Library News Summer 2020

The UNIC Library continues to offer their services remotely until September 16, but please note that the Library building continues to remain closed during the summer period in order to undertake stock taking and to implement the RFID tag system for all our Library books.  

From August 10 to August 21, the UNIC Library will be closed for the summer period and will not provide any services. Even though no services will be provided during this period all our electronic resources can be accessed 24/7 using either OpenAthens or Proxy authentication methods.

Library Announcements

We would like to inform you that UNIC Library continues to provide their services remotely until 16 September, 2020.

In order to assist you in your Learning and Teaching during this period, we have created a Guide to Using the Library to Learn & Teach Remotely.

All electronic resources can be accessed 24/7 using either the OpenAthens or Proxy authentication methods.

For your safety, loans and returns can be organized upon request with Library staff. Please contact the Library on for any requests you may have.

The Study Area remains closed to the public until further notice.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Thank you for understanding.



Resources for COVID-19


Developed the COVID-19 News Map application (with the JRC of the European Commission) to visualize information coming through the system for public health intelligence. It displays the headlines and snippets of the ten most recent articles that the system has identified as being related to COVID-19 in their original languages.

Information on research projects and initiatives to tackle the spread of coronavirus and preparedness for other outbreaks.

A general public resource on coronavirus containing important information such as government announcements and expert’s advice, research and analysis made by UNIC members, UNIC policies as well as, a diagnostic tool developed by the University of Nicosia Primary Care Centre in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the General Healthcare System (GESY).

The journal offers free access to latest advice on Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Created to support the immediate need for trusted information for researchers, clinicians and all users. It is comprised of news feeds and resources from trusted bodies of authority and the index is in its infancy.

This medical database has made helpful information about COVID-19 and Coronavirus available to you to use and share.

A selection of articles on coronavirus published by Elsevier.

Provides remote teaching resources and support for nursing and healthcare educators.

Provides access to health and medical research with almost 20,000 relevant articles freely available on ScienceDirect.

Illustrates the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, disseminates useful statistical figures to the Governing Departments and Authorities and informs the public.

The official site of the European Union regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

Provides relevant research videos to support the efforts of scientists and researchers address the COVID-19 outbreak.

26 public health journals are now freely available until December 31, 2020

All relevant research Springer has published and continue to publish are now available for free.

H σειρά video podcasts που δημιούργησε η Νομική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας, ανταποκρινόμενη στο χρέος κοινωνικής αλληλεγγύης και την επιτακτική ανάγκη έγκαιρης και έγκυρης ενημέρωσης του κοινού.

The official page of World Health Organization for the latest information about coronavirus.

Freely accessible online modules to support the response to the outbreak of coronavirus disease through the World Health Organization’s open learning platform for health emergencies.

Guides to Help You Identify Fake News


Use the below guides to learn how to spot fake news:

  • How to spot fake news – an infographic created by IFLA with 8 simple steps to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you


The below sources will help you to identify fake news

  • PolitiFact - a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others.
  • Quote Investigator - a website that fact-checks the reported origins of widely circulated quotes.
  • Coronavirus Rumor Control - a webpage from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Sources/Actions That Support Online Learning


Provides resources that can be used in online classes to help members make an easy transition to online teaching and learning.

This American Library Association’s publication is now freely available until further notice. Booklist provides critical reviews of books and audiovisual materials for all ages.

The vendor is available to deliver any online training session/WebEx on any topic related to EBSCO products and services interested to students, academic staff and librarians- please contact the library if you are interested.

Our existing holdings have been upgraded to Unlimited-User access (including single-user and three-user models) until 30/6/2020 for a growing list of publishers.

Developed a library of resources for teaching and offers free access to pertinent content.

The Commission has published this webpage highlighting the wide range of online learning materials available at European level. It aims to ensure continuity in education and training activities during the current Coronavirus crisis.

Courses on IEEE Xplore Digital Library are now offered for free to UNIC Library users. This is a great opportunity for faculty members to support their students.

This platform offers a free trial (until May) to UNIC Library users to access the InfoSci-Subject Databases, covering the areas of Business and Management, Computer Science and Information Technology, Education, Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences, Government and Law, Library and Information Science, Media and Communications, Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences, Science and Engineering, Security and Forensics, and Social Sciences and Humanities. [Off-campus access: Proxy Server Authentication is required. OpenAthens is not supported].

Offers free access to UNIC Library users to a video library dedicated to teaching fundamentals through easy-to-understand video demonstrations. [JoVE: The Journal of Visualized Experiments is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes experimental methods in video format].

UNIC Library access has been upgraded to cover all unlicensed JSTOR journals collections and ebooks until December 31, 2020.

Makes Greek and Latin literature accessible temporarily free of charge for UNIC Library users until June 30, 2020. [Off-campus access: Proxy Server Authentication is required. OpenAthens is not supported].

Expands UNIC Library’s access to cover scholarly content in the humanities and social sciences temporarily for free to support teaching, learning, and knowledge discovery for users worldwide.

Our existing holdings have been upgraded to Unlimited-User access (including single-user and three-user models) until mid- June for a growing list of publishers.



Resources for Library Staff and Information Professionals


The Association of College and Research Libraries launched a new guide, featuring updated information, free professional development, open access publications, and other resources to support academic and research library personnel during a pandemic.

Offers librarians around the globe the chance to better support the online research needs of their faculty, students and researchers.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions created a page – regularly updated – with information about nationwide library closures, as well as a range of ideas drawn from experience of libraries in different settings.

This online professional development platform for librarians and other library staff offers the course Online Instructional Design as a demo.

Library Staff Contact Information

  • Library staff available to respond to queries, provide support locating and using resources, also alternatives to print material:

All library staff are available to assist in using electronic resources.

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