Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources

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Lib.Steps is an intelligent integrated third-generation research system, which allows users to perform searches in real time through online resources subscribed by your institution, including:

  • Databases
  • Electronic journals
  • Library Catalogue
  • Repositories

From a single search box it delivers accurate results to your simplified user interface, providing easy access to full text when available.

Access to the Premium Package, which includes magazines, abstracts and eBooks. Content on Mining, Oil, Seismic Activity and others.

Content in Physics.

  • RSC – Royal Society of Chemistry:


Knovel is a solution that offers fast and reliable answers to technical questions in the area of Engineering.

Knovel provides access to full text scientific content from more than 120 Science and Engineering publishers. The platform features interactive tools such as pivot tables that allow you to work with the data in a customized way. In addition, some books also feature interactive graphs, equation formulators, conversion tables and other tools.

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Permanent Data Bases

Acland´s Video Library of Human Anatomy

Contains more than 280 3D videos of macroscopic anatomy that can be rotated, with specimens from real cadavers. It allows you to watch and hear Dr. Robert Acland (professor of Surgery emeritus at the University of Louisville) while he shows and explains the anatomical movements that correspond to each region of the body, including bones, muscles, tendons, organs, and much more.

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB)

Online collection of about 5,000 books of high quality in the humanities. These titles are offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with thirty-one learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. These are works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature. (See title list.) The collection features unlimited multi-user Access.

Fields currently covered include the following: African History, American History, Animal Studies, Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Asian History, Australasian/Oceanian History, Biblical Studies, Bibliographic Studies, Byzantine History, Canadian History, Caribbean History, Central European History, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian History, Economic History, Environmental Studies, European History, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, Hip Hop Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American History, Law, LGBT/Queer Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle Eastern History, Musicology, Native Peoples of the Americas, Performance Studies (theater, music, dance), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Science/Technology, Sociology and Women’s Studies.

AlexanderStreet Press

The world’s largest and most diverse musical catalogue for students, academics, and lovers of the arts. This multimedia resource contains the works of thousands of authors and covers hundreds of musical genres, including dance. It covers a wide gamut of formats: books, encyclopedias, scores, sound recordings with high definition audio, and, of course, video.

World Bank

The USFQ Library is the Depository for the World Bank fund since 1995.


BioOne is the product of global innovative collaboration among scientific societies, editors, and libraries to facilitate access to critical, expert-reviewed research in the fields of biology, ecology and environmental sciences.

CABI – Ovid

CAB Abstracts 1973 to the present. Reference data base with more than 7 million records in the fields of agriculture, livestock breeding, environment, life sciences, etc. 250,000 records in complete text digitalized for CABI; 343 Open Access journals, links to other data bases available on this page. CAB e-books Font File: 320 electronic books, starting in 2005.

CAB Plus Collection:


Access to the Ecuadorean and international network of academic repositories. Complete texts of degree theses and other documents of interest for the scientific community.


Data base with over 8,000 documents including e-books and electronic journals in Spanish in full text. Excellent editorials form Spain and Latin America that offer and guarantee the bibliographic quality of contents, among which outstanding areas include literature, movie studies, human sciences, engineering, social sciences, linguistics, religion, mythology, and others.


EBRARY Academic International is a personalized collection that combines the high selection capabilities of electronic books (eBooks) with the functionality and flexibility of a database on English books from the best editorial houses in the world, together with help tools that enable marking and holding contents in its own bookshelf.


EBSCO has served the library industry for more than 60 years. By placing customers at the core of our business, we have tapped their ingenuity to assist us in developing the high quality products and services for which EBSCO is known. EBSCO is the only company to provide customers with an integrated service that combines reference databases , subscription management , online journals , books , linking services and A-to-Z solutions . Always at the leading edge, we continue to work to identify new challenges and combine technology with data to meet the information needs of our customers worldwide.

Dentistry & Oral Science Source encompasses all aspects related to dentistry, among them public dental health, endodontics, facial pain surgery, odontology, maxillofacial and oral pathology/surgery/radiology, orthodontics, pediatric odontology, periodontics, and prosthodontics. The data base is updated weekly in EBSCOhost.

DynaMed® is a clinical information resource used by physicians to answer clinical questions quickly and easily at the point of care. It includes thousands of topics thatprovideclinicians and educators with the evidence-based information they need to make informed decisions. Topics are updated daily as new evidence becomes available.


ELIBRO is a personalized collection that combines the high selection capabilities of electronic books (eBooks) with the functionality and flexibility of a database on Spanish books from the best editorial houses in the world, together with help tools that enable marking and holding contents in its own bookshelf.


ECOLEX is the most complete source of information on environmental law worldwide. It is administered jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP.


