AlmaStart is a tool that allows to search books, articles and other documents that are available in the libraries or online.

If you want to start a research on a new topic and do not know which kind of information sources are available, you can start from AlmaStart.


How does it work?

AlmaStart shows a single, global search field to start the search. Nonetheless, if you wish to perform a more complex search, you can start from the advanced search option where you can combine multiple terms, filter out sources, choose document types or language.

Everyone can use AlmaStart, but you have to sign in to retrieve the full list of results, access the full text of the documents and save results or research settings.


Sources in AlmaStart


The results include the online documents and the books or journals owned by the libraries. Is it also possible to expand the search to further indexed contents even if they are not physically nor online accessible.


Sources not covered by AlmaStart

Some sources are not indexed in and searchable via AlmaStart, in particular:


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