Trials and new resources 
SBA Resources and Digital Library (BDA)


Electronic resources

The Library System offers multiple research tools. You can:

  • consult resources and catalogues for finding books and articles in print or electronic format
  • consult databases
  • search theses
  • browse images and documents in digital archives.

These resources and platforms are managed by the Digital Library.

Consult electronic resources from home

You can also access databases, electronic periodicals and e-books from home.
However, you must be recognised as a Ca' Foscari member.
If you do not know how to do this, read the Remote access to electronic resources page.


The Lybrary System periodically activates time-limited trials, during which Ca’ Foscari members can use new online resources in their study, research and teaching activities and assess their content quality and usability.

Depending on the appreciation and cost, some of these resources become part of Ca' Foscari's collections. Feedback from users is very valuable in this selection process.

To request information and send comments and feedback on the trial resources, please write to

Ongoing trials

JSTOR: all JSTOR collections are accessible until 31 December 2023.
JSTOR is a full text retrospective archive of digitized back issues of articles from academic and scientific journals. 
The accessible collections are:

  • Archive Journal Collections
  • Thematic Collections
  • Primary Source Collections

New resources

Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online allows to search across the 15 etymological dictionaries of the most important indo-european languages (Latin, Greek, Slavic, proto-Germanic, proto-Celtic, Old Frisian, Armenian, Hittite, Luvian, Persian, Iranian verb and proto-Nostratic).
Each entry is accompanied by grammatical information, meaning(s), etymological commentary, reconstructions, and extensive bibliographical information when available.
Dictionaries can be cross-searched, with an advance search for each individual dictionary.
The database is fundamental to the the study of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Modern Languages and Literatures.

You can find 72 new Cambridge University Press ebooks by consulting the complete list below or by serching on cerCa' portal.

Rivisteweb, one of the most renowned Italian collections of human and social science journals, has a new platform renewed in content, functionality and graphics.
The most relevant innovations are: a new search method, with suggestions as you type and useful filters, and an improved accessibility for people with disability and an enhanced usability from mobile devices.

Last update: 22/11/2023