Reference service and research support 
Languages and Cultures Library (BALI)


Bibliographic reference

This service can offer assistance:

  • if you need to find an up-to-date bibliography on a subject for the purposes of study and research
  • if you want to learn how to use bibliographic sources, databases, electronic resources and other research tools available in the library and online.

If you need:

Research support

This service offers specialized assistance - by appointment both in-person and from remote - to professors, researchers, research fellows, phD students in the following topics:

  • individual support for the publication, dissemination and enhancement of the academic outputs

  • support on:

    • Open Science
    • Open Access publishing
    • data management
    • licenses and copyright
    • research assessment

  • training on resources and tools useful for researchers.

To have more information and make an appointment, write to
See the Research support section for more information and insights.

How to consult digital resources and databases

Through the Databases application, you can find bibliographic and full-text electronic resources of interest to your field of study, either subscribed by the University or free of charge.

In order to access specific databases and non-open access documents (ebooks and ejournals), it is necessary to be recognised as a member of Ca' Foscari University of Venice and thus obtain all related rights, using:

  • VPN Bibliographic Resources

For more information and instructions, see the Remote access to electronic resources page.

Last update: 02/07/2024