsstream
  • Global Breaking Newswires

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