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[+] 3 months free trial to the journal Journal of Porphyrins & Phthalocyanines (JPP)

We are pleased to announce that we have been granted e access to the journal JPP for the next 3 months! All papers since 1997 are avaliable to our users!

The Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (JPP) was founded in 1997 and for the last 21 years has been the only journal devoted exclusively to original research papers and reviews on all topics of porphyrins, phthalocyanines and related molecules.

[+] Free trial of the OECD iLibrary platform

We are pleased to announce that we have been granted free trial access to the the OECD iLibrary platform till the 30th of June 2018 via HEAL-LINK Consortium.

 We ll have also free trial access to The WTO (World Trade Organization) iLibrary shortly.

[+] Access to the contents of IEEE

We are pleased to announce Heal-link's aggreement with IEEE for an 18th month contract (July 2017 to December 2018). The publisher has already opened access to the electronic journals (ASPP) and conference proceedings (POPALL) since 2005 for all the members of the greek Consortium.


[+] Summer Opening Hours (Heraklion)

Saturday 1 July: 9:00 - 15:00

Monday 3 - Friday 7 July: 08:30 - 20:00


From Monday 10 July:

Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 17:00

Saturdays: closed


From Monday 7 to Friday 18 August: closed


From Friday 25 August: back to regular opening hours



[+] Library Opening Hours - Summer Period - Rethymno (July-August)

During July and  August the Opening Hours for the Central Library will be as follows:

Monday - Friday: 09:00-15:30
Saturday: Closed

(Only Faculty members and Postgraduate students have borrowing privileges)


[+] Subscription renewals

The Library is pleased to announce the subscription renewals with publishers as follows:

1)  The Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link) has completed the subscription renewal for the years 2016-2018.

Access has been restored to the following publishers:

  • American Chemical Society(ACS)
  • American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Cambridge University Press   (CUP)
  • Elsevier (Science Direct)
  • Emerald (MCB)
  • Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company (formerly part of ALPSP Learned Journal Collection)
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
  • Oxford University Press 
  • Sage   
  • Springer  
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley InterScience  

Access will soon be restored to the following:

  • Akademiai Kiado (formerly part of ALPSP Learned Journal Collection)
  • Cambridge University Press   (CUP)
  • IEEE (temporary access to years 2006-2008 & 2010-2012 is available through HEAL-Link archive.
  • Project MUSE

2)  The University of Crete Library has renewed access rights for the year 2017 to the following publishers:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Année Philologique  (APh)
  • Proquest Scitech Collection (former CSA)
  • Proquest Dissertations and Thesis (former CSA)
  • Econlit with full text
  • Jacoby online
  • Journal Citation Reports
  • The making of the Modern World
  • DSI Statistical Compendium – OECD Collection
  • New Pauly Online
  • The Philosopher’s Index
  • PsychInfo
  • Web of Science 2016
  • Zentralblatt (instead of MathSciNet)



[+] Library Seminars (Heraklion)

The Library and Information Center of the University of Crete (Heraklion) organizes training seminars upon demand throughout the academic year, as follows:

1. " Use of the Library and its electronic services". Duration:45'

Introductory seminar for newcomers. The registration is completed with filling in the  "Library registration form".

2. Bibliography Seminar for undergraduate and postgraduate students for the academic departments of the Schools of Science and Technology and Medicine. Duration: 1,5 hour

Specialized seminar by discipline about
- the Library services,
- the methodology of effective bibliography searching,
- the potential of the available scientific resources (full text access, alert services etc)
- plagiarism prevention and bibliography management.

The seminars take place in the specially designed rooms of our Library building.

For more information, please contact Reference and User Instruction Services: (281039) 3235, 4268 &


[+] Access to American Physical Society (APS)

The Hellenic Academic Libraries Link announced that American Physical Society (APS) has restored online access via their platform for all HEAL-Link members. Therefore, the archives of this publisher are no longer available in "HEAL-Link archives".

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