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[+] The Library is closed under the measures for coronavirus
We would like to inform you that as part of the measures to prevent the transmission of coronavirus, the Library, as a gathering place for individuals, will remain closed to the public.
Library return dates are are moved accordingly.
All Library electronic resources are normally accessible remotely, for all University of Crete members who are connected to the Internet via the Foundation's VPN network.
[+] Free access to Gale Reference Complete to July 31st

Gale Reference Complete

Unrivaled in terms of volume, authoritativeness and currency, Gale Reference Complete provides access to the largest package of primary and secondary sources available to libraries today. Empowering users at all academic levels, from the undergraduate student to the experienced researcher, and covering nearly every research area and discipline, Gale Reference Complete offers high quality, authoritative and unique content.

Gale Reference Complete enable users to access millions of pages of primary sources, e-reference and periodical content on Gale's superior platforms designed to streamline the student and researcher workflow. The sheer breadth of the package - combining proprietary e-reference content from Gale; JCR-quality periodicals, literary criticism and full text literary works as well as rare primary source content from the vaults of the world's great libraries - means that every student and researcher will find a rich store of relevant information to enhance their learning and research.

[+] Free access to reference works and academic textbooks on Cambridge Core

Free access to reference works and academic textbooks on Cambridge Core:
Free access to the HTML Textbooks, Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions & Cambridge Elements. The offer will extend to May 31st.

Links to the content:

A full list of 700+ HTML textbooks published on the platform

Cambridge Companions

Cambridge Histories

Cambridge Elements

In addition, we are providing free access to coronavirus research on Cambridge Core. More than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles are currently in the collection, with future articles being added once they are published:

The Press has also joined other publishers in signing a commitment to make the research available through PubMed Central and other public repositories of journal literature.

More details on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the Press’s Academic Publishing group can be found here:

[+] Epigeum (Oxford University Press) : Free access to resources related to the creation of online courses

With the ongoing global spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, many universities are closing or cancelling in-person lectures. If you have been asked to move your teaching online, but are more familiar with traditional, face-to-face methods, we can help.

To support you, we are making a range of our most relevant online training resources freely available. Anyone tackling an unexpected or abrupt transition to digital course delivery is welcome to make use of them:

  • Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
  • Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.
  • University Teaching: Core Skills, Planning and Preparing Learning Activities instructs those who are new to teaching on designing, structuring, and sequencing learning, with practical strategies for facilitating active learning in online and blended environments
  • University Teaching: Core Skills, Addressing Barriers to Student Success provides guidance on developing an inclusive and supportive learning environment, including advice on navigating stressful periods, and delivering online wellbeing support
How to access the resources for free:

1.    Visit our platform:

2.    Use the drop-down user menu in the top-right corner to register as a new user.

3.    When prompted, enter the following ‘Token’ codes: for all users: 3bb0020b.

4.    You will be sent an activation link by email (check your junk folder if you do not receive this). Click on this to activate your account.

5.    Once this process is complete, you can log into your new account on our platform, where you will have access to the resources, all stored under ‘My Courses’.

The programmes and courses will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.

[+] Free trial access to Statista till the 30th of April 2020

Statista in a nutshell:

Statista is one of the world’s largest statistics, research and market data platforms with access to more than 1 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, studies and infographics on 80.000 topics from more than 22.500 sources.
The platform combines economic data, consumer insights, opinion polls and demographic trends.
All data can be downloaded within seconds in 4 different office formats. On top, every student, lecturer and member of staff receives full publication and usage rights of the data (useful if you present at a conference for example). Automatic Citation output is included, too.



[+] Free access ProQuest One Literature and Ebook Central Academic During COVID-19
In support of its academic, learning, and research activities during the Covid-19 period, ProQuest provides members with free access to ProQuest One Literature and Ebook Central Academic for 3 months.
Access is free for all members of the University of Crete who are connected to the Internet through the Foundation's VPN network.
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