The Library, working for you during the COVID-19 crisis
In response to the state of emergency, we are offering a new area on our website dedicated to webinars, the temporary expansion of the Library's collection and a selection of open access content. It’s just one of the ways the Library team continues by your side as you carry out your learning, teaching or research activities during this time. So come visit and discover everything the new section has in store!
In support of the UOC community during the lockdown, some publishing companies with which the Library works have expanded their collections' content. They will only be available for a certain period of time so an expiration date is indicated for each resource.
The webinars organized by the Library or its resource suppliers are our way of lending support to students, teachers and researchers. Each one focuses on a different database to help make searching for information easier.
We've prepared a selection of content from official sources so that you can stay up-to-date with the economic and health crisis caused by the pandemic.
While the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are in place, the UOC is joining other cultural and educational institutions in the exchange of knowledge by opening up its content to the public.
For example, the UOC has actively participated with UNED and the other universities in the REBIUN network on the project Conectad@s: la universidad en casa, a portal created by the Spanish Ministry of Universities and CREU Universidades Españolas.
Editorial UOC, for its part, has made around 20 titles from its collection of e-books available to the public for the first time. All the titles can be found in the UOC's institutional repository, O2, along with the standard collection of final projects, UOC-produced teaching materials and resources such as modules, exercises and activities deposited by teachers. The number of this digital archive's users has gone up 90% during the months of the lockdown compared to the same period last year.
E-books and journals and digital platforms
Unlike the libraries at brick-and-mortar universities, the UOC Library is completely online. As the needs of the University community have grown, so has the Library's collection of digital platforms and e-books and journals, all of which are accessible from any device 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Why not check out multidisciplinary platforms like ProQuest Ebook Central, Elsevier ScienceDirect, Emerald, Sage Journals or Safari Books Online.