Databases of the week - Archive

Week 46

  • InTechOpen – More than 6,000 peer-reviewed Open Access books

The English-language database IntechOpen provides access to more than 6,000 scientific Open Access e-books in the fields of research in science, technology and medicine and contains many peer-reviewed scientific e-books and these are full text available.

The subject areas are natural sciences, engineering & technology, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences & humanities. Natural sciences, engineering and technology are particularly well represented.

The 'book metrics overview' shows how  well the e-book is used, the total citations en (chapter)downloads and Web of Science citations. The chapters show how the citations are spread.

For instance e-books on sustainable energy, scroll down and see which chapters within this topic have been cited the most.
Or at e-books on nanotechnology and nanomaterials, scroll down and see what the most downloaded chapters within this topic from the last 30 days.
You can also search by topic, for example bioenergy. The results can be further refined by subject or publication year.

Week 45

  • The Taylor & Francis 'Business, Management & Economics' collection for articles about consumer behaviour, advertising, marketing, retail, e-commerce, sales en public relations   

The Taylor & Francis 'Business, Management & Economics' collection contains more then 120 e-journals focused on topics such as accounting, business history, economics, finance, human resources, marketing and public management. Featured journals are Journal of Advertising, Economic Systems Research and Review of Social Economy.

When you browse to the main topic 'Economics, Finance, Business & Industry' via 'Explore journals and articles by subject' on the homepage, you will get more than 400,000 results. For not all of these results the full text is available. Therefore, tick the option 'Only show what I have access to' in the left column under 'Access Type'. You can then click the sub-topic of your choice in the left column under Subject. Marketing and related sub-topics such as consumer behaviour, advertising, retail, e-commerce, sales and public relations can be found by clicking on 'Economics, Finance, Business & Industry' and then on 'Business, Management and Accounting'. This concerns almost 23,500 results of which the full text is available.

Of course you can also search with your own keywords via the simple search box on the homepage. The 'Advanced search' button next to the search bar gives you two extra options: search in a specific field, for example in the title or in the abstract, and indicate the publication year of the results. When you search for the term 'advertising' in the title combined with the term 'ethics' as a keyword, you will get 28 results of which the full text is available, including the overview article 'Children’s vulnerability to advertising: an overview of four decades of research (1980s–2020s)' by two researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam. When you create a free account, you can save this search and check back later to see if there are new results. You can also receive an alert by e-mail with these new results. It is also possible to receive an alert by e-mail with the latest articles on a specific topic, for example one of the marketing topics mentioned above.

Week 44

  • Browser tools for accessing full text content

The library offers three browser tools: Lean Library, LibKey Nomad and EndNote Click. If you use a web browser with these extensions (also called add-ons or plugins), they will automatically notify you with a link to the full text during your search for information on the internet.

For example, if you use Google and come to a website with articles from ejournals or e-books, you usually do not have access to the full content. But the library might have paid for access to that content. These browser tools then automatically alert you with a link to the full text of the article or e-book in the digital library. This combines the advantages of Google search with the advantages of the digital library where you can access the full text of reliable and good-quality literature.

All three tools provide access not only to our paid, licensed content but also to Open Access content. Furthermore, there is integration with the search interfaces of Google Scholar, Web of Science and PubMed, significantly improving the operation of those search systems. Of course, the tools are safe to use, no personal data or passwords are transmitted.

Each tool has its own strengths, with Lean Library offering the most functionality. Because they complement each other, it is best to use all three. On the website you can read more about the differences between the tools and how you can easily install them in the browsers on your private computer. On THUAS computers and work laptops, these tools are already installed by default in Microsoft Edge.

  • More full text access to sociological resources through the Sociology Database

Sociology Database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including relevant titles from related fields such as social policy, social care, social anthropology, gender studies, gerontology, social psychology and population studies. The database contains hundreds of full-text academic journals, as well as dissertations and other sources from around 30 countries (including the Netherlands) from 1985 onwards. This new ProQuest collection incorporates much of the familiar Social Services Abstracts database, albeit with fewer journals but expanding full-text access.

Below you can find three recent Dutch articles on status holders and the integration paradox in the Netherlands:

Do you find a topic interesting and are you looking for more (English-language) sources on the same subject? Then look under "suggested sources" in the right-hand column after opening the article.

Articles published in the sociological journal Mens en Maatschappij are available in full text in this database as from March 2013 (Vol. 88, no. 1). Articles published in the Dutch Journal of Social and Economic History are available full text as of 2014 (Vol. 11, no. 3).

Week 42

  • Discover the politics collections in ProQuest 

The library offers access to various databases on politics and policy via the ProQuest platform:

 

Political Science Database - political science, public policy, and international relations

PAIS Index - Public affairs, public and social policies, international relations. Also includes government documents, statistics, grey literature, research reports etc.

Policy File Index – A database mostly for US public policy research, contains information on

public policy issues with indexing and linking to the output of over 350 think tanks and similar organizations.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts- International political science and international relations

 

You can search through all databases at the same time, or you can choose which one you want to search in. Not all articles are available in full text, it is possible to filter these away. 

You will find the following subjects in these databases:

Comparative politics, Energy resources and policy, International Politics, International relations, Labor conditions and policy, Political sciences, Public administration/management, Public policy (public affairs).

 

Are you particularly interested in a specific subject? You setup an alert on a search and be informed when new articles are published if you make a (free) personal account in ProQuest.

 

Below you can see three interesting articles on politics and policy:

Week 41

  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts: Database of abstracts and full text articles in all fields of linguistics

In the ProQuest database Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) you will find not only abstracts and indexes of international literature on linguistics and related disciplines in linguistics, but also many full text articles. The database contains articles and abstracts of books on all aspects of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. You will find a wealth of information on many different areas of linguistics, including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

The database provides journal article summaries and citations for book reviews from more than 1,500 journal publications, as well as book summaries, book chapters, and dissertations. The coverage of the database is from 1974 to the present. This database is indexed with a thesaurus of 3,700 terms. The thesaurus is available online.

For example, if you are looking for abstracts about language education for higher-educated refugees, you will find interesting results in LLBA, such as this abstract. Also nice is this somewhat older abstract of a Dutch article about language education in the Netherlands.

LLBA is part of the Linguistics Collection, which in turn is part of ProQuest's Library and Information Science Collection, which contains databases on sociology, politics, criminology, library and information science, education and linguistics. ProQuest databases can be combined or excluded via the 'Change databases' option. It is also possible to create an account for all ProQuest databases, to save documents and searches, and to set alerts.

Week 40

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - Special Interest Groups in the field of IT

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the largest professional association in the field of computing education and science in the world. Its digital library contains an extensive full text collection in the areas of:

  • Information Technology
  • Conference proceedings
  • Newsletters
  • Video and audio files

Discover subject specialists through the 'people' category where author profiles can be found of: subject areas, collaborations, recent and popular articles.  

ACM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) organize and sponsor more than 170 global conferences, workshops and symposiums. Ranging in size from conferences with tens of thousands of participants to small workshops, these events reflect the state-of-the-art in their respective fields and attract reputed experts from a wide range of computing disciplines, who submit leading research papers for presentation at conferences and inclusion in published proceedings. Many of these conferences have achieved leading status in their respective fields and attract participants from all over the world.

Conference proceedings are collected on the 'conference' page. The list below shows conferences taking place at short notice from October to January. See other conferences in the upcoming events page.

Week 38

  • Renewed Web of Science: find important scientific information

Citations establish links between related scientific literature. Through Clarivate’s citation index Web of Science influential literature can be easily traced. Web of Science contains bibliographic metadata from a large number of scientific research publications in all fields of science. Our licence allows access to citations from 1980 onwards.

There are extensive possibilities to search and discover trends and patterns. For example, if you search for a topic and look at the "hot papers", you will see both the quoted literature and references to articles published later. Web of Science does not contain full-text content but thanks to our tools, you can still access a lot of full-text. You can use Edge on your THUAS laptop or install the tools on your private laptop. Then, in addition to download options, you will see magazine covers and the option to view the full issues of magazines. If this is not immediately visible, it helps to reload the web page.

In Web of Science's revamped interface, the question mark at the bottom right takes you to the Resource Centre with product updates, guided tours, training, help guide, news and contact options.

E-learning is also available to learn about this database at your own pace (approx. 90 min).

By creating a personal account, you can personalize the interface, save searches and set up e-mail notifications, among other things.

An example of a relevant early-access article: The Implications of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine for the EU Energy Market and Businesses by J. Korosteleva, 7 September 2022 in the British Journal of Management (full-text).

  • Springer Link – What can you find for chemistry in this multidisciplinary database?

Springer Link is a multidisciplinary database, known from the academic publisher that publishes for all fields of science: humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, all spread over 48 disciplines. SpringerLink distinguishes twelve different types of publications and presents their content in five different languages, including of course – and above all – English.

Chemistry, including all disciplines and subdisciplines

The content relevant to chemistry consists of 950 thousand publications, of which more than a thousand e-books and 450 thousand articles. When you choose the discipline “Chemistry”, the list of sub-disciplines is automatically adjusted. At the top of the list are the most relevant disciplines.

Simple and advanced search

It is possible to search both simple and advanced, although in both cases the search functions are fairly limited, when you compare it with, for example, the EBSCO databases. You can search with Boolean operators (AND, OR and NOT), but you cannot indicate with descriptors which field you are looking for (e.g. author, title, keywords and abstract or the entire text). Unfortunately, this means that you can search less accurately. To solve that, use the filters to find the right search results. You can refine the searches by, for example, type of publication, discipline and sub-discipline, and the language.

Specific and broad terminology

With this search strategy it is important that you choose good keywords. When searching for eBooks, you should choose a more general term: the name of a discipline or sub-discipline, such as “Organic Chemistry” or “Inorganic Chemistry.” You will also find the relevant e-books with more general concepts such as “stoichiometry” or “reactants”. When you search with specific terms you will not find any or not really relevant e-books. Specific terms such as “reaction yield”, “chemical conversion”, “limiting reactant” or “excess reactant” are suitable to search for articles and other short publications. When you search for articles, you will also need to combine more specific terms to avoid getting too many search results that don't quite match your search query.

Week 37

  • Nexis Uni: The international news database, as well as information from many legal and business media

The Nexis Uni news database contains more than 15,000 national and international news, legal and business sources, including print and online magazines, television and radio broadcasts, news reports and blogs, and local, regional, national and international newspapers with extensive archives.

You will also find background information on more than 80 million US and international companies and more than 75 million executives.

If you create a personal account, it is possible to save articles, share them with others and provide comments. You can also save searches and share them with others, and set search alerts. To create an account, click Login|Register in the top right corner of the page. Here you will also find a short video in English about creating an account and its usefulness. You can only change the language if you are logged in your personal account.

For example, if you are looking for articles from 2022 about the increase in the flight tax, you will find news items from many national and local newspapers in Nexis Uni.

There is also access to the Nexis Dossier database with information about Dutch and international companies. For example, if you are looking for extensive company information from Netflix, you can find it here.

The way of searching in Nexis Uni is similar to that of Google, but due to the great diversity and amount of information in Nexis Uni, it can sometimes be difficult to search the database. For help with your search, you can contact the (helpdesk in the) library.

