Tag: database

Access to (Belgian) legal databases

From which location can you access the main Belgian legal databases Jura, Stradalex and Jurisquare : Jura: -only available at the Faculty of Law and at the Faculty of Economics (Tweekerken) -no access at other faculties -no access through Athena Strada Lex: -only available at the Faculty of Law and ...    Read more

ACM digital library

The ACM Digital Library is a full-text database covering the fields of computing and information technology and includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles. Access All metadata in the Digital Library is open to the world, including abstracts, linked references and ...    Read more

Acta Sanctorum (Chadwyck) database

Acta Sanctorum is a full text database containing the texts of 68 volumes of the Acta Sanctorum, a series of critical editions of hagiographies, published by Société des Bollandistes between 1643 and 1940. You also have the possibility to search the church writings in the Patrologia Latina at the same ...    Read more


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


The Artstor image database contains more than one million high-quality digital images that can be used free of charge for scientific purposes through the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) programme. On the homepage you can enter a search term in the search field. You also have the option to browse ...    Read more

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

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

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.   Access This database is freely accessible. Search Operators You can use the Boolean operators AND OR NOT. In the Advanced search mode you ...    Read more

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

Database search: how to use search terms?

Each database has its own specific method to make the contents of that database accessible and consultable. Most databases use "Basic search" and "Advanced search". Via "Basic search" you can filter the search results after performing a search. "Advanced search" allows you to choose more specific search criteria before performing ...    Read more

Embase: comparison with PubMed and tips & tricks for searching

Embase is regarded as the European equivalent of PubMed/MEDLINE. When using the Embase search engine, you automatically browse not only the Embase database but also articles in PubMed/MEDLINE that have already been assigned MeSH terms. Access Embase is only accessible via the UGent network. Search operators Embase can be ...    Read more

EndNote: how can you import references?

You can import references into EndNote from many different databases. In the clips below, we explain how to import references from the four most commonly used ones: the library's catalogue, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Library catalogue: lib.ugent.be (You might need to log in to your Microsoft Stream ...    Read more

Finding (Belgian) legislation

You can find Belgian (federal) legislation on the platform Belgian Legislation. Via a single interface you can search the database of the index of legislation as well as the database of the consolidated legislation. Belgielex is the crosspoint of the Belgian laws where you can find federal as well ...    Read more

Finding (European) Legislation

In EUR-Lex you can find EU law, EU case law, other European public documents and the authentic electronic version of the Official European Journal, available in the 24 languages of the European Union.    Read more

Gale Literary Sources (Gale)

Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis) is a full text database (used especially in Literature) combining the following literary sources: Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online Literature Criticism Online Literature Resource Center - LRC LitFinder Scribner Writer Series Something About the Author Online Twayne's Authors Series Access The database is fully ...    Read more

Google Books: what is it?

Google Books is a collection of fiction, non-fiction, and scientific works. Google formed the collection via contracts with publishers and by scanning the collections of libraries all across the world. You can find a part of the collection of Ghent University Library in Google Books. Only print works without copyright ...    Read more

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is the scientific counterpart of Google. You can search for books, (peer reviewed) articles, reports, conference papers, and so on. You can narrow down your list of results by selecting a time period and/or language in the left-hand column. Note that Google Scholar does not check the quality ...    Read more

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

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

International Philosophical Bibliography - IPB

The International Philosophical Bibliography is a bibliographic database in the field of philosophy and the successor of: Répertoire bibliographique de la philosophie Bibliografisch Repertorium van de Wijsbegeerte. The database includes all branches of philosophy and is updated four times a year. You can search: by historic period or major field ...    Read more


JSTOR is a (largely) fulltext mutidisciplinary database, originally designed to make the content of academic journals (Journal Storage) easily accessible to universities, but since then supplemented with books and primary sources. JSTOR employs a moving wall: which means that there is a fixed period or gap between the publication of ...    Read more

Jura (legal database Kluwer)

In JURA, Kluwer's virtual legal library, you will find both legislation and case law as well as the full text of many Belgian legal journals. A number of compilations and models as well as the Commentaries on Articles can also be found here. Jura is available both in Dutch ...    Read more


All Belgian and European standards published by NBN, Bureau for Standardization, are collected in the database MyNBN. Access Search for the database in the Library catalogue of Ghent University. Click on "View online". UGent has a 'read-only' access to MyNBN. Select "educational establishment: Ghent University" in the ...    Read more

PubMed: why and how to search

Using the PubMed search engine, you can search for biomedical references. References and abstracts in PubMed are freely accessible to everyone. For more information, check our information sheet about PubMed on the KCGG website.  Access References and abstracts in PubMed are freely accessible to everyone. The full text of articles ...    Read more

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

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

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

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

Searching: what is a citation search?

A citation search can go forward or backward in time. If you go forward in time, you look for the sources cited by your original article. If you go back in time, you look for the sources that cited your original article. Benefits Citation searches can help you find more ...    Read more

Strada Lex (legal database Larcier)

Strada Lex is the legal database of Larcier. This database is available both in Dutch and in French. It contains legislation, case law and the journals of the publishers Larcier and Bruylant to which Ugent has a subscription. On the bookshelf you will also find the digital version of the ...    Read more

Ullmann's encyclopedia of industrial chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry is a reference work related to industrial chemistry. As of 2016 it is in its 7th edition. This reference work provides the most current and trustworthy knowledge in everything that relates to the chemical industry, including processes, chemicals, products, analytical chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology ...    Read more

Web of Science (WoS): introduction

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 ...    Read more

Web of Science: how to find the impact factor and ranking of a journal?

Open Web of Science Go to the library catalogue lib.ugent.be > Databases > WoS : Web of Science. Open the citation reports Click "Products" in the top right corner to open a dropdown menu. Then click "Journal Citation Reports (tm)." Look up the journal Enter the title, the short title, ...    Read more

Web of Science: what is My Research Assistant (app) and how do I use it?

Web of Science (Clarivate) developed a new app to help you access their database from wherever you are. But what can you do with it exactly, and how can you start using it? What can you do with it? The app allows you to access Web of Science, save search ...    Read more

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