Research tools

Users have the following instruments at their disposal to find books, magazines, articles and other documents in paper or electronic format, consult databases, search for theses, access research data, browse images and documents from digital archives.

Ca' Foscari expands its offer with Yewno Discover, new platform which, by exploiting artificial intelligence, finds connections between concepts in different multidisciplinary areas, representing the ideas in interactive graphs.


It's the University portal of resources in both digital and printed format and allows you to simultaneously search for books, journals, ebooks and electronic periodicals with access reserved for Ca' Foscari members, research theses and products in the ARCA institutional archive, articles and other online documents from databases, collections of electronic periodicals, e-books, institutional archives and other academic resources.

You can use also cerCa' app downloading it for free from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Yewno Discover

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Yewno is a platform that uses artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences and computational linguistics to extract concepts from academic publications.
Thanks to Yewno you can find new ideas for developing unexpected research paths. The research's results are displayed with interactive graphics that allow you to move from one link to another and relate concepts.
The information retrieved and indexed in the central index comes from the full text content of international academic publishers.

You can access Yewno using your institutional credentials from the direct link or from the widget that appears after making a search on cerCa’ portal.


List of bibliographic and full-text databases available at the University and the electronic resources with free access selected by the specialist libraries.

You can search by title or keyword, or select a subject area of interest.

Electronic journals

Catalogue of online journals available and accessible online at the University and selected open access academic periodicals. You can search by title, subject area, publisher or ISSN.

Thesis archive

Contains the doctoral theses discussed from January 1, 2010 and the Master's degree theses and those of the old system discussed from the summer session of 2012.

ARCA - Ca' Foscari Research Archive

Open access repository of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice; a collection of university research and teaching products available for consultation.

Digital archives

Platforms that collect in digital format and make available materials of historical, scientific and educational interest of the Ca' Foscari University.

Last update: 05/12/2022