Digital Library of Catalonia (BDC)

The Digital Library of Catalonia (BDC) is the name that defines both the electronic information jointly licensed by the members of CSUC and the open access repositories containing data generated by the member institutions of the Consortium. BDC is sponsored by the Departament d'Economia i Coneixement of the Catalan government.

Licensed e-Resources (Restricted Acces)

Electronic information joint contracting started in 1999 by CBUC. Currently the BDC offers access to the following resources of electronic information licensed to commercial publishers:

  • 20,000 e-journals
  • 24,000 e-books
  • 19 databases

These electronic resources are selected according to criteria of common interest to the members of the CSUC. These include both aspects of improving access and economic conditions. The aim is to provide all university members and researchers in Catalonia, with a core of interdisciplinary electronic information, regardless of their place of work.

Journals, books and databases of the BDC are searchable through library members websites and also via the meta search engine BuscaRE.

Access to these resources is restricted to users of the institutions that integrate CSUC and they are available from any authorized point of the net, by means of IP address control.

Own Electronic Information (Open Access)

Nowadays we provide access to the following electronic repositoriess and databases wich contain open access information:

  • TDX (Theses and Dissertations Online)
  • RACO (Catalan Journals in Open Access)
  • RECERCAT (Research Repository of Catalonia)
  • MDC (Digital Memory of Catalonia)
  • MDX (Materials Docents en Xarxa)
  • Dialnet
  • Catalan databases

In order to make a global seach including all e- resources of the BDC just use metabuscador.

Some of the restricted e-Resources (except those in the "Catalan Databases" group) are only available to the users of the member institutions of the CSUC from any authorized point of the net, by means of IP address control.

BDC also gives access to the open access information contained in cooperative repositories, dialnet and Catalan databases.