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Electronic Resources



 Electronic Catalogue

The Library offers its users numerous electronic 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 documents’ contents). All resources are catalogued and accessed directly through OPAC.






The electronic resources acquired and catalogued by the Library, along with a selection of open access information 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 of which the Library also has a printed version or which was directly subscribed. 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 Publication 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

The Library offers to its users training sessions on electronic catalogues and on electronic resources. The semester calendar of courses is published in the Notice Board. The Library is also available to arrange meetings upon request by contacting the Management.




All the electronic resources are accessible through the internal Gregorian University Network either by institutional users (professors, students, technical-administrative staff) or by external users temporarily admitted to the use of the Library services. In the various reading rooms, there are 14 PC workstations available.

Depending on the specific usage license, remote access is only possible for some resources and it is reserved exclusively to institutional users.



 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.