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HEAL-Link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link), in the framework of its activity to strengthen Open Access in Greece, explores systematically the ways and means for the transition to a new scientific publication landscape, which will be sustainable and beneficial to the public academic and research institutions. In this process, HEAL-Link participates in international initiatives, evaluates the developments and weighs them, taking into account the benefit for the Greek scientific community. HEAL-Link's Declaration on Open Access in Greece expresses its concerns about the inadequacy of the current scientific publication model and explicitly states the direct initiatives that it undertakes. The Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, through Minister Kostas Gavroglou, supports the "Declaration on Open Access in Greece". The Minister's assent to the text of the Declaration was expressed after a meeting with the Chairperson of HEAL-Link, Professor Theodora Ioannidou, on the 31st of May 2018, at the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.

Declaration on Open Access in Greece
Διακήρυξη για την Ανοιχτή Πρόσβαση στην Ελλάδα


Αccess via institutional account to JSTOR

25 September, 2018      More...

Αccess via institutional account to JSTOR

25 September 2018


  1. Users can click on "Login to My Account" from the JSTOR homepage
  2. Then click "Find My Institution"
  3. Search for institution in "Search by Institution Name"
  4. Institution should show up with option to "Login"
  5. Click "Login" will redirect users to HEAL-Link Proxy model where they should be able to select their institution and be directed to the login screen.

Alternatively you can follow this URL, which redirects to step 5 of the previous guideline.


Trial activation to 6 Springer eBook collections

11 September, 2018      More...

Trial activation to 6 Springer eBook collections

11 September 2018

We would like to inform you that a trial has been activated to six additional Springer's e-book collections for all HEAL-Link members. The trial will be active until 30 November 2018 and access is allowed through IP address recognition.

Briefly, the trial access period is to the following collections:


Southern European Libraries Link (SELL) Statement, May 2018

22 June, 2018      More...

Southern European Libraries Link (SELL) Statement, May 2018

22 June 2018



Single sign-on model access to HEAL-Link and libraries's publishers/providers/platforms

15 June, 2018      More...

Single sign-on model access to HEAL-Link and libraries's publishers/providers/platforms

15 June 2018

HEAL-Link, in collaboration with GRNET, has developed a new infrastructure for SAML IdP/SP proxy based federated access. The infrastructure was developed in order to simplify HEAL-Link's participation to single sign-on processes to publishers/providers/platforms concerning thus HEAL-Link as long as individual libraries, by adopting a simpler federated access model.

The new infrastructure will be progressively interconnected with publishers/providers /platforms and will operate alongside the existing federated access mechanism.

The services where the new infrastructure has already been integrated:

  • IEEE (
  • You will be informed each time the list is updated.

    Instructions for use on the IEEE platform (

    • Select "Institutional Sign In"   
    • In the pop-up window select at the bottom right: "Shibboleth"
    • Select "HEAL-Link" either alphabetically or through the search box
    • Select the institution and complete the login process


HEAL-Link unified search engine

23 March, 2018      More...

HEAL-Link unified search engine

23 March 2018

We are pleased to announce that the integration of HEAL-Link subscriptions to HEAL-Link's unified search engine has been completed. Now it hosts e-journals' archives, MARC Records of e-books as well as all current e-journals subscriptions. We also would like to emphasize that the update of the embedded content will be continuous and frequent, at least once a month.

The search is performed at article level to e-journals and at record level to e-books. At the same time, it is possible to limit the results through multiple metadata filters.

We remind you that access is allowed through the registered IP addresses of each institution as well as through the user accounts (shibboleth) and that the terms of the contracts apply for the use of the content.


Quick search
Keyword Search for tracing Subject Categories-Subcategories, Subjects and titles or ISSN of journals.

Electronic resources

HEAL-Link and Publishers tag cloud Through this Portal HEAL-Link members have full-text access to journals, e-books and to bibliographic databases. Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) through shibboleth is supported by a few publishers. Access is allowed through IP address recognition and My-HEAL-Link, which is a personalization service, does not conflict with this process.

Legislation for Copyright issues is applied to the electronic publications the same way that it is applied for printed. By using the service of electronic journals you should you know that:

  • You accept the provisions of the legislation being in effect for Copyright and Related (Law 2121/93, Law 3049/2002 article 14 and Law 3057/2002 article 81) and that it is prohibited the systematic storage or printing of entire content of copies of electronic journals and books.
  • You responsibly declare that the information will be used exclusively for personal study or research.

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