Database of the week - Archive
The international company and industry database MarketLine Advantage renewed and expanded
The international database MarketLine Advantage provides up-to-date and accurate information on companies, industries, countries and cities. The information about companies and industries is available in profiles, reports and case studies. The company information contains SWOT analyses. Also enclosed are trend and risk reports, news and information on financial deals.
With the new interface launched earlier this year new functions were introduced. The innovative Tableau interface presents data in flexible charts and tables that can be exported. For example, you can use Country Statistics (under Databases) to indicate for which region or countries you want to see the unemployment rate (or another macro-economic indicator). The data are then displayed in a map and table form. Further, a graph with the forecast of unemployment per region is included. In addition to these own graphs and tables, users can also compile their own reports via the Company Report Generator (under Databases).
The extension provides access to new content. The information about companies, industries, countries and cities is processed in well-arranged Chartbooks (under Analysis). For example, you can compare Amsterdam with other European cities in the Top 50 Europe City Chartbook. In addition to trend and risk reports, there are now also Value and Supply Chain Analysis (via Industry Analysis under Analysis). In it you can read, for example, that there is a need for typhoon-ready turbine technology or that you should look at the toy giant Toys 'R' Us as far as online retail is concerned. Finally, there is the new influencer tool (under Databases) where you can compile the top 100 influencers per sector based on their Twitter behaviour. For example, Evan Kirstel leads the RetailTech list.
Upgrade from Academic Search Complete to Academic Search Ultimate: Even more content!
The library has purchased an upgrade of the multidisciplinary database Academic Search Complete, namely Academic Search Ultimate . The content of this upgrade is even more extensive than the earlier version.
- 5,479 active, full-text, non-open access academic journals and magazines
- 4,792 active, full-text, peer-reviewed, non-open access academic journals
- 2,767 active, full-text, peer-reviewed, non-open access academic journals with no embargo
- 3,108 active, full-text, non-open access academic journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus
Academic Search Ultimate contains more than 77,000 videos from the Associated Press. This collection of videos from the world's leading news agency, updated monthly, contains footage from 1930 to the present. The videos appear in the results list, unfortunately it is not yet possible to search separately for videos.
The subjects in Academic Search Ultimate range from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, sports, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women's studies, zoology and many more.
- Try out BrowZine, our service for e-journals
The library offers access to our scholarly journals through BrowZine. BrowZine is a service that allows you to browse, read and follow scholarly journals in a beautiful visual display.
With BrowZine, you can browse and read thousands of top journals by subject, you can easily review tables of contents, and download full text articles. You can save and export articles. Use the BrowZine app to save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as RefWorks or Zotero.
Stay up-to-date with My Bookshelf: Create a personal bookshelf of titles to follow and receive new article notifications.
You got access on any device, for example from your iOS and Android device and your desktop on- and off-campus.
Get started today! Simply visit browzine.com or download the app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store.
Contact the library for more information: email@example.com
- O’Reilly Safari: Expansion with video tutorials and learning paths
The new expanded O'Reilly Safari platform offers 39,000 e-books specifically about IT, marketing, economy and career development. Other content within O’Reilly Safari:
Video content en tutorials (6,000)
Divers learning paths – experts share their knowledge and skills short video’s such as Agile. The most popular learning paths contains self assesments.
See how experts/companies solve specific problems with case studies, for example lessons learned from Linkedin: becoming a data driven organization
Manage the above within your own ‘playlist’
All contents of O’Reilly Safari are for unlimited simultaneous use.
Examples of the O’Reilly Safari collection:
- Clean code (video)
- Financial times guide to social strategy
- Researching UX: User Research
- Business Models
Titles can only be viewed online not for download
For more reading comfort on mobile devices, download the app
- Nexis Uni: Improved version for LexisNexis Academic
Many Dutch and foreign newspapers and company magazines can now be read and searched via Nexis Uni. This database replaces LexisNexis Academic. Nexis Uni offers a number of additional and new functionalities, such as sources and news per discipline, storing and sharing articles and searches and placing notes on articles. The new search interface is also more user-friendly and has a similarity with searching in Google.