Week 36

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: Major international database on Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is an international full text database on psychology and behavioral sciences. The database contains articles from leading journals such as European Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Mental Health, International Review of Psychiatry, etc., but also many articles on child and adolescent psychology and counseling. The database provides access to more than 530 full text journals.

Do you want to know more about an online program that helps to improve the mental health of students? Read the article: Development of the Uni Virtual Clinic

Or about mindfulness with students? Mindfulness Students Higher Education

In the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection you can create a personal account at "Sign In", just like in the other EBSCOhost databases. This allows you to save links, articles and searches. Saving searches is useful if you are doing research over a longer period. With "Retrieve save search" you can check if new articles have been published that meet your search criteria.

  • O'Reilly Safari & Blended Learning

The O'Reilly Safari digital platform includes books, videos, proven learning paths, case studies and audio books. Users also get access to exclusive O’Reilly content and as well as resources from more than 200 of the world’s best publishers. Topics range from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos, and much more.

O'Reilly e-books are unlimited to use. For example, the database offers e-books on critical thinking:

The following provide more insight into the use of O'Reilly:

Download the easy-to-use O’Reilly app (iOs and Android)

For the total HHs e-book collection (110,000) use the E-publication finder and select e-books.

For more detailed information on the features of the O’Reilly database please visit: https://proquest.libguides.com/oreilly/features

Week 27

  • The Strategic, Defence & Security Studies collection of Taylor & Francis : The place to find information on military intelligence, terrorism and peace & security

The Strategic, Defence & Security Studies collection of Taylor & Francis (SD&SS collection) contains more than 40 e-journals that focuses on security, protection, military intelligence, peace and terrorism. For instance, in the article below you can read more about to which extent trust issues impact UN peacekeeping-intelligence.

Competing for Trust: Challenges in United Nations Peacekeeping-Intelligence

Make note that the SD&SS collection is a part of a bigger database called Taylor & Francis Online and that not all content in this database is available in full text.  You can filter on HHs-availability by choosing ‘Only show what I have access to’. We also recommend using one or more of our browser tools to easily find your full texts options.

Other relevant databases for safety and security studies:

Alerts

If you make an account, you can also set up alerts for relevant topics or searches. This is an easy way to stay up-to-date on your favorite subject(s). 

  • Het Financieele Dagblad (FD)

    The library has a subscription to the paper version of Het Financieele Dagblad but also offers the online version: FD Online. Staff and students have unlimited access to all content in this newspaper, including the archive, via the website and apps for smartphones or tablets. The latest news on the stock exchange, the financial world, the economy, politics and business is available and you can also listen to podcasts.

It is also possible to browse the newspaper digitally. First you need to create a personal account as indicated in this leaflet. The access will be valid for 3 months after your last login. There are also personalisation and alert functions: under My News you can set which topics you want to follow and it is also possible to have newsletters sent to your THUAS email address. The content of the FD is also included in the Nexis Uni database.

The articles can also be used as teaching material. If you want to link to an article you can use the URL in the address bar, like this article about the current shortage of drinking water. For access, you must first be logged in at FD Online with your THUAS account.

Week 25

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete: Scientific articles in the field of communication and mass media

Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) is an international database in which scientific articles from more than 820 international journals in the field of communication and mass media are indexed, of which 450 are full-text journals.

The database includes magazine articles in the fields of advertising, marketing, public relations, game studies, journalism, communications, mass media, linguistics, rhetoric, and other closely related fields.

Many major journals have indexes, abstracts, PDFs, and searchable citations from the first issue to the present (dating back to 1915).

CMMC is an EBSCO database, with a clear and extensive search page, in which you can also search in combination with other EBSCO databases. The database also has a thesaurus, which you can use to find the right search terms.

If you are interested in using Blended Learning in higher education, you can even find articles on this subject in the CMMC database, such as this article.

A current topic is now advertising related to gambling, and whether this promotes addiction, especially among young people. Here you will find an interesting article about gambling advertising via Twitter.

Week 24

  • Almost graduated? Prepare for your career with O'Reilly database

The O'Reilly database contains current trends and knowledge in IT and business. The content is focused on practical experiences through case studies, e-books, audio books and training courses. The platform also provides access to O'Reilly's global conferences and 250 global publishers.

A preview of O'Reilly's wide range of career and personal development content:

  • Skills for career development (e-book)
  • The introvert's complete career guide (e-book)
  • The art of being indispensable at work (e-book)
  • Influence through listening (e-book)
  • Live your best life (e-book)
  • From to do to done (audio book)
  • Work better together (audio book)
  • Master your next move (audio book)

Search with the titles above in the O'Reilly search bar.

As long as you have an HHs account you can use the HHs databases.

Week 23

  • StatLine, The Netherlands in figures

StatLine is the Statistics Netherlands’ database. Statistics Netherlands offers a wealth of data on the Dutch economy and society. From inflation to population, data are clearly presented in tables, classified by theme and freely available.

Besides browsing by theme, you can search in StatLine using your own keywords. A list will be shown with all entries containing your keyword. After that you can refine the list by theme, regional classification or reporting year.

In StatLine, you can generate graphs and maps with the push of a button. Adjusting and switching graphs is also possible. It is easily done using smart icons. This makes it easier for you to visualise or share the data (linking, printing or downloading).

Here are some examples of tables and graphs:

You can also compile your own tables and graphs in StatLine. You can read more about how StatLine works and what you can and cannot do with it in the user manual. The Frequentlly Asked Questions page contains information that explain every part of StatLine, such as how to adjust a table.

Some useful tips:

  • Use the “back button” to go back one step when you find a table while browsing per theme and the table does not turn out to be the table you were looking for
  • When searching via the search box you can use common search functions such as AND/OR/NOT, double quotes and the wildcard *
  • When selecting variables in a table, you can use the shift key to select a range. And it is possible to move the selection screen so that you can keep the table in view while selecting variables
  • Adjusting the layout of a table can make it easier to interpret the figures. You can change the layout of a table by dragging variables
  • When you click on the information icon at the top right of a table, you get a general description of the table and explanations of the subjects and classifications used in the table. The table desciption also contains links to related tables and the characterization of the study
  • If you have compiled a table and you want to save it for later, you can use the link icon. This link will take you to the specific table you have created. This in contrast to the link from the address bar, if you use this link it will take you to the standard view of the table

When it takes you too long to select data in StatLine, you can use ready-made StatLine tables. They can be accessed through the themes and dossiers on the main website of Statistics Netherlands. Choose the theme or dossier you are interested in. Every (news) article and overview page contains links to ready-made tables. If this does not help, you can contact the infoservice of Statistics Netherlands.

Are you in search of Europe in figures? Use Eurostat.

Week 22

  • SDGO database supports sustainable development

The Sustainable Development Goals Online database of publisher Taylor & Francis is an interdisciplinary digital and multimedia collection around the 17 SDGs, the United Nations' sustainable development programme to end poverty, combat inequality and injustice and protect the planet. The content consists of over 19,000 carefully selected chapters from e-books; over 1,900 journal articles and over 300 presentations, videos, case studies, lesson guides and lesson plans. The collection was created in cooperation with the United Nations and is led by an international advisory board of academics, practitioners, policy makers and officials in the tertiary sector, government and NGOs. See also this introduction, the flyer and the content list.

In the content list you can see that with the April update, a large number of chapters from ebooks and articles from ejournals have been included again. From the ebook: The Routledge Companion to Media and Poverty aimed at SDG 1 (ending poverty), 14 chapters are now available. Such as: Extreme Poverty as Human Rights Violation : Moral Duties and Public Engagement in the Global North by Vincent Fang (2021). This is about the opportunities and pitfalls that the human rights discourse on extreme poverty offers to shift the way Northern audiences understand and relate to extreme poverty from the charity paradigm to the justice paradigm.

Week 21

  • Political Science Complete – everything you need for subjects related to politics and policy making

The research database Political Science Complete covers political topics with a worldwide focus, including international relations, political theory and comparative politics.

The database contains about 700 full-text journals, about 300 reference works and monographs, and 48,000 conference papers, including those from the International Political Science Association, as well as a subject thesaurus of more than 28,000 terms.

For instances, do you want to know more about sustainable development in an international perspective? Take a look here.

Week 20

  • CINAHL, international database on nursing and related (para)medical disciplines

In the Netherlands, discrimination by patients has long been concealed.

Want to know more about this topic? Consult the database CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature with over 770 English-language nursing and health care journals.

Example of a search: Nurses and discrimination and patients

In the above example, only the full-text articles are displayed.  From the article: "Go back to your Country"  only a summary is included in CINAHL. By clicking on the button “find it H/Library”” you will find the full text version of the article in the Wiley Online Library.

  • VideoArts: database with short English-language videos in the field of management and communication

    The VideoArts database contains now more than 230 short (humorous) video clips in the field of for example management, leadership, health and safety, sales, communication and customer service. The English-language clips contain skits averaging 3 minutes between often a 'good' and a 'bad' manager. There are also slightly longer video clips of about 10 minutes on some subjects, for example about Cyber Security.

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 dealt with or might have to deal with in the future.

The clips from VideoArts can be used copyright free within Blackboard and PowerPoint environment, and other applications within the Haagse Hogeschool. It is best to search VideoArts via Google Edge. If you click on a video with the right mouse button, one of the options is in which ways you can share the video. This could be useful for Blended Learning.

A recognizable example is: Bad news meeting

 

Week 17

  • SpringerProtocols - database with protocols for biomedical and life sciences

SpringerProtocols is a English source with approximately 66,000 protocols and methods intended for laboratory research. The database contains information about tools, methods and laboratory handlings. This information allows you to repeat specific experiments. SpringerProtocols is mainly relevant for biomedical and life sciences, but also biotechnology and food science. The sources concern the laboratory research of the past forty years. Old protocols are never removed from the collection, but the collection is constantly updated with alternative protocols that demonstrate comparable solutions for specific experiments. Some protocols are provided in videos such as a the one about Genetic Manipulation of the Embryonic Chicken Inner Ear. In total, the database contains more than 1000 videos of experiments.

In SpringerProtocols you can easily search with keywords. Advanced search is not available. On the other hand, you can use multiple filters to refine your search. For example, you can filter by year of publication, laboratory technique, antibody, organism, cell lines, sources and publication type (e.g. protocol, overview, etc.).

Each item contains metadata (title, author and abstract and keywords) of a publication based on one or more experiments. The keywords are divided into three categories: “technique”, “model” and “other” (thematic keywords). Most items contain images and some of them also contain videos of the experiments. In some publications you will also find a dataset derived from the experiment. Next to that, you will find an overview of cited sources and a list of relevant articles. In addition, you will be redirected to the full publication which is directly accessible if the Library has the license. Each source is provided in metrics (number of downloads and citations). The metrics help determine how many times a specific experiment has been repeated and how relevant it is to a particular type of research.

For example, the chapter “pH and Color” discusses pH measurements and color as two important characteristics of meat, which determine its quality. The authors provide an overview of techniques used to determine pH and color, both physically and chemically, in meat and meat products. The link will take you to the full-text publication available via SpringerLink.

Week 15

  • O'Reilly Safari & Blended Learning

The O'Reilly Safari digital platform includes books, videos, proven learning paths, case studies and audio books. Users also get access to exclusive O’Reilly content and as well as resources from more than 200 of the world’s best publishers. Topics range from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos, and much more.

