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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

The database "Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals" provides a comprehensive list of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographical descriptions of topics such as history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historical monument preservation and interior design and decoration. It contains more than 440,000 references mapping more ...    Read more

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Book: how to reserve?

You can reserve a book that is already on loan (NB: not at the Faculty of Law and Criminology). Go to the catalogue Look up the book. Click on the button Services. Click on the button Reserve (you find the button under Location). Log in and confirm your reservation. ...    Read more

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archINFORM

archINFORM is an online database for international architecture, originally emerging from records of interesting building projects from architecture students from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany). It has become a large online-database about world-renowned architects and buildings. This database includes information (including plans and images) about more than 80000 built and ...    Read more

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PubMed: why and how searching?

Using the PubMed search engine you can search for biomedical references. References and abstracts in PubMed are freely accessible to everyone. Note that PubMed changed in the fall of 2019, not only its design but also some functionalities were updated. For more information check our new information sheet about PubMed ...    Read more

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Animal experiment: how can I evaluate the quality?

The quality evaluation tool SYRCLE (SYstematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation) is based on the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool, but is specifically adapted to aspects that are applicable and relevant for animal experiments.     Read more

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Creative commons: open licence for copyrighted works

General info A Creative Commons licence is an open licence. These kinds of licences allow certain, globally recognised, standardised re-use of copyrighted material. It is a so called upfront licence. You don't have to ask for permission to access, share or use a protected work, the permission is granted automatically. ...    Read more

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SciFinder Scholar (Web version)

SciFinder, a resource from the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), is a curated database of chemical and bibliographic information that covers several scientific and biomedical fields, with an emphasis on chemistry. SciFinder is an appropriate resource to consult for literature searches and to find background information on chemicals, drugs, and ...    Read more

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BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art (Getty)

The BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art) is a bibliographical database that contains publications about European and American visual art, published between 1975 and 2007.   Search Operators You can use the Boolean operators AND OR NOT. In the Advanced search mode you can specify in which field the ...    Read more

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GISMO: Research Explorer

GISMO is the Ghent University research information system. This system supports two aims: (1) database of all research related information (researchers with their career details and expertise, projects, publications and other types of output, research activities, equipment etc.) and (2) support/streamlining research related workflows (application and management of research proposals, ...    Read more

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GDPR: what is the General Data Protection Regulation?

When you process personal data for your research, you must follow the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR: new European privacy legislation The GDPR, which has been in force since 25 May 2018, modernises the existing privacy legislation. It creates a uniform European legislative framework ...    Read more

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GDPR: What do I need to think about when transferring personal data to third countries or international organisations?

If you collaborate with researchers, partners or institutions located in another country, within or outside the EU, in your research, you must pay attention when making personal data accessible, forwarding or exchanging. This also applies when you use processors or subcontractors, for example when you are using websurveys hosted by ...    Read more

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Remote access & VPN

For copyright reasons, most electronic resources (databases and journals) can only be consulted within the UGent network. In the library catalogue they have an indication "UGent only". You don't have to be on campus to be able to access these resources. Off-campus access is easy through Athena. Just open ...    Read more

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EndNote: what is it?

EndNote is a software supporting: information management:  collect information in one place, group in a relevant structure, comment, add keywords and much more add references, footnotes an a bibliography: add references in a text, using the correct reference style ("output style"), make or change reference styles, set up bibliographic lists ...    Read more

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Chapter scan: searching and finding references and content tables of books

It is possible for researchers and students at UGent to request chapter scans of books via the catalogue (lib.ugent.be). Here are some tips & tricks to make this procedure run smoothly: Where do you find the table of contents of books online? It is always useful to consult ...    Read more

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Scholarly article: where to find it?

