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Library services during the suspension of classroom activity at the University


During the suspension of academic 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.

Publishers offers (acces to the resourses as UA users)

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.

  • Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy:Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is a series of video anatomy lessons presented by Robert D. Acland. The Atlas was originally released as a series of VHS tapes, individually released between 1995 and 2003. The series was reissued in 2003 on DVD as Acland's Atlas of Human Anatomy on DVD.
    The series uses non-embalmed human specimens to illustrate anatomical structures. Intended for use by nursing and medical students.
  • The OECD makes unlimited free access to all iLibrary subscription content available to users, until December 31, 2020.
  • Elsevier makes all textbooks available to the university community for free. These titles will be available until June 15, 2020. To be able to access they have to do it through RedUA. 

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 finder.
  • 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:
  • CIPD offers free access to the following resources related to COVID-19.
  • Springer Nature offers, until the end of July, free access to more than 500 textbooks. It also facilitates access to the following resources:
  • Editorial Médica Panamericana has opened the digital content of all its titles during the State of Alarm from the Eureka Platform of Health Sciences.  It includes the areas of medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. To access you only need to register.
  • ALA offers free access to its resources after registering and requesting acces to RDA ToolKit.For more information see this news.If you have any questions, please write to
  • Rockefeller University Press offers free access (until May 31) to the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM ),  Journal of General Physiology (JGP) and Life Science Alliance (LSA).
  • Emerald Publishing has put together a series of research resources related to Coronavirus and epidemics in general.
  • Collaboration of professionals from health science libraries in Spain in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Consorcio ICOLCmakes 63 scientific journals available to the university community free of charge for the last year until activities at the University are resumed.
  • Free access to
  • Project Muse offers the university community free access to books, magazine issues and articles related to Pandemics.
  • The University of Chicago Press makes electronic access to journal articles, book chapters on COVID-19 available to the University Community.
  • Escuela Infantilhas decided to open all the contents of the web since April. You can also receive digital newsletters by email for free.
  • Portland Press, publisher of the Biochemical Society, allows free access to its seven journals on molecular biosciences during the current situation caused by Covid-19.
  • Free access Official Resource Center of Elsevier Covid-19.
  • IEEE Xplore offers free access to resources related to COVID-19 research.
  • De Gruyter offers free access until June 30, 2020 to some 75,000 DRM-free e-books published from 1650 to 2016.
  • OpenEdition Books is an e-book platform on social sciences and humanities mainly in the French language. More than half of them are freely accessible.
  • Access to the download of the digital edition of the special issue of spring de Ritmo de May-Junie (double number) (PDF weighing +/- 26 Megas) to support musical life within the #CuidateEnCasa campaign.

Free online training

  • IEEE Xplore Webinar: Strategies for Effective Delivery of Online Engineering Courses: Best Practices, Tips and Toolkits. Intended for Engineering professors to improve distance learning and motivate students.
    Duration: 1h. (available upon request).
  • Teacher training from the Innovation Area of the International University of Andalusia with webinars, webconference seminars on e-learning, innovation and digital skills. The first webinar will be on June 1.
  • Webinar How to prepare and implement an Equality Plan(June 10 at 10am.)
  • AdAge offers a calendar with various webinars on the world of advertising and marketing.
  • The New York Times releases a new podcast list and some of its most listened-to podcasts, featuring interviews, productive distractions and more.
  • Recording of the webinar "Strengthening interoperability with ORCID: Introduction", held on May 13, 2020.
  • Webinar June 3 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. COVID-19 : comment articuler reprise d'activité après le confinement & protection des salariés ? presented by Sarah Levy, Founding Partner of the ALS law firm. Register
  • The Valencian Building Institute (IVE) offers FREE registration in the practical Update Course (December 2019) of the Technical Building Code (6.5 hours online). Inscription
  • Screen Talks Webinar, Thursday, May 28, 8:00 PM BST: How the VFX community is continuing to innovate and stay productive during the Covid-19 crisis.
    Topics will include: how VFX companies have adapted to telecommuting and when staff could return to offices; how the sector has faced the current stoppage of production and the possible boom in autumn; and how VFX could allow "remote productions" in the future. Check in
  • ANQUE has prepared the third session of the training course for professionals in the chemical industry "Coordination of production processes", the online mode organized by the Mainjobs Group, in collaboration with the chemical association, which will begin on June 25.
  • Webinar June 3 4:00 p.m. How to facilitate pharmacological learning? One step before the hospital experience. Registry
  • Webinar: "How to prepare and implement an Equality Plan" Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Registry
  • Access to webinar on the new database Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques Online and L’Année philologique Online and calendar of webinars on the BREPOLiS databases in the coming weeks. Each webinar will last about 15 min. and will be followed by a question and answer session.
  • Webinar June 16 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Use of Combinatorial Single-Cell Technologies to Drive Deeper Immune Discoveries. Registry

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

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