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 ...
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. ...
These are all unique identifiers that refer to a specific source. Based on these identifiers, you will always be able to find the full and correct bibliographical information.
A DOI or Digital Object Identifier is a code distributed by the International DOI Foundation, or IDF. It can refer to ...
You can import up to 500 references at the same time from Web of Science into your EndNote library.
To do this, enter your search query > click "Export" > click "EndNote desktop"
You will see a pop-up where you can enter the amount of references you want to import. ...
You can personalise the fields in EndNote in two different ways.
You can choose which reference type is your preferred default, e.g: Journal Article. You can also choose which fields a certain reference type needs.
Open EndNote via Athena
Click Edit > Preferences, click on the tab "Reference ...
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 ...
Open Access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested.
Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose, subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness. It does not affect authors' freedom to choose ...
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 ...
Retraction Watch is a database that lists retracted (retractions) or corrected (corrections) publications, or publications with an expressions of concern. A blog is connected to the databese, highlighting some of the retracted publications. Retraction Watch started in 2010, which means you will not find older publications in the collection. The ...
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 ...
For news from funders, information on PHD defense and other research Q&A during the corona pandemic, check the overview on the research pages on the university's portal.
Find academic literature
The library is still there, though remotely, to support you. Check the services and due dates on loans and ...
Google Scholar is Google's sibling, but for academic sources. The video below is an excerpt from a tutorial and shows you how you can use the basic features of Google Scholar, such as:
When should I use Google Scholar?
How do I access Google Scholar?
How can I get to ...
Scopus is an interdisciplinary bibliographical database. The video below is an excerpt from a tutorial and explains some of the basic features, such as:
How do I access Scopus?
How do I use the basic search feature in Scopus?
How do I sort and filter my search results?
How do ...
Web of Science (WoS) is a portal of several scholarly databases. The video below is an excerpt from a tutorial and walks you through some of the basic features, such as:
How do I access Web of Science?
How do I search for A1-publications only?
How do I use basic ...
Web of Science (WoS) is a portal of several scholarly databases. Ghent University has access to:
Science Citation Index (SCI)
Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
Emerging Sources ...
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 ...