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Library services during the suspension of classroom activity at the University

During the suspension of classroom activity at the University, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Library will be closed to the public. To alleviate this situation, we can offer you different online services.

Access to electronic resources from home

The BUA has an important collection of electronic resources. To access from home, follow the instruccions on the website.

We recommend you the RedUA access, which is a connection to a Virtual PC. Once connected, it shows you the UA website; look here for the BUA website and you will be able to browse all its services.

In addition, academics and administrative staff can use the VPN option. You will need to download a file from UACloud - Other services - Internet.

Online training

On the BUA website you will find a wide range of training courses and self-learning materials freely accessible:

  • Self-learning : we recommend you to consult the sections How to search in ... and E-Resource s, that will help you to carry out searches in the different electronic resources.
  • Selection of information resources and support materials for doctoral programs, adapted to different disciplines, that facilitate the development of research and professional activity.
  • Support materials, information resources and support tools to prepare the final degree projects , adapted to the different degrees offered by the University of Alicante.
  • Support materials to make citations and bibliographic references.
  • CID (Digital Information Skills) :courses carried out during this academic year to support undergraduate students to carry out academic work or to search any information they can need to complement their subjects content.
  • Access to the bibliographic reference managers Refworks and Mendeley.
  • Access to the YouTube channel of the BUAwith tutorials and recommendations for the use of electronic resources of the library.

Information and reference service

Through the contact emails of each center library and PuntBiu.

Interlibrary loan

The interlibrary loan service will continue only with those libraries that have assured us that they can attend our requests by teleworking.


The University of Alicante Repository continues providing regular service.

PDI and PAS (academic and administrative staff) they are able to self-archive any type of material. They can also send it by email to if the prefer this to be done by the repository administrators.


The European Documentation Center still offers its online bibliographic information service and queriies resolution about the EU through:

Support to researchers

The Library, through thr e-mail, still provides advisory service in these cases:

  • the search for quality signs recquired to apply for the accreditation.
  • the preparation of reports to choose the most suitable magazines to publish.

Resources offerded by the publishers for the UA

Different publishers and e-book portals are offering us full or partial access to their funds. You have to use one of the access from home (RedUA and VPN) provided by the UA.

Free general electronic resources

We will concentrate in this section all those free e-resources interesting for the university community:

  • World Digital Library
  • JSTOR makes some of its materials accessible to the public during the coronavirus crisis: 6,000 e-books and more than 150 journals.
  • Access to POWER
  • The Ebscohost platform makes available to you, completely free of chargee, some resources related to COVID-19.
  • Free access to GALE resources
  • El Derecho (Ed. Lefebvre): more than 100 free e-books to download in PDF, including some about the legal aspects of the coronavirus crisis. You must register with your name, first last name, telephone and email and you must accept the privacy policy. Lefebvre has also created a website on legal news about the coronavirus crisis.
  • CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure) platform in Open Access with all the literature related to the coronavirus COVID-19.
  • Mary Ann Liebert makes available to the UA University Community a series of open access electronic resources on the Coronavirus. To access click here.
  • Thomson Reuters offers the possibility of downloadinga dossier in which you can find all the complementary measures in the workplace, to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.
  • Project Musetemporarily makes available for free a collection of magazines (approx. 240 titles) and electronic books (approx. 16,000 titles). All these titles are integrated in our library search engine.
  • McGraw Hill makes available to the University Community “Access Medicine COVID-19 Central”, a source of weekly updated developments and analyzes in clinical medicine, public health and industry, aimed at health professionals, apprentices, students and librarians. You will have daily contributions and resources from your entire community of specialized authors and professionals, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, lead spokesperson for the US government. at COVID-19.
  • Microbiology Societyoffers temporary free access to all of its content.
  • SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) offers the following free access resources:

Free online training

  • Free E-Learning Course:  Analysis of the legal measures impact against COVID-19.Thomson Reuters  offers you this e-learning course, which will allow you to know and correctly interpret all the policies that have recently been published with extraordinary character.
  • Exlibris offers a training session on March 31 at 1:00 pm on Refworks, in which users can learn to use this tool, manage their references, import them...To register, click here
  • The UNED library organizes with Google two free online workshops in charge of Pablo Sanguinetti, writer, journalist and Teaching Fellow of the Google News Lab for Spain and Portugal.
    • Online verification: tools and techniques against disinformation. Monday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Access through this link(with the microphone muted).
    • Data visualization with Flourish. Monday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • MOOC ILO (Information Literacy Online) of the project "Information Literacy Online: An Erasmus + Project to improve students’ free available:
    • LEARN:access to the summary of the different course editions (German, Catalan, Croatian, Slovenian, Spanish and English).
    • RE-USE:GitLab is accessible with the original materials.
    • ABOUT:you can see the project file and its evaluation.
  • The Fecyt, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, has organized, together with Clarivate Analitycs, the “First Web Of Science Online Training Cycle” that will take place from April 14 to 20, 2020.

Remember that the BUA staff is working from home. You can contact through different means

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