Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Communication and Culture, History

Subscribed resources

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary full-text database with peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.


Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online – B-on (Online Knowledge Library) makes unlimited and permanent access available to full texts from scientific international publications from several publishers, through subscriptions negotiated on a national basis.

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) brings together the most comprehensive collection of content — including superior indexing from top subject indexes, high-end full text and the entire library collection — all within an unparalleled full-featured, customizable discovery layer experience.

EBSCO eBook Collection

Search and view the full text of eBooks

EBSCO University Press eBook Collection

Muldisciplinary collection that provides access to more than 38 000 ebooks, published by more than 90 academic publishers.

Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception

The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is the considered to be one the most comprehensive sources devoted to the Bible and its reception, being an indispensable reference for theology and religious studies, the humanities, the arts, cultural studies, and the social sciences. The encyclopedia contains the most up-to-date information on the origins and development of the Bible in the canons of Judaism and Christianity and the history of biblical interpretation and reception in non-Western religious traditions and movements.

International Philosophical Bibliography

Bibliographic database in the field of Philosophy. Updated four times a year, it currently contains over a million records, including books, book chapters, scientific articles, and other contributions.


JSTOR allows access to digitized articles from a variety of scientific fields: Arts & Sciences III Collection (Language & Literature, Music, Film Studies, Folklore, Performing Arts Religion, Art & Art History, Architecture & Architectural History), Business Collection, and Mathematics & Statistics Collection.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts indexes core journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.


OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Created with the generous support of the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, it incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations, and features additional dissertation metadata contributed by select colleges and universities from around the world. Providing researchers with citations to graduate research across a span of time, from the early 20th century to the present, this database will continue to grow through regular updates and new partnerships with graduate degree-granting institutions.

Philosopher’s Index with Full Text

The Philosopher’s Index with Full Text is the leading full-text database covering all major fields of philosophy and related disciplines. It provides hundreds of full-text philosophy journals from around the world, many of which are available with no embargo.

Publication Finder

Publication Finder delivers a predictive search experience and includes a host of features from responsive auto-complete ranked by popularity of titles, to known-item search, to full-text linking, relevance ranking, and discipline-specific browsing.


ScienceDirect is a multidisciplinary website that provide access to Elsevier publications. Search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, books and book chapters.


Scopus is a metadata and citations database of peer-reviewed publications, such as scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It provides a comprehensive view of international scientific production in the areas of technology, medicine, social sciences or arts and humanities. Scopus features tools such as advanced search, analysis and results visualization. Through the citation index it is possible to analyze the number of citations of publications or authors.

Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis’ research interface, which provides access to more than 1900 scientific journals.

Web of Science

With the Web of Science platform, you can access an unrivalled breadth of world-class research literature linked to a rigorously selected core of journals and uniquely discover new information through meticulously captured metadata and citation connections.


Open Access resources

Biblioteca Virtual de Polígrafos

The Authors Virtual Library brings together about 900 Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American and Brazilian authors (including writers of science, literature, thought, economics and other sciences).

DeGruyter Open

DeGruyter publishes fully open access journals across scientific, technical, medical, humanities and social sciences.


Frontiers is a multidisciplinary editor of open access journals.

Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão  (FUNAG)

FUNAG is a public foundation linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, established in 1971. Leader in the number of published works on foreign policy, international relations and Brazilian diplomatic history, its latest works are available free of charge at the Digital Library of the Foundation's electronic portal.


MDPI is a multidisciplinary publisher of peer-reviewed and open access journals.

OAPEN Library

The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.

OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data.

Online Library of Liberty

The purpose of the Online Liberty of Library is to promote access to books and articles by key authors in various areas of interest regarding human rights, French liberalism, anti-federalism, among others.

OpenEdition Books

OpenEdition Books is an open access platform for books in the humanities and social sciences.

OpenEdition Journals

OpenEdition Journals is a journals platform for the humanities and social sciences. 95% of articles are available in full-text access.

PQDT (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open)

PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses from several scientific areas.

RCAAP (Repositórios Científicos de Acesso Aberto de Portugal)

RCAAP portal collects, aggregates and indexes scientific open access contents from Portuguese institutional repositories.


The Scientific Electronic Library Online – SciELO is an electronic library covering a selected collection of scientific journals. The Project envisages the development of a common methodology for the preparation, storage, dissemination and evaluation of scientific literature in electronic format. The content is published in Open Access.


SpringerOpen offers open access content, books and journals, from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences.


Statistical information


Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its mission is to provide high quality statistics for Europe. This platform offers a whole range of important and interesting data that governments, businesses, the education sector, journalists and the public can use for their work and daily life.

Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE)

INE produces, in an independent manner, high-quality official statistical information, relevant for the society, while promoting the coordination, the analysis, the innovation and the dissemination of the national statistical activity and ensuring integrated data storage.


PORDATA collects, organizes, systematizes and disseminates data on multiple areas of society, for Portugal and its municipalities, and for the European countries. The reported statistics derive from official and certified sources, with data production skills in the respective areas.