O'Reilly e-books are unlimited in usage. For example, the database offers e-books on critical thinking:

Critical thinking: learning from mistakes and how to prevent them

Learning path: critical thinking at work simple ideas on a crucial topic

Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

The following webinars provide more insight into the use of O'Reilly:

How to use O'Reilly in the classroom

How to find and use e-books

How to find and use video's

How to use topics, answers and learning paths

How to make a playlist (favorites)

Download the easy-to-use O’Reilly app (iOs and Android)

For the total HHs e-book collection (110,000) use the E-publication finder and select e-books.

For more detailed information on the features of the database please visit: https://proquest.libguides.com/oreilly/features 

Week 14

  • Emerald Insight

Emerald Insight is the platform for accessing ejournals, ebooks, case studies and expert briefings from Emerald Publishing. Our license provides access to 25 ebooks and all 310 high quality Emerald e-journals. The contents of this database cover the results of academic and applied research in a wide range of fields, from management and finance to criminology and social media. In particular in the following subject areas: Accounting, Finance & Economics, Business, Management & Strategy, Education Engineering, Health & Social Care HR, Learning & Organization Studies Information & Knowledge Management, Library & Information Sciences, Marketing, Operations, Logistics & Quality, Property Management & Built Environment, Public Policy & Environmental Management and Tourism & Hospitality Management.

The renewed interface enables easy and advanced searching by author, keyword, ISBN, DOI and more. In the advanced search you can pre-select only those contents to which we have full text access in accordance with our licence. The browse function allows you to find relevant titles by refining by subject areas.

Users can register for a free Emerald Profile. This allows them to save searches. And receive email alerts with the table of contents (TOC) when a new issue of a magazine is published, to keep abreast of the latest developments without having to search.

Week 13

  • 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). Besides  searching, you can browse by theme and/or country, i.e. Human Rights or 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 to 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.

 

The following topics are covered:

Agriculture Rural Development and Forestry - Children and Youth - Democracy and Governance – Disarmament - Drugs, Crime and Terrorism - Economic and Social Development - Environment and Climate Change - Human Rights and Refugees - Human Settlements and Urban Issues - International Law and Justice - International Trade and Finance – Migration - Natural Resources, Water and Energy - Peacekeeping and Security - Population and Demography - Public Health - Transportation and Public Safety - United Nations - Women and Gender Issues

 

How does the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic affect reaching the SDGs by 2030? Read The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021 here.

Week 12

  • Van Dale Online dictionaries: Always an up-to-date dictionary at hand, now also on your phone!

Van Dale Online dictionaries contains complete and up-to-date dictionaries, the Dikke van Dale Dutch, Synonyms, dictionaries English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Handbook Dutch, Handbook English, Dutch spelling aid, but also French/English and French/German and a legal dictionary.

All sources can be searched simultaneously, but also separately. With additional information, thematic overviews, language tips and country information.

No more expensive old-fashioned dictionaries in your book shelf, but the latest up-to-date versions always available online. With examples, synonyms and multiple meanings of a word.

Van Dale Online Dictionaries is also available as an app on your phone, for both Android and iOS. As an employee or student of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, you can log in with your HHs account via Surfconext.

Week 11

  • SpringerMaterials : Research platform with information on physical and chemical materials

SpringerMaterials is a comprehensive database for identifying material properties. The database covers data from materials science, physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering and other related fields. 

SpringerMaterials is also a large resource for figures and graphs in materials science, with over 500,000 online documents. It covers around 3,000 properties across 250,000 materials and chemical systems. It allows for all the usual content navigation. You can browse the different collections, filter the content by data source and properties. When looking for information on a specific material or property you can use the simple text box, or search by element or by corrosion.

SpringerMaterials is an interactive database that has a set of functionalities for visualizing and analyzing data. Examples of these functionalities include interactive graphs, dynamic data tables, and side-by- side comparisons of materials and their properties. Every piece of content is provided with a reference so that you can easily cite every information you found. SpringerMaterials also displays publications discussing the materials and their properties relevant to your search.

SpringerMaterials can be used by teachers and students with a research focus on materials science, physics, chemistry, and engineering.  The database is  supporting research in the fields of bulk and fine chemical manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemicals, semiconductors and electronic materials, optical metals, ceramics, polymer synthesis and processing, and materials for fuels and energy application.

Springer offers film instructions that cover all possible search strategies and content. You can learn how to run a basic material and property search, how to compare the materials and how to find a crystal structure. The publisher offers instruction on how to use the “Search by Elements” feature and how to find a phase diagram; and how to run a basic corrosion search. You can also learn also how to compare semiconductors and adsorption isotherms.

  • What does the digital and physical collection of the HHs library in Delft offer?
    As well as the library at the main campus, The Hague University of Applied Sciences has libraries at the side locations. The library at Sports Campus Zuiderpark is a manned library, just like the one at the main campus. The libraries in Delft and Zoetermeer are unmanned locations but are managed from the main campus. See the Who-does-what? of the library for who you can ask about the location libraries.

Digital library collection
The HHs library offers in addition to the physical collection of books and journals, an ever-growing digital collection. Consisting not only of e-books and e-journals, but also audiovisual materials and audio books. Almost all sources are also accessible from home after logging in. Click here for a A-Z list of all the databases.

Every week a database or tool is highlighted on the library website. In the archive you will find previous posts. For example, the Browzine tool, which shows you which academic e-journals we have access to in your field. Or about the O'Reilly database, in which you will not only find e-books on many subjects but also audio books.

E-Publication Finder
If you want to know whether the library offers full text access to a specific e-book or e-journal, go to the E-Publication Finder. Search by publication title, subject, publisher or ISSN/ISBN. Click here for more information.

What can I find in the library in Delft?
The collection in Delft is in line with the technical and ICT courses that are accommodated there. It is a small collection including the compulsory literature and books and magazines to support education, research or self-study. The library has a catalogue pc to help you search for a book. Books can be borrowed by using the self-service facility.

Study places
In the library there are 6 study places where you can work or study quietly, during the opening hours of the library. If you want to study in the evening or at the weekend, you could go to the main campus, which is open from 9.00am to 10.30pm on weekdays and from 10.00am to 10.30pm on the weekends.

Week 9

  • Keep up to date with the latest IT developments and research

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the largest professional association in computing education and science in the world. The ACM Digital Library contains an extensive full-text collection on information technology, as well as conference proceedings, newsletters, video and audio files.

Deepen your general IT knowledge with the ACM magazines. The Magazine Crossroads is written by and for students. A new magazine appears every season.  Read the latest interview with Dr. Elissa M. Redmiles about her research experience with COVID-19 tracking apps for respecting end-user privacy.

The difference between journals and magazines/magazines is that journals are scientific in nature and aimed at researchers or specialists in the field. A magazine is intended for a somewhat broader audience and contains opinion and news.

How to search for an ACM journal or magazine? On the ACM homepage you will find journals, magazines and other materials such as proceedings, books, SIGs (special interest groups) and people. Click on magazines and you will immediately see a search box to search for a subject and you will also immediately see the magazine covers. By scrolling down the page a short introduction about the magazines will be shown. Just click on the magazine cover for more information such as bibliometrics, subject areas (covered in the magazine), most frequent affiliations with universities and most cited authors.

By creating a personal account (at the top of the ACM page with the button register) you can receive notifications as soon as a new publication appears. Or you receive newly published articles based on your search query. For more information see how to set up search alerts and rss.

Week 8

  • Academic journals on your field of interest – it’s easy via BrowZine.


Do you want to know which e-journals we have on your field of interest? Then take a look at browzine.com or download the app from Google Play or Android Play Store. When choosing your library, simply type “hague” and you will see The Hague University of Applied Sciences popping up. Now you can start browsing by subject for interesting journals in your field.

 

If you want an easy way to stay up to date on your field of interest, you can also make a (free) personal account and start filling your bookshelves with jour favorite journals. When new numbers are published, you will get a table-of-contents-alert (TOC-alert) so you easily can see if there are interesting new articles available.

 

You can save articles for reading later (offline), and you can export citations to for instance RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero.

 

Stay up to date and start enjoying BrowZine today!

  • XpertHR: Practical HRM information

Up-to-date, practical information on all aspects of the field of human resources.

Themes are: joining the company, employment conditions, being employed, organisation and strategy, leaving the company and the Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans. Practical cases on these themes are supplemented with up-to-date data. With topics such as personnel planning, vitality, conducting interviews, working across borders, step-by-step plans and checklists. Also Dutch and European employment conditions (collective agreements, Works Councils) in combination with legal information.

It also includes a legislative calendar containing the full text of the legislative proposal, the progress made, an explanation of its content and its significance in practice. Personalisation is not possible with our institutional access. Therefore, keep an eye on the news section. Also check the agenda and the recorded webinars such as: “Zo voorkom en bestrijd je grensoverschrijdend gedrag in je organisatie”.

Week 7

  • Would you like to read scientific articles about Brightspace? Then consult ERIC or Education Database

Then consult the database ERIC the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to literature and resources in the field of education. ERIC contains over 1.3 million records and links to over 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

The article below discusses the key role BrightSpace D2L plays in supporting all aspects of the flipped classroom:

Using a Learning Management System to Promote Self-Regulated Learning in a Flipped Classroom

Interested in a comparison between Google Classroom and Brightspace? Then read:

Comparing Google Classroom and D2L Brightspace Using the Technology Acceptance Model

If you want to read more about learning management systems search with the keyword: "Integrated Learning Systems", below is an example of a search that combined this keyword with higher education and student satisfaction:

Integrated Learning Systems Higher Education Student Satisfaction

In the above example, the number of search results is limited from the year 2017 and only full-text and peer-reviewed articles are displayed. Using the left column "Refine results", the number of articles can be further limited or expanded.

The Education database also contains articles on learning management systems. Search with the keyword "learning management systems". Some articles are also in ERIC, but the case studies below are only in the Education database:

Learning Management Systems Higher Education

Also in this example, the number of search results is limited from the year 2017 and only full-text and peer-reviewed articles are displayed. Using the left column "Applied filters", the number of articles can be further limited or expanded.

Week 6

  • PiCarta on WorldCat: new interface, new functionalities

Picarta on WorldCat offers in addition to the familiar search in the Dutch Central Catalogue also the possibility to search worldwide. The Dutch Central Catalogue contains collections from Dutch libraries, including those of all university and university of applied sciences libraries. With a global search the catalogues of libraries all over the world are being searched.

What can you find in Picarta on WorldCat

Picarta on WorldCat contains descriptions of magazines and articles, books and e-books. But also other document types, such as videos in all areas of science. Part of the collection is open access. You can also search in (parts of) various databases.

For each title is shown where it is available, whether we own the title or when it is an open access publication, the link to the full text publication.

Search: simple and advanced

Picarta offers two ways to search: simple search and advanced search.

  1. Simple search

    In simple search is being searched in a single search field on title word(s). For multiple search terms, the boolean operator AND is used. The search results can be refined on:

    • Material type: e.g. Article, Chapter, Book, E-book
    • Type of content: e.g. Open Access, Peer Reviewed
    • Language
    • Topic

       

  2. Advanced search.

With this option it is possible to combine different search terms and indexes with boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), including keyword. Via the 'search help' option, it is also possible to refine or improve the search in advance by using the options below. 

