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  • Scientific databases

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    • Avery
      This database is a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture since 1934, covering the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation and interior design and decoration.
    • Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)
      Business Source Premier beslaat de full text van 2,710 academische tijdschriften en uitgaven uit het bedrijfsleven over: management, economie, financiën, accounting, internationale bedrijfswereld, etc.
    • Econlit
      A bibliography with abstracts of the world's economic literature
    • EJS (EBSCOhost)
      Electronic Journal Service: Universal database voor consulting articles in scientific journals electronically (>10000)
    • ERIC
      Bibliography of the the Educational Resource Information Center
    • F1000
      Post-publication peer review (biology and medicine)
    • GreenFile
      offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more
    • Index Translationum
      The database contains cumulative bibliographical information on books translated and published in about one hundred of the UNESCO Member States since 1979 and totals more than 2.000.000 entries in all disciplines: literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history and so forth. The database is updated regularly.
    • INVERT
      Index van de Nederlandstalige Verpleegkundige Tijdschriftliteratuur
    • LISTA
      Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s
    • MATHEduc
      international reference database offering a world-wide overview of literature on research, theory and practice in mathematics education.
    • MathSciNet
      MathSciNet is a webbased database that gives access to mathematical publications (1940 - now)
    • MLA Directory of Periodicals
      The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information about 7100 journals. 4400 of these journals are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. The given information includes contact adresses, frequency, subscription prices and rules about submitting articles.
    • ODS
      Official documents of the United Nations
    • ProQuest
      Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1934 - current); EconLit (1969 - current); ERIC (1966 - current); MLA International Bibliography (1926 - current); PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress (1871 - current); Social Services Abstracts (1979 - current); Sociological Abstracts (1952 - current)
    • PubMed - Medline - Entrez
      PubMed gives access to bibliographical information, mainly coming form MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, Healthstar and citations delivered by publishers.
    • Regional Business News
      This database contains regional news about Trade and Economics. It includes several newspapers and press agencies from the United States. The database is updated daily.
    • SciFinder
      SciFinder® is a research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.
    • Social Science Research Network elibrary
      Deze online bibliotheek bestaat uit een Abstract Database, met abstracts van working papers en nog niet gepubliceerde papers, en de Electronic Paper Collection met full text documenten.
    • Social Services Abstracts
      This database provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development. The database abstracts and indexes thousands of serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews.
    • United Nations Treaty Collection
      This database provides information on the status of over 500 major multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and covers a range of subject matter such as Human Rights, Disarmament, Commodities, Refugees, the Environment and the Law of the Sea.
    • Web of Knowledge (WoK)
      Web of Knowledge is the new interface of ISI, that gives access to the Web of Science (with proceeding papers) and Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
    • Web of Science (WoS)
      Web interface with access to Arts, Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citations Index. Also, since October 2008 it contains articles of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops and meetings since 1990. Don't forget to log out after a session, the number of simultanious users is limited!
    • Zentralblatt MATH Database
      Search in a database with references to mathemical journal articles and books. Counterpart of Zentralblatt für Mathematik / Mathematics Abstracts on paper.
  • Open Access Resources (and related)

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    • Animalbase
      copyright-free open access to zoological works and verified lists of names of zoological genera and species(Zoological Institute of the University of Göttingen)
    • ArXiv
      Los Alamos preprint server: Covered areas include physics and related disciplines, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computational linguistics, and neuroscience. Started in 1991.
    • BICTEL/e
      Répertoire commun des thèses électroniques des universités de la Communauté Française de Belgique.
    • Citebase
      Citebase is een experimentele citatiedatabank voor open access documenten. Het is nog niet bruikbaar voor academische evaluatie. Citaties en analysesystemen zijn onvolledig.
    • CogPrints
      Archive for papers in Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Computer Science, Philosophy, Biology, Medicine, Anthropology a.o. .
    • Degree
      Dutch electronic grey files on economics
    • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
      Directory of Open Acces Journals gives an overview of scientific journals with full text articles about all scientific domains. There are now 4841 journals in the directory. Currently 1962 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 376040 articles are included in the DOAJ service.
    • Early Dutch Books Online
      10.000 boeken uit het Nederlandse taalgebied uit de periode 1781-1800 (samenwerkingsverband van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek en de universiteitsbibliotheken van Amsterdam en Leiden)
    • Europeana
      Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections
    • Focuss.Info
      a collaborative research tool for global development cooperation
    • Gallica
      bibliothèque numérique (Bnf)
    • Google Scholar Beta
      Google Scholar helps researchers with searching scientific information. It is not a normal search engine, but specially created for higher education and science. Google Scholar complements Scirus.
    • Internet Archive
      The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
      digitale collecties van musea, archieven, bibliotheken en andere culturele instellingen in Europa vinden en doorzoeken
    • OAIster
      ePrints search engine: OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open archive resources that was built by harvesting from open archive collections worldwide
    • OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)
      OAPEN is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe.
    • Open Grey
      Grey (gray) literature includes technical or research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers, some official publications, and other types of grey literature. OpenGrey (INIST-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique) covers Science, Technology, Biomedical Science, Economics, Social Science and Humanities
    • Open J-Gate
      Open J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online. Open J-Gate is also a database of journal literature, indexed from 8746 open access journals, with links to full text at Publisher sites.
    • OpenDOAR
      The Directory of Open Access Repositories
    • ROAR
      Registry of Open Access Repositories
    • Scientific Commons
      A search engine for open access scientific publications. Core functions and aims of the project for now and the future are to provide the identification of repositories, the indexing of full-text documents, the extraction of author relationships and personalization services.
    • Scirus
      Scirus is a search engine for scientific information on the internet, developed by Elsevier. Scirus discloses more than 415 million scientific oriented webpages (reports, peer-reviewed articles, preprints and scientific journals). Scirus complements Google Scholar.
    • UMDL Texts
      The central access point for electronic books and journals provided by the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service.
  • Catalogues

