Guide for Distance Learning 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 and:
- login via OpenAthens - the newest and easiest way (use the OpenAthens guide for instructions)
- or connect with Proxy Server (use the Proxy Server guide for instructions)
Distance Learning Faculty
To access the Library electronic resources remotely:
- use your UNIC email address and password to sign in (use the OpenAthens guide for instructions)
- alternatively, you can use Proxy Server authentication (use the Proxy Server guide for instructions)
OpenAthens vs Proxy Server
When you are connected via OpenAthens of Proxy Server, you are able to access all of the Library electronic resources. The available e-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)
eBook collections from various vendors/publishers
eJournal 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 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.
- If necessary, use the Advanced Search option to make your search more specific.
- Use the options on the left to filter your results.
- 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.
eBook collections provide access to eBooks and eBook series from various vendors/publishers.
Library home page > eBooks
- Read the descriptions to choose an appropriate eBook collection. Click on its title to open a collection.
- Enter your keywords (title/ author/ subject) in the search box. You can use Advanced Search when available.
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.
- If necessary, refine your search using the Advanced Search option.
- Click on the available full text option (PDF Full Text or Full Text Finder) to open and read the eBook.
eJournal collections provide access to journals published by individual publishers.
Library home page > eJournals
- Read the descriptions to choose an appropriate collection for your topic. Click on its title to open a collection.
- Enter your keyword/phrase in the search box. You can use Advanced Search when available.
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.
- For available journals, you will find coverage dates and links under Full Text Access.
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.
- If necessary, refine your search using the Advanced Search option.
- Select the available full text option (PDF Full Text or Full Text Finder or HTML Full Text) to open and read the article.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Read the descriptions to choose a database appropriate for your topic. Then click on its title to open the database.
- Enter your keywords in the search box. You can use Advanced Search when available.
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.
Detailed instructions on how to use Refworks can be found here.
This searching guide will hep you find the needed bibliography. It could be either specific resources (books, articles etc.) or resources on a specific topic.
This Evaluate Sources & Identify Fake News guide will help you get started with information sources evaluation. It can help you with information sources used for academic purposes as well as with information you engage with in your daily lives.
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:
- 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 (email@example.com ) for further information.
The Library collaborates also with some academic libraries in Greece. If you are interested in a particular library or if you need to check whether there is any library in your area that we collaborate with, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Helpdesk Hours: Monday- Friday, 08:30-17:00
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