Online resources

  • Academic Phrasebank
    General resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper. The resource should be particularly useful for writers who need to report their research work. This site was created by John Morley (University of Manchester)
  • IEEE Author Digitak toolbox
    IEEE page containing tools and information to assist in the preparation, delivery and review process of articles.

Methodological Guide



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Printed books in the library Search by:
title, author, subject
Free access - Reading room
DVDs, Videos, CD-ROMs held by the library
Tests   Tests
Printed journals in the library Search by journal title Journal archive
Free access - (most recent year) Reading room
Journals Comillas Pontifical University    

Journal archive

OJS (Open Journals Systems)

Legal documents: Legislation, jurisprudence, doctrine, forms   Databases - Law
Official gazettes
Ancient archives belonging to this and other libraries   Joint catalog of Spain's bibliographic heritage
Documents that are not in the library's collections   Discovery
Interlibrary Loan Service
Electronic journals Search by journal title Discovery
Financial Times
Journal Finder
Open access
Journal articles, chapters in edited works Search by:
article, chapter, subject, title, author
The university's academic production: research projects, final bachelor's project, final master's project, theses, dissertations   Repository
Theses from other universities   Interlibrary loans,

¿Qué son las competencias informacionales?

Las competencias informacionales son el conjunto de conocimientos, habilidades, disposiciones y conductas que capacitan a los individuos para reconocer cuándo necesitan información, dónde localizarla, cómo evaluar su idoneidad y darle el uso adecuado de acuerdo con el problema que se les plantea.

Se puede definir la competencia informacional como la adquisición por parte del que recibe la formación de las habilidades siguientes:

  • buscar la información que necesita
  • analizar y seleccionar la información de manera eficiente
  • organizar la información adecuadamente
  • utilizar y comunicar la información eficazmente de forma ética y legal, con el fin de construir conocimiento


La capacitación en competencias informacionales se desarrolla a través de formación que imparte el Servicio de Biblioteca.

Esta formación está dirigida a los distintos grupos de usuarios que utilizan los servicios de la Biblioteca.

  • Estudiantes de los primeros cursos de las titulaciones de Grado que acceden por primera vez a la Biblioteca y necesitan conocer todas las herramientas y servicios que se le ofrecen, así como adquirir conocimientos en la búsqueda y uso de la información.
  • Usuarios que conozcan todas las utilidades de la Biblioteca pero necesitan un adiestramiento en profundidad de determinados recursos de información, así como herramientas de ayuda en la gestión bibliográfica personal.
  • Profesores e Investigadores con necesidades específicas relativas a la calidad de sus publicaciones y a la visibilidad de su producción científica.

Oferta formativa

El Servicio de Biblioteca ofrece un catálogo de cursos orientados a los distintos grupos. Cada curso adapta sus contenidos y duración en función de las necesidades de los asistentes y de la disciplina en la que se incluye (Filosofía, Economía, Psicología…).

Catálogo de cursos

Solicitud de cursos de Formación en CI2

Los cursos se impartirán en horario de 9 a 17 horas de lunes a viernes. Para otros horarios, consultar con la persona de contacto.

Para solicitar un curso, ponerse en contacto con This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. con el que se concretarán fechas, contenidos y cualquier otro dato necesario.

La Biblioteca intenta adaptarse a las necesidades de formación de profesores y alumnos. Para una formación específica que no se recoja en los cursos ofertados, ponerse en contacto con This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Directora de la Biblioteca.

Valoración de los cursos de formación de usuarios

La acción formativa finaliza con la valoración de los usuarios del curso al que han asistido. El objetivo de estas encuestas es conocer el grado de satisfacción de los usuarios respecto a la formación recibida, con el propósito de adaptarnos mejor a sus necesidades y aumentar la calidad del servicio de formación.

What are informational skills?

Informational skills are the set of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and behaviors that make individuals able to recognize when they need information, where to find it, how to evaluate its adequacy, and how to make appropriate use of it in the context of the problem that they are facing.

Informational skills can be defined as acquisition, by the person receiving training, of the following abilities:

  • to find the information that is needed
  • to analyze and select information efficiently
  • to organize information appropriately
  • to use and share information effectively in an ethical and legal manner, in order to build knowledge


Informational skill building takes place through the training provided by the Library Service.

This training is intended for the various groups of users who use the Library Services.

  • Students in the early years of Bachelor's degrees who are accessing the Library for the first time and need to learn about all of the tools and services that are available to them, as well as acquiring knowledge about searching for and making use of information.
  • Users who are familiar with all the Library's services but need in-depth training on particular information resources, as well as tools for help in managing their personal bibliography.
  • Lecturers and researchers with special requirements regarding the quality of their publications and the visibility of their academic output.

Training programs

The Library Service offers a catalog of courses aimed at different groups. The content and duration of each course are modified depending on the needs and the academic discipline (philosophy, economics, psychology…) of those taking it 

Course catalog

Requesting training courses in CI2

Courses are delivered from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday. For other times, please ask the contact person.

To request a course, contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for dates, content, and any other necessary information.