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    • ANET Catalogus
      Catalogus van het netwerk Anet, waarvan de UHasselt-bibliotheek deel uitmaakt + Antilope + Bronco.
    • Antilope
      Antilope is the union catalogue of periodicals held within academic and special libraries in Belgium (universities, schools for higher education, research institutes, documentationcenters).
      Zoek in meer dan 4.000.000 beschrijvingen uit 80 openbare bibliotheken in Vlaanderen.
    • CaGeWeb
      Catalogus van een twintigtal Gentse wetenschappelijke bibliotheken.
    • Copac
      Copac gives free access to the merged online catalogues of many major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library
    • Libweb
      links naar bibliotheekcatalogi wereldwijd
    • Unicat
      UniCat is a union catalogue of Belgian libraries. It currently holds some 14 million records from the main Belgian university libraries and the Royal Library. Also included are the catalogues from 2 library networks, namely ANET and LIBISnet. Other libraries and library networks can join and are expected to do so once the UniCat service is in full production.
    • WorldCat
      WorldCat is a global network of library content and services that uses the Web.
  • Search engines

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    • LightSwitch Search Tools
      Middletown Thrall Library established LightSwitch Search Tools as an educational service intent on helping online researchers and search engine users to become more aware, productive, and precise in their searches.
    • BASE
      Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
    • Complete Planet
      A comprehensive listing of dynamic searchable databases. Finds databases with highly relevant documents that cannot be crawled or indexed by surface web search engines.
    • Information Toolbox
      iTools helps you use the power of the Internet by giving you a clean interface to make use of many of the best tools of the Web.
    • Scitopia searches the entire electronic libraries of the leading voices in major science and technology disciplines
    • Soople
      A more 'supple' google
    • TechXtra
      Find articles, key websites, books, the latest industry news, job announcements, ejournals, eprints, technical reports, the latest research, thesis & dissertations and more!
  • Law

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    • EBSCO Legal Source
      Deze database biedt full-text dekking van 's werelds meest gerespecteerde wetenschappelijke juridische tijdschriften. De collectie biedt informatie gericht op de discipline van het recht en juridische onderwerpen, zoals strafrecht, het internationaal recht, de georganiseerde misdaad, medisch recht, arbeid en human resource recht, ethiek, milieu en nog veel meer.
    • FiscalNet
      FiscalNet is de grootste Belgische fiscale databank. Het bevat duizenden documenten uit alle fiscale materies: btw, personenbelasting, vennootschapsbelasting, douane en accijnzen, registratierechten en successierechten, de faillissementswet en de wet op de continuïteit van ondernemingen (gerechtelijk akkoord), ...
    • HUDOC
      Contains the case-law of the European Convention on Human Rights
    • Human Rights Watch
      Verslagen van de mensenrechtensituatie in meer dan 90 landen en gebieden wereldwijd
    • Jura (on campus)
      Jura is the legal online library of Belgium with references and full texts of: legislation, jurisprudence, doctrine, static and interactive models and news about legislation.
    • Juridat
      De portaalsite van de rechterlijke macht van België (Staatsblad, FOD Justitie, Gerechtshoven, ...)
    • Jurisquare (on campus)
      Jurisquare is an extensive and user-friendly database which contains more than 100 journals and reviews of different publishers about Law. It is an independent and uniform system which allows you to consult its journals by both keyword search and full-text search.
    • liigl
      Nederlandse juridische zoekmachine
    • MonKEY
      Online databank voor professionals in accountancy en fiscaliteit.
    • Natlex
      Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation.
    • Research Guides Duke law
      Written by reference librarians on a variety of legal topics, highlighting the best resources for research in both electronic and paper formats.
    • Strada lex
      Strada lex is een tweetalige juridische portaalsite met Belgische wetgeving, rechtspraak en rechtsleer.
    • Vlaamse codex
      De Vlaamse Codex bevat de geconsolideerde Vlaamse wetgeving.
    • World Trade Organisation
      ┐Documents and resources└ provides access to the official documents of the WTO's councils and committees as well as to a range of other resources, such as trade statistics, economic research, WTO publications, videos, audio and photos. Here you can also find the ┐legal texts└ ┤ the body of WTO agreements that collectively form the legal framework of the WTO.
  • Newspapers

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      Catalogus van Belgische kranten in Vlaamse bibliotheken en erfgoedinstellingen.
    • GoPressAcademic
      omvat het archief van de Vlaamse kranten. Concreet hebt u toegang (vanop de campus) tot de artikels van alle Vlaamse kranten met een vertraging van twee dagen na publicatie. De informatie in het archief van de weekbladen bevat informatie van ten minste 7 dagen oud. Hoe registreren? 1. Registreer je op Vul je academisch e-mailadres en je wachtwoord twee maal in. Je kan alleen registreren met het e-mailadres van je hogeschool of universiteit. Andere e-mailadressen (,,... worden niet aanvaard). 2. Check je mailbox en bevestig je registratie door op de link in de verificatiemail te klikken.