- Medline: International database offering authoritative medical information
More and more bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Would you like to read articles about preventing antibiotic resistance? Then consult Medline, a medical database of the National Library of Medicine (USA). This database contains articles from 5400 international biomedical journals. About 11% of the articles is available in full text format.
If you want to search systematically, think carefully about the right keywords. A list of Medical Subject Headings (MESH, press “MESH 2019” in the blue bar at the top in MEDLINE) can assist you in finding the most appropriate keyword. The correct MESH for antibiotics is, “Anti-Bacterial Agents” for resistance “Drug resistance, bacterial”.
The link below provides an example of a search for full text articles on the prevention of antibiotic resistance that have been published since January 2018:
- CC Search: Search tool from Creative Commons with more than 300 million images
CC Search cannot be used in Internet Explorer, but it does work in Firefox and Edge!
CC Search is a search tool from Creative Commons in which more than 300 million images can be searched. For example, you can search in the collections of some museums and in Flickr. It is also possible to filter by type of license. There is a CC Search Syntax Guide, for help by searching.
CC does not yet check if the images are properly licensed or if the information is correct or complete, so check the license status and the attribute information before using the content.
For example, if you search with the search term "Nachtwacht" in the Rijksmuseum collection, you will find the following results Nachtwacht in collection Rijksmuseum.
- The Case Centre : Teaching by means of cases
In The Case Centre you will find a large number of cases in the field of business administration, marketing and management of universities and business schools worldwide. The case studies deal with real-life situations that confront the students with a dilemma or an uncertain outcome. A case often includes relevant documents, audiovisual items and carefully designed teaching notes. If you are interested in inspection copies or the use of the cases in education, please contact the library.
An example of a frequently used case is "Google in China". In January 2010, Google threatened in a public statement that it would stop censoring the search results on the google.cn website, as required by the Chinese authorities. Should Google leave China? Or try to reach a compromise with the Chinese government? How should a multinational company react when its core values conflict with the policies of the host government? What are the challenges in the relationship between business and government in an emerging economy? How can the reactions of different stakeholders in a crisis be assessed? And can scenarios be developed regarding the resolution of the crisis?
- Have a look in the UN iLibrary – the online library of the United Nations
In UN iLibrary, the online library of the United Nations, you can find books, (annual) reports and statistics published by the UN (and its fund programs). Next to searching, you can browse by theme and/or country, i.e. Human Rights and Refugees in Algeria.
The content is accessible in different formats – PDF and READ – to make it easier to read on mobile devices, share via social networks or integrate the material in a report. There are two modes of access: access to all READ content or access to all formats. You can read how to use the database in the user guide. In UN iLibrary ou can find publications about all the topics, that the United Nations are involved in.
You want to have a look at statistics for sustainable markets? Have look in “The state of sustainable markets 2018 : statistics and emerging trends”.
- Project MUSE : Open Access Books
Project MUSE is a scientific, multidisciplinary database in English with full-text e-journals and e-books from more than 200 leading university publishers and scientific associations, focusing on social sciences. There are approximately 1,750 open access e-books and 5 e-journals. It is possible to print and to download and read the e-books unlimitedly simultaneously. If you create an account it is possible to create alerts. It is possible to search in MUSE using a browser. For example, if you do research on sustainability, and you search on this term in MUSE, you will get a list of results with scientific e-books and articles from the e-journals. 24/7 and full text available.
- Looking for scientific articles in the field of social and behavioural sciences? Try Sociological Abstracts!
Sociological Abstracts is one of the many excellent scientific databases of ProQuest in the social/psychological field. Basically it is a so-called "bibliographic" database (hence "Abstracts") but you will find more and more the full-text articles in it. Excellent content and also good search functionalities (filters!). You can find it in the A-Z database overview of the library.
Are you curious, for example, about how young people look for (psychological) help? Try: "help seeking behavior" AND adolescents in one search field. This could yield more than 300 results. Through the filters "peer-reviewed" and 2010-2019 you will arrive at almost 140 results. Isn't an article full-text? Then click on "Find a Copy". This tool then searches our other databases for the complete article.