  • Material type: e.g. Article, Chapter, Book, E-book
  • Type of content: e.g. Open Access, Peer Reviewed
  • Language
  • Subject

Adjust which databases you search in

With the advanced search option it is possible to limit which databases are being searched. This selection remains active during the search session.

Save search results

Search results can be saved by exporting them to EndNote, Refworks or RIS in various citation styles or sharing them by e-mail. It is also possible to save titles temporarily and export or share them at once at the end of the session. After closing the computer the selection will be deleted.

Week 5

  • Database IEEE: innovative technologies

    In the database IEEE the latest innovative technologies are being published. For example testing the air quality to assess the risk of COVID-19 transmission and the “Sick Building Syndrome”. The research concluded that large groups in a room does spread Covid-19 and other diseases such as SARS-CoV-2. Further research will be conducted for warning mechanisms in case a group is too large in a room.  Click here to read the IEEE fulltext article through THUAS library subscription.

 

  • Find company and market information in the database Business Source Ultimate

    Business Source Ultimate is a large international database containing business publications including full text articles from highly authoritative periodicals such as Harvard Business Review and Journal of Marketing. But did you know that this database also contains company and market information? This information consists on the one hand of company profiles with financial and management data and on the other hand of SWOT analyses, product reviews and reports: company reports, industry reports, country reports and market research reports. You can search for this information in various ways.

    First, the Company Information tab (in the blue bar on top). Before you start searching, you can select one of the following options in the drop-down menu to the left of the Find field: seach by company name, search by the name of the parent company, search by the stock abbreviation or seach by keyword. The results list contains the location city, state and country and the turnover per company. Mark the checkbox for companies for which you would like to export a .csv file of company information and click the CSV icon in the Tools column on the right. Click a hyperlinked Company Name to view the Company Landing page with more financial and management data. On that page, use the left column to find related companies (using the North American Industry Classification System NAICS).

    You also have the Company Profiles tab (in the blue bar on top under More). Here you will find an alphabetical list of all companies present in the database, where you can search by the name of the company. Select Match any words for a broader search. When you have found the right company, you can immediately view the company report (PDF in the second column). Click on the title for the abstract of the report. When you slide out the left column on this page you will find company-related information including SWOT analyses, country reports, industry reports, market research reports and product reviews.

    These source types (the SWOT analyses, the various reports and the product reviews) can be found as a filter option in the left column for every search you perform in the database. After all, that's the third way you can search for company and market information in Business Source Ultimate. The database has worldwide coverage.

    You can use the Indexes tab to search for information and reports within a specific geographic area. This tab can be found in the blue bar at the top under 'More''. Select the index 'Geopgraphic Terms' and enter the geographical indication you want to search for, for example Netherlands. When you click Search you will get a list of terms. Select the correct term and click Add. In the search results list after clicking on Search, you can use the filter option source types again. By the way, you will not find the company reports this way because this source type is not included in the filter option.

Week 4

  • SDGO database supports sustainable development

The Sustainable Development Goals Online database of publisher Taylor & Francis is an interdisciplinary digital and multimedia collection around the 17 SDGs, the United Nations' sustainable development programme to end poverty, combat inequality and injustice and protect the planet. The content consists of over 16,000 carefully selected chapters from e-books; over 1,000 journal articles and many presentations, videos, case studies, lesson guides and lesson plans. The collection was created in cooperation with the United Nations and is led by an international advisory board of academics, practitioners, policy makers and officials in the tertiary sector, government and NGOs. See also this introduction, the flyer and the content list.

The library has again acquired additional content (over 2,000 items) which will be added to the database in the April and September update.

You can browse, search and refine by SDG or content type. For example, SDG 4: Quality Education includes the October 2021 article "Reimagined Digital learning will accelerate Equitable and Quality Education in a post-COVID, Hybrid World" by Sheila Jagannathan. The e-book "Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development" by the same author has also been purchased by the library, for unlimited simultaneous use.

Keywords: Climate change, Inequality, Poverty, Sustainable development, United Nations

Week 51

  • SportBusiness University : digital platform in the field of the commercial aspects of sports

SportBusiness University is an English language website with news and information in the field of sports, business, marketing, sponsorship, management, media and organization of (international) sporting events. As a subscriber, we also have access to exclusive reports, case studies, analysis and surveys.

You can also participate in webinars that take place regularly.

The SportBusiness University website is rather American oriented, with a lot of coverage about sports such as basketball, American football, golf and baseball.

But there is also a lot of news and information on the website about football, tennis, motorsport and other sports that receive a lot of publicity and that involve a lot of money.

You can search by a specific sport, but also by sector, such as Media, Sponsorship, Events and Finance and Law. You can also select the information by country or continent.

For example, if you want to find information and current news about the Olympic Winter Games in China in 2022, search the search bar at the top of the website for 'Winter Olympics China 2022', you will get a list of interesting news items. The search results can be further specified using the filters on the left side of the page.

For example, there is a news item about the diplomatic boycott by the United States and Canada of the Winter Games in China.

Or are you looking for an article about the participation of unvaccinated tennis players in the Australian Open in 2022? Then you will also find articles about this at SportBusiness University.

Week 50

  • REAXYS – a database of chemical reactions

REAXYS is a database of chemical reactions, compounds and substance properties linked  to scientific publications and patents, in which they are discussed or mentioned. The database offers extensive knowledge on organic and inorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmacology. The chemical data provided by Elsevier - the database publisher - dates back to 1771.

Keywords and chemical reactions

In REAXYS you search exclusively with English terms. You can search with keywords, with chemical reactions, or a combination of both. So you may want to start with using the "Quick search" function meant for simple searches. Then, the "Query builder" function will allow you to set up more complex search strategies that consist of more than two elements (texts and chemical structures). To build your comprehensive search strategy, you can use the “Fields” and “Forms” tabs. The first tab helps you to specify the search fields. Under the second tab you will find standard search forms for frequently used searches.

Chemical structures

Marvin JS is an editor tool that allows you to build your own chemical structures with both, systematic and trivial names of chemical substances. Elsevier offers a comprehensive instruction on how to use this tool.

The results

You can manage the found results in different ways. First, with the function “Sort by REAXYS ranking” you can sort them in different ways. Second, it is possible to export data in Pdf, Word and Excel files. In addition, you can create a synthesis plan with the “Synthesis Planner” function and you can also export this synthesis plan. If you want to stay informed about new literature in which a specific reaction or structure occurs, you can install an alert.

Relevance

Among others, REAXYS can be useful for the faculty of Food technology. For example, if you would like to learn more about Maillard reaction, you can easily find relevant information.

Maillard reaction is a chemical reaction named after Luis Camille Maillard (1878-1936), a French physician and chemist. Under the influence of heat, chemical reactions occur between sugars and amino acids (e.g. proteins). This reaction causes that food not only changes color, but also taste or even nutritional values. The Maillard reaction occurs in the preparation of beer, bread, chocolate, coffee and meat. Cookbooks recommend that meat should be briefly roasted on a preheated frying pan before it becomes an ingredient of a meal cooked in water. The heat from the frying pan helps to release odors and this happens precisely because the Maillard reaction takes place.

When you search with the keyword “Maillard reaction” you will find 179 chemical reactions. 66 documents (scientific articles and patents) recalling the Maillard reactions are linked to these records. You are also directed to full-text publications and if the Library offers access to a specific publication, you can immediately read it. For example, when searching for Maillard reaction you will find a link

to an article on the reduction of allergens in Japanese cedar pollen in which the reaction is mentioned.

The library catalogue searches the following collections: books, journals, CDs and DVDs and part of the e-book and e-journal collection. Here you can find whether a title is available and on which location and shelf it is located.

Search options

A simple and extensive search is possible, combine multiple search terms and different indexes. The search result can be further refined by type of material (e.g. compulsory literature), language, year, author or subject.

Acquisitions

The library catalogue offers a weekly overview of the latest acquisitions. Every week new titles, both physical and digital, are added to the collections at the various locations. In the archive you will find the acquisitions of previous weeks.

Reading lists

The library catalogue also offers almost all reading lists. In the Excel files the 2020-2021 reading lists per study program (in which all academic years) are made available. Within the Excel file you will find additional library information:

  • select study year to view required titles
  • find links to availability of printed books within the library collection 
  • find links to available e-books within the library collection

You can find a complete list of required literature here.

Online renewal and loan details

Go to the tab user activities to renew your borrowed materials after logging in. You can also renew at the library's self-service desk or by calling (070) 445 7882 or sending an e-mail.

H/Library app

The catalogue is also searchable via the H/Library app. It is also possible to extend borrowed materials. Receive a reminder on your phone when your loan period is about to expire, and extend it directly via the app. This prevents unnecessary fines. Available for Android and IOS..

Digital collection

Besides the collection of physical library materials, the library also offers a large digital collection in more than 100 databases via the library website. You can find an overview of the most relevant databases for your study on this page

E-publication Finder

In the E-publication Finder you will find an overview of and access to e-books and journals that are available through the HHs library. If you are looking for a specific book or journal and it is not listed in the library catalogue, check whether there is online access.

Week 48

  • SPORTDiscus: Leading international sports (medical) database

SPORTDiscus is the leading bibliographic database for sports and sports medicine research. It contains records from leading scientific journals, books, dissertations and other resources related to sports and everything related.

SPORTDiscus includes a thorough selection of open access (OA) journals, resulting in a growing collection of approximately 150 OA journals from all over the world.

With full bibliographical coverage, this database contains over 750,000 records with journal and monograph coverage dating back to 1800; more than 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages. The content also consists of international references from (scientific) journals, books, book chapters, conference reports and more.

Topics covered in SPORTDiscus are sports, exercise, sports medicine, physical education, coaching, training, sports legislation, sports for the disabled, doping, biomechanics, movement sciences, injury prevention, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, nutrition, exercise physiology and sports psychology.

For example, if you are looking for an article about the effects of the corona pandemic on our mental state and lifestyle, this is an interesting article:

Effects of home comfort on mental health and lifestyle behaviors during the COVID-19 outbreak: insights from the ECLB-COVID19 multicentre study

Or do you want to know the impact of active video games on the physical health of children?

Then read this review article:

Effects of active video games on children and adolescents: A systematic review with meta‐analysis

Week 47

  • O’Reilly Audio Study Books

Do you prefer listening to books instead of reading? The database O’Reilly offers e-books and audio books. O’Reilly consists mostly of information technology content but also offers topics such as research, management, business, and personal development/productivity. Listen to some examples of O’Reilly audio books:

See also the  Audio book collection Harvard Business Review

How to find audio books in O’Reilly ?

  1. Search in O’Reilly interface
  2. Select the video filter when the search results appear
  3. Per title will be indicated whether it is an audiobook or video

The content of O'Reilly (videos, tutorials and cases) is also suitable for blended learning.

Download the app O’Reilly available for iOs en Android

For the total THUAS e-book collection (110.000) use E-Publication Finder and select e-books.

  • The market research database Euromonitor Passport

Are you looking for information about an international company? Profile, strategy, positioning or SWOT? Or are you looking for industry profiles worldwide, Europe or a specific country (including the Netherlands)? Market size, share of sales, growth forecasts? Or are you looking for consumer spending data and trends? Then go to the database Euromonitor Passport in the digital library.

