Access to Electronic Resources

To find and access Library electronic resources, such as databases, e-journals and e-books, outside the University premises follow the first below  #3 Steps To complete an assignment by creating your bibliography, go to  Step #4 .

Step #1: Change proxy settings on your browser

Watch/read the relevant video/instructions on how to set up the proxy on your web browser in order to gain access to the Library resources.

      Change proxy settings on your computer:

·         Mozilla Firefox  

·         Google Chrome 

·         Internet Explorer 

·         Microsoft Edge 

·         Mac browsers 


Change proxy settings on your tablet or smartphone:

·         iOS devices 

·         Android devices 


Step #2: Insert your proxy codes to gain access

When you change your proxy settings, the proxy server responds with a login window. If you have an active Library account, your proxy codes are:

  • Username: your Student ID Number (in CAPITALS)

  • Password: your date of birth in reverse order (yr/mo/day*)

 Example:  Password: 19900310 (for 10th March 1990*)

                    Password must be entered in the format yyyymmdd

                     yyyy = year, i.e. 1990

                  mm = month, i.e. 03 (March)

                  dd = day of the month, i.e. 10th  day of the month


Step #3: Find relevant electronic material

As a distance learning student you can access remotely all Library electronic resources. Below you may find more information on what resources to use:


Databases – Selected resources (e.g. journal articles) by subject

eJournals – E-journals by publisher

eBooks –  E-books & e-book series from various vendors/publishers for all the subjects



Step #4 – Manage your references

Use Refworks - The online bibliographic management tool.

Be Aware of plagiarism


Step #5 – Contact us for further help

The Library Distance Learning Service provides ongoing support for the use of electronic resources.

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

Tel.: +357 22 842102 & +30 698 347 8547

Email: libdistance@unic.ac.cy