By the way, you can extend your search to the other ten (!) ProQuest databases in the field of sociology and education in one go via the option "Change databases" and then tick "Social Sciences Premium Collection" and "Exclude duplicate documents" (via 'Result page options' at the bottom, when you are back on the search page). This last action prevents the same article from appearing multiple times in your results. With the same filters as above for Sociological Abstracts you'll now have over 700 results.
- Teacher Reference Center (TRC) : database with 280 popular magazines about education
Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexes and abstracts of 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media and Teacher Education.
Would you like to know more, for example about sustainable development goals in education? Then consult Framework Higher education in the sustainable development goals.
- Hein Online International Core : database with journals and important publications of the United Nations
The database works best with Firefox.
With Hein Online International Core you have access to more than 2.700 law (related) journals, thousands of classic legal works, constitutions and constitutional histories for all countries, the most comprehensive database of treaties available, United Nations documents, case law, a wealth of information on international law, and more.
If you register, you can add bookmarks, create TOC-alerts and save search queries in MyHein.
In 2000 the United Nations passed Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. So if you want to read more about how this affects the processes of peace-building, check this link (link does not work with Internet Explorer).
The Taylor & Francis Online database has been expanded with the Business, Management & Economics collection. This collection gives full text access to high-impact research published in influential journals that focus on topics such as accounting, company history, economics, finance, human resources, marketing and public management. Both current topics and the historical perspective on topics are discussed. And themes are treated from different angles. For example, in the e-journal Emerging Markets Finance and Trade you can learn about the economic impact of the trade war between China and the US. Read in the Business History about the strategic and structural responses to international dynamics in the open Dutch economy and the Journal of Business-to-Business Marketingexamines the brand personality dimensions of business-to-business companies. And these are just a few examples of specific topics from the more than 120 e-journals in this collection.
- OECD iLibrary : Online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD iLibrary is the Online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The Library provides access to e-books, journal issues and statistical databases in various fields, such as Economics, Science and Technology, Agriculture and Food, Employment, Energy, Environment, Education, Social Sciences, Migration, Health.
Do you want to know more about how government policy can improve the sectoral productivity and sustainability of the food sector? Then read the report: Innovation, Productivity and Sustainability in Food and Agriculture, October 2019 by the OECD.
The OECD iLibrary also provides access to statistics. OECD iLibrary contains content released by OECD, International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and ITF (International Transport Forum).
- LISTA: database about knowledge– and information management
Database LISTA contains abstracts from 440 journals with core subjects as knowledge management, information management, internet technology, etc.
Interesting read about activity tracking technology for sports and human computer interaction: how do amateur runners keep track of their personal health information (PHIM)? What are the latest user experiences with Amazon Alexa? Read here the abstract “Talk to me: Exploring user interactions with the Amazon Alexa”. Or how do Dutch families cope with negative effects due to their use of internet this research has been published in October 2019. To see if the library provides fulltext access to the above articles use Findit@H/Library in Google Scholar.
- New database: Political Science Complete
Political Science Complete one of our new databases. It is a full-text research database covering political topics with a worldwide focus, including international relations, political theory and comparative politics.
The content includes nearly 700 full-text journals, 330 full-text reference books and monographs, 48,000 full-text conference papers, including those from the International Political Science Association, and a subject-specific thesaurus of more than 28,000 terms.
For instance, you can find articles about the consequences a Brexit can have on de UK diplomacy at the UN. UK diplomacy at the UN after Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities
- Up-to-date, database with up-to-date clinical information
The English-language database Up-to-Date contains current clinical information for giving quick answers to clinical questions in practical situations. Up-to-date information on more than 6,000 medicines and potentially dangerous interactions. Information on recent medical developments and contains basic information on patient information on more than 1,500 topics. For access it is necessary to register on-campus with a self-chosen username and password. To keep the account active, one must log in once every 90 days at the university.
At "Drug Interactions" you can look up whether you can continue to use certain foods if you have to take certain medicines. For example, can you continue to drink green tea if you take the cholesterol-lowering drug Simvastatin?
Up-to-Date also includes calculators, including body weight and to calculate, for example, the likelihood of someone getting a cardiovascular disease.
