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 …
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ACL Anthology

ACL Anthology is a digital archive linked to the Association for Computational Linguistics. It currently contains over 70,000 conference papers on the study of computational linguistics and natural language processing.

Access

This database is freely available.

Search operators

On the homepage you can search for conferences of the Association for …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Artstor

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

Access

This database is freely accessible.

Search Operators
  • You can use the Boolean operators AND OR NOT.
  • In the Advanced search mode you can …
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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 some of the books via the catalogue (lib.ugent.be). You can find a blue button "Get chapter scan" if a we provide this service on this book.

Here are some tips & tricks to make …

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Communication Source

Communication Source is hosted on the Ebsco platform. It is a bibliographic database containing references with abstracts and full text articles about communication science, linguistics, speech and language pathology, media studies, etc.

This database also includes a thesaurus.

Access

This database is fully accessible within the UGent network (UGentNet …

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Database search: how to use search terms?

Each database has its own 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 a …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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Google Scholar: introduction

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 …
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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 …

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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 and find …

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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 …
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JSTOR

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 …

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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 …

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) is a bibliographic database of international literature on linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences (e.g. applied linguistics, learning disabilities, phonology, psycholinguistics, etc.).

LLBA contains a thesaurus in which you can select search terms from a controlled vocabulary and include them in your search. …

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MLA International Bibliography & Directory of Periodicals (Ebsco)

This bibliographic database contains books, websites, and articles (in English and some 60 other languages) compiled by the Modern Language Association of America beginning in 1926. It includes the following research fields:

Modern literature
Literary theory and criticism
Linguistics
Language teaching
Film, television and theater
Rhetoric and the art of …

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MyNBN

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 login …

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PubMed: why and how to search

You can search for biomedical references using the PubMed search engine. References and abstracts in PubMed are freely accessible to everyone.

Our information sheet about PubMed on the Knowledge Centre for Health Ghent (KCGG) website will provide more information. 

Access

References and abstracts in PubMed are freely accessible to everyone. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …
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Scopus: introduction

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 …
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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 …
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Searching: what is the snowball search method?

The snowball search method is a way of tracking down related works by using the bibliography or reference list at the end of an article as your starting point. After all, there is a good chance that the sources the author has consulted while writing will be relevant to your …

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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 …

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Translation Studies Bibliography (TSB)

Translation Studies Bibliography is an annotated bibliography of the vast field of Translation and Interpreting Studies. TSB includes a thesaurus where you can include search terms from a controlled vocabulary in your search. 

Access

This database is fully accessible within the UGent network (UGentNet).

Boolean operators

You can …

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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 …

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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 …
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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 …

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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.

 

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