DL Users
 
Για οδηγίες στα ελληνικά πατήστε εδώ (Greek)

 

Distance Learning Students

To access the Library electronic resources remotely you need to:

  • be enrolled at the University for the current semester
  • either login with OpenAthens or  connect with the University's Proxy Server (instructions can be found at OpenAthens Authentication and Proxy Server Authentication sections - menu on the left).

 

Distance Learning Faculty

To access the Library electronic resources remotely you need to:

  • have an active Office 365 account (UNic email)
  • either login with OpenAthens or connect with the University's Proxy Server (instructions can be found at OpenAthens Authentication and Proxy Server Authentication sections - menu on the left).

 

How do I gain access using my UNic email credentials?

The new OpenAthens based authentication system enables active UNic members to gain off-campus access to e-resourses using their Office 365 (UNic email) username and password. To login with OpenAthens:

  1. Select an e-resource and click on its title (for available e-resources see Resources & Tools for DL users section – menu on the left)

(e.g. Library home page > eBooks > EBSCO eBook Collection)

  1. You will be directed to the OpenAthens authentication page
  2. Select your status (UNic Students or UNIC Faculty & Staff)

OpenAthens authentication page

  1. Sign in with your Office 365 (UNic email) username and password

Office 365 username

Office 365 password

 

*If you enabled multi-factor authentication you will be prompted for an Authentication code

multi-factor authentication

 

  1. You will be re-directed to the resource home page. Most e-resources provide a small UNIC logo or text (e.g. Access provided by UNic…) on the page, which indicates that you have successfully gained access and all features are available.

UNIC logo or text

 

*Important Note: Some e-resources are excluded from OpenAthens authenication. You can gain access to them using Proxy Server Authentication (see menu on the left) or personalized credentials, as indicated by UNic Library.

 

Your Office 365 subscription (UNic email)

University of Nicosia provides Office 365 Pro subscription to all enrolled students. Office 365 Pro gives you access to online office applications i.e. (Word, Excel, etc.), an e-Mail address that can be accessed either through Outlook Online, or by using Outlook, or any other e-mail application, in addition to several collaboration tools that you might need during your studies.

Username

Your account will be provided during your first registration. You can find your account name (email address) from the Student Intranet:

  1. Log in to the Student Intranet.
  2. Click the ‘My Data’ tab
  3. Scroll page down until you see your email address on the right of ‘My Live Id’ field (i.e. ........@live.unic.ac.cy)

Password

Your Office 365 account is provisioned using the same password as your Student Intranet password. All Distance Learning students receive their password by e-mail upon their registration.

Help

If you forgot your username/password, you can contact the UNic Computer Center (+357 22 841586, support@unic.ac.cy).

 

Connect with the University’s proxy server to gain access

Choose the browser or device you use from the list below and follow the instructions to change your proxy settings:

Proxy settings for computers

Proxy settings for smartphones & tablets

Resources and tools for distance users

 

When you set up your browser and your proxy codes are approved (see OpenAthens Authentication or Proxy Server Authentication section), you will be able to access all of the Library’s electronic resources (without need for extra passwords). The available electronic resources and tools can be found below:

 

Discovery service for searching simultaneously most of the Library resources, both electronic and print. (The search box found on the top of the Library home page)

E-books collections from various vendors/publishers.

E-journal collections from various publishers.

Specialised collections of sources (e.g. journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters etc.) focusing on a certain subject area. Organised alphabetically and by subject.

Reference management tool that allows you to compile, edit and format bibliographies.

UNIC Library Search

 

UNIC Library Search allows you to search simultaneously most of the Library resources, both electronic and print.

 

  • Use the search box found on the Library home page to enter your terms (keywords, phrase, title, author, etc.). Select E-Resources on the dropdown menu on the right to limit your results to electronic resources available to read right away.

UNIC Library Search – E-Resources             

 

  • If necessary, use the Advanced Search option to make your search more specific.

UNIC Library Search – Advanced Search

 

 

  • Use the options on the left to filter your results.

UNIC Library Search – Filters

 

 

  • Click on its title to find more information about a source. Select the available full text option (PDF Full Text or Full Text Finder or HTML Full Text) to open and read the full text of a source.

UNIC Library Search – Full Text options

 

Library eBooks

 

eBook collections provide access to eBooks and eBook series from various vendors/publishers.

 

Library home page > eBooks

eBooks icon on the Library home page

 

  • Read the descriptions to choose an appropriate eBook collection. Click on its title to open a collection.

eBooks list

 

  • Enter your keywords (title/ author/ subject) in the search box. You can use Advanced Search when available.