EQUAL: APLICACIÓN DE NORMATIVA CONTABLE is an information system that allows professionals, students and people interested in finance and accounting to be updated on any changes, reforms or news related to technical accounting norms and laws that impact accounting, as well as providing a readily accessed virtual library. The EQUAL system relates technical norms to their applicability within Ecuadorian law.

Please request your access code in the Reference Section of the USFQ Library: biblio@usfq.edu.ec


Web-based tool that contains all the areas of law, allowing users to access information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

HAPI (Índice de revistas hispanoamericanas)

More than 300,000 bibliographic references | more than 170,000 links to complete articles | more than 675 journals

Since 1970, the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides complete bibliographic references to the contents of scientific journals on Latin America and the Caribbean published worldwide. Our coverage is thorough, ranging from political, economic, and social topics to the arts and humanities.

The database is a non-profit initiative run jointly by the Latin American Institute and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

HARRISON - Principles of Internal Medicine

Hein Online

HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 155 million pages and 200,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

IEEE/ASPP All Society Periodicals Package (ASPP) is a wide ranging on-line collection of all the journals and magazines related to electric engineering, electronics, and computer sciences published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

ISLG - Investor - State LawGuide

Investor-State LawGuide (ISLG)™ has mapped the world of investment treaty law by capturing the relationships between treaties, arbitral rules, cases and other key materials.


JSTOR is a non-profit organization with the double mission of creating and maintaining a trustworthy archive of important illustrated publications, as well as providing the widest possible access to them. JSTOR allows researchers to download images of illustrated pages and editions, scanned in high resolution, as originally created, printed, and illustrated. JSTOR’s content encompasses various disciplines.


Legal resource database for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Using an intelligent search system, LATAM allows precise and immediate access to legislation, jurisprudence, bulletins, gazettes, procedural and substantive outlines, forms, protocols, bibliography, and doctrine. Users are offered the additional benefit of accessing a veritable on-line library containing books and electronic journals, a human rights library, international legislation, currency conversion, a specialized Smart TV channel, etc. It includes personalization utilities that allow the creation of individual profiles, permitting selection of a country of preference, as well as storage of documents, indices, searches, and personalized alerts.


  • eSILEC

Integrated System for Ecuadorian Legislation on the Web

Virtual encyclopedia specialized in the field of Ecuadorian law, storing and organizing the entirety of legal regulations published since the beginning of the Republic. It gathers the history of existing norms and texts updated to the latest reforms. Complete and referenced jurisprudence, with powerful search tools that are both intuitive and friendly to use. In sum, an instrument capable of satisfying from the simplest to the most complex legal information needs, designed by Google generation technicians for 21st Century lawyers and jurists.


Harvard University Press is honored to renew James Loeb's vision of accessibility and presents an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture — in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.


Ovid offers the medical, scientific, and academic communities customizable solutions of high-quality core and niche content fully integrated with their institutional holdings; best-in-class technology tools that enhance search precision and speed workflow, maximizing research productivity; and consultative, award-winning support and training services.


  • ProQuest Over 11,000 titles of publications in various disciplines. More than 400 North American newspapers in complete text; thousands of dissertations in the fields of business, psychology, physical sciences, health, education, and more. Almost 9,000 market reports in 40 countries, including Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America..
  • Prisma (Social and Humanities publications and journals). This database is an integral reference service that provides the complete text of hundreds of academic journals in the social sciences and humanities, facilitating the academic and interdisciplinary study of Latin America and the Caribbean Basin..

Provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge with full-text in PDF format. The authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access.




ScienceDirect - Elsevier

  • Engineering
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


Scopus is the largest database focused on citations and summaries of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books, and congress proceedings. Scopus provides intelligent tools for tracking, analyzing, and visualizing research, offering a general overview of global research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

SPRINGER journals

SPRINGER e-books

SpringerLink is one of the world's leading interactive databases for high-quality STM journals, book series, books, reference works and the Online Archives Collection. SpringerLink is a powerful central access point for researchers and scientists.

Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Online’s portfolio of 1,600-plus journals deliver the very latest peer-reviewed research. Many journals will offer access to articles in advance of publication and you never have to miss research in your field with our extensive range of email alerts and RSS feeds.

UNIVERSIA Biblioteca de Recursos

The Biblioteca Universia de Recursos de Aprendizaje is aimed at facilitating the consultation and dissemination of millions of public resources belonging to institutions in various countries. Users may access all indexed objects through our directory and the listing of collections. Each object has a bibliographic record and a direct link that enables download of the digital resource (pdf, doc, jpg, gif, mp3, etc). The library additionally enables an advanced search by title, author, or key words.

We recommend the creation of a personal registry in order to download the complete text of required documents.


Medical database, designed to answer questions that arise from everyday medical practice.


On-line law service provided by Editorial Aranzadi. Subscription access to legislation, jurisprudence, and bibliography.