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Electronic resources

Electronic catalogue


The Library of the Pontifical Gregorian University provides many electronic resources on CD-ROM and DVD, e-books, electronic archives of journals and online databases, both bibliographic (providing bibliographic references of documents) and full text (providing access to the full text of the documents). Every resource is catalogued and directly accessible through the OPAC.


DigiPoint

All the resources acquired and catalogued by the Library, with the addition of a selection of useful open access resources, are accessible also through the DigiPoint platform, where it is possible to search resource by type, title, year, author/editor, classification, publisher.

Electronic journals


The catalogue accommodates the electronic journals of which the Library owns also the print version and those which are directly subscribed. Access to the entire electronic journals collection, with the addition of selected open access publications, is provided through the virtual cataloguee Full Text Finder Publication, that allows to search journals by title, publisher, ISSN or subject area; for each journal it is specified the source that hosts the contents (database, platform or other), with a direct link to the full text articles.

Usage statistics


The Library annualy publicize a statistical report on the use of electronic resources. Download Usage statistics

User education


The Library provides educational meetings to both institutional and external users about the electronic catalogue and electronic resources. The semi-annual training calendar is published on the Notice board.
The Library provides also special educational sessions upon request about a particular resource, prior agreement with the Library Director.

Access


All the electronic resources are accessible through the Gregorian University Network both by institutional users (professors, students, administrative staff) and external users who have granted temporary access to the Library. Throughout the various Reading rooms there are 14 PC available for users. According to the specific usage licenses, just some of the resources are remotely accessible and only by institutional users; Username and Password credentials for the authentication are those given at matriculation.

Terms and contitions of use


All the electronic resources provided by the Pontifical Gregorian University Library are governed by singular license agreements between the Library and publishers or vendors. These licences define the specific terms and conditions of use and remote access.Users must comply with copyright: all contents, including text, graphics, user interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, video, images, applications, programs, software codes and other information including, but not only, the design and layout, are property of their respective Publishers or their Licensors and are protected by copyright. The following usage rules apply to all the resources and any infringement determines the user's temporary exclusion from Library services. Accessing the resources, through the Gregorian University Network or remotely, the user accept these conditions.

Users may

  • Display, search, download, print and store the documents for scholarly research or educational or personal use only
  • Create temporary links to a journal article or a book chapter in lecture notes or e-learning platforms, provided it is given proper reference to the author and source is given, and with the authorization of the Library


Users may NOT

  • Share their credential (Username and Password) for the access to the Gregorian Network and/or the electronic resources with third parties
  • Distribute or transmit (by whatever means, e.g. fax, e-mail, social networks, etc.) the contents of a resource to unauthorized users
  • Systematically download, store or print documents or an excessive amount of data (e.g. an entire journal issue), also using specific softwares
  • Create derivative works based on the products or information obtained from a resource
  • Remove, obscure or modify any author attribution, copyright or other identificative information from the resource
  • Make any use for commercial purposes
  • Make any use that exceeds or violates copyright: it protects all contents, including text, graphics, user interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, video, images, applications, programs, software codes and other information including, but not only, the design and layout, are property of their respective Publishers or their Licensors
  • Disturb the resource operation or obtain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the same
  • Scan or test the resource vulnerability or breach its security or authentication measures