Perhaps you are used to search for this kind of information in the database Marketline Advantage? Practical experience (tested within education at THUAS) has shown that Euromonitor Passport offers more detailed (coverage and granularity) and more targeted information (for B2C and B2B market research) for marketing plans. We therefore decided to replace MarketLine Advantage with Euromonitor Passport. Until December 31, 2021, both databases are still accessible via the A-Z databases list. From January 1, 2022, MarketLine Advantage will disappear from the list and you can only use Euromonitor Passport to conduct international market research.

Euromonitor Passport contains statistics, forecasts and analysis on industries, economies, companies, and consumers. The forward-looking analysis of consumer and industrial markets have been elaborated in extensive but well-organized reports. You can request the related statistics in tabular form with filter and choice options in variables. For example, the report 'Electric Mobility: Opportunities and Challenges in the Clean Fuel Industry' (search for the title of the report in Euromonitor to view the report) with associated statistics (click on the page of the report in the left menu on Related Statistics) has been recently launched. This is an illustrative example, as Euromonitor Passport contains more than 24,000 reports and category-level market information for 30 major industries including subindustries. There is even full vertical access for 9 subindustries. Look at the details database contents to see which (sub)industries are involved.

Euromonitor Passport is a database that can be used for making marketing plans with the following components:

  • Total market value and shares of company and competitors, and their development (delta)
  • Sales growth opportunities
  • STEP, DESTEP and PESTLE analysis
  • SWOT and TOWS analysis
  • Industry overview
  • Poster's Five Forces

You can search by topic/industry using the Euromonitor Passport search window. Or you can browse by industry. For each (sub)industry interactive dashboards, analysis reports and statistics are presented. On the page of an industry you will find the most important trends within four strategic themes. And on the page of a subindustry you will find a list of the most recent reports. Use the Economies, Consumers and Channel tabs for socio-demographic, socio-economic, trade and retail data. Use the Company tile on the home page to search by company name for the country profiles of the industries in which the company operates. Launch the Company Dashboard for an interactive map, scatter plot or bar chart with sales, share, ranking and a regional comparison. Use the Search all categories tile to search step by step, search by multiple industries or companies at once, and search by brands. Register for free to share and save content. Account is not required to download content.

Week 46

  • Find your information on Public Affairs in the PAIS-index

 

PAIS Index database (Public Affairs International Service) contains bibliographical data of more than half a million international journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. It is updated quarterly and over 17,000 current records are added in total each year. When the article is available in one of our databases, you will be linked directly to the full text.

The sub-topics you will find in this databases are: economics, education, energy resources and policy, government, health conditions, human rights, international relations, labor conditions and policy, politics and social conditions.

 

Read here more about how the public attitude on climate change has altered over the last decade in Europe.

 

Alerts:

To stay up-to-date on a subject, you can save your searches as alerts.

Week 44

  • Google Scholar and full text tools

Google Scholar is a search engine for scientific articles. It searches the full text of most online peer reviewed journals from the major scientific publishers in Europe and North America. Also included are scholarly books and non-peer-reviewed journals. Use Advanced search (menu top left) to search in the author, title, and publication fields, as well as limit your search results by date. See also this LibGuide and the help text for Google Scholar.

But detecting relevant information does not mean you can access the content. That's why we recommend installing the browser tools Lean Library, LibKey Nomad and EndNote Click. Our link resolver Find it @ H/Library links to full text content in paid databases licensed by the library. This is automatically set by Lean Library and LibKey in Google Scholar. The tools also provide access to much Open Access content. Also, in Google Scholar you will see "subscribe to TOC" to receive email alerts when new articles appear in the ejournals you select. And you can see an indication of whether articles are supported or contradicted by others through integration with scite.ai. Don't want this? You can change your preferences via Advanced Settings in Lean Library.

The following article can be found via Google Scholar and the full text tools. In it, the authors indicate that Google Scholar clearly offers the largest coverage compared to other large citation databases. But compared to Web of Science, for example, the search and filter possibilities are limited and the metadata is of lesser quality.

Martín-Martín, A., Thelwall, M., Orduna-Malea, E. et al. Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Scopus, Dimensions, Web of Science, and OpenCitations’ COCI: a multidisciplinary comparison of coverage via citations. Scientometrics 126, 871–906 (2021). https://ezproxy.hhs.nl/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03690-4

Week 41

  • Linguistics Database: All about phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics

The Linguistics Database includes full-text journals and other sources in linguistics, including many titles indexed in Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA). It covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. The database is part of the 'Linguistics Collection', which in turn is part of ProQuest's 'Social Science Premium Collection', which includes databases on sociology, politics, criminology, library and information science, education and linguistics. Through the option 'Change databases', various ProQuest databases can be combined or excluded.

If you are interested in the Greek language and dialects in Ancient Greece, this is an interesting dissertation. Or maybe you'd like to know why there are so few French place names in England? Then read this article.

Week 40

  • DOAJ : more than 16.500 peer reviewed Open Access journals

In the database DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) you can both search for peer reviewed journals in which you can publish Open access, as for academic articles on your subject of interest. DOAJ covers basically all subject categories and publishers from all over the world are included. The DOAJ contains over 1.8 million articles from over 10,000 periodicals. Of these, over 6,000 can be searched at the article level.

 

If you want to publish Open Access, you can filter on CC-license, publisher, peer-review type, but also you can filter away publications with a processing fee.

 

For instance, you can compose a list  of education journals published by Taylor and Francis, with no processing fees, with double blind peer review and with a CC-BY license. Here you find the results of this search.

Week 39

  • Education Database: leading database on education research

Education Database supports the study and application of education at all levels, including pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher education. The database contains thousands of full text journals, dissertations and other relevant resources. You will find abstracts and indexing of more than 1090 educational journals, 800 of which are full text.

The database is, like ERIC, part of the “Education Collection” which in turn is part of the “Social Science Premium Collection” of ProQuest, containing databases on sociology, politics, criminology, library and information science, education and linguistics. ProQuest databases can be combined or excluded via the “Change databases” option.

Would you like to know more about digital monitoring of students? Then search with this term or with 'E-coaching' in the Education Database.

  • Bookboon : free e-(study)books

Bookboon offers high-quality online learning resources. Bookboon provides students with free e-study books written by lecturers from the world's top universities, covering topics from engineering and ICT to economics and business administration. In the business field, they provide professionals with access to business e-books, soft skills and personal development. For business use, a monthly subscription can be purchased.

For free access to the e-books, you must first create a free account.

The collections are continuously updated and expanded. Currently, the collection contains more than 1000 free study books and more than 1700 business e-books.

With the increase of hybrid working and/or studying, it is sometimes necessary to find a new balance. Do you want a better work-life balance? Then take a look at this collection.

Or would you like to know more about Change Management? Digitalization & IT? Economics & Finance? Bookboon offers it all, and more.

 

Week 38

  • GreenFILE: multidisciplinary database for climate change research

The GreenFILE database provides access to scientific sources, government reports and popular publications about how individuals, companies and governments affect the environment and what needs to be done to neutralize negative effects. GreenFILE contains indexes and abstracts of more than 1.1 million items, small part of which (15,000 publications) is available in full text. The time range of the publications is from 1913 to the present. Most publications are about global climate change and what needs to be done to limit its fatal consequences. 

You can find many publications about green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling. The database is therefore relevant for researchers interested, for example, in the influence of climate change on biodiversity or daily life in cities. In addition, the database has a multidisciplinary character: it makes a connection between environmental issues and different fields such as education, law, health, technology and social sciences. 

Would you like to know more about the problem of the influence of climate change on sea level, which is very relevant in the Netherlands? Search for relevant publications with the keywords 'climate change' and 'sea level'. 

Spatial Development students can find interesting articles about the relationship between climate change and biodiversity in urban environments using the combination of the keywords 'climate change', 'cities OR urban' and 'biodiversity'. 

The urban population worldwide suffers the most from the effects of heat waves. With the keywords 'cities OR urban' and 'heat waves' you will find relevant information about this theme. This is an example of how this database should also arouse the interest of social scientists.

Week 37

  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

In the ProQuest database Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) you will find abstracts and indexes of international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in linguistics.

The database covers all aspects of language study, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Much attention is paid to various areas of linguistics, including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. The database provides journal article summaries and citations for book reviews from more than 1,500 journal publications, as well as book summaries, book chapters, and dissertations.

This database is indexed with a thesaurus of 3,700 terms. The thesaurus is available online. LLBA is part of the Linguistics Collection, which in turn is part of ProQuest's Library and Information Science Collection, which contains databases on sociology, politics, criminology, library and information science, education and linguistics. ProQuest databases can be combined or excluded via the 'Change databases' option.

An example of a search query: If you are looking for a recent article about studying in a foreign language in the Netherlands, and study performances and experiences, you will find an interesting article here.

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink is a very substantial multidisciplinary database provided by Springer, a renowned academic publisher. Over 5 million scientific articles (from 1997) are full-text available via this platform, as well as  many reference works and protocols. It also contains over 54,000 complete e-books (from 2017) including manuals and encyclopaedias. They are peer-reviewed and can be viewed, downloaded and printed without limitation to the number of simultaneous users. Dutch content from BSL publishers in the field of healthcare and aid is also included. See also the Springer Protocols (from 1980) and SpringerMaterials databases. Instructions.

Keywords: Biology, Business administration, Chemistry, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Energy, Environment, Geography, Information science, International relations, Law, Life sciences, Management, Materials Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political sciences, Psychology, Public health, Social sciences, Statistics, Technology

For example, the World Sustainability Series (2015 - 2021) is included in SpringerLink. The current licence provides access to 26 of the 36 e-book titles, such as Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development (2020).

Week 28

  • War for talent in U.S. hospitality business. Find out what's going on with Regional Business News

The Regional Bussiness News database allows you to search business magazines, newspapers and newswires published in both urban and rural regions in the United States and Canada. Find out what's going on in the U.S. hospitality industry right now in sources like the Journal of Business, The Washington Post and the Crain’s Chicago Business. Perhaps it can provide inspiration for your own study and research. The COVID-19 Pandemic as consumers self-isolate and restaurants close down has turned the U.S. hospitality industry upside down.

For example, employment in Illinois' leisure and hospitality industry dropped by more than 50%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. After pandemic, restaurants face a new threat: worker shortage. Former employees decided to take a different path, especially because they were underpaid before pandemic. Therefore, in order to regain their strength in terms of staffing levels, restaurants are increasing pay, offering more benefits or bonuses, and getting creative in where they search for talent. There are hospitality owners trying to recruit new employees through referral bonuses for existing employees. Any employee who brings a friend, family member, or even a former employee to apply for a job gets a $200 bonus if the job candidate gets hired and stays for at least 30 days. While restaurant owners are feeling the pinch of a shortage of workers, this could be a time of necessary change in the industry. It’s making business owners reflect on their culture, how they keep their employees, how to treat them right.

Week 27

  • HeinOnline International Core – from academic articles to cases and legislation

 

With HeinOnline 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.

 

Want to read up on the subject human rights for LGBT*-persons and international relations? Here you’ll find some recent articles.

Week 25

  • Taylor & Francis Online: female leadership

Women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.  However, data shows that women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making worldwide, and achieving gender parity in political life is far off. Not only in the public sector but also in the business world there appears to be no improvement in the share of women in management positions.

