Tag: search strategy

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

E-books

Ghent University has access to many e-books. You can find and read all of them in our catalogue if you follow these steps. Access UGentNet Make sure you are connected to the UGent network: log in on Athena and open a browser. Go to the library catalogue lib.ugent.be in ...    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

Google: search tips

Google is a powerful search engine. But the results list can be endlessly long and at page 3 you still haven't found what you were looking for. These tips and tricks will help you specify a better search question. Use unique, specific terms (keywords, not sentences). E.g. search for "headache" ...    Read more

Resources: helpful tools to find literature

These tools will help you find literature on the topic of your choice. lib.ugent.be You can find over 4.000.000 references for books, serials, images, theses, and databases in the library catalogue of Ghent University. Many of these can be consulted online, from the comfort of your home.If you cannot ...    Read more

Resources: search and find information

Do you need to write a text or do you need to find information and you are looking for the right resources? Step-by-step plan Step 1: define your subject Narrow down your subject on the basis of literature on the subject. Explore the subject. You can read a paper of ...    Read more

Search: Boolean operators

The 3 most important Boolean operators that can be used to search 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