E-books and full-text journals


MGIMO Library holds more than 768 000 printed books and periodicals in 62 languages, over 180,000 e-books and e-journals, special collection of rare books and manuscripts. The Scientific Library supports the learning and research needs across all disciplines of the University and offers to its readers a combination of traditional resources and modern technologies.


Printed documents from the holdings can be found using the library catalogue MARC-SQL.

Readers can search by: title, author, subject heading, or keywords. Anyone can access the catalogue from anywhere, no login needed. Use your password only if you want to access to the personal functions in «My account».


MGIMO is a publisher of 12 scientific journals. A number of them are reviewed by Scopus. A corporate “glossy” magazine “MGIMO Journal” exists since 2005. It is all about MGIMO life in Russia and abroad, it covers international events and contains interviews with famous graduates and university partners. MGIMO Journal is published in Russian, English and French.

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Off-campus connection to the MGIMO Library licensed online resources is available to current students and aspirants through the Personal Account. Account activation is performed on the page using your personal mobile phone number that the course curators enter into the information system «Dekanat».

In case of problems with access to databases through the Personal Account please contact the Information Technology Directorate: e-learning@my.mgimo.ru +7 495 225-38-45

For instructions on working with databases please contact the Scientific Library: library@mgimo.ru +7 495 229-40-28


Summon — a web-scale discovery service for accessing a library’s academic content. The Summon service recommends resources to which our University subscribes, and links to the appropriate platform based on our subscriptions:
— Library Databases (ebooks, e-journals, newspapers, statistical data);
— Open Access Collections.
Single search box & advanced search
Summon A-Z list

Databases on EBSCOhost platform
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases from leading information providers.

eBook Academic Subscription Collection
Contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. Offering more than 150,000 e-books, this collection includes titles from leading university presses.

Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals.

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

ERIC provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records.

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

MasterFILE Premier — this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Cambridge Journals Online
Collection «
Humanities & Social Sciences» — provides full text for 376 journals

Collections: Arts & Sciences I (116 journals: economics, history, political science and sociology); Arts & Sciences VII (186 journals: arts, humanities and social sciences); Arts & Sciences IX (176 journals: business, economics, archeology, anthropology, social and political sciences and interdisciplinary cultural studies); Arts & Sciences X (124 journals: business, sociology, economics, education, finance, history of science, technology and medicine, politics and governance); Arts & Sciences XII (125 journals: law, political science, education, sociology, criminology, social work, psychology).

OECD iLibrary
The online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. Also contains content published by the International Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency, the OECD Development Centre, Programme for International Student Assessment, and the International Transport Forum.

World Trade Organization online Library
Contains full-text books, working papers, and statistical materials.

5000 newspapers in 60 languages

Oxford University Press (Journals)
provides full text for 123 journals

SAGE Premier (Journals)
provides full text for 907 journals

Academic Reference
Academic Reference is a unified search platform of the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) project for the publication of scientific research papers of the PRC and the most complete polythematic English-language database. Combines more than 1,400,000 full-text documents and over 14 million abstracts. Includes: scientific journals, books, monographs, doctoral and master’s theses, conference materials, yearbooks and dictionaries.

— Link to access the Academic Reference
— Information leaflet
— Demo video
— List of sources included in the collection
— User training video (English, CNKI)
— Instructions for users

Taylor & Francis (Journals)
More than 2000 journal titles in subscription

Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global
PQDTGlobal is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. Includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations

Wiley (Journals)
2158 journal titles, including 428 titles on Business & Management, Economics, Finance & Accounting

ScienceDirect (Elsevier B.V.) 2 journal collections «Economics, Econometrics and Finance» & «Social Sciences» (2012-2018)

Journals on the East View platform
15 series of the Moscow University Herald (in Russian) and journal “Central Asia and the Caucasus” in English and Russian

International Security
Full Text: 1996 to present

Global Environmental Politics
Full Text: 2001 to present

Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

KluwerArbitration is the world's leading online resource for international arbitration research. It contains a wealth of commentary from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source materials. Plus, as a subscriber, you gain access to exclusive materials including ICC cases and awards. Training Videos are located in the upper right corner of the database.

Web of science
Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

«Университетская библиотека онлайн»
Full text collection of reference & scientific publications, textbooks & vocabularies from the leading Russian publishing houses (in Russian)

Full text collection of reference & scientific publications, textbooks & vocabularies from the leading Russian publishing houses (in Russian)

Full text collection of journals (32 titles on marketing, management & finance. In Russian)

SAGE Research Methods
Books, Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods, Cases, Project Planner and more

Oxford Handbooks Online
The following thematic collections are available: Economics and Finance; History; Law; Linguistics; Business and Management; Political Science; Sociology.