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Google Scholar

Search the academic literature: documents approved for publication, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishing houses, professional associations, databases of studies that have not yet been published, universities and other academic organizations.

Google Books

Search books on all disciplines, with access to abstracts, previews and bibliographic information. 

SSRN e-Library

Search over 470,000 abstracts of working papers on the social sciences (full text available for around 390,000 documents).


Search 1,300,000 abstracts of economic publications in the RePEc database (full text available for most of the documents).


Peruse 868 Italian periodicals on economics, law, the social sciences and history. Search an archive of over 600,000 bibliographic records.

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Web of Science with Conference Proceedings and Current Contents Connect

Search Humanistic Studies and the Social Sciences going back to 1990: access to citations from scientific and academic journals, conference records, workshops, web sites.

Economics, Statistics and Mathematics


Over 785,000 bibliographic records containing abstracts related to the international literature in the economic sciences dating back to 1969 (articles from periodicals, monographs, conference records, dissertations).

MathSciNet: Mathematical Reviews on the web

Search the international literature related to mathematics dating back to 1864. There are over 2 million records, all of which are reviewed: citations of articles, monographs, proceedings, doctoral dissertations and annual technical reports.



Search the legal scholarship published in over 400 Italian journals dating back to 1970. The records, containing abstracts, include case notes, reviews, comments on legislation, conference papers, and critiques.

Historical Abstracts

Bibliographic search on world history (excluding North American history). Over 600,000 records with abstracts of articles from periodicals, monographs and theses on history dating back to 1955, for the period that goes from 1450 to today.


Online bibliographic database that examines Italian periodicals covering culture. It contains over 100,000 bibliographic records of articles published since 1982 in 152 Italian periodicals covering general culture, such as: Aut AutBelfagorContemporaneaCritica MarxistaEconomia della culturaFilosofia politicaLimesMicromega, and the Rivista italiana di scienza politica. 


Online bibliographic database that contains references to books and articles on the Italian Parliament, the National Council and the Constituent Assembly, and studies of electoral matters.