Tag: search engines

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. Search operators Embase can be searched using free text and/or with Emtree terms, the keywords ...    Read more

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

Search academic resources in corona times

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 ...    Read more

Search: Boolean operators

The 3 most important Boolean operators that can be used to┬ásearch on the internet are AND, OR and NOT. These operators are used as conjunctions to combine or exclude search terms in a search, resulting in more focused and productive results. The use of these operators can significantly ...    Read more

VIDEO 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 ...    Read more

VIDEO 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 ...    Read more

VIDEO Web of Science (WoS): introduction

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 ...    Read more