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PJATK Library

The library is open to all students, employees of PJATK, as well as to outsiders - readers from outside the university can use the collection only on site in the reading room.

We provide books, magazines, textbooks needed for work and study. Readers can check online their library account balance (e.g.: loans, orders, reservations). The library is covered by a WiFi network, has computer workstations with Internet access and a multimedia workstation that also allows visually impaired people to work.

Please read the detailed guidelines for the exam and thesis, which can be found in the defense tab.

Kindly note that the cover should be hardcover in a subdued color such as navy blue, black, burgundy or green.

The diplomat decides on single-sided or double-sided printing.

Submission of the thesis to the library is possible during its opening hours.

Access to defended theses

Dear readers, we would like to remind you of the rules for accessing the thesis:

1) The list of diploma theses can be found in the library catalog:
2) You can order 5 titles of diploma theses at a time.
3) Orders should be placed by e-mail, sending a message to:, in the body of the e-mail you should provide: the title of the thesis, author, reference number.
4) The waiting time for diploma theses varies from 24h to 48h, we will inform you about the availability of the diploma thesis by e-mail.

We would like to remind you - IT IS NOT POSSIBLE to borrow or copy the diploma thesis. The content of the thesis can be used ONLY on the spot - in the library reading room.

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 12:00 - 16:00
Friday: 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00

Sunday :closed


Department of Computer Science PJATK Gdańsk
Targ Drzewny 9/11, 880-894 Gdańsk

Building A first floor
room A1

tel. 512,163,681 (during Library business hours)

MA Wanda Szejko - librarian
e-mail: or

For new readers

How do I create a reader account?

New students are automatically enrolled in the PJATK Library. To activate your library card, come to the library with a valid student ID card or send an email (from your university account) requesting activation.

Employees are required to provide a form signed by the Human Resources Department. Download

How to borrow a book?

All library collections (including books, journals, theses and dissertations) are located in the Patron library catalog. The library catalog can be browsed without being logged in - the desire to borrow or reserve books can be made by email, phone or directly in the library.

Instructions for using the library catalog.
The list of electronic journals can be found under the journals tab.

1. familiarize yourself with the regulations.

2. search for the book you need in the catalog. Do it yourself or ask a librarian (in the library, by phone, or by email).

3. select the books you need from the catalog, write down the book reference numbers and approach the librarian on duty with them or email your order to

(4) When borrowing books, you must show a valid student ID card or a document certifying your student status (downloadable from the dean's office). Employees show an ID card.

Students can borrow 5 copies at a time for a period of 6 weeks.

Employees can borrow 10 copies at a time for a period of 6 weeks.

Each reader has the opportunity to extend the deadline for returning borrowed materials three times. After using three extensions, you must go to the library with the borrowed books, if you have not made a reservation for the books, the librarian can borrow them again.

Library penalty
Use of the library by students is free of charge. If the deadline for returning books is exceeded, the reader will be charged a fee of 0.50 zloty / one volume, for each started day of detention.
To pay the library penalty, contact the library.

Reading Room

There are 27 seats available for readers, including six computer workstations with basic software, one multimedia workstation with scanner, reader, CD/DVD station, headphones, microphone for the visually impaired.

Food, drinks and outer clothing may not be brought into the Reading Room.

The reading room is covered by a Wi-Fi network.

Interlibrary loan service

  • The PJATK Library allows the use of the collections of other domestic and foreign libraries for research purposes.
  • The right to use interlibrary loan is available to all enrolled readers.
  • The condition for bringing library materials from another national library is to first determine that they are not available in any library in Warsaw, and from a foreign library - the lack of their availability in the resources of Polish libraries.
  • Interlibrary loans are made on the basis of interlibrary loan reverses obtained at the PJATK Library or by e-mail. In the case of an e-mail message, please provide:
    - for books (compact publications): ISBN number of the book, author's name, title of the book, year of publication;
    - for journals and articles (continuous publications): ISSN number, providing the title of the journal, year of publication, volume numbering, page number (in the case of an article) on which the article is located, name of the author, title of the article.
  • The completed reverse should be submitted to the PJATK library.
  • You can have no more than 3 reverses/orders at the same time.
  • Ordered materials are made available in the reading room of the PJATK library - for on-site use, it is not possible to borrow them.
  • Waiting time for ordered materials is determined individually, after submitting the reverse to the PJATK library.

Online catalog

The contents of the PJATK Library's book collection can be searched in the Patron library system on the website:

The system allows Readers to browse the catalog, which consists of items for all departments of the University in print and electronic form, journals, theses and multimedia. Users have access to bibliographic descriptions of titles as well as news and thematic summaries.

The system also provides an individual library account, through which Students and Employees can check their account balance, make orders or reservations of titles, create their own literature lists, and view their borrowing history.

Other electronic resources of the PJATK Library can be found on the Electronic Resources page.

We invite you to create a book collection together and submit proposals for the purchase of books / magazines using the form.