Search a bibliographic database The best way to find qualitative scholarly articles is to use a bibliographic database. There are multidisciplinary databases (eg. Scopus, Web of Science) as well as discipline specific databases (eg. PubMed for health sciences). These databases give an overview of published scholalry information, whether or not ...    Read more

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IEEE Xplore: Digital Library

IEEE Xplore is a full-text research database for discovery and access to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical standards, and related materials on computer science, electrical engineering and electronics, and allied fields. It contains material published mainly by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and other partner publishers. Access Anyone can search IEEE Xplore ...    Read more

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Westlaw UK

This Legal database gives you access to case law, legislation, news, legal journals, commentary, current awareness alerts and EU legal materials.This instruction video gives you a quick tour through the database.    Read more

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Working Paper: what is it? Where to find it?

A working paper or discussion paper is a “work in progress”, a paper you are still working on. It is a preliminary, nearly finished, unpublished version of your research project that is not yet ready to be presented at a conference nor to get published in a journal. You have ...    Read more

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CERN Document Server

The CERN Document Server (CDS) is the institutional repository that provides acquisition, search and collaborative tools to manage collections of documents produced at CERN. The collections include HEP documents, Multimedia documents, Bulletins, Administrative (Directorate, HR, Finance) documents, EU Project documents (OpenAire, EMi), Library and Project document types (source: CERN Service ...    Read more

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Grove Dictionary of Art

Grove Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols.) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, ed. Hugh Brigstocke (2001). Grove Art Online is a scholarly art encyclopedia, updated regularly and covering global art and architecture from prehistory ...    Read more

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Evidence-based guideline: how can I evaluate the quality?

The AGREE II tool is a general tool for authors and users of guidelines to evaluate the methodological quality of clinical guidelines. The AGREE II checklist is available in different languages, including Dutch and English.    Read more

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DMPonline.be: when and how to sign in via ORCID?

  This tip explains in which situations you might want to sign into and use DMPonline.be via ORCID, and how to do this.   For more general information on how to use the planning tool DMPonline.be, check out the following tips: On drafting a data management plan (DMP) On ...    Read more

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How to spot fake news

Recognising fake news is not always easy. These tips may help you on your way.    Read more

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Critical reading: the CRAAP test

You want to base your academic, scientific research on scientifically sound sources. Often, the publisher already gives you an insight into how reliable the source is; publishers of A1-journals, for instance, already peer-review their articles. Academic libraries collect scientific literature, etc.However, you can also find many interesting sources on ...    Read more

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Systematic review: tips & tricks and tools

How do I formulate my research question and how do I formulate selection criteria? Formulate a research question in which, if possible, all aspects of your topic are named. The PICO model is a tool for setting up a clinical research question. In this model the patient category (Population/Patient), ...    Read more

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BelgicaPress, database of digitised historical Belgian newspapers

BelgicaPress is a new full-text database from the Belgian Royal Library where you can find (as of spring 2018) all the digitised historical Belgian newspapers online (from 1814 to 1970) including the censored press of both World Wars. Thanks to the application of Optical Character Recognition (OCR), the content is ...    Read more

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Open Access colours: gold, green, hybrid and more

Open Access comes in different colours. While we especially use the term green OA, gold OA and hybrid OA, other terms refine those broader terms. This tip addresses some of the Open Access flavours. Diamond Open Access: not-for-profit, non-commercial organizations, associations or networks publish material that is made available online ...    Read more

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Academic writing in a nutshell

Throughout your career as a student and/or researcher you will produce a series of reports, papers, publications and other texts, in many cases in fluent English. Tips and tricks to improve your writings in English are collected on the UGent portal. The faculty of Arts & Philosophy created a ...    Read more

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VIDEO Scopus (Elsevier)

Scopus is an interdisciplinary bibliographical database with more than 61 million items from 105 countries in over 40 languages. It contains: Peer-reviewed journals published from 1823 onwards Conference proceedings Books (mainly on social sciences, the arts and philosophy) Patents Scopus maintains the following criteria to ensure qualitative resources: The publications ...    Read more

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GDPR: What should I think about when I collaborate with others or share my data?

Sharing personal data within Ghent University Research data with personal data can be shared within Ghent University with fellow researchers (within or outside your research project) under certain conditions for further processing or reuse of the research data. It is important to document and justify this transfer of data in ...    Read more

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