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Electronic Resources

 

 

Access

All electronic resources are accessible within the University Network either by institutional users (professors, students, technical-administrative staff) or by external users temporarily admitted to Library services. In the various reading rooms, there are 9 PC workstations available.

Depending on the specific usage license, remote access is only possible for some resources.

 

 

Catalogue

All Library electronic resources are catalogued and accessible directly through the Catalogue. The Library offers numerous resources on CD-ROM, DVD, pen-drive, e-books, electronic periodicals and databases, either bibliographic (which provide bibliographical references to other documents) or full texts (that allow direct access to the document contents). 

 

 

 

 

 DigiPoint

All electronic resources acquired and catalogued by the Library, along with a selection of open access resources considered to be particularly relevant, are also accessible through the DigiPoint platform, sorted by type and searchable by title, year, author/curator, classification and publisher.

 

 

 

 

 Electronic Periodicals

The catalogue includes electronic periodicals acquired by the Library, but the access to the entire collection, including titles available through databases, along with a selection of open access publications, is made through the Full Text Finder virtual catalogue, where one can search for periodicals by title, ISSN or subject. For each one it is specified  the source that hosts the contents (database, platform or other)  with a direct link to articles in full text.

 

 

 

  User Education

Each Semester the Library offers training sessions on the catalogue, periodicals, and electronic resources, and it is also available to arrange meetings upon request by contacting the Management.

 

 

 Terms and Conditions

All the electronic resources provided by the Library are governed by individual use licenses agreed with the publishers or service providers, in which the conditions for remote access are also established. The following terms of use are valid for all resources and any violation thereof results in the user being temporarily excluded from the Library’s services. Access to resources, whether from the University Network or remotely, determines that the following conditions are met.

 

It is allowed

  • To view, download, print, copy documents solely for personal studies, teaching or research purposes
  • To create temporary links to articles or chapters of monographs within electronic dispensaries or e-learning platforms for teaching purposes, with obligation of citing the author and the source and with a prior permission of the Library

It is forbidden

  • To communicate to third parties one’s credentials (User Name and Password) to access University Network and/or electronic resources
  • To redistribute or transmit content to unauthorized users, via any means (fax, email, social network sharing, etc.)
  • To save, copy, or systematically print documents and/or large amounts of data (e.g. an entire journal issue), also through specific software
  • To create derivative works based on products or information obtained from a resource
  • To remove, obscure or modify the author’s name, copyright information, or any identifying information that appears in the resource
  • Any use for profit or business purposes
  • To violate intellectual property rules that govern all material contained in a resource, including text, graphics, user interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, videos, images, applications, programs, computer codes and other information, including design and layout amongst others
  • To disturb the operation of a resource or obtain unauthorized access to any parts or features of the resource
  • To examine or to test the vulnerability of a resource, to violate the security measures, or authentication systems of the same.