Various articles that you can consult via the Taylor & Francis Online database demonstrates that studies reporting statistical significance of female leadership and gender representation in the workforce tend to find a positive impact on performance of public organizations and companies. But also that empirical findings on the link between gender diversity and performance have been inconsistent. And that the type of industry has a moderating effect on the relationship between gender diversity and performance. However, research is conducted into gender and business performance in specific industries such as family businesses or microbusinesses.

The Taylor & Francis Online Business, Management & Economics collection, which includes the above articles, contains more then 120 e-journals focused on topics such as accounting, business history, economics, finance, human resources, marketing and public management. Featured journals are Journal of Advertising, Economic Systems Research and Review of Social Economy. You can also use all kinds of tricks to get the most out of the database. Like the 'People also read', 'Recommended articles' and 'Cited by' on the right side of an article page to find popular, recommended and citing articles. This way you can easily find articles on the same theme. And when you select text on an article page, you automatically get a handy translation and dictionary option. This helps to correctly interpret the article.

Week 24

  • Vakbase and Facto.nl

Vakbase is a portal of publisher Vakmedianet and is mainly used to access e-journals and a number of online publications in the fields of HRM, Employee Participation, Working Conditions, Facility, Management Support and Construction & Installation. Our license does not provide access to E-pubs. Click on a source to view the table of contents and access the full text. Or use the search function to search Vakbase in its entirety. The issues of ejournals in Vakbase can be downloaded off-campus, but unfortunately the viewer does not work properly. The library has also included all ejournals in the E-Publication Finder (the successor of the A-Z list of ejournals).

The databases overview now also includes Facto.nl, the site belonging to Facto magazine that can also be found in Vakbase. Via Facto.nl the magazine can be read easily. On HHs computers Edge works best for this.

  • Setting up alerts for legal databases

 

To avoid having to do a search yourself on a regular basis, you can set up alerts for new contents on a specific subject or a specific publication in a database. This is both time efficient and an easy way to stay up to date on a certain subject. In most databases you will need to do the following steps:

  1. Make a (free) personal account.
  2. Choose a relevant journal or a file to receive updates from. Or setup a search string (e.g. “higher education”).
  3. Choose the frequency and delivery method (e-mail or RSS-feed) and save your settings.

We have made an overview of a few international sources/databases where you can set up alerts.

 

Westlaw UK

In Westlaw UK you will automatically be logged in with your university account, making a personal account is therefore not necessary.

In Westlaw UK you can set up alerts for:

-          New results from a search query -> use the bell symbol that appears when a search has been conducted.

-          Subjects -> use the bell symbol that appears when subject is chosen.

-          Following cases -> choose the relevant case and click on the bell symbol.

It is not possible to set up TOC-alerts for journals, but a lot of these journals are available in other databases where you can set up an alert.

 

Westlaw International

In Westlaw International you will automatically be logged in with your university account, making a personal account is therefore not necessary.

Westlaw International you can set up alerts for: Administrative decisions & guidance, Arbitration materials, Briefs, Cases, Jury verdicts/settlements, Practical law, Proposed and enacted legislation or regulations, Secondary Sources and Statutes & Court rules.

 

To set up an alert, you can go the Alerts center by clicking on ‘Alerts’ in the upper right corner. Click on ‘Create Alert’ and choose what kind of alert you want (WestClip, KeyCite, Docket alert, Docket track of Publication Alert). After you have named your alert, you can choose the type of content of your alert (cases, statutes, decision, secondary sources etc.) by searching or browsing.

You can add a source by clicking on ‘ADD’ and the next step will be filling in a search string. When this is done, you can add information about wanted frequency (e-mail of RSS-feed) and other details on delivery. 

 

HeinOnline

You can make a free account in HeinOnline in MyHein.

In HeinOnline you can set up alerts for:

-          New search results.

-          New journal editions.

If you do not want to make a personal account, you can set up alerts via RSS-feed.

 

Criminal Justice Database

It is not necessary to make a personal account in Criminal Justice Database to receive alerts. But if you want to adjust the string or make other changes, you need a personal account.

In Criminal Justice Database you can add alerts for::

-          New search results.

-          New journal editions.

You can choose between delivery via e-mail or an RSS-feed.  

 

Public sources

 

Eur-Lex

You can make a free account in My Eur-Lex.

In EUR-Lex you can set up alerts for:

-          New search results.

-          Personalized RSS-feeds

If you do not want to make a personal account, you can set up alerts via RSS-feed.

 

HUDOC

In HUDOC, the jurisprudence database of the European Court of Human Rights, you can set alerts to follow case law developments and new contents. You can set up an RSS-feed for:

- New search results

- New content within a document collection, e.g. judgements or decisions from the Grand Chamber

Week 23

  • Find more with Worldcat.org then through Google

With Google Scholar you will not always find all printed books (references), but you can with Worldcat.org. You will not only find the exact data, but also nearby libraries (worldwide) that have the book in their collection.

This worldwide catalog is useful when you are on an internship or during your graduation. In addition to printed titles, you will also find articles and e-book references. You can also easily export these titles to a literature management software tool such as RefWorks.

So again: Can't find materials through Google Scholar? Use Worldcat.org

 

Week 22

  • SDGO database supports sustainable development

The Sustainable Development Goals Online database of publisher Taylor & Francis is an interdisciplinary digital collection around the 17 SDGs, the United Nations' sustainable development programme to end poverty, combat inequality and injustice and protect the planet.

The content consists of a large number of carefully selected chapters from e-books; journal articles and many presentations, videos, case studies, lesson guides and lesson plans. New content is added annually in April and September. The collection was created in cooperation with the United Nations and is led by an international advisory board of academics, practitioners, policy makers and officials in the tertiary sector, government and NGOs. See also this introduction, the flyer and the content list.

New content has been added again this April, such as the chapter “"Human rights education" in the book ”International Law on the Aims of Education" that was published last year.

  • OAPEN: Scientific Open Access eBooks

Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) provides access to more than 4200 scholarly peer reviewed Open Access e-books in many research areas through the Online Library and Publication Platform, but especially in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The aim of OAPEN is to build a branded collection of open access peer-reviewed titles, to increase the visibility and retrievability of high-quality publications, and to promote open access book publishing.  Currently 273 publishers make OA e-books available, including Springer Nature and Oxford University Press. Want to know more about the climate for example? OAPEN provides access to peer-reviewed, scholarly e-books, available full-text.

Week 21

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete: Most comprehensive communication and media database

Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) is a very extensive and high-quality English-language database in the field of communication and mass media. CMMC includes the contents of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index, along with numerous other magazines in communications, mass media, and other closely related fields of study.

CMMC offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and summaries of more than 390 magazines, and selected ("priority") coverage for an additional 200 magazines, for a combined coverage of some 600 titles. Furthermore, this database contains full-text articles from more than 285 journals.

CMMC includes an advanced communications thesaurus and extensive reference information (i.e., searchable cited references for peer-reviewed journals covered as "core"). In addition, CMMC has more than 3,000 author profiles, which provide biographical data and bibliographic information, covering the most prolific, most cited and most searched authors in the database.

Are you looking for an article about the impact of the corona crisis on marketing communication aimed at tourism? Then this might be an interesting article: Impact of the corona crisis on marketing communication focused on tourism.

Week 17

  • ERIC: leading, international education database!

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and research. ERIC contains more than 1.3 million records and links to over 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Would you like to read articles about the influence of distance learning on the relationship between teacher and student? You can find information about this in ERIC: Teacher Student Relationship Distance Education

Week 15

  • Directory of Open Access Books : unrestricted peer-reviewed e-books

In Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) you will find a large collection of peer-reviewed OA e-books, with a wide variety of topics. You can filter or search by subject, language and publisher. The e-books are unlimited, full-text accessible.

Want to learn more about Open Access publishing? Then go to the OA BooksToolkit.

DOAB e-books are also available through the E-publication Finder.

  • Database LISA: abstracts about Information Management and Artificial Intelligence

De database Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA) is internationally oriented and contains abstracts from 440 periodicals published in more than 68 countries and 20 languages. It is also possible to search for specific charts and tables. LISA is part of the 'Library and Information Science Collection', which in turn is part of ProQuest's 'Social Science Premium Collection', which includes databases on sociology, politics, criminology, library and information science, education and linguistics. Through the option 'Change databases' ProQuest databases can be combined or excluded. For example view this abstract on how Human Computer Interaction is being used with airplane information systems which pilots use for essential decision making.

  • Comply with the Copyright Act when using video content from others

If you, as a student, teacher or researcher, want to use video content from others, you must comply with the Copyright Act. In principle, this means that you must always request permission from the copyright holder(s) of the video content. Essentially the copyright holder is the creator of a work. A video can have multiple creators. From a simple video made by one person filming an object or the environment, for example, to a documentary or a film with a screenwriter, a director, actors and a producer. In the first case, that one person is the copyright owner. In the second case, the producer if the other creators have transferred their exploitation rights, part of their copyrights, to the producer (which often happens).

To keep it workable, the Copyright Act has a number of exceptions where permission is not required (restrictions on the Copyright Act). For example, there is the screening restriction that allows you to show the video content in its entirety without the permission of the copyright holder, provided that the screening has an educational purpose and takes place “within the walls” of the educational institution. In concrete terms, this means that you may play video content, for example a documentary, in its entirety in the classroom or in Teams or Blackboard Collaborate, provided that no recording takes place (so only screen sharing). As soon as a recording takes place or, for example, the presentation is shared with the video file (for example, by placing the presentation on Blackboard), permission must be requested from the copyright holder. Therefore, if you do not have permission, do not play video content during a recording and replace the video file with a link or a reference before sharing the presentation. In short, you can download video content without permission on your own device (can be useful if you do not want to be dependent on a good internet connection or if you want to make sure that the video content is available when you need it) and play it in its entirety for others in an educational context, but not without permission, share the video content in its entirety as a video file or make it available for others to view or replay via a recording.

Another exception to the Copyright Act that may apply to video content is the right to quote. Citation of video content can be used by students, teachers and researchers in a digital product. You do not have to ask for permission if you do not quote more than necessary, you quote from a published source and you mention the source. Unlike with the screening restriction, you can share that product or make it available to others. The risk lies in the condition that you may not quote more than necessary. The Copyright Act does not specify what is meant by this in concrete terms. There is also no golden standard from the numerous lawsuits filed by producers. Caution is therefore advised and asking for permission may be a safer option in this situation, even if it is not necessary to quote the video content in its entirety. In this situation it is better to use video content made available open access and/or under an open license. The main characteristic of open access works is that they are accessible and available without financial, legal or technical barriers. Open Access works can be recognized by the Open Access logo (an open lock). With an open license, the copyright holder makes it clear to everyone at once under what conditions the work may be used without the need for permission. The most common open license is the Creative Commons license. Filter for this license when searching for video content that requires sharing or making it available to others.

Week 14

  • Britannica Image Quest: Do you need a copyright free image of mothers working from home?

In the English image database Britannica 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 mothers working from home, 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 13

  • Cochrane Library: for high-quality information on Evidence-based medicine

The Cochrane Library is the foremost database on Evidence-based Medicine. Here you can find systematic overviews of the state of medical scientific research, the so-called systematic reviews. These reviews are maintained by groups of healthcare professionals, each with their own specialization (review groups), for example Skin Review Group, Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Review Group, Movement Disorders Review Group, etc.

