PBF Library

  • JELENA VILIČIĆ, dipl. knjižničar - Head librarian, Email: jvilicic@pbf.hr
    • (Tel.: + 385 1 4605 189)

                   (JASMINKA MUŽINIĆ - knjižničar, Email: jmuzinic@pbf.hr)

  • DIJANA ĐURAN - dipl. knjižničar Email: dduran@pbf.hr  (Telefon: + 385 1 46 05 190)

Library working time:

Library is open for students on

MONDAY-THURSDAY from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. 

FRIDAY from 8.00 is to 3.00 p.m.


Portal of electronic sources for the Croatian academic and scientific community



Dear colleagues,

We represent you DABAR - a Digital repository that gathers, permanently stores and allows open access to digital versions of scientific research, intellectual and creative property of an institution, its employees and students. The repository stores students’ M.A. and B.A. theses, dissertations, pre-print papers, scientific and professional papers, research data, books, teaching materials, images, video and audio files, presentations and digitised material.

At the moment in Dabar are enrolled final works Undergraduate Programme (Bologna process), but soon we will begin entering graduate theses and doctoral dissertations.

To access to Dabar all you have to have is your AAI@EduHr identity and you can enter to full texts, final works. Your search can begin, you can search by author, mentor, keywords, year etc.

The Library of the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology offers books and publications covering scientific and occupational fields of Biotechnology and Food Technology. Since it has been connected to the Internet the library has had the access to the whole net of University libraries.

In 2000 the space of the library was enlarged by 250 square meters of a new gallery which will enable better working conditions and the use of computers in scientific and studying purposes for the students of this faculty.

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The Library is subscribed to 40 scientific and occupational journals: the subscription fee for most of the journals is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, whereas 20 journals are acquired through the exchange of the journal of the Faculty "Food Technology and Biotechnology" and 15 journals are acquired by personal subscription (with delay).

The library actively participates in the project "Croatian Science Information System" - Natural Sciences.

List of Journals at PBF


Besides the classification of its fundus, the Library follows new trends, takes care of inter-library exchange in Croatia and abroad, provides its users with useful information, copies materials, etc.

The Librarian in charge is an active member of the Supervisory Board of Croatian Information and Documentation Society.

All library materials are entered into the integrated library system Aleph, including undergraduate, masters and doctoral thesis, which makes them easily searchable.

Book Loan

  1. Books - maximum 2 copies for a month (30 days), with the possibility of extension if the book is on the shelf in more copies
  2. Dissertations, master's and graduate thesis - can be used only in the library - search them through our Catalogue
  3. Final works - we do not share them insight
  4. Reference Collection - also can be used only in the library

Croatian Scientific Bibliography (CROSBI)

CROSBI provides a comprehensive overview of all the literature produced by Croatian scientists: journal articles, books, book chapters, conference papers, theses, reports, manuscripts, etc. Scientists themselves provide the data into the database, quite often before the paper has been published. Furthermore, CROSBI provides a digital archive of full-text papers. CROSBI offers "on demand" current bibliography for the institution, project, scientist or subject. Librarians are active partners in database maintenance too as they are correcting the data and communicating with scientists in order to improve the accuracy of the data.

How to use it in searching theses that are stored in our library:

  • use the key words or author as your query
  • when you find work that interest you pay attention that it is done at our Faculty (i.e. that it's not from Faculty of Agriculture or Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek)
  • write the author, title and year - give it to a librarian or if you are searching from home you can send it to us via email and next day come in the library and use it
  • you can use round to 4 titles


A list of all databases and all news related to databases and experimental approach can be found in the Portal NSK.

Portal provides access to databases of national license by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Our students usually use the databases that are in the group of biotechnical sciences.

COPAC - exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of over 70 major UK and Irish libraries. In a single search, you can discover the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library), many University libraries, and specialist research libraries.


EBSCO Publishing

FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts

Full-text Institutional Repository of the Ruđer Bošković Institute

Hrčak is the central portal of Croatian scientific journals. Hrčak offers the access to the journals following the Open Access Initiative

INFORMA HEALTH CARE - The site provides access to more than 170 journals and 600 books

NUL - Catalogue of National and University Library in Zagreb

OVID - is an internationally-recognized leader in electronic medical, scientific, and academic research information solutions -

PERO - searches electronic sources online - electronic journals with full text available Croatian academic and scientific community

PRESKOK - Searches all online Croatia's Catalog's

PubMed - PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites

SAGE Journals -U okviru zbirke SAGE Premier dostupno je do 1.000 časopisa koji obuhvaćaju humanističke  znanosti, društvene znanosti, biomedicinu i zdravstvo, tehničke i prirodne znanosti.

SCOPUS - the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research. Scopus delivers the most comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities

SPRINGER LINK - Some 2,200 English-language journals and more than 8,000 new book titles published in 2012, in five main publishing fields: science, technology, medicine, business, and transport

SREDIŠNJA MEDICINSKA KNJIŽNICA - Central Medical Library at University of Zagreb

WEB OF SCIENCEthe world’s leading source of scholarly research data 

WILEY - is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world's leading societies. Wiley publishes nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and 1,500+ new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works and laboratory protocols

Interlibrary loan books and magazines (only for employees of the Faculty)

Books can be borrowed from any local library, as well as from libraries abroad. From foreign libraries recommend very rich fund British Library, but it is possible to use other foreign sources, often with the mediation of National and University library. Borrowings are charged according to the price list that library material lends conversion rate at the exchange rate on the date of receipt of the publication.
In addition to the book, you can order photocopies of articles. Photocopies ordering via NSK and it is charged according to their price list.

UDC number (for masters and doctoral theses)

Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) is a general classification scheme that is used in libraries around the world. UDK consists of main and auxiliary tables, respectively, to provide a unique number to facilitate the underlying indexing information contained in the works, and search them.

For the issue of UDC number send on this mail jvilicic@pbf.hr :

  • Basic document card
  • Abstract

Send this at least ten days before the binding operation. I will send them back to your email.



Name and surname Academic title Job title
Jelena Viličić, dipl. knjižničar Research Assistant
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