SFX is a technology that allows easy linking from records in bibliographic databases, in library catalogues or from web search results to full texts of documents searched for and provides other value added services. The service is intended for students and employees of TBU and is available inside the IP range of TBU. For access to electronic information resources of TBU from another location, it is recommended to use remote access in order for the SFX service to function properly.


The SFX services are available in the information sources listed in the Sources section. Please click on the SFX button to get the SFX services (this may vary depending on the source visited).

The most common SFX icons:



TBU uses the Crossref services. By clicking on this link you can register the TBU SFX server with CrossRef. When linking with the use of DOIs, you will be directed via the DOI resolver to the university SFX server, and not to the website of the publisher of the electronic journal. SFX will redirect you to a copy of the journal in the relevant database subscribed to by TBU.

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List of resources linking through DOI:

CrossRef Repository, Ingenta Connect , Agricola, Analytical Abstracts, INIS Database, Free Zentralblatt MATH database.

bX Service:

bX is a unique service that offers recommendations of related documents to the users within the SFX services offered. It is based on an analysis of data from many SFX instances worldwide. Thus, the users receive a representative list of documents that could be of interest to them.


The bX menu is not always displayed; only if the recommendations are available for the document found. Frequently cited and verified journals have a greater probability of success.


Sources in the context of SFX services are databases and other information resources, where users can work only with bibliographic records and abstracts of the document found. It is recommended to use the SFX service precisely for linking to full texts (if available) and for using additional services.

List of SFX sources which enable to use the SFX service:
Xerxes - Information portal
Aleph - TBU Library Catalogue
eIFL Direct
Proquest 5000
Web of Science
Elsevier ScienceDirect
Elsevier Scopus
SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts)
Databáze CSA:
CSA Art and Design Collection
CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Mgmt
EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements
CrossFire Beilstein
Databases produced by the DIMDI database centre
de Gruyter Reference Global
Index to Film Periodicals
Art Index
Periodical Index Online
Literature Online - MLA
Royal Historical Society
Scirus - Search engine
Google Scholar - Search engine


The following SFX targets have been defined: Full text databases, electronic books as well as services which may be useful for the users (e.g. search of information about the relevant journal, availability of the required document in the Czech Republic, possible creation of a citation at Citace.com, etc.).

SFT targets:
Full-text databases subscribed to by TBU
Free full-text databases Aleph – TBU Library Catalogue
E-books Gale, Wiley, Elsevier, Oxford, CABI, Springer
Uniform information Gateway
Virtual polytechnic library
ISSN Czech database
Citace.com – Citation generator
Google Scholar
WWW search engines
Union Catalogue of the Czech Republic (books)
Union Catalogue of the Czech Republic (periodicals)
Form used for purchase orders of documents for the TBU Library collections
International Interlibrary Loan Service form
Journal Citation Reports (journal impact factors)
Web of Science (information about an author's citation frequency)
TicToc (currently published journal articles)
RefWorks - Bibliographic manager

SFX services supporting R&D at TBU:

SFX services also support R&D at TBU. Many additional services have been activated in the system in order to obtain a complete overview of evaluated journals, impact factors and other citation information.

Examples of active services provided to R&D:
Journals indexed in the SCOPUS database
Overview of journals indexed in JCR including information about their location in the relevant category
List of reviewed non-indexed periodicals published in the Czech Republic
List of periodicals in the ERIH including information about their location in the relevant category and specialization
Information about publishers' policies in the SHERPA/RoMEO database
Rating of a journal in the Scientific Journal
Ranking (SJR) Rating of a journal in the CWTS Journal Indicators
and many others...

Staff in charge:
Lukáš Budínský
Ing. Lukáš Budínský
head of IT department
E-mail: budinsky@k_utb_cz
+420 57 603 4919