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.


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.


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: 18/01/2023