Library | Universidad San Francisco de Quito

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The library of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, opens its services daily for the attention of thousands of students where they can find a selected and updated collection of printed and electronic books in all areas of knowledge. It also has subscriptions to the most important scientific and technical magazines, an extensive collection of multimedia materials and access to the most important electronic resources.

Xavier Palacios xpalacios@usfq.edu.ec 

About Us

Located on the campus of the Universidad San Francisco in Cumbayá, the USFQ Library serves the university community and the general public; it has a selected and updated collection of books in all areas of knowledge, subscriptions to the most important scientific and technical journals and an extensive collection of audiovisual and multimedia materials.

The USFQ Library is the depository of the bibliographic collections of the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Organization.

In order to fulfill its mission of satisfying the information needs of its users with the highest quality, the USFQ Library has appropriate and functional facilities with an area for public services, reading rooms, cubicles for group study, an area for the bibliographic collection with free access to the user (open shelves), a newspaper and periodicals library, an audiovisual room, an auditorium with capacity for 90 people, and a network of computers for consulting the public catalog, use of electronic resources, and access to the Internet.

 

Opening Hours
Regular semesters: Monday to Friday: from 7am to 9pm
Saturdays: from 9h00 to 16h00
Summer periods: Monday to Friday: from 8h00 to 20h00
Official holidays: Closed with advance notice

COVID-19

Library services and resources during the COVID-19 emergency

Library

The library has a selected and updated collection of printed and electronic books in all areas of knowledge, subscriptions to the most important scientific and technical journals, an extensive collection of multimedia materials and access to the most important electronic resources.


Access to the Libraries

All USFQ libraries are closed until further notice, but we will continue to provide online resources, services, and consultation. We are here to support you


Getting Help

For general help, research and reference questions write to biblio@usfq.edu.ec.


Electronic Resources

  • All our e-books, online magazines, databases and other electronic/streaming materials remain available as usual. See more information on how to connect from off campus.
  • Library staff are coordinating with major publishers and digital platforms to provide expanded and free resources for distance teaching, learning and research. These resources will be available on the Library's Electronic Resources page.

Suggest a purchase

To request that Libraries acquire an e-book or other materials, please write to biblio@usfq.edu.ec.


Physical Materials

  • Overdue fines for books and other library materials have been suspended and will not be collected.
  • All loans will be renewed until further notice.
  • Materials cannot be returned to the Libraries at this time. Please keep the materials you have checked out.
  • For questions about your borrowed materials, traffic rules, fines, renewals, holds, etc., please contact biblio@usfq.edu.ec

Books in reserve

If you need a book that is in the reserve collection, write us to biblio@usfq.edu.ec and we will look for the digital version.


Degree work

Degree works for the June 2020 degree period can be submitted electronically in accordance with the DEGREE WORK REQUIREMENTS in force since March 2020.

Collections

Recursos Electrónicos

Electronic Resources

Access important databases and networks of electronic resources around the world from your computer.

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Repositorio Digital

Institutional Repository

Consult the theses and research projects of our graduates in the USFQ Digital Repository.

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Electronic Resources

Permanent databases

Architecture Open Library
The ARCHITECTURE OPEN LIBRARY provides subscribers with access to the full range of titles in eBook form; more than 5,000 projects presented with photographs, architectural plans and descriptive texts provided by the architects. The projects are organized and classified by categories. The library also includes an exhaustive collection of conferences, videos and documentaries about architecture and design. New eBooks, projects, videos, conferences and breaking news stories expand the collection on a weekly basis. The ARCHITECTURE OPEN LIBRARY is available the 24 hours a day from anywhere and from any device (PC, Mac, iPad, Iphone, Android).