An example from ProQuest eBook Central

 

 

You can also search for eBooks in the UNIC Library Search.

 

  • Enter the title of the book in the search box (found on the Library home page) and select either E-Resources or Publications (Journal & eBook titles) on the dropdown menu on the right.

eBook title search in UNIC Library Search

 

  • If necessary, refine your search using the Advanced Search option.

Advanced Search option in UNIC Library Search

 

 

  • Click on the available full text option (PDF Full Text or Full Text Finder) to open and read the eBook.

Full Text options in UNIC Library Search

 

Library eJournals

 

eJournal collections provide access to journals published by individual publishers.

 

Library home page > eJournals

eJournals icon on the Library home page

  • Read the descriptions to choose an appropriate collection for your topic. Click on its title to open a collection.

eJournals list

 

  • Enter your keyword/phrase in the search box. You can use Advanced Search when available.

    An example from SAGE eJournals

 

 

You can also search for journals and journal articles in the UNIC Library Search.

 

To find an individual journal:

  • Enter the title of the journal in the search box (found on the Library home page) and select Publications (Journal & eBook titles) on the dropdown menu on the right.

eJournal title search in UNIC Library Search

 

  • For available journals, you will find coverage dates and links under Full Text Access.

Results in Publications (UNIC Library Search)

 

To find an individual journal article:

  • Enter the title of the article in the search box (found on the Library home page) and select E-Resources on the dropdown menu on the right.

eJournal article search in UNIC Library Search

 

  • If necessary, refine your search using the Advanced Search option.

Advanced search in UNIC Library Search

 

 

  • Select the available full text option (PDF Full Text or Full Text Finder or HTML Full Text) to open and read the article.

Full Text options for articles in UNIC Library Search

 

 

Databases

 

Library Databases provide access to scholarly sources of information (e.g. journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters etc.) in a subject area.

 

Library home page > Databases

Databases icon on the Library home page

 

  • If you know which database you need to search: Click on a letter of the alphabet that corresponds with the first letter of the database and scroll down until you find the database you need. You can also type the name of the database in the search box on the left.

Databases by title

 

 

  • Alternatively, to find out which databases are relevant to your subject: Select Subject on the filters and press Apply. Then choose one of the categories to expand the list of relevant databases.

Databases by subject

 

 

  • Read the descriptions to choose a database appropriate for your topic. Then click on its title to open the database.

List of databases

 

 

  • Enter your keywords in the search box. You can use Advanced Search when available.

Example from a ProQuest database

 

 

Introduction to RefWorks

 

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool that allows you to create a database of citations/ references to resources (books, journal articles, web sites, etc.). It facilitates the insertion of citations within a research paper (in-text references, footnotes, or endnotes) and the creation of a formatted bibliography using a citation style of choice. All major citation styles are supported (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).

RefWorks can help you create properly formatted references and bibliographies in your essays and assignments.

To use RefWorks you need to sign up for an individual account. To be able to create a new account, you should be connected with the university's proxy server (see OpenAthens Authentication or Proxy Server Authentication section).

To create an account:

  • Go to the RefWorks site 
  • Click and select Sign up for an Individual Account
  • Fill out the form provided. You will receive an email with the username and password you created. Your username and password will give you access to your RefWorks account.

 

RefWorks Guide:

Detailed instructions on how to use Refworks can be found here.

Collaborations with other Libraries

 

For hardcopy material that is not available online through UNIC Library, you may visit other academic libraries in your area. Most of them will probably allow you to use print resources within their premises.

The UNIC Library collaborates with the libraries below:

Cyprus

  • University of Cyprus Library
  • Cyprus University of Technology Library
  • Open University of Cyprus Library

If you are in Cyprus, you are allowed to borrow material from the above libraries. Contact the UNIC Library (libithelp@unic.ac.cy ) for further information.

Greece

  • ΤΕΙ of Thessaloniki Library*
  • TEI of Crete Library**
  • University of Piraeus Library**
  • Hellenic Open University Library**

*Contact the Library in Greece before your visit. To borrow material, you will need your student ID card.

**Contact UNIC Library (libdistance@unic.ac.cy) to be informed about the exact procedure.

NOTE: The Library collaborates also with other academic libraries in Greece. If you are interested for any other library, please contact us (libdistance@unic.ac.cy).

Library DL Helpdesk

 

Helpdesk Hours: Monday- Friday, 11:30-17:30

Tel.: Cyprus (+357) 22 842102, Greece (+30) 698 347 8547

Email: libdistance@unic.ac.cy