Czech

When you start looking for a source that is not available in your College or University library, you have several other options. You can look for it

The majority of these institutions have an online catalogue, which means you do not need to phone, email or go there. However, before choosing the institution that you think is the most likely to have your source remember that many countries (including the United Kingdom and France) have META-OPACs, that is, online catalogues which collect all the OPACs of a certain area. COPAC, for example, collect major British OPACs; CCFR collects French major online catalogues. And there are even META-OPACs which allow you to do online bibliographical searches of different national OPACs at once. This facility gives you the greatest overview of what is available on a trans-national level. We therefore suggest you should start by having a look at the META-OPACs relevant to Czech Studies, included in our

Although META-OPACs permit you to scan a massive amount of books (authors, titles, and subjects), this information will not include any articles. So, if you are looking for secondary literature, especially articles and chapters in books, the best way of resourcing these materials is to consult the

MLA International Bibliography which will be available on CD-ROM or in print at your University Library. The MLA International Bibliography provides a listing and subject index for books and articles published in modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It indexes over 50000 books and articles each year.

4. Virtual resources

4.2 E-journals

Centomag
Online literary journal which publishes works of fiction and poetry, essays and artwork.

Noveknihy
Online version of weekly New Books Magazine which contains a searchable databse of nearly all books published in Czech since 1990. Over 30,000 titles (including translations from other languages) are listed here with brief bibliographical information and a synopsis.

Tulane University - E-journals list
This is the richest list of journals available online and includes sections devoted to

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture Web Journal CLCWeb
This is a peer-refereed quarterly of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences published online by Purdue University Press.