Access Medicina


Access Emergency Medicine


Acland´s Video Library of Human Anatomy
It contains more than 280 3D videos of macroscopic anatomy that can be rotated with real corpse specimens. It allows you to observe and listen to Dr. Robert Acland (Professor Emeritus in Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine) as he shows and explains the anatomical movements corresponding to each body region, 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

  • MUSIC AND DANCE ONLINE
    El catálogo más grande y más diverso de contenidos de música en el mundo para los estudiantes, académicos y amantes de las artes. El recurso multimedia cuenta con obras de miles de autores y cubre cientos de géneros musicales, incluida la danza. Abarca una amplia gama de formatos: libros, enciclopedias, partituras, grabaciones sonoras con audio de alta definición y, por supuesto, video.

World Bank
USFQ Library, depository of the World Bank fund since 1995.


BioOne
BioOne is the product of innovative global collaboration between scientific societies, publishers and libraries to facilitate access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the areas of biology, ecology and environmental sciences.


CABI
CAB Abstracts 1973 al Presente. Base de datos referencial con más de 7 Millones de registros en las áreas agrícola, pecuaria, ambiental, ciencias de la vida, etc. 250,000 registros en texto completo digitalizados por CABI; 343 revistas Open Access; enlaces a otras bases de datos disponibles en esta página; CAB eBooks Front File: 320 libros electrónicos 2005 en adelante.


CAB Plus Collection:

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COBUEC
Access to the network of Ecuadorian and international academic repositories Full text theses and other documents of interest to the scientific community.


DIGITALIA
Database with more than 34000 documents among e-books and electronic magazines in Spanish in full text. Excellent publishers from Spain and Latin America that offer and guarantee the bibliographic quality of the contents, among which stand out areas such as: literature, film studies, human sciences, engineering, social sciences, linguistics, religion, mythology and others.

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EBRARY – EBOOK CENTRAL (ProQuest)
EBRARY Academic International es una colección personalizada que combina la alta capacidad de seleccion de libros electrónicos (eBooks) y la funcionalidad y la flexibilidad de una base de datos de libros en inglés de las mejores editoriales del mundo, junto con todas sus herramientas de ayuda para marcar y guardar contenidos en su propio estante.


EBSCO
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 abarca todas las facetas relacionadas con las áreas de odontología, entre ellas, salud pública dental, endodoncia, cirugía para el dolor facial, odontología, patología/cirugía/radiología maxilofacial y oral, ortodoncia, odontología pediátrica, periodoncia, prostodoncia. La base de datos se actualiza semanalmente en 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.

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


ELIBRO
ELIBRO is a customized collection that combines the high capacity of selection of electronic books (eBooks) and the functionality and flexibility of a database of books in Spanish from the best publishers in the world, along with all its tools to help you mark and store content on your own shelf.


EMIS
EMIS is used by a wide range of areas and departments in the world's leading corporations and institutions that need timely content, hard-to-get information, relevant news, research and more in emerging markets.


FIEL WEB
Tool that contains all the areas of law elaborated in a WEB platform that allows the user to have access to the information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Gale Reference Complete
Gale Reference Complete es un conjunto de bases de datos bibliográficas y documentales en texto completo, incluyendo 32 bases de datos académicas especializadas en campos disciplinares como ciencias de la salud, ciencias de la vida, ingeniería, ciencias sociales, artes y humanidades.


Gale Primary Sources
A collection of more than 300 primary source files documenting turning points in the history of man. The Archives Unbound collections comprise more than 300,000 documents totaling 12 million pages covering nearly 400 years of content.


Business Insigths: Global
Business Insights: Global es una inteligencia de negocios real, diseñada para dar a estudiantes una verdadera ventaja competitiva en el mercado internacional.


The Economist (historical archive)
Complete collection of "The Economist" from 1843 to 2015


HAPI (Hispanic American Journal Index)
More than 300,000 bibliographic citations | more than 170,000 links to full-text articles | more than 675 journals

Since 1970, the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) has provided complete bibliographic citations of the content of scientific journals on Latin America and the Caribbean published worldwide. Our coverage includes everything from political, economic, and social issues to the arts and humanities.

The database is a non-profit project of the Latin American Institute, 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 comprehensive online collection of all journals (Journals and Magazines) in electrical engineering, electronics and computer science 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
JSTOR is a non-profit organization with the dual mission of creating and maintaining a reliable archive of important illustrated publications and providing the widest access to them. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to download page images and editions of publications, scanned at high resolution, as originally created, printed and illustrated. Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines.