The Library tries to meet the training requirements of lecturers and students. For specific training that is not covered by the courses on offer, contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Deputy Director of the Library.

Evaluation of training courses for users

The training concludes with users evaluating the course they have taken. The aim of these surveys is to discover how satisfied users are with the training received in order to meet their needs better and improve the quality of the training service.

General course

  • Introducing the service
  • Basic regulations
  • Location and timetable
  • Services offered
    • Other options in “My Library”: Loans, reservations, renewals, etc.
    • Bibliographic information
    • Interlibrary loans and accessing documents
  • The website as a portal for accessing information
  • Visit the premises: help desks, reading rooms, open-access book and journal collections, self-loan
  • Types of documents: academic documents
  • Search methods
  • Sources of information from the library
  • Other sources of information: Catalogs, on-line libraries, statistical sources, etc.
  • Evaluating websites.

Specialized courses

Online resources:

Citations and bibliographic manager:

Research support courses

Managing research

Quality indicators in academic publications

Greater visibility for the research profile

  • Normalization of the academic signature: IRALIS and ORCID
  • A collection of the researchers academic output.
  • Improving dissemination of research activity: Academic social networks

Accreditation and Six-Year Research Cycles. Search for quality indicators for academic publications in the processes for evaluating research activity (ANECA, CNEAI, etc.)

These are references within a text to other documents. They are a minimum set of information that identify a publication or part of it so that it can be found in any type of source of information.

  • Author or body responsible for the work
  • Title
  • Publication details
  • Date of publication.

The documents are specified in greater detail in the bibliography

There are national and international regulations for preparing citations and bibliographic references. Some academic communities and journals adapt them for their own publications.

Your tutor, supervisor, or publisher will tell you what style you must use.

Reference works in the Reading Room

Cómo citar y elaborar referencias bibliográficas
CI2: Competencias Informáticas e Informacionales (CRUE, REBIUN)

Guide to citations in social networks


social media citation guide

When refering / citing a document stored in the Repository it is important to indicate the URI, it facilitates finding and retrieving documents, by giving a persistent identifier.
You can find it in the document description.


Choose the citation style preferred in your discipline of study (APA, Harvard, etc.).
Each material type (journal articles, theses, Lecture Notes, etc.) has its own particularities.

Available at:

Estilos de citas de la Universidad Pontificia Comillas



Journal Article

  • Surname, N. (year of publication). Article title. Title of Journal, p xx-xx. URI

    Vázquez-Romero, J. M. (2015). El doble de ley. Bajo Palabra : Revista De Filosofía, II época(10), 45-60.

  • In-text citation:

    Vázquez-Romero (2015)

Doctoral Theses, Bachelor's Dissertations, Master's Dissertations

  • Surname, N. (year of publication). Title of thesis (Doctoral Thesis / Bachelor's Dissertation ). University, Location. URI

    González Álvarez, M. (2015). Inclusión de la discapacidad en la empresa : estudio de la realidad laboral en la provincia de Burgos (tesis doctoral). Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid.

  • In-text Citation:

    González Álvarez (2015)


Article Journal

  • Surname, N. Year of publication,"Artícle title", Title of Journal ,v., nº, pp. xx-xx. URI

    Vázquez-Romero, J. M. 2015, "El doble de ley", Bajo Palabra : Revista De Filosofía, II época, 10, pp.45-60.

  • In-text Citation:

    (Vázquez-Romero 2015)

Doctoral Theses, Bachelor's Dissertations, Master's Dissertations

  • Surname, N. Year of publication, Thesis title / Project title. Doctoral thesis / Master's Dissertation. University, Location. URI

    González Álvarez, M. 2015, Inclusión de la discapacidad en la empresa : estudio de la realidad laboral en la provincia de Burgos. Tesis doctoral. Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid.

  • In-text Citation:

    (González Álvarez 2015)

UNE 50-104-94

Journal article

  • SURNAME, Name. Article title. Title of Journal, year of publication, v., nº, p. xx-xx. URI

    VÁZQUEZ-ROMERO, J. M. El doble de ley. Bajo Palabra : Revista De Filosofía, 2015, II época, 10, pp.45-60.

  • In-text citation:

    VÁZQUEZ-ROMERO, El doble de ley

Doctoral Theses, Bachelor's Dissertations, Master's Dissertations

  • SURNAME, NAME. Thesis title / Master's Dissertations. University, Location, Year of publication. URI

    GONZÁLEZ ÁLVAREZ, M. Inclusión de la discapacidad en la empresa : estudio de la realidad laboral en la provincia de Burgos. Tesis doctoral,Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, 2015.

  • In-text Citation:

    GÓNZALEZ ÁLVAREZ, Inclusión de la discapacidad en la empresa



It is the act of presenting someone else's ideas or work as your own.

When do we plagiarize?

  1. When we summarize an idea or a source using words that are suspiciously similar to those of the original work.
  2. When we copy directly from the original.
  3. When we appropriate someone else's work or ideas.
  4. When we use diagrams, images, tables, or graphs that we did not create.

And we do so without including a citation to identify the authors

Plagio y la honestidad académica
University of Sydney Library, adapted and translated into Spanish CRUE-Rebiun