Research Guides

Czech Republic


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Tips for using USearch
There are many different kinds of materials described on this page. To see all that the library has to offer for a specific category, use the USearch box above.

Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type “MAPS”, “GUIDEBOOKS”, “FEATURE FILMS”, or “DOCUMENTARY” and the name of a country in the blank box and hit Enter.
Czech Republic
More Information About the Czech Republic and Its Cities

Another database that provides information about places is the Columbia Gazetteer of the World. It includes articles about Argentina and individual cities.

Czech Republic


Films About Your Country
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The Libraries also have a lot of documentaries about other countries. These are also in our DVD collection. Also, be sure to check out Kanopy, our streaming video service.

To see a list of films on your country of choice, use the Usearch box in the right-hand column. Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type DOCUMENTARY CZECH REPUBLIC in the blank box and hit Enter.

Once you get your results, look down the left-hand column. Under Location, choose DVD-Non-fiction.

A sample of what we have includes:

ÄŒeský Sen = Czech Dream

Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
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This page contains materials that are available to students and faculty who are involved with the Study Abroad program in the Czech Republic.
Quick Facts

The information listed here as well as the flag and map images on this page were found in the Britannica Academic database. To see the full article, click here.

Official name: ÄŒeská Republika (Czech Republic)

Capital city: Prague

National language: Czech

Major religion: Majority of people are nonreligious

Language Help
  • Brush up on your language skills or learn a new language
  • 72 languages are available, including Czech
  • Watch movies with subtitles
  • Practice on the go with the mobile app (available through the database for Apple and Android)

Log on here!
Suggested Readings
Here are a few titles that we recommend for reading. Many others are available in the USearch system.

All This Belongs to Me by Petra Hulova

Bringing Up Girls in Bohemia by Michael Viewegh

The Castle = Der Schloss by Franz Kafka

The Good Soldier: Schweik by Jaroslav Hašek
I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still by Bohumil Hrabal (Online)

Love and Garbage by Ivan Klima

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

My Crazy Century by Ivan Klima (Online)

R.U.R. by Karel Capek

The Seven Churches by Milos Urban (Online)

The Trial = Der Prozess by Franz Kafka
   English     German

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

War With the Newts by Karel Capek
Travel Guides
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  • Plan your free time!
  • Large collection in the Richter Library
  • These can be borrowed
Some of the titles we have are:

Rick Steves' Prague & the Czech Republic

Fodor's Prague & the best of the Czech Republic

CultureShock! Czech Republic (Online)

Your libraries are here to help!
Even when you are abroad, there are librarians available to help you and library materials that you can use.

Many of the materials here at the UM Libraries are available online from anywhere in the world.You may use the Usearch box on this page to search for books, articles, and other items. By going to the UM Libraries home page, you can also access our other databases.

Even though we're miles apart, we'd still like to help if we can. Feel free to use our Ask-A-Librarian service. Just remember to allow for any time difference.

Also, as a student at your university in the Czech Republic, you can use their library as well. Be sure to check it out!
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Watch a Movie!
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One way to brush up on your language skills is by watching foreign language movies. Movies are also a good way to learn about a country.

We have a large selection available in our DVD collection. Also, be sure to check out Kanopy, our streaming video service.

Here are a few examples of what we have:

Alois Nebel


Černy̓ Petr = Black Sheep

Dark Blue World = Tmavomodrý svÄ›t


Hoří, Má Panenko = The Firemen's Ball

HoÅ™ící keÅ™ = Burning Bush


Lásky jedné plavovlásky = Loves of a blonde


Ostře Sledované Vlaky = Closely Watched Trains
     or Streaming

Protektor = Protector (Streaming)

Something Like Happiness
     or Streaming
  Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
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Inform yourself on current topics!

Databases with newspapers from the Czech Republic

Lexis Nexis Academic

Access World News

This includes the Prague Post from Prague
as well as other sources
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Would you like to look at maps of where you're going? The Libraries have a large collection of paper maps.
  • Country and city maps
  • Maps on history, geology, industry, and other subjects
A sample of what we have for the Czech Republic includes:

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Praha: Stadtplan = Plán Mĕsta
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Terri Robar

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