Start the academic year with recommendations from the UOC team of librarians

Subject:  Multidisciplinary
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As the new academic year begins, librarians specializing in each of the UOC's areas of study have shared recommendations and resources to help you find information.

Arts and Humanities

  • Bárbara Badell

    Operative subgroup: Librarian for Arts and Humanities, vocational training Operative group: Library for Learning

Her highlights:

  • La biblioguia Gender and Sexuality library guide, where you can consult documents and publications in different languages and formats on aspects of gender and sexuality in the Catalan-speaking territories.
  • The JSTOR, collection in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences, with digitized journals and books dating back to the 19th century.
  • Arts & Humanities Database to find journals on contemporary art, history, sociology and music history, from the 1970s to the present.

Law and Political Science

  • Elisabet Cervera

    Operative subgroup: Librarian for Law and Political Science, Doctoral School Operative group: Library for Learning

Her highlights: 

  • Legal databases, such as Aranzadi and VLex, to start searching for information. With the Library's search engine you'll only find part of all the information available about legal topics.
  • The Open Law Resources, library guide, to find legislation and jurisprudence online for free. It also includes basic legal texts, parliamentary documentation, dictionaries, glossaries and journals.
  • The Find recommended reading, page to learn how to consult the books that teaching staff have selected as recommended for the courses you're enrolled on..

Health Sciences

  • Joan Puig

    Operative subgroup: Librarian for Health, ICT skills, vocational training Operative group: Library for Learning

His highlights:

Economics and Business

  • Albert Cervera

    Operative subgroup: Librarian for Economics and Business, vocational training and advanced-level training courses for professionals Operative group: Library for Learning

His highlights:

Information and Communication Sciences

  • Neus Malagarriga

    Operative subgroup: Librarian for Information and Communication Sciences Operative group: Library for Learning

Her highlights:

  • MyNews, a large newspaper archive specializing in the Spanish press, which provides access to the historical records of the leading newspapers. 
  • eLibro, a large source of digital manuals and books with an extensive catalogue of titles on communication and design in the Hispanic field.
  • The Fake News, library guide, which focuses on explaining the phenomenon of disinformation and its impact.
  • The Professional Resources for Designers, a collection of useful tools and resources for the day-to-day work of design professionals.

Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications

  • Lis Balcells

    Operative subgroup: Librarian for Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications, vocational training Operative group: Library for Learning

Her highlights:

  • O'Reilly, with content on computer science, technology, multimedia and business strategy in a wide range of formats (digital books, tutorials, videos, interactive courses and case studies) from the leading publishers in the sector.
  • Computer Science Database, especially for topics such as information systems, computer security and web commerce.
  • Telecommunications Database, which contains information about telecommunications technology and the industry.
  • IEEE Xplore, to find articles and papers about computer science and electrical and electronic engineering.

Psychology and Education Sciences

Her highlights:

  • The Editorial Graó ePremium databases offer both journals and books.They cover all stages of education, paying special attention to infant, primary and secondary education.
  • Psychology Database, which, in addition to clinical and social psychology, covers related disciplines such as the psychology of business and economics, communication and criminology.
  • In eLibro you can find books and manuals in Spanish to read online or offline.

If you need more help to find information in your field of study, consult BiblioSkills, the Library's new training site, with seminars and self-training material.