The Hellenic American University Library supports learning, teaching and research at the University. The great majority of the University’s library resources are online, including 250,000 digital books and subscriptions to major academic periodicals databases numbering 10,000,000 articles. The digital collection covers all academic disciplines, but it is particularly strong in the areas of Business and Management, Languages and Linguistics, Education and Psychology.
In this section you will also find a list of trusted, open access scientific databases.
Digital Books / Monographs
The American Library at Hellenic American University provides faculty and students with access to several collections of digital books: two large collections of academic titles in a broad range of fields – EBSCOHost eBook Academic Collection and Ebook Central. The Library also holds a subscription to PQDT (ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis Database), the world’s most comprehensive Theses and Dissertations database.
Access the digital Collections:
The Library subscribes to a number of services that provide access to online periodicals databases. It also has direct subscriptions to a range of on-line journals. The following lists the periodicals databases to which the Library is subscribed, by subject area(s) and the subscription service. Clicking on the “Service” will bring you to the provider’s Search page.
- EBSCO Host* (a very large collection of resources in nearly all disciplines. See below for a list)
- Emerald* (Emerald Management Xtra)
- Springer* (Springer Computer Science Archives)
- EJS E-Journals* (EBSCO Electronic Journals Service) (note: these specific journals can only be accessed and used in house).
- Science Direct* Journals (Arts & Humanities)
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages.
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a worldwide collaborative of over 285,700 authors and more than 1.7 million users that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research.
- Cogprints Leading electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.
- SpringerOpen SpringerOpen is Springer's portfolio of fully open access journals and books, covering all areas of science. The entire content published with SpringerOpen is freely accessible online immediately upon publication. SpringerOpen views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings.
- Taylor & Francis Open and Routledge Open Taylor & Francis and Routledge currently publish a number of pure open access journals, with no subscription content. The articles in these journals receive both rigorous peer review and expedited online publication. Authors have the option of publishing their open access article under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license, as mandated by some research funders.
- Wiley Open Access Wiley Open Access is a program of fully open access journals. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members.
Only students, faculty and staff of the Hellenic American University may use the materials noted with an asterisk (*) (the rest are open access). If you are an eligible user and wish to have remote access (that is, outside the University premises) to the resources, you should navigate to http://lib.hau.gr and provide your student/faculty credentials. These credentials (aka Labs account) have been given to you upon registration, along with your university email and Blackboard account.
- In the username field, please enter: labs\username
- In the password field, please enter your password. Keep in mind that passwords are case sensitive.
For more detailed instructions on remote access, please refer to the Library handbook.
*The EBSCO Host collection is made up of the following databases:
Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Regional Business News, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences, SocIndex, Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC), PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycEXTRA, GreenFILE, Teacher Reference Center, European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750, Humanities International Complete, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA), International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text).
The Library of Hellenic American University uses an Interlibrary Loan System to locate and obtain resources from libraries in the US and elsewhere. Resources that eligible users of the library may borrow through this system include articles, eBooks, dissertations, government documents and technical reports, all in electronic format.
Currently enrolled students, faculty, staff and alumni of Hellenic American University are eligible to request materials through Interlibrary Loan.
1. To make an Interlibrary Loan request, first search our Databases to make sure that we don’t already have the material. We cannot process requests for items held locally.
3. You will need to make a separate request form for different items you are requesting, and provide complete and accurate information to avoid delays in processing.
4. An interlibrary loan electronic transaction is usually completed within 3-5 days
5. The library will notify you via email when the material has arrived and all material will be delivered electronically.
6. The library will also notify you if the material you have requested is not available.
Electronic books and journal articles are the most commonly requested interlibrary loan materials. However, the following types of materials cannot be supplied through ILL:
- Archival materials
- Rare or valuable materials
- Reference books
- Conference papers
- Audiovisual materials (videos, DVDs, CDs)
The Library adheres to the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code, Sections 107 and 108), CONTU Guidelines, the Greek copyright law 2121/1993 and European guidelines. The Library reserves the right to refuse to fill a request if, in its judgment, doing so would violate copyright law. As is the case with all other Library services, patrons are expected to comply with copyright laws when using materials obtained through the Interlibrary Loan System.
Charges and Fees
There is no charge for using the ILL service; however, you might need to pay handling fees charged by the lending library. In case there are any handling fees, you will be asked to confirm that you want the Library to proceed with the request.
The Interlibrary Loan System supports learning, teaching, research, and scholarship at Hellenic American University and is thus available only to students, faculty and staff at these institutions. The Library reserves the right to review patron requests for interlibrary loan services and to decline such requests at the Library’s sole discretion.
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