- Espacenet : Access to more than 80 million patent publications from 90 countries
In the database Espacenet you will find a large part of the worldwide patent documents, more than 90 million from more than 90 countries. These documents describe the technique of inventions. You will also find the names of inventors and companies involved in this field. It is made available by the European Patent Organisation (EPO) through the European Patent Office (EPO) and the national offices of the Member States.
Espacenet has an advanced search engine. It can be searched by terms, classification code, publication or request number or date. But also by inventor or applicant. Look for more search tips in the manual.
Would you like to know which patents TU Delft has applied for? 'technical university delft' or 'tu delft' and database Worldwide (Incl. the Netherlands)
Or do you want to know which ones have only been applied for in the Netherlands?
'technical university delft' or 'tu delft' and database NL-Dutch Patent publications.
- Social Services Abstracts : International database about social work and welfare
Are you looking for scientific articles about multi-problem (families), specifically in the Dutch situation? Then you can also take a look at "Social Services Abstracts" by ProQuest.
Search for example: multiproblem* OR "multiple problems" , in all fields ("Anywhere"). Then refine (via the options on the left of the screen) on "Location": Netherlands. Then 6 articles are the result.
You can extend your search to the other ten (!) ProQuest databases in the sociological and educational field at once. This can be done via the option "Change databases" (on the dark green bar at the top). Then tick "Social Sciences Premium Collection" -> "Use selected databases".
In the next search screen click on the option "Result page options" -> "Exclude duplicate documents" -> "Search".
With the same search and refinement as above, you'll end up with 33 mostly fulltext articles.
- VideoArts: Database with short English-language videos in the field of management and communication
The VideoArts database contains 133 short, humorous video clips in the areas of management, leadership, communication and customer service. The English-language clips contain 1-3 minute sketches between a "good" and a "bad" manager. The clips can be a good addition to the theoretical material on the above subjects, and show recognizable situations on the work floor that we all have or will have to deal with.
The clips from VideoArts can be used copyright free within Blackboard and PowerPoint environment, and other applications within the Haagse Hogeschool.
A recognizable example is: Difficult conversations
- Medline : International medical database of the National Library of Medicine (USA)
According to this RIVM News item RIVM News item, in 2017 more than 3.7 million people in the Netherlands had problems with the stomach, liver or intestines (gastroenterological disorders). Do you want to read articles about the occurrence of these disorders? Then consult Medline which is an authoritative, international medical database of the National Library of Medicine (USA) and contains articles from 5400 biomedical journals. About 11% of the articles included are full text.
- Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection: database for psychology and behavioral sciences
Do you want to know more about the relationship between bullying and suicide by young people? And are you looking for articles about this in peer-reviewed journals? Then you can visit one of the (international and English-language) databases of EBSCO: Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection (PBSC), the largest international full-text database for psychology and behavioral sciences in the world, with full texts of around 400 journals. With this PBSC link you can immediately see how you can broaden searches with synonyms.
You can also easily expand your search with one of the other databases of EBSCO, for example with the multidisciplinary database Academic Search Complete. If you also want to see only peer-reviewed journals here: this link. If you are only interested in recent (eg 2010-2019) and full articles ("full text"): you will come to this.
- Education Resource Information Center (ERIC): Database with educational information
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to literature and sources in the field of education. ERIC contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Do you want to pay attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) during your lessons? You can also find information about this in ERIC: Artikelen over SDG
- SportBusiness Professional: database in the field of sport, management and organization
SportBusiness Professional (formerly SportBusiness International) is an English-language website with news and information in the field of sport, business, marketing, management and organization of international sporting events. As a subscriber you have access to exclusive reports, case studies, analyzes and studies. You can select information by sport, geographical data, sector and sports organization.
For example, if you are looking for information about the Invictus Games that will be organized in May 2020 in and around the park Sports Campus Zuiderpark in The Hague, enter “Invictus Games” in the search bar (magnifying glass on the right) and you will see in the list of articles that on this subject appears on this topic, also an article about the Invictus Games in The Hague in 2020: Invictus Games heads to The Hague in 2020.