Electronic resources

As part of the Virtual Library of Science, we have access to the following electronic resources

Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS) is a database of full-text academic journals published by Central and Eastern European countries. It contains scientific resources in such fields as economics, history, law or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The database contains a total of nearly 2,000 titles, 364 of which are in Polish.

Access to the database by pre-configured VPN (remote access) or stationary from the university network.

CEJSH - isan open access database publishing English abstracts of articles, dissertations and review items that appear, mainly in national languages, in journals devoted to the social sciences and humanities published in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

CEEOL - is a database containing full texts of journals and books in the social sciences and humanities, in various languages (including Polish) in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Journals Full Collection 2016, including 1,405 current titles with yearbooks from 1997 and 2450 books published in 2009 and 2015.
List of available books | List of available journals
Resources are accessible via IP PJATK or remotely - after configuring VPN in advance

Freedom Collection journals, including 1,851 current titles with annuals since 1995 and 420 archival titles, 4 journals from the Lancet group, and books: 1,712 monographs from 2013 and 2014 and 803 volumes of book or guide series from 2011-2015.
List of available books | List of available journals
Resources are accessible through PJATK's VPN.

7 full-text databases containing scientific journals from various publishers, books, newspapers and other
publications and 7 bibliographic databases.
Theresources can be accessed through the IP of PJATK or remotely - after prior configuration of VPN.
List and description of the databases

Periodicals, including 2187 current titles with all available annuals up to 1997, and deep archives for about 1,000 periodicals, and about 137,000 books published between: 1888-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2004, 2005-2009, 2010-2014, 2015-2019 (except 2016)

List of available books | Archive of book series | List of available journals
Resources can be accessed via PJATK IP or remotely - after setting up a VPN in advance

A weekly illustrated magazine that publishes the latest, particularly momentous discoveries in the field of life sciences and all material related to the role of science in the modern world.
Annuals from 1997 onward are available via IP PJATK or remotely - after setting up a VPN in advance.

One of the oldest and most prestigious scientific journals, it describes discoveries in all fields of natural sciences, engineering and economic sciences.
Yearbooks from 2010 are available via IP PJATK or remotely - after setting up a VPN in advance.

An interdisciplinary database of abstracts and citations from about 23,000 journals, 145,000 books, book series, conference reports and patents.
The database can be accessed via PJATK IP or remotely - after setting up a VPN.
Additionally, access to the SciVal analytical tool . Personal account creation required.

Interdisciplinary collection of abstracts and citations databases from about 33,000 journals, including about 24,000 current journals, 60,000 books, conference reports and patents.
The database can be accessed via PJATK IP or remotely - after setting up a VPN
Additionally, access to the InCites analytical tool. Personal account setup required.

A scholarly communications portal presenting, among other things, national archives of Elsevier journals, Springer books and journals, and Wiley books and journals (journals updated daily).

Digital libraries

Europeana makes it possible to search the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audiovisual collections. It creates a multilingual space where users can benefit from the richness and diversity of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage: explore, discover, actively share knowledge and be inspired.

DART-Europe E-theses is a portal owned by UCL Library Services in partnership with LIBER, is a metadata database that aims to provide access to open theses from Europe. It contains more than 300,000 full-text research papers from 424 universities in 23 countries.

Free Lektury is a project run by the Modern Poland Foundation. Digital reproductions made by the National Library, Silesian Library and Elblag Library from copies from the collections of BN, WB and BE.

The National Digital Archive collects, develops, preserves and provides access to archival materials such as photos, sound recordings and films that are part of the state archival resource.

is a non-commercial project in which audio versions of public domain books are made available. All recordings are prepared by volunteers. The service contains tens of thousands of publications in 71 languages. Audiobooks are prepared in MP3 format and can be downloaded to any device.

Other electronic resources

E-book lending service from leading professional, scientific and academic publishers, including Cambridge Univeristy Press, Kluwer, Oxford Univeristy Press, Springer, Taylor & Francis and World Scientific.
Read how to use theńskimonthly magazine presenting developments in management theory and practice. Magazine considered one
of the most opinionated in the world in the field of knowledge of business development, economics or management practices or remotely - after setting up a VPN in advance

Journal available in Ebscohost database via IP PJATK


Portal created by Lund University Libraries. It contains information on more than 8,000 full-text, scholarly electronic journals in free access. The coverage includes most academic disciplines - biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, technology, earth sciences, linguistics, literary studies, art, history, sociology, political science, psychology, philosophy, religion, education, management and others. The list will be constantly enriched with new titles.


BazEkon is a current, annotated bibliography of economic and related issues based on the content of leading Polish scientific, economic periodicals and scientific publishing series of economic universities, economic and management departments of universities, as well as scientific institutions, including non-governmental ones.


RePEc is a project aimed at disseminating research in economics and related sciences. At its heart is a decentralized bibliographic database containing information from working papers, articles, books, chapters and software components; the data comes from more than 160 archives and repositories.


An excellent source of data on Polish films, actors, directors, awards and all other filmmakers. The database consists of 5 parts: post-war film, pre-war film, school etudes, documentaries, polonica. Search by name, film title or year of production.


