Database of the week

Week 40

  • Web of Science: versatile multidisciplinary database for scientific information

Web of Science contains bibliographic metadata from the past 10 years from a large number of scientific research publications in all fields of science. There are extensive possibilities to search and discover trends and patterns.

For example, if you search for the topic fake news and look at the "hot papers", articles will show both the quoted literature and references to articles published later. With Find it @ H\Library and/or Kopernio, you can find the full text. Like the article from 2020: “Who falls for fake news? The roles of bullshit receptivity, overclaiming, familiarity, and analytic thinking”.

Web of Science can be used to determine the h-index, a measure for the impact of publications of a scientific researcher. And with the Journal Citation Reports the impact factor of a journal, an indication of its importance based on citation data. Via the Data Citation Index you can search over 380 data repositories worldwide.

  • Business Source Ultimate : the business research database

The database Business Source Ultimate provides full text access to peer-reviewed business, management and economic journals, including the Harvard Business Review. Topics include accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, and economics. In addition, the database also provides access to case studies, economic country reports, business information and more than 27,000 videos from Harvard Business Publishing, among others.

For example, would you like to know about the economic impact of COVID-19? Search for the terms COVID-19 and Economic impact and in this result list you will find high-quality articles.

The videos and the case studies could be used for Blended Learning.

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