- CC Search : Find pictures
Take the Copyright Act into account
Are you a student looking for images for your report or thesis? Or do you, as a lecturer, want to illustrate the content of lectures in your presentation or syllabus with an image? That is possible, but you must take the Copyright Act into account. This law prescribes that if you use someone else's work, you must ask the creator of the work for permission and pay a fair compensation. The law has exceptions to this rule and within those exceptions the permission and fee have already been arranged for many images. For use that falls outside these exceptions, you can use images with a creative commons license. CC Search searches such images.
Right to quote and education exception
As a student you make use of the right to quote. You can then use any image, for example a diagram or illustration from a book or article. You must mention the source.
As a lecturer you make use of the education exception. The Hague University of Applied Sciences has already obtained permission through the reader agreement and has paid a fair compensation. You may use a maximum of 25 images in your presentation or syllabus, of which up to 5 images from the same creator. Source citation is mandatory.
However, you may not use the right to quote or the education exception when the image is purely for decoration. Consider, for example, an image on the cover of your report or thesis as a student and a cheerful picture or cartoon for in your presentation as a lecturer. You need permission from the creator to use this images. Many creators give this permission in advance, with a creative commons license. Use the search engine CC Search to find these images. The search engine searches more than 300 million images.
- Emerald Insight: A global publisher linking research and practice
International and multidisciplinary database containing e-journals in almost all fields of study. Provides access to the entire Emerald collection with approximately 310 e-journals. Most articles are available full-text, recognizable by a green block in front of the article. Would you like to know more about Reporting in Accountancy? Choose for example the magazine: Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting.
Emerald Insight also offers (partial) access to cases that can be used in education. Mainly peer reviewed case studies from international business schools.
- LISA: database about knowledge and information management
What are the intrinsic motivations for researchers to share their research on ResearchGate (open acces)? 18 factors were taken into account amongst 206 Research Gate users. Database LISA contains abstracts from 440 journals with core subjects as knowledge management, information management, internettechnology, etc.
- Regional Business News: What does the US and CA press say?
What does the American and Canadian business press say about the report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which came out last April? You can read it in the Regional Business News database. Contains articles from around 100 regional business periodicals, trade magazines and newspapers published in both urban and rural regions in the United States and Canada. Includes leading publishers like The Washington Post and PR Newswire US and regional publications such as the New Hampshire Business Review and the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. Radio and television news transcripts and newswires are also enclosed.
- Westlaw UK : Laws and regulations from the Anglo-American jurisdiction
Westlaw UK provides access to the collected laws and regulations of the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Australia and Hong Kong, supplemented by Community legislation, based on EUR-Lex and the two Journals C and L, and European case law, eg of the European Court of Justice. Additionally you will find analytical commentaries by English lawyers and full-text articles and abstracts from thousands of leading legal journals.
- Communication & Mass Media Complete: database in the field of communication and mass media
The Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) is a scientific database in the field of communication and mass media. In this database you will find articles from more than 820 international journals from 1915, of which around 450 journals are offered full-text.
It is an EBSCO database with a well-arranged search page with many filter options.
Are you looking for information about the use of Facebook and acculturation by Chinese professionals in Western countries? Then you might find this an interesting article: : Facebook Use and Acculturation: The Case of Overseas Chinese Professionals in Western Countries
- Greenfile: Database with information about human impact on the environment
The Greenfile database contains information about all aspects of human impact on the environment. The collection includes scientific, government and public publications and offers indexes and abstracts of more than 384,000 articles and access to the full text of more than 4,700 articles. If an article is not available in full text, check by using. the Find it@H/Library tool or the article is available in one of our other full-text databases.
Do you want to know more about the pollution of our oceans by plastic? Use the search term: plastic pollution in the ocean.
Create an account to set alerts. Then you will receive all new articles by mail about a specific topic or new editions of a magazine.
Share or use publication or article during class? Open the article and you will find the permalink to the article in the right column.
- H Library App : 24/7 access to the library of the THUAS
- view loans
- extend books
- consult the library catalogue
- Prevent fines with push notifications: get an reminder on your phone when your borrowed items are almost due
Download the H Library app on your phone and have 24/7 access to the services of the library!
