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 magazines, an extensive collection of multimedia materials, and access to the most important electronic resources.

About Us

Located on the USFQ Cumbayá campus, 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 magazines, and an extensive collection of audiovisual and multimedia materials.

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

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

Hours

Regular semesters:

Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer periods:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Official holidays:

Closed with advance notice

COVID-19

Library

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

Library services and resources during the emergency by COVID-19

Access to Libraries

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

Getting help

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

Electronic resources

  • All of 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 leading publishers and digital platforms to provide free, expanded resources for distance learning, learning, and research. These resources will be available on the Library's Electronic Resources page.

Suggest a purchase

To request, the Libraries acquire an electronic book or other materials, email biblio@usfq.edu.ec

Physical materials

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

Books in reserve

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

Degree work

The degree assignments for the June 2020 degree period can be submitted electronically in accordance with the DEGREE REQUIREMENTS in force as of March 2020.

Collections

Recursos Electrónicos

Electronic Resources


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

+ Go to electronic resources

Repositorio Digital

Digital Repository


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

+ Go to the digital repository

Ayuda

Tutorials


+ How to use our resources

+ Library Services (video)

Electronic Resources

Databases - USFQ

Trial databases

PEARSON Vital Source

Web of Science

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So far, databases under trial

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 24 hours a day from anywhere and from any device (PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android).

Access Medicine

Access Emergency Medicine

Acland's Video Library of Human Anatomy

Contains over 280 3D videos of macroscopic anatomy that can be rotated with specimens from real corpses. Lets you observe and listen to Dr. Robert Acland (Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine) while showing and explaining 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

    The largest and most diverse catalog of music content in the world for students, academics, and art lovers. The multimedia resource features works by thousands of authors and covers hundreds of musical genres, including dance. It covers a wide range of formats: books, encyclopedias, sheet music, sound recordings with high definition audio, and of course, video.

World Bank

USFQ Library, depositary 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 peer-reviewed, critical research in the areas of biology, ecology, and environmental science.

CABI – Ovid

CAB Abstracts 1973 to Present. Referential database with more than 7 million records in the agricultural, livestock, environmental, life sciences, etc. 250,000 full-text records digitized by CABI; 343 Open Access magazines; links to other databases available on this page; CAB eBooks Front File: 320 eBooks 2005 onwards.

CAB Plus Collection:

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COBUEC

 

Access to the network of Ecuadorian and international academic repositories. Full-text degree thesis and other documents of interest to the scientific community.

DIGITALIA

Database with more than 34,000 documents between 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 areas such as literature, film studies, human sciences, engineering, social sciences, linguistics, religion, mythology, and others stand out.

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EBRARY – EBOOK CENTRAL (ProQuest)

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

EBSCO

Dentistry & Oral Science Source covers all facets related to the areas of dentistry, including dental public health, endodontics, facial pain surgery, dentistry, pathology/surgery / maxillofacial and oral radiology, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics. The database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.

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

​​ELIBRO

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

EMIS

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

EQUAL

EQUAL: APPLICATION OF ACCOUNTING STANDARDS is an information system that allows professionals, students and people interested in financial accounting matters to be updated on any change, reform or novelty in the accounting technical regulations and the accounting impact legal regulations; and, always have a large virtual library at your fingertips. The EQUAL system relates the technical standard with the applicability in the Ecuadorian legal standard.

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

FIEL WEB

The tool that contains all the areas of law developed on a WEB platform that allows the user to have access to information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Gale Reference Complete

Gale Reference Complete is a set of full-text bibliographic and documentary databases, including 32 specialized academic databases in disciplinary fields such as health sciences, life sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Gale Primary Sources

Collection of more than 300 archives of primary sources that document the decisive moments in the history of man. The Archives Unbound collections comprise more than 300,000 documents totaling 12 million pages covering almost 400 years of content.

