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Electronic resources

E-resources available on the territory of the library

MPs and their staff may access the databases listed below via the computers located in the Information Centre for Deputies.

Our fee-paying public patrons – including researchers and university students – are also free to use these databases on the territory of the library. (Excluding Complex Jogtár, which may also be used with a free registration card).

English language databases

Cambridge Journals Online (EISZ*)

Cambridge University Press is one of oldest publishing companies in the world offering 330 peer-reviewed university journals at present. Most of CUP journals are of fundamental importance in many disciplines and fields of study including humanities, social and natural sciences. Publications related to applied sciences, environmental studies, agriculture, neurological sciences, medical biology, history, linguistics, political science and international relations are particularly acknowledged by professional communities. All journals published and co-published by Cambridge University Press can be accessed via Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) that contains 1.144.200 articles at the moment that amount to 6 million pages. CJO users download more than 1,9 million articles per month.

EBSCO databases (EISZ*)

A collection of periodicals from various disciplines. Thousands of mostly social sciences periodicals, dailies and weeklies from North America and Europe. (In most cases the full text of the articles.) Articles in German, French and Hungarian are regularly being added.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
  • GreenFILE
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts


A retrospective, full-text database of law journals.

This database includes over seventy million pages of legal history and over 1500 law-related periodicals in English. It carries the full text of US congressional reports, the documents of famous lawsuits as from the early 18th century, legal literature from Aristotle to the 20th century, documents of the United Nations, all the international agreements that the USA has signed, the documents of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as from 1938.

Times Digital Archive

Digitized, full-text copies of the London Times daily from the period 1785–1985, offering over 7.5 million articles. Ads, illustrations and photos are also searchable.


Retrospective, full-text archive of journal articles. Over 1000 leading academic periodicals in the arts and social sciences.

Databases in Hungarian

Akadémiai Folyóiratcsomag (Periodicals published by Akadémia publishing company) (EISZ*)

Over 60 periodicals in 40 disciplines as published by the aforementioned Akadémiai Kiadó. Fourteen of those periodicals have an impact factor. The articles are searchable by author, title and abstract and their full text can be downloaded in pdf in the same format as the print copy, going back to 1998.

Akadémiai Szótárcsomag (Academic Dictionaries) (EISZ*)

Unabridged bilingual dictionaries in six languages as published by the Hungarian publishing company, Akadémiai Kiadó; monolingual dictionaries, encyclopedias and a dictionary of the terms used by institutions of the European Union are also included.

Arcanum Digital Knowledge Base

A continously growing full-text digital collection that can be searched by authors and titles of articles in periodicals and entries in encyclopedias and yearbooks. Results can be refined by date and subject areas. More than 8 million pages are available including the following renowned periodicals: Budapesti Szemle (1857-1940), Fővárosi Közlöny (1890-2005), Hadtörténelmi Közlemények (1888-2009), Népszava (1873-2014), Vasárnapi Újság (1854-1921), Magyarország tiszti cím- és névtára (1873-1944).

Új Jogtár (A collection of statutes)

A cutting edge online platform for the most complete collection of statutes in force in Hungary that also ensures access to court decisions, commentaries, sample documents and a wide range of law-related professional databases, e-documents and other legal content.

National Audio-visual Archive of Hungary (NAVA)

NAVA serves as a single central archive to collect, preserve and provide access to the programmes of all the major national television and radio stations in Hungary. As required by law, NAVA maintains the depository archives of Hungarian or Hungary-related programmes broadcast by M1, M2, Duna (public TV stations), RTL Klub and TV2 (the two major commercial TV channels) since 1 January 2006.

Apart from legal deposits, NAVA also provides access to 100 Hungarian fiction films from the Hungarian National Film Archive, the exam projects of the University of Theatre and Film Arts and Mediawave festival films.

The NAVA catalogue together with all the metadata and 1-minute previews can be freely searched, and Hungarian World News as well as the above mentioned university exam projects are also publicly available. However, the full range of this rich audio-visual content is only available via NAVA-spots i.e. schools and educational centres, museums, archives, audio-visual archives and public libraries including the Library of the Hungarian Parliament.

* Electronic Information Service (EISZ):The Electronic Information Service provides access to (mainly non-Hungarian) online databases as sponsored by the EISZ base programme, TÁMOP: Hungary’s Social Renewal Operational Programme, and from contributions by member organizations of EISZ. In 2012 EISZ had permission to provide access to 29 online databases. In addition, our library has access to the EBSCO database and Arcanum’s Digital Knowledge Base. The EISZ national programme uses a country-wide licence for providing access to crucial electronic databases to higher education institutions and researchers. EISZ has managed to increase the international competitiveness of the Hungarian colleges, universities and non-profit research institutes by securing increased access to information. EISZ has been established for the very purpose of ensuring the broadest possible access to value-added international scientific information. The EISZ national programme has become an indispensable part of the work of researchers in Hungary. EISZ provides access to scholarly databases all around Hungary and as such has become an organic component of the Hungarian research infrastructure. It includes bibliographic information and full text versions of current periodicals, specialized articles and scientific publications as well as databases that are essential for research.