Get access to the H Library app through your THUAS account:
- Science Direct: Elsevier Science collection of periodicals
Science Direct offers online access to the Elsevier Science collection of periodicals devoted to economics, healthcare, management, communications, education, computer sciences, technology, etc. The articles date back to 1995 and are available in full tekst format (as indicated by a green scauare).
Attention! E-books are not covered by the current license.
Make an account:
- manage allerts
- make a list favorite periodicals
- manage recommendations
Browse the title list per domain (Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humaties)
For example all Physical Science and Engineering titles (more than 1200 titles):
Or subdomain, for example Electrical and Electronic enineering
Or search a subject. For example ‘Cybercrime’.
Or: ‘Energy Transition’
Sort title lists by relevance of or date. Refine the list on amongst others year or article type. Download articles or export the references to Refworks
Share an article?
Copy the article URL and add the prefix https://ezproxy.hhs.nl/login?url=
- Web of Science
Web of Science contains bibliographic metadata from a large number of scientific research publications in all fields of science. The current license is for the past 10 years. There are extensive possibilities to search and discover trends and patterns. For example, if you search for the topic sustainability and look at the "hot papers", an article will show both the quoted literature and references to articles published later. With Kopernio, a browser add-on for Firefox, Chrome and Opera, you can find the full text. Like the article from 2019: "A taxonomy of circular economy indicators" including an Excel tool to select the right CE indicators. 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. There is also access to EndNote Online, a tool for the management of literature references.
- PubMed: international (bio) medical database
PubMed, a free source of information from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), contains more than 29 million references to biomedical literature (Medline). Medline is also accessible via the database supplier EBSCO. PubMed, however, contains more references from before 1965 and references from non-medical sciences such as natural sciences, chemistry and astrophysics.
In PubMed it is possible to search with medical keywords (MESH, medical subject headings). For example, suppose you are looking for articles about student burnout or stress, you can use the following MESH:
("Burnout, Psychological" [mesh] OR "stress, Psychological" [mesh]) AND (students [mesh] OR "Education, Graduate" [mesh]) that gives the following results with, among other things, the article:
- SPORTDiscus: International database about sport, health, physical education and many more sports related subjects
You've also followed in recent weeks the news about ice skaters who were prescribed asthma medications, even though they had no asthma symptoms? Take a look in the international SPORTDiscus database if scientific articles on this subject have already appeared before. In SPORTDiscus you can find articles, many full-text, from more than 550 (scientific) journals, about subjects in sports (medical) areas, and about movement sciences, coaching, training, rehabilitation and physical education.
If you search for "asthma and treatment and sports and doping", you will find the following articles.
"Pharmaceutical treatment of asthma symptoms in elite athletes : doping or therapy?" Or this article "Can asthma treatment in sports be doping? The effect of the rapid onset, long-acting inhaled beta-agonist formoterol upon endurance performance in healthy well-trained athletes”.
- e-Book Collection from Ebsco : Textbooks (mainly) written in English on all subject areas
The HHs library offers a growing, varied collection of scientific EBSCO e-books. All major subject areas are represented (including economics, informatics, education, politics, social sciences, technology and management). It is a collection of mainly English-language books by major publishing companies such as Springer, MacMillan, Pearson, Wiley and Routledge.
Take a look at the E-books website.
The eBooks Collection of EBSCOhost offers a presentation of highlights and titles per subject area.
If you are logged in to the HHs network, you can read or download these titles on your tablet or smartphone, on your laptop or computer or on your e-reader.
- Open Dissertations : More than 800.000 dissertations from American and English universities
Are you interested in cosmology and would you like to see the dissertation of Stephen Hawking from 1966?
Or are you interested in American and English dissertations about blended learning in higher education?
In both cases (and much more!) you can go to the database "Open Dissertations" of Ebsco that the library subscribes to. It offers access to more than 800,000 dissertations from American and English universities. With links to the full text if available.
- Cochrane Library: Want to know more about smartphone applications for melanoma?
The Cochrane Library is the most important database on Evidence-based Medicine. You can find here, among other things, systematic overviews of the state of affairs of medical-scientific research, the so-called systematic reviews. These reviews are maintained by groups of health care professionals, each with their own specialization (review groups), for example Skin Review Group, Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Review Group and Movement Disorders Review Group, etc.