The database on the contents of Polish technical journals is being compiled by 22 academic libraries. The database covers Polish literature in the fields of engineering, technology and science and environmental protection (selected). It contains bibliographic descriptions with abstracts from about 633 titles since 1998. It records articles from: selected journals and scientific notebooks published by 22 academic libraries and inte centers, conference materials from the aforementioned publications.


Intech is a publisher of journals and books published in the Open Access model. Currently, 6 journal titles and more than 2,300 books in the sciences are made available on the platform.

DBLP Computer Science Bibliography

DBLP Computer Science Bibliography is an international database of computer science and related sciences. It indexes about 1,600 journals, more than 20,000 conference proceedings, 15,000 books and nearly 7,000 doctoral theses. The database contains nearly 2.3 million records, more than half of which are from the last 10 years.

ticTOCs Journal Tables of Contents service

The free service of scientific electronic journals ticTOCs Journal Tables of Contents. The service currently includes tables of contents of about 15,500 titles of open access journals and 11,800, hybrid journals. Nearly 300,000 articles have links to the full text. Licensed titles from the University of Silesia are available on our university's computer network (including Elsevier, Springer). The service can be searched by title, publisher and by subject.

Repositories of teaching materials

Collection of educational materials composed of modules and collections i.e. groups of modules arranged in courses, books.

An initiative by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to publish online all educational materials from undergraduate and graduate courses.

Repository of peer-reviewed teaching materials (portal associated with O'Reilly).

A collection of scientific presentations.

A collection of lectures in video form from various universities.

UK Open University course materials.

A collection of interactive simulations.

Open Electronic Resources.

Search engine for educational materials.


Titles of subscribed journals

Electronic journals

To obtain a login and password, please contact the library:

The received password for the magazine has a validity of 24 hours, after which time you must request again to generate a new password.

Access to journals from outside the university network requires VPN configuration:

Access to journals (FTP)

The following magazine titles are available if you configure VPN in advance - drive "data(P)" -> FTP(Public)-> LIBRARY-> Magazines in format_pdf

Magazines in traditional form - paper

Available in the library's reading room.

Journals and services made available under the Open Access model

We encourage you to read the journals made available in the Open Access model.

Magazine of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The essentials of a young scientist

Writing and preparing a scientific paper

In the first stage of working on the text of a scientific paper, it is necessary to collect and organize the literature that will be referred to during the writing of the paper. Below we recommend sources of scientific articles and tools that will help to make an inventory of the literature used in the work, i.e. a bibliography:

Wikipedia is not a scientific source.


Once you have collected the necessary materials and started writing your paper, it is worth equipping yourself with a program that will help you manage your sources, i.e. prepare footnotes and an appendix bibliography according to the chosen format, such as:


Liu, X., Nielek, R., Adamska, P., Wierzbicki, A., & Aberer, K. (2015). Towards a highly effective and robust Web credibility evaluation system. Decision Support Systems, 79, 99-108.


[1] X. Liu, R. Nielek, P. Adamska, A. Wierzbicki, and K. Aberer, "Towards a highly effective and robust Web credibility evaluation system," Decis. Support Syst., vol. 79, pp. 99-108, Nov. 2015.


Liu, Xin et al. "Towards a Highly Effective and Robust Web Credibility Evaluation System." Decision Support Systems 79 (2015): 99-108. web. 23 Jan. 2018.

Recommended programs:

Mendeley's installation and features are described here:

Formatting the publication

Each scientific journal or conference has its own strict rules for text formatting, and they are available on the websites of individual publishers.

Affiliation of work

Affiliation is the designation of the academic unit as the place where the research is carried out, the results of which are described in the publication.
A correct affiliation includes first the name of the institution, then the name of the department.
In the case of PJATK University, it should read as follows:
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Department of ...
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Department of ...

Publication and dissemination

The next step is to send the finished text of the scientific paper, to a pre-selected journal or conference. Choosing the right journal or conference is very important, as it affects the evaluation of the author's scientific achievements and the scientific unit with which he is affiliated.
The list of scored journals, scientific publications and conferences is available on the website of the Ministry of Education and Science.

ResearcherID - citation and Hirsch index

ResearcherID is a tool with which you can easily monitor the number of citations of your papers and the Hirsch index. All this is possible after creating and profiling an account in ResearcherID.
In addition, ResearcherID is integrated with the Web of Science database (both products belong to Clarivate Analytics), which is the reference database for ministerial reports.

Hirsch index

This is a measure showing the importance of all the author's publications, characterizing his total scientific output. It is calculated on the basis of the number of citations of the author's works.
Co-authorship with scientists from foreign research centers has a direct impact on the increase in the number of citations and the Hirsch index.

Impact Factor

The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) index determines the citability of journals. JIF is calculated for journals that are indexed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) database. The JCR database includes journals indexed in two Web of Science Core Collection databases - Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index. The index is calculated by determining the average number of citations received in a given year for publications from the previous two years, divided by the number of papers indexed for the same 2-year period.


Scopus database indexes scientific publications and presents statistics and analysis of the scientific output of the author, institution.

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