Click on the link below if you want to know which reviews, interventions, etc. have recently appeared about the Corona virus:

Covid-19 related content Cochrane

  • Staying up to date within political science with Worldwide Political Science Abstract

 

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts contains descriptions and abstracts of books, chapters and serials literature published throughout the world in the discipline of political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration.

 

Do you want to stay up to date on what is being published within your field? Then save a search or make an alert in one (or more) of our databases. For more information about setting up alerts/saving searches, please have a look here.

For instance, here is a search in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts on European border control published in 2020 and 2021. Easy to share with you colleagues and valid for a year.

Week 11

  • Looking for images for a presentation or paper? Have a look in CC Search

On the CC Search website, users can find images with Creative Commons licenses and images that are in the public domain. The search engine searches over 300 million images through open APIs and the Common Crawl dataset. Almost all of the footage comes from Flickr. CC Search also searches the databases of various museums, including the Rijksmuseum.

For the time being, CC Search is only suitable for searching images, but text and audio should also be available in the future. The goal of the Creative Commons organization is to eventually make all 1.4 billion works that have a CC license searchable. Useful are the search manual, which helps to find images, and the list of sources.

The images that can be found with the search engine can be used in presentations or publications, for example. In doing so, the stated CC conditions must be met. This may be, for example, attribution. CC does not verify that the images are properly licensed or that the information is correct or complete, so please check the licensing status and attribute information before reusing the content.

  • Emerald Insight: A global publisher linking research and practice

International and multidisciplinary database containing e-journals in almost all fields of study. The e-books and 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.

In addition, Emerald Insight offers (partial) access to cases that can be used in education. Mainly peer reviewed case studies from international business schools.

Week 9

  • Extension of Web of Science: find more important scientific information

Citations establish links between related scientific literature. Through Clarivate’s citation index Web of Science influential literature can be easily traced. Web of Science contains bibliographic metadata from a large number of scientific research publications in all fields of science. The licence previously allowed access to content from the last 10 years but has now been extended to include backfiles from 1980 onwards. As a result, 65% more relevant records are available.

There are extensive possibilities to search and discover trends and patterns. For example, if you search for a topic and look at the "hot papers", you will see both the quoted literature and references to articles published later. And with Find it @ H\Library and/or EndNote Click (formerly: Kopernio), you can try to find the full text.

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.

The interface of Web of Science is being renewed step by step. See the comprehensive website for more.

Week 8

  • Wiley Online Library : a database with more than 1.000 e-journals within a lot of different fields

Wiley Online Library is a multidisciplinary database with a broad e-journals collection. Icons indicate which content is accessible, about 960 journals in full text from 1997 onwards. The publications are highly respected and widely read, the majority of their journals have an impact factor.

Wiley has made a COVID-19 section where you can find all research on this topic. You can, for instance,  read this article from the Campus Legal Advisor: Does campus disciplinary authority extend to pandemic-related conduct issues  

Alerts:

After you have conducted a search, you can setup an alert to receive a notification when new content, matching your search query, have been published. To be able to set this up, you must first register you own account (this is for free).

  • Do you want to know more about Anatomy? Consult Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy                                                                            

Do you need extra practice for your anatomy exams? Then consult Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy. This atlas is developed by prof. Acland from the Department of Anatomical Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is an expert on instructional videos and clinical anatomy and he has developed this three-dimensional explanation about anatomy. All videos are made with prepared body parts. With the help of this atlas sports- and health care students can individually study the field of anatomy and possibly test it by means of exams.

Example: muscles that move the wrist

Week 6

  • Use RefWorks Citation Manager for literature reference 

Including a literature list of books and articles used in a report, is mandatory. Otherwise, you are committing plagiarism. By using RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) you can save yourself a lot of time and typing work.  

Follow the steps below for installation on your private computer 

  • Register at RefWorks (online account for all your references) 
  • Download through MS Officestore: Proquest RCM 
  • The tab RCM is now visible in the MS Office ribbon 
  • Log in RCM with your RefWorks account 
  • See for more info the RCM video tutorial 

The new RCM is not installed yet on the THUAS campus pc’s, you will see the old Write ’N Cite tab. This works with the old RefWorks.

Week 5

  • A reliable full-text database in the field of sociology and communication? Then have a look at the “Social Science Database”!

Looking for international (scientific) articles, professional journals, dissertations or blogs in the field of sociology, psychology, communication, political science, criminology and social work? The Haagse Hogeschool library offers many Proquest databases in this area, but Social Science Database (SSD) mainly has many full-text articles from over 1800 international journals from 1980 onwards. 

For example, if you are curious about background articles about virus deniers, this would be a useful search in SSD: (covid or corona) AND (conspiracy or denialists). As a result, you will find more than ca. 900 results, of which more than 130 scientific (peer-reviewed) articles and almost 100 of which are full text.

You can expand your search in one go to the other ten (!) Proquest databases in the sociological field 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 SSD, full text and peer-reviewed, you now will find at over 190 unique results, of which about 100 come from SSD, so SSD was a great database for this subject!

  • VideoArts: Database with short English-language videos in the field of management and communication

The VideoArts database contains 234 short humorous video clips in the areas of management, coaching, 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.

Well-being (in the workplace) is a very relevant theme for employees in these difficult times of working from home . Here you will find a number of video clips on this theme.

Week 4

  • Teacher Reference Center: international database on pedagogy and education

Teacher Reference Center contains information on lifelong learning, ongoing pedagogical research, curriculum development, information literacy, education administration, teacher education, educational technology and media. Abstracts and full-text articles from 280 peer-reviewed journals have been included.

Do you follow as a teacher the Foundation Course in Didactic Competence? Are you searching by example articles about quality learning? This link contains a selection of articles you can consult on this topic: Quality Learning

  • Science Direct: extensive database with access to Elsevier Science journal collection

Science Direct offers online access to the Elsevier Science journal collection, which contains over 4300 journal titles. About economics, health care, management, communication, education, computer science, engineering etc. The articles are available in full text since 1995. The full text access, partly open access, is indicated with a green block (over 3000 titles).

Please note! The e-books collection is not covered by our current license.

Make an account:

  • to set allerts for new editions or updates for recent searches
  • to keep track of which articles you have read
  • receive recommendations based on your search history

Browse title list or select a domain Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

For example, all Physical Science and Engineering titels (almost 1400 journal titles), or subdomain, for example Engineering

Or search by subject.

For example: ‘sustainable manufacturing’. Or on ‘photonics’ and refine by field of study, for example ‘Energy

Use “ to keep terms together, AND, NOT or OR (in capitals) to combine terms, or - (hyphen) to exclude terms.

Sort title lists by relevance or date. Refine by year or article type, for example. Download articles or export the bibliographic data to Refworks.

Share an article?

Copy the URL of the article with prefix https://ezproxy.hhs.nl/login?url=

Week 2

  • Political Science Database : From trade magazines to academic journals - publications about politics, international relations and public policy

The Political Science Database gives users access to leading political science, public policy, and international relations journals. You will find thousands of recent, full-text, political science dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities and other sources such as country reports and policy papers and the database is updated on a daily basis.

By making a personal account in ProQuest, you can add alerts that will notify you when new documents that match your search, are available.

For example you can read more about the Trump-administration’s decision to sanction against staff  at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

  • 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 see the ordering procedure.
This database is really useful for Blended Learning. You can find more information on online teaching, the use and writing of cases on the website of The Case Centre.

Example of a case: Philips Healthcare: Global Sourcing in a Post-COVID-19 World
As a global leader in healthcare technology, Philips had an important role to play in the COVID-19 pandemic. The surge in demand for life-saving medical equipment by hospitals around the world presented high-stakes opportunities for the company. At the same time however, national governments in most countries were compelled to implement safety measures that greatly affected commercial activity. Philips' Healthcare business units, particularly in diagnostics and respiratory equipment, faced critical supply challenges during the Corona crisis which garnered media attention both at home and abroad. In order to capitalize on the high demand for medical equipment, CEO Frans van Houten knew that Philips needed to overcome several hurdles to produce and deliver enough inventory to meet that demand. Aware of the many challenges ahead, van Houten had to decide whether to revise the company's global sourcing strategy to future-proof it in a post-COVID-19 world - and, if so, how.

Week 51

  • OECD iLibrary : Online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 

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  and health.

Would you like to see the most recent OECD edition on the influence of COVID 19? Then take a look here at the Economic Outlook of December 2020.

The OECD iLibrary also provides access to statistics. The OECD iLibrary contains content released by the OECD, IEA (the International Energy Agency), NEA (the Nuclear Energy Agency), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) and ITF (International Transport Forum).

Week 50

  • Linguistics Database: full-text articles on all aspects of linguistics

The Linguistics Database contains full-text articles from journals and other linguistic resources, including many titles indexed in Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA). It covers all aspects of the study of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

The Linguistics Database is part of the "Linguistics Collection", which in turn is part of the "Library and Information Science Collection" of ProQuest, containing databases on sociology, politics, criminology, library and information science, education and linguistics. Via the option "Change databases" you can search in multiple ProQuest databases at the same time.

Are you looking for example for a full-text article about the use of Blended Learning in learning foreign languages? Then in the Linguistics Database you will find this interesting article entitled “Can blended learning aid foreign language learning”. You can find it by searching with the following search terms: (blended learning) AND (higher education) AND (foreign languages). The relevant article is at the top of the search results.

Week 49

  • Policy File Index: Looking for information or research on Public Policy?

In the database Policy File Index you will find research from think tanks, NGOs, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups and more. Though the focus is on material from the USA, you will find a lot of international material.

The following subject are covered: Social science, Political science, Public policy, International relations, Public administration, and Economics.

In this report three important barriers for universal and equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine are examined.

  • Discover the latest IT trends with database ACM & connect worldwide with IT specialists 

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s largest professional association in the field of computer science education and research. Their digital library contains an extensive full text collection of articles in the field of information technology as well as conference proceedings, newsletters, and video and audio files. Connect through ACM with IT specialists/community. For example when facing difficulties with a certain IT thesis/topic: reach out to the ACM community!

See for example the latest developments in multi-user augmented reality which makes group collaboration on a virtual object possible, such as a online graffiti project.

Week 48

  • SDGO database supports sustainable development

The Sustainable Development Goals Online database of publisher Taylor & Francis is an interdisciplinary digital collection around the 17 SDGs, the United Nations' sustainable development programme to end poverty, combat inequality and injustice and protect the planet. The content consists of a large number of carefully selected chapters from e-books; journal articles and many presentations, videos, case studies, lesson guides and lesson plans. New content is added annually in April and September. The collection was created in cooperation with the United Nations and is led by an international advisory board of academics, practitioners, policy makers and officials in the tertiary sector, government and NGOs. See also this introduction, the flyer and the content list.

For example, the ebook "Psychological Perspectives on Radicalization" (2020) is included. It looks at the different typologies of radicalising individuals, what makes individuals resilient to radicalisation, and events that can trigger individuals to radicalise or deradicalise.

  • Sociology Database: A full text database in the field of sociology and social work

Looking for international scientific articles, books or dissertations in the field of sociology and social work? The library has many Proquest databases in this field, but Sociology Database mainly has many full text articles from a total of 330 leading journals (previously partly only found in abstracts in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts).