Do you study Skin Therapy or are you an Informatica student and want to know more about smartphone applications for melanoma (skin cancer). Then read the systematic review of the Skin Review Group: Smartphone applications for triaging adults with skin lesions that are suspicious for melanoma
Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) are easy-to-read, accessible answers based on Cochrane reviews. They are applicable in practice and help to inform you about decisions. Each CCA contains a clinical question with a concise answer with data from the results of Cochrane reviews.
- LexisNexisNexis Academic becomes Nexis Uni : presentation (Dutch) of the improved interface Tuesday March 5th at 2:00 PM
Many Dutch and foreign newspapers and magazines can now be read and searched through Nexis Uni. Nexis Uni offers a number of additional and new functionalities:
- sources and news per discipline,
- save and share articles and searches,
- adding notes to articles.
On Tuesday March 5th from 2:00-4:30 PM there will be a Nexis Uni presentation in Dutch by LexisNexis in the instruction room (OV1.88) in the library. Everyone is invited.
Note: the old interface LexisNexis Academic will disappear at the end of March. And all (perma)links in Nexis Uni are different than in Academic, keep this in mind if you used these links in documents/presentations.
O’Reilly Safari Books Online : Expansion with video tutorials and learning paths
The new expanded O'Reilly Safari Books Online (SBO) platform offers 39,000 e-books specifically about IT, marketing, economy and career development. Other content within SBO:
- Video content en tutorials (6,000)
- Divers learning paths – experts share their knowledge and skills short video’s such as Agile. The most popular learning paths contains self assessments.
- See how experts/companies solve specific problems with case studies,
for example lessons learned from LinkedIn: becoming a data driven organization
- Manage the above within your own ‘playlist’
All contents of SBO are for unlimited simultaneous use.
Examples of the SBO collection:
- Clean code (video)
- Financial times guide to social strategy
- Researching UX: User Research
- Business Models
Titles can only be viewed online not for download
For more reading comfort on mobile devices, download the SBO app
- Journal Citation Reports: indication of the importance of scientific journals
It is important for researchers to publish in a "good" scientific journal. The most important indicator for this is the so-called journal impact factor. This is a measure of the average number of references to current articles in a scientific journal.
Helen Kopnina works part-time at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Leiden University, and she is the first author of the much-cited article “The ‘future of conservation’ debate: Defending ecocentrism and the Nature Needs Half movement”. This was published in 2018 in the journal "Biological Conservation" with a fairly high impact factor of 4.661
In addition to Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports also provides other bibliometric indicators for academic journals. Furthermore, related information is shown, such as the most important articles, institutes and countries of the referenced publications.
- DOAB: Academic e-books
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books, provides access to full text, freely accessible scientific books and contains publications in almost all academic disciplines.
Do you want information about sustainability, for example? Do you want to know how companies can ensure that they contribute to a changing society in a sustainable way? Read the e-book: Sustainable Business Models
- Your future : from dream to reality
Many people dream of starting their own business or career one day. But why wait?
In Bookboon you will find many e-books about entrepreneurship, time management, presenting, applying and steps for a successful career. Start now and read the e-book “4 steps to career success” (register first).
- Brittannica Image Quest: Do you need a copyrightfree image of child labour in Asia?
In the English image database Brittannica Image Quest you will find more than 2.5 million images (photos, drawings, cliparts, etc.) in high quality, safe and free of copyright, which can be used for educational purposes.
For example, if you are looking for images of child labour in factories in Asia, you can filter the results on the shape and collection they come from. You can download the images, print them, save them in your own folder and e-mail them directly.
- IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Using big data for car traffic systems
Using big data for car traffic system? Read in the database IEEE how you can realize this through Internet of Things and 'Movement Cycle' (article ‘Internet of Things smart traffic management system for smart cities using big data analytics’).
- Business Source Elite : Disruption in financial services?
Do you want more information about the influence of technological innovation on financial services? Then Business Source Elite (BSE) is the database you need. Read for example the article "On the fintech revolution : interpreting the forces of innovation, disruption and transformation in financial services", that deals with fintech companies that are looking for new business models to do business successfully.