KANOPY
Kanopy offers access to a large, curated catalog of educational, entertaining, and enriching films.


LATAM
Database of legal resources for Latin America, Spain and Portugal Through an intelligent search system, LATAM allows precise and immediate access to legislation, jurisprudence, gazettes, procedural and substantive schemes, forms, protocols, bibliography and doctrine. It offers additional utilities for its users with access to an authentic online library with books and electronic magazines, Human Rights Library, international legislation, currency conversion, a specialized Smart TV channel, etc. It has personalization utilities that allow users to create their own profiles with the selection of their country of preference and to save documents, indexes, searches and personalized alerts.


LEXIS

  • eSILEC

Sistema Integrado de la Legislación Ecuatoriana (Integrated System of Ecuadorian Legislation) on the Web.
Virtual Encyclopedia specialized in the legal field of Ecuador, which stores and organizes all the legal norms published since the beginning of the Republic; which gathers the history of the norms and the current texts updated to the last reform; complete and referenced jurisprudence to the laws; with powerful tools of intuitive and friendly consultation in its use; in short, an instrument capable of satisfying from the simplest to the most complex needs of legal information, designed by technicians of the Google generation for the lawyers and jurists of the XXI century.
 


LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY
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
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.


Primal'S 3D Human Anatomy for Dentistry


PROQUEST

  • ProQuest
    More than 11000 titles of publications in various disciplines. More than 190000 e-books, more than 400 full text newspapers in North America, thousands of dissertations in the areas 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 Humanistic Publications and Journals) This database is a comprehensive reference service that provides hundreds of full-text academic journals in the social sciences and humanities for the academic and interdisciplinary study of Hispanic America, Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin.
  • PQDTOPEN
    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.

QUICKAGRO edifarm Agricultural Vademecum


QUICKMED edifarm Pharmaceutical Vademecum


QUICKVET edifarm Veterinary Vademecum


ScienceDirect - Elsevier

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

SCOPUS
Scopus is the largest database of citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus has intelligent tools for tracking, analyzing and visualizing research, offering an overview of the world's research production 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.


UpToDate

Medicine database, designed to answer the questions that arise daily in medical practice.


vLex Global
vLex provides you with access to one of the world's largest collections of legal knowledge on an artificial intelligence platform that understands the law and learns with you.


WestlawOnline legal service of Editorial Aranzadi. Access to legislation, jurisprudence and bibliography by subscription.

Electronic Books

Architecture Open Library

The ARCHITECTURE OPEN LIBRARY provides subscribers with access to the full range of titles in eBook.


Access Medicina


HARRISON - Principios de Medicina Interna Access Emergency Medicine


ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB)
Online collection of about 5,000 books of high quality in the humanities.
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DIGITALIA
Database with more than 34000 documents among e-books and electronic magazines in Spanish in full text.


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EBRARY – EBOOK CENTRAL (ProQuest)
EBRARY Academic International is a customized collection that combines the high capacity of selection of electronic books (eBooks) and the functionality and flexibility of a database of books in English from the best publishers in the world, along with all its tools to help you mark and save content on your own shelf.
 


ELIBRO
ELIBRO is a customized collection that combines the high capacity of selection of electronic books (eBooks) and the functionality and flexibility of a database of books in Spanish from the best publishers in the world, along with all its tools to help you mark and store content on your own shelf.
 


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.

OpenAccess

Open Research Library
The Open Research Library (ORL) is planned to include all Open Access book content worldwide on one platform for user-friendly discovery, offering a seamless experience navigating more than 20,000 Open Access books.

Requirements for degree work

Guide for the presentation of the work of the final degree course. (Valid from 18/09/2020)

Undergraduate Template (MS WORD)


Guide for the presentation of the postgraduate degree work. (Valid from 18/09/2020)

Graduate Template (MS WORD)

Recursos en periodo de prueba

EUREKA

 

 


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