Business Insights: Global

Business Insights: Global is real business intelligence, designed to give students a true competitive advantage in the international market.

The Economist (historical archive)

Complete collection of "The Economist" from 1843 to 2015.

HAPI (Index of Hispanic American Magazines)

More than 300,000 bibliographic citations | over 170,000 links to full-text articles | more than 675 magazines

Since 1970, the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides complete bibliographic citations for the content of scientific journals on Latin America and the Caribbean that are published worldwide. Our coverage includes everything from political, economic, and social issues to art and the 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 electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science journals and journals published by the 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.

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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 gives researchers the ability to download high-resolution scanned page images and publication editions 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 electronic books and magazines, Human Rights Library, international legislation, currency conversion, a specialized Smart TV channel, etc. It has personalization utilities that allow you to create your own profiles with the selection of the preferred country and save documents, indexes, searches, and personalized alerts.

LEXIS

  • eSILEC

Integrated System of Ecuadorian Legislation on the Web.

Virtual Encyclopedia specialized in the legal field of Ecuador, which stores and organizes all the legal regulations published since the beginning of the Republic; that collects the history of the norms and the current texts updated to the last reform; Complete jurisprudence and referenced to the laws; with powerful intuitive and friendly consultation tools in its use; in short, an instrument capable of satisfying from the simplest to the most complex needs for legal information, designed by technicians of the Google generation for the lawyers and jurists of the 21st 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.

PROQUEST

  • ProQuest More than 11,000 publication titles in various disciplines. Over 20,000 e-books, Over 400 full-text North American newspapers, thousands of dissertations in the areas of business, psychology, physical science, 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 Magazines) This database is a comprehensive reference service that provides hundreds of full-text academic journals on social sciences and humanities for the academic and interdisciplinary study of Latin America, 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.

QUICKAGRO edifarm AGRICULTURAL VADEMECUM

QUICKMED edifarm PHARMACEUTICAL VADEMECUM

QUICKVETedifarm 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 summaries of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings. Scopus has smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, offering an overview of global 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 delivers 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 Resource Library

The Universia Library of Learning Resources aims to consult and disseminate millions of public resources belonging to collections of institutions in different countries. All indexed objects can be accessed through our directory and the list of collections. For each object, there is a bibliographic file and a direct link to download the digital resource (pdf, doc, jpg, gif, mp3, etc.). Also, the Library has an advanced search engine prepared to carry out full-text searches by title, author, or keywords.

It is recommended to create a personal record to be able to download the full texts of the required documents.

UpToDate

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

❖ vLex Global

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

Westlaw

Editorial Aranzadi online legal service. Access to subscription legislation, jurisprudence, and bibliography.

Electronic Books

E-Books

Trial Databases​

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Up to this point, trial databases

Architecture Open Library​

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

Access Medicine

HARRISON - Principles of Internal Medicine 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 between e-books and electronic magazines in Spanish in full text.


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

 

ELIBRO

 

ELIBRO is a personalized collection that combines the high capacity of books electronic options (eBooks) and the functionality and flexibility of a database of books in Spanish from the best publishers in the world, together with all its tools to help mark and store content on its 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.​​​

 

Degree work requirements

Guide for the presentation of the work of the final degree course. (Valid from 04/22/2020).

PREGRADE template (MS WORD)

Guide for the presentation of the postgraduate degree work. (Effective from 04/21/2020).

Graduate Template (MS WORD)

Certificate of delivery of degree work in the Library.

Open document

Writing styles of degree papers:

APA: consult books available in the Library in the Reservation section:

BF 76.7 .P8318 2010

Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association/translation updated according to the sixth edition in English by Miroslava Guerra Frías. 3rd ed. México D.F .: Modern Manual, 2010.

BF 76.7 .P83 2010

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2010.

Guide to writing in APA style, 7th edition.

Chicago in Spanish

Citing Medicine

MLA

USFQ Intellectual Property Policy.

Open document