Business Source Elite offers full text access to business, management and economic journals and covers topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more. Preferably use the FireFox browser.
- Google Scholar : ‘Googling’ for scientific articles
Easily find recent scientific publications with Google Scholar such as : "A new sustainable hydrogen clean energy paradigm". You can search the publications (mainly magazines and books) of the largest scientific publishers in Europe and North America. You can also set Find it @ H/Library, a tool to find full-text publications. See also this LibGuide about Google Scholar.
- Use Company.info for business and market analysis
The traditional Dutch department store Hema was saved by Marcel Boekhoorn. This entrepreneur is no stranger in the fashion- and retail world. Previously, he was an investor of McGregor, Gaastra and Suit Supply. Both McGregor and Gaastra went bankrupt in 2016. Bad omen?Do you want to know what the financial situation is of a company, e.g. your internship company, through annual reports and annual accounts, benchmark, compliance and bankruptcy information), how the market situation is in which the company operates, through industry news, market reports and case law, and whether the management also is connected to other companies (directors, committee members, shareholders)? You can find it all in the Company.info database. Useful when you need to make a business and / or market analysis!
- Academic Search Complete: Do you want to know what the impact is on the environment of plastic waste in the oceans?
In Academic Search Complete, a very extensive multidisciplinary database, you will also find many articles on this subject. The article The Price of Plastic discusses the impact of dumped plastic bags on ecologic system in the Amundsen Sea in Antarctica, one of the most remote seas on earth. The plastic waste issue is also discussed in the article Problematic Plastic from the USA Today Magazine.
Academic Search Complete is an EBSCO database and via the search page of this database you can also search simultaneously in other EBSCO databases, such as GreenFILE, SPORTDiscus, MEDLINE, eBook Collection) and Business Source Elite.
- Cyber crime, what can you do about it?
Cyber criminals, how do you detect them and how do you prove that they have actually committed a crime? Read the article in the ACM Digital Library that was presented at the de Internationale Conferentie 'Availability, Reliability and Security'.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the largest professional association in the field of computer education and -science in the world. Their digital library contains an extensive full-text collection in the field of information technology, as well as conference reports, newsletters, video and audio files.
- Consult the HBO Knowledge Base for interesting theses and arcticles!Looking for theses from HBO-students or articles from HBO-researchers about for example sustainable energy, or do you want to know how HHs-theses of your fellow students look like? Or only those HHS-theses that have fallen into the Hogeschool prizes? Then take a look in the HBO Knowledge Base for more than 25,000 theses on very various topics!
- All muscles and bones explained in Acland’s Video Atlas of Human AnatomyDo you want some extra practice for your anatomy exam? Then consult Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy. This atlas was developed by Prof. Acland of the Department of Anatomical Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is an expert in instructional videos and clinical anatomy and has developed a video atlas that provides a three-dimensional explanation of anatomy. All videos are made with prepared body parts. With the help of this atlas (health care) students can individually study the field of anatomy and possibly test it through examinations. For example, watch the video about the wrist muscles.
- Discover Armed Conflict Database!In Armed Conflict Database you will find information about armed conflicts worldwide. Users are able to generate reports on conflict data dating back to 1997 and correlate reports from various years, conflicts, regions and topics. The database includes conflict reports from 2000/2001 onwards. The users can search or browse per region, per conflict or per conflict party, both on active and archived conflicts.Per conflict there is a short background summary and an overview of related conflicts and in which countries or regions they are active (or have been active). Using the data tool, you can find annual figures for global conflict trends, as well as multi-year statistics on fatalities, refugees and IDPs. Users can generate targeted results from their data queries. These results can be downloaded into an Excel spreadsheet. E.g. you can make an overview of the number of refugees from Syria from 2011 till today or an overview of all European armed conflicts between 1997 and 2015. See the example of the conflict and the conflict parties in Libya.
- Safety personnel in acute mental health care under pressure
Trouw's research shows that the safety of personnel in acute mental health care in the Netherlands is under pressure. According to the mental health institutions and staff, the aggression increases. How is that actually in other countries? Take a look at ASSIA, one of the databases in the area of social work and mental health care.