How to Access

In UAlg's network: each user has access to all library resources provided it is connected to the Internet by wireless or cable.

Outside UAlg's network:  remote access through institutional authentication. To this end the user must use the login credentials awarded by the UAlg whenever requested.  See instructions by Publisher here 

b-on Portal 
The University of Algarve joined the Portuguese consortium b-on (Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online), which allows simultaneous searches and access to thousands of scientific publications from several publishers.

  •     search by topic, author, title, year, publisher;

  •     allows viewing articles' abstracts;

  •     full text access;

  •    printing.


Academic Search Complete Multidisciplinary database with full access to over 8 500 journals and over 12500 indexed journals, books, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

Business Source Complete Management area with access to over 1 300 journals.

CAB Areas of agriculture, agronomy, forestry, animal science, aquaculture, biology, botany, ecology, economics, entomology, environment, horticulture, conservation and management of natural resources, nutrition, pesticides, soils, veterinary, hydraulics, animal health and breeding, hybridization and fertilizers technology, human health and nutrition, etc.

Access from the exterior through UAlg's login

CINAHL Plus with Full Text Full text access from over than 770 journals in the areas of health and nursing.

Current Contents Updated indexing journals databases.


ERIC Education Resource Information Center contains over than 1.3 million records and links to over than 323 000 documents.


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Over than 560 indexed journals, books, reports and proceedings in the fields of library science and information management.

MathSciNet Mathematics area. A search system allowing access to over 3 million articles and books with links to almost 2 million articles  in more than 1800 journals. Access from the exterior through UAlg's login

MedicLatina Access to over than 130 Spanish journals with full text in the medicine field.

MEDLINE with Full Text  Medicine area with access to over than 1 470 indexed journals.

NURSING  Premier source for evidence-based infomation designed specifically for nurses, where one can get answers to questions quickly and read full text journal articles anytime.

ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection  includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection, bibliographic databases which give access to over than 4000 full-text academic, commercial and specialized industry journals, technical reports, conference and conference proceedings, official publications and much more. For researchers who wish to carry out in-depth bibliographic reviews, this database includes specific indexing and abstracts that allow academic researching and the most relevant technical and scientific literature for each discipline.

Access from the exterior through VPN


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection Area of psychology, behavioral sciences and anthropology, with full text access to over than 400 journals.

Psyncinfo APA's Database (American Psychology Association) covers several areas of psychology and related subjects (applied psychology, developmental psychology, business psychology, clinical and educational psychology, statistics, etc.)

Access from the exterior through UAlg's login

Qualfood   Portuguese database of food quality and safety, that aims to organize, systematize and update all relevant information to those involved in the food area.

Access from the exterior through VPN


Regional Business News American regional economics journals.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text Over than 550 journals with full text access in the areas of sports and medicine.


Web of Science (former Web of Knowledge) From 1899-present. Highly regarded multidisciplinary database of articles, conferences, symposia, etc. Access as well to the Journal Citation Report (JCR).