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COVID-19: remote services and expanded digital collections

During this period of work "outside UNIGE", Library reinforce a selection of services and collections accessible from your home:

Temporary access to a wider range of digital resources, available 24/7:

  • Access our collections of e-books, journals, newspapers and magazines, articles, databases, videos, films, music, etc. here (only accessible with VPN). You can also access these resources by discipline;
  • To find free or Open Access digital resources, use the tips here;
  • A web page with a selection of resources made available free of charge by some major publishers during this period of crisis is online ! Our various tools and web pages will be updated regularly on this subject. Also read the SNSF and swissuniversities letter to publishers.


A team on hand to answer your questions:

  • For all general questions, use this form (French only);
  • For bibliographical questions, contact Aide à la recherche;
  • Make an appointment to discuss your query with the contact person for your discipline via Zoom, telephone or institutional chat (CISCO Jabber);
  • You can continue to request digital materials via the designated form (French only / this service is free for the entire UNIGE and HUG community and concerns only the digital collections of the UNIGE Libraries and other participating libraries. There is currently no digitization service for the print collections of UNIGE Libraries).


Continued support for publishing Open Access:

  • Specialist librarians are providing remote support regarding the dissemination and preservation of your Open Access research;
  • Responses to your questions by email;
  • Management of funding requests to the UNIGE Scientific Publication Fund;
  • Help submitting your publications to the UNIGE Open Archive;
  • New! The procedure for submitting PhD theses has changed and is now done entirely online.


Ongoing support for data management:

Support for managing research data is provided remotely by a designated team of librarians:

  • Contact our team to have us re-read your Data Management Plan before you submit it to the SNSF;
  • Information and advice about tools for preserving and archiving your research data are available online.


Training adapted for online teaching:

  • In April and May, online training replaces the face-to-face program.
  • The e-learning platform InfoTrack is particularly suited for distance-learning and gives students guidance on writing academic papers (selecting and researching a topic, writing a bibliography, advice for avoiding plagiarism, etc.).
March 29, 2020
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