An electronic resource (e-resource) is any information source in an electronic format. FULafia Library has open access and purchased subscriptions to many electronic information resources in order to provide you with access to them free of charge. Our E-Resources include lots of things: full-text journals, newspapers, company information, e-books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, economic data, digital images, industry profiles, market research, career information, etc.

The electronic resources is meant to support you in your studies, research and teaching. Use of the e-resources is subject to copyright law and the licence agreements that FULafia signs with the e-resource providers – please make sure you read the terms and conditions of use and if you have any questions, ask a librarian.

Note that some of the electronic resources have restricted access i.e. IP authentication or a user name and password is required. Open access electronic resources can be accessed any where through the Internet while the Intranet resources can only be accessed within the University community through the University Intranet. Some of our databases allow you to create a personal profile in order to keep track of new content via email or RSS feeds. As a member of the FULafia community, you are provided with 24/7 access to our e-resources on campus.

Below you will find general information about what e-resources are available to you.
1. E-Journals

An electronic journal is a periodical publication which is published in electronic format, usually on the Internet. We have e-journals with open access, e-journals with restricted access and e-journals on the Intranet.

Electronic journals have several advantages over traditional printed journals:

  • You can search the contents pages and/or the full text of journals to find articles on a certain subject.
  • You can read journal articles on your desktop, you don’t have to be in the Library.
  • You can e-mail articles to yourself or download them for printing.
  • The article that you want to read will always be available, even when the Library is closed.
  • Hypertext links allow you to move to different sections within individual journals or articles and can link you to related resources on the Internet.
  • Journals can include more images and audio-visual material.
  • Journals can be interactive – you can e-mail the author or editor with your comments.

Click Here to access the list of e-journals.


2. E-Books

An electronic book (or e-book) is a book publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices. Although sometimes defined as an electronic version of a printed book, some e-books exist without a printed equivalent. We have e-books with open accesse-books with restricted access and e-books on the Intranet.

Click Here to access the list of e-books.


3. E-Reference Materials

An electronic reference (e-reference) material is any material that provides general information regarding a process or a definition of a term, or background information on a subject in an electronic format.

Click Here to access the list of e-reference material.


4. Online Newspapers

An online newspaper is the online version of a newspaper, either as a stand-alone publication or as the online version of a printed periodical.

Click Here to access the list of online newspaper.


5. Online Databases

These are archives of electronic journals and e-books available on the Internet. Some of the databases require IP authentication or username and passwords, which is freely made available on request. And for others, all you need is to click on the links provided.

Click Here to access the list of online databases.


6. Offline Databases

These are archives of electronic journal, e-books, video, audio and/or pictures available on the Intranet. Users can access all offline databases within campus 24×7.

Click Here to access the list of offline databases.