Collections & Resources

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The Library houses more than 35,000 volumes or print resources. The collections cover all subjects with special focus on areas in which the University is engaged in teaching and research. There is also a substantial collection on American and Greek fiction, poetry, theatre and the arts.

Additionally, there is a collection of rare and special interest books; these are available by permission for limited use within the Library.

  • View the Library handbook for information describing the Library's collections, borrowing policies, and access to the online material.

Online Catalog to the Library’s Print Resources

The Online Catalog, available to all users, lets you search the collections by author’s name, title, publisher, ISBN, subject and general keywords.

Reserved Items

The Reserve Collection consists mainly of books that are used primarily as teaching materials. As long as these remain on reserved status, they cannot be borrowed, and can only be used on the Library premises. During exam periods and other times of increased demand, reserve items need to be booked in advance to ensure that as many persons as possible will have access to the material.

Online Resources

The library’s extensive Online Resources consist of subscriptions to:

  • digital book collections
  • online periodicals databases
  • direct subscriptions to on-line journals (mostly in Applied Linguistics)

In this section you will also find a list of trusted, open access scientific databases.

Digital Books / Monographs

The American Library at Hellenic American College provides faculty and students with access to several collections of digital books: two large collections of academic titles in a broad range of fields EBSCOHost eBook Academic Collection and Ebook Central. The Library also holds a subscription to PQDT (ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis Database), the world’s most comprehensive Theses and Dissertations database.

Access the digital Collections:

Periodicals Databases

The Library subscribes to a number of services that provide access to online periodicals databases. It also has direct subscriptions to a range of on-line journals. The following lists the periodicals databases to which the Library is subscribed, by subject area(s) and the subscription service. Clicking on the “Service” will bring you to the provider’s Search page.

EBSCO Host * (a very large collection of resources in nearly all disciplines. See below for a list)

Emerald * (Emerald Management Xtra)

Springer * (Springer Computer Science Archives)

EJS E-Journals * (EBSCO Electronic Journals Service) (note: these specific journals can only be accessed and used in house)

Science Direct * Journals (Arts & Humanities)

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a worldwide collaborative of over 285,700 authors and more than 1.7 million users that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research.

Cogprints Leading electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

SpringerOpen SpringerOpen is Springer's portfolio of fully open access journals and books, covering all areas of science. The entire content published with SpringerOpen is freely accessible online immediately upon publication. SpringerOpen views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings.

Taylor&Francis Open and Routledge Οpen Taylor & Francis and Routledge currently publish a number of pure open access journals, with no subscription content. The articles in these journals receive both rigorous peer review and expedited online publication. Authors have the option of publishing their open access article under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license, as mandated by some research funders.

Wiley Open Access Wiley Open Access is a program of fully open access journals. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members

* Please note: Only students, faculty and staff of the Hellenic American College may use these materials noted with an asterisk (the rest are open access). If you are an eligible user and wish to have remote access (that is, outside the University premises) to the resources, you should navigate to and provide your student/faculty credentials. For more detailed instructions on remote access, please refer to the Library handbook.


The EBSCO Host collection is made up of the following databases:

Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Regional Business News, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences, SocIndex, Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC), PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycEXTRA, GreenFILE, Teacher Reference Center, European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750, Humanities International Complete, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA), International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text).