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Covid-19: online resources for distance learning

During the period of the COVID-19 outbreak, some Italian and international publishers are providing access to their e-resources, in order to ensure remote research and a proper support for teaching to the academic institutions

Clarivate: video and webinar

The Publons profile and CV - Video
Publons is the platform that hosts over 1 and a half million profiles (of which almost 50,000 are Italian) for almost 8M of indexed reviews. Now on Publons users can configure their own profile (choosing the years and the data they want to show) and then export it in pdf and json format. With this functionality, every researcher who keeps his profile updated can select the one he considers interesting for a specific grant or application and each institution can easily standardize and adopt its own CV. The Publons platform is freely accessible independently from a subscription of Web of Science; data are also available via API.

Funding Agencies and Open Access in InCites - Video
With the June update of InCites (scheduled for the 25th, release date of the 2020 version of the JCR, that is, the Impact Factor 2019), a full-bodied update will be released concerning fifty Italian "funding agencies": from MIUR, mapped also for PRIN and FIRB, to the Ministry of Health (Finalized Research and Current Research) to all the main Banking Foundations, to the Italian Regions. Therefore, it will be possible to carry out all analyses on the research they have funded, as well as verify their compliance with the Open Access mandates.

Open session: How do you do it in Web of Science?
Wednesday 10 June - 11:00 am. Special session for those who have questions to ask about Clarivate solutions: Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, InCites, Publons, Kopernio, etc. Please send your questions by e-mail to by June 8th. Here to register.

Web of Science Core Collection as a database for assessments
Monday 15 June - 11:00 am. This session presents the use of Web of Science Core Collection data for citation evaluations and analyses: the main international rankings, "smart" metrics and the normalization of citation data, percentiles, authors' position, analysis of personal profiles (H-Index and H-Index without self-quotes), web services and some functions of InCites: Open Access and PLAN S, international collaborations and those with manifacturing and much more. Here to register.

2020 Journal Citation Reports
Monday 29 June - 11:00 am. The Journal Citation Reports 2020 will be released this month! Here is a webinar to learn how to analyze the performance of journals, with and beyond the Journal Impact Factor, and to quickly identify which journals are most often cited by specialists from over 200 disciplines. Here to register.

Ebsco Webinar: "La scienza è aperta: fare ricerca e condividerla in tempi di crisi"

Why is Open Science important today? What is the role of libraries in an open ecosystem? How can the research community face the reproducibility problems of science? How can libraries facilitate the sharing of research results and support researchers?
On 5 June Elena Giglia, Head of the Open Access Project Unit at the University of Turin, during the webinar "La scienza è aperta: fare ricerca e condividerla in tempi di crisi" will try to answer these questions by reporting some example of successful Open Science practices (with particular attention to COVID-19 research) and showing some existing tools, including and Code Ocean.

Summer School "Wikimedia projects for cultural institutions"

From 6 to 10 July 2020, the second edition of the Wikimedia Summer School "Wikimedia projects for cultural institutions" will take place online. The Summer School, organized by Wikimedia Italia, was created to offer to students and operators in the cultural sector an overview of Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikidata, Commons, Wikisource, etc.) and their applications for the enhancement of cultural and artistic heritage.
Information about the program, teachers and registration at this link.

Elsevier Covid-19 Healthcare Hub

Elsevier is on the front-line of healthcare providing clinical tools and resources to help professionals to deliver excellent care and information to their patients thanks to a new directory.
The 9 June Elsevier offers a webinar dedicated to young scholarly authors: "Come pubblicare articoli in ambito medico: stesura, scelta della rivisita e il processo editoriale".

In a few clicks, can help authors share their Coronavirus research and, in fact, any research. Authors can simply go to, tell what they want to share, then just drag and drop the paper: they’ll instantly get a freely accessible link to their paper. With it’s easy to make papers Open Access, for free!

EBSCO: COVID-19 Information Portal

EBSCO COVID-19 Information Portal is a platform developed by EBSCO, which collects news coming from librarians and health experts.
On the 26th May at 10.00, an overview of this environment will be provided through a webinar. This is the link for registration:
Details on EBSCO free training proposals, in Italian, at the following link:

British Library Digital collections

The section dedicated to digital collections is always accessible on the British Library website. The collections include reproductions of manuscripts, but also economics and social sciences texts, as well as doctoral theses and an archive of websites.
Digital collections:
UK Web Archive:


EBSCO provides the following resources for information and distance learning, and for remote work.
Information and Resources to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Distance Learning:

E & P Repository

To promote the circulation and sharing of the results of scientific research concerning the COVID-19 epidemic, the journal Epidemiologia & Prevenzione has created E & P Repository, a free access platform for the collection, storage and distribution of unpublished scientific manuscripts (pre-print).
In E & P Repository it is possible to deposit: study protocols, methodological works on population studies, forecasting methods, evaluation of the effectiveness of measures taken, summary reports on the state of the epidemic, articles and article reviews.

ELSEVIER - Clinicalkey Student Foundations + Assessment

Until 30 June 2020, a trial has been set up for the ClinicalKey Student Foundations platform and the Assessment module.
In the Foundations platform users of the University of Padua have access to more than 230 medical textbooks, 85,000 images and 8,500 videos.
The Bookshelf Mobile App let them save their favourite books, highlight text, make notes and share contents with collegues and students.
During the trial period, the Assessment module is accessible only for the functions dedicated to students who will be able to create self-assessment tests, monitor their performance and improve them thanks to the study materials made available by the Foundations platform.

Short videos are available in the Clinicalkey Student Resource Center. They explain how to create an account, take notes, highlight, create presentations, and more:
Video on the functions for students:
The Student Journey
Video on the functions for Professors:
The Professor Journey

At the following link, professors can find other useful information related to the product:

The web page 'Studying at home' has recently been added to help students use key features to support their online learning and keep them in touch with other students:

Access to the platform is reserved for institutional users through authentication via Auth-Proxy or SSO from this page.


Cenfor International distributes international editorial digital content and innovative technologies for the research and management of information collections.
Video tutorial:


Until 20 June 2020, the online courses of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library are accessible, limited to the following topics: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, 5G, Autonomous Vehicles, IoT, e Cyber Security.
Information on IEEE eLearning Courses:
Courses are accessible at this link:
and from IEEE Xplore homepage > browse > courses
Remote consultation is possible through the Auth-Proxy or Single Sign On authentication.


JoVE is an innovative product that publishes texts and videos of scientific experiments carried out in important laboratories around the world. It provides information on how a specific experiment is carried out and on the method adopted. Until 15/06/2020 free access is provided to the complete collection of educational videos in JoVE (constantly updated), including a page of videos related to Coronavirus.


Until the end of May 2020, access to a selection of contents in order to support distance learning.


Until 30 June 2020, access to SAGE Video and to SAGE Research Methods Video.

WHO World Health Organization

OpenWHO, the new interactive platform of the World Health organization offers online courses to improve the response to health emergencies.
Specific MOOCs:

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