Database of the week - Archive

Week 14

  • 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.

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  • manage allerts
  • make a list favorite periodicals
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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

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  • 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.


Week 13

  • 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:

Differential Effect of Level of Self-Regulation and Mindfulness Training on Coping Strategies Used by University Students

Week 12

  • 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.


Week 10

  • 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.

Week 9

  • 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.

Week 6

  • 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.

Week 5

  • 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

Week 4


Week 3

  • 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).

Week 2

  • Brittannica Image Quest: Do you need a copyrightfree image of child labor 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.

Week 51

Week 50

  • 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.

Week 49

  • Use 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 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.


Week 48

  • 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' last August in Germany, Hamburg. To view the other (80+) articles presented, click on the "table of contents" tab.

    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.

Week 47

  • 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.

Week 46

  • 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.