Are you e.g. curious about articles from the last 10 years (filter after the search on 2010-2020) about treatments of children with child abuse by parents with a drug addiction, then this would be a useful search action: (child abuse) AND (substance abuse) AND treatment. The result will be more than 7000 items, of which more than 5000 peer-reviewed and full text in Sociology Database.

If you would like to have an article in which there is already done literature research in this area, filter on 'Document type' : Literature Review. Then you get an overview of more than 100 articles.

Week 45

  • Expand your technological skills with database O’Reilly Safari

You want the latest Excel or Powerpoint tips & tricks? Cloud technology? Cyber security 2020 training course? Use O’Reilly e-books and video content PLUS loads of other topics such as communication and marketing. To demonstrate how versatile O’Reilly Safari database is, there is even content about healthy food! O’Reilly database offers around 39,000 e-books and more than 6,000 video tutorials from leading publishers in the fields of technology, digital media, technology and business. In addition to e-books and video tutorials, learning paths are also part of the digital offering. IT professionals, software developers, web designers and system administrators use O'Reilly Safari as the source for research, problem solving and certificate training. The e-books can be read online, not for download.

Highereducationtip: use O’Reilly e-books as an alternative for students (without additional costs) for next year’s reading list (2021-2022). Also suitable for blended learning within classes due to unlimited access.

  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA): Abstracts on all aspects of linguistics

In the ProQuest database Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) you will find abstracts and indexes of international literature in linguistics and related disciplines. The database covers all aspects of language study, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

Much attention is paid to different areas of linguistics, including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographic linguistics. The database provides journal article summaries and book review citations from more than 1,500 journal publications, as well as book summaries, book chapters and dissertations. This database is indexed with a thesaurus of 3,700 terms. The thesaurus is available online.

For example, you can found interesting peer-reviewed articles on the writing skills of students with dyslexia in higher education.

Week 42

  • Medline, international database that offers authoritative medical information

In Medline  you can find scientific articles about the treatment of apnea. Medline is 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.

Treatment of apnea (breathing stops while sleeping) in sleep centers is no longer covered by the basis insurance in The Netherlands, because the scientific basis for this treatment is insufficient.

If you want to search systematically, think carefully about using the right keywords. A list of Medical Subject Headings (MESH,  press “MESH 2020” in the blue bar at the top in MEDLINE) will help you in finding the most appropriate keywords. The correct MESH for apnea is “sleep apnea syndromes”.

Under Therapy Sleep Apnea Syndromes you find an example of a search for scientific articles about the treatment of apnea that have been fulltext published over the past ten years.

Medline contains audiovisual media, that can be used for Blended Learning.

  • Find your information on Public Affairs in the PAIS-index (Public Affairs International Service) 

The database PAIS Index contains bibliographical records and abstracts for over half a million international journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content and more about public affairs. It is updated quarterly, en over 17,000 current records are added in total each year. When the article is available in one of our other databases, you will be linked directly to the full text. 

The subjects you will find in this databases are economic conditions, education, energy resources and policy, government, health conditions, human rights, international relations, labor conditions and policy, politics and social conditions.

For instance, this article tells you about the long term consequences of the corona restrictions on public health.

Week 41

  • GreenFILE: multidisciplinary database for research into the relationship between humans and the environment

The GreenFILE database provides access to scientific resources, government reports and popular publications on how individuals, companies and governments affect the environment and what needs to be done to neutralize negative effects. GreenFILE contains indexes and abstracts of 216,000 publications, some of which (9100 publications) are available in full text. The time range of the publications is from 1913 to the present.

Most publications are about global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling. In addition, the database has a multidisciplinary character: it makes a connection between the problems of the environment and various disciplines such as education, law, health and technology.

For example, are you interested in the application of solar energy in sustainable architecture over the past twenty years? With the terms "sustainable building" and "solar energy" you will find the relevant, academic and popular publications.

Greenfile also contains video fragments that could be used in Blended Learning. For example, if you search under Document type "Image" for the keyword "environment", you will find more than 10,000 video fragments.

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.

Preferably use the FireFox browser.

Week 39

  • How to borrow books from the library of The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The library has a collection of more than 45,000 titles,  to support education and assignments. Most titles can be borrowed.  In addition to textbooks, there is also a small collection of novels and DVDs in many languages to support language teaching.

The library always has a reference copy of mandatory literature available for consultation. A second copy is available for loan but obviously does not meet the enormous demand of large numbers of students. A copy of the recommended literature and minors is included in the collection.

Do you want to know if a book is in the collection and available? Go to catalogue.hhl.nl and type in your search term(s). Combining terms is possible. But you can also refine afterwards on location, type of material or author. Search for example on ‘research’ and refine by author or type of material. For example on mandatory literature and/or e-book.

Is the publication you are searching for not in the catalogue or is it on loan?
Submit a purchase request or request it via the Interlibrary Borrowing Service (IBL).

Borrowing and returning materials is possible with the self-service systems. Students can borrow materials from the self-service systems using their digital student card. Employees can request a library card for use with the self-service systems. A maximum of 7 books can be borrowed and, if not reserved, extended to 5 times more.

In addition to the physical collection, the library also has a digital collection with more than 100 databases and a collection of e-books in various databases and individually purchased e-books in the catalogue.

  • Library Science – Everything about knowledge- and information management

The Library Science database provides access to over 200 publications about information science. For example see how students developed a information security course for small business owners and detect fake news with the help of multi-objective hybrid feature approach. You could use these articles as input for assignments as part of Blended Learning, so that students are introduced in reading scientific/journal articles as part.

  • Westlaw UK– up to date case law and legislation in the UK

 

The law database Westlaw UK contains cases, legislation and journals covering the jurisdiction of UK, and there also is a separate section for EU cases and legislation.

Via the topics on the main page, you can stay informed about the Brexit-related developments, like an overview of the UK law relating to Brexit.

You need to have an account to see the results.

 

You can install different alerts, e.g. you can be notified when the (appeal) status changes for a case or when a judgement is available. The icon used for setting up alerts, is a bell.

 

Good to know, you can make your own folder(s), add comments to the text and even highlight sections accompanied with remarks.

 

The cases in Westlaw UK are suitable for use in Blended Learning.

Week 38

  • Education Database: leading database on educational research

Education Database supports the study and application of education at all levels, including pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher education. The database contains thousands of full-text journals, dissertations and other relevant sources. You will find abstracts and indexing of more than 1090 educational journals, 800 of which are full-text.

The database, like ERIC, is part of the “Education Collection”, which in turn is part of the “Social Science Premium Collection” of ProQuest, containing databases on sociology, politics, criminology, library and information science, education and linguistics. ProQuest databases can be combined or excluded via the “Change databases” option.

Now that education mainly takes place online, it is difficult to maintain a bond with students. The Education Database contains articles on this subject. Search with the keywords “learner engagement” and “online courses” and “higher education”. Articles can be placed on Blackboard as part of Blended Learning. Using feedback fruits, students can possibly comment on the articles.

Week 37

  • A specialized database in the field of Posttraumatic Stress Disorders? Yes, the "PTSD" database!

Looking for international scientific articles/books/dissertations related to PTSD? Then search the Proquest database PTSD (formerly "Pilots").

If you are e.g. curious about PTSD treatments for young refugees, this would be a useful search action: (treatment ptsd refugee) AND (children OR minors OR adolescents). The result will be 150 items, of which 96 peer-reviewed articles in PTSD.

Please note: through the "Findit tool" or through "Get full text" the full text article can very often be found at record level.

You can extend your search to all other Proquest databases at once via the "Change databases" option and "Exclude duplicate documents" (via "Result page options" on the search page). With the same selection as above you will get over 3600 unique results, of which 2300 peer-reviewed articles and 191 of the last 12 months.

  • Do you miss reading the newspapers in the library? In Nexis Uni you can also keep up with all the local and world news at home

The Nexis Uni database contains more than 15,000 news, legal and business sources, including print and online magazines, news stories and blogs from national and international newspapers, as well as simply the local and regional news from the daily newspapers. You can also find (American) legal cases in Nexis Uni, which might be interesting to use for Blended learning.

For example, if you want to stay informed about the tension between Greece and Turkey, with regard to ownership over the waters in the eastern part of the Mediterranean, you can read these news items

read in all English newspapers in Nexis Uni.

The search is as follows. Go to the Nexis Uni homepage. Then click ‘All Nexis Uni’ and choose ‘News’.

Then you filter on Newspapers, English and Date range ‘Past 3 months’. In the search box you type ‘Greece Turkey tension’ and then click on ‘Search’ and you will get the result list. (click ‘Doorgaan’ on the next screen).

Week 28

  • Scientific Open Access e-books

Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) provides access to more than 2500 scientific peer-reviewed Open Access e-books in a wide range of research areas through the Online Library and Publication Platform. But especially in the humanities and social sciences. Currently, 273 publishers make OA e-books available, including Springer Nature and Oxford University Press.
Want to know more about, for example, ethnography? Or about sustainability? OAPEN offers access to peer-reviewed, scientific e-books, which are available full text.

Week 25

  • Intensive literature search? Use Web of Science!

In Web of Science you can search the bibliographic metadata from a large number of scientific research publications. Such as the article "Towards a New Definition of Blended Learning" (February 2020) which provides a new definition that includes context, theory, methodology and technology. WoS refers to journals, books and proceedings in all fields of science from the past 10 years. There are extensive possibilities to search and discover trends and patterns. With Cited Reference Search you can search for current publications that quote a particular article. Web of Science can be used to determine the h-index, a measure for the impact of publications of a scientific researcher. Do you want to learn how to make the best use of WoS? Then follow one of the webinars.

  • Academic Search Ultimate: Very extensive international and multidisciplinary database

Academic Search Ultimate is an international and multidisciplinary database intended for academic institutions. The database contains publications in almost all fields of study, including information for technical courses . The database contains approx. 17,800 academic journals and professional journals with summaries, of which 5,479 with full text. It also contains more than 77,000 short videos by Associated Press, the leading American press agency, from 1930 to the present day.

Easily search all words in the index or search advanced and combine search terms in different indexes. To obtain full text only, refine to full text in the left-hand column.

Search tips
Place " " around multiple search terms, e.g. "Renewable materials” to ensure that the terms only appear side by side.

Browse through Subject Terms to see which terms are used, to select them and combine them. For example Hydrogen production OR Hydrogen storage.

Click on the magnifying glass in the results list to quickly view the summary.

Use "share" at the top of the results list to save your search query and execute it again.

After opening the article in the right-hand column, click on the icon for the permalink of the article in question to share it.

Week 24

  • More contents in our ProQuest databases – more criminology is covered!

Recently the contents of the ProQuest databases have been expanded, this including the subject Criminology. We now have access to the full text database Criminal Justice Database and next to that we have access to the bibliographical database National Criminal Justice Reference Service. In both of these databases, you can search on subject as Criminology, Drug Prevention, Juvenile law, Law enforcement, Law, Sociology and Criminal justice.

 

Again there are many stories in the media on the police use of force against black people. In this research article, they test hypotheses on relations between race, civilian behaviour, age, and police use of force.

 

Alerts: Makin a (free) personal account at ProQuest, will give you the possibility to set up alerts for:

1. New articles published on a certain subject. To do this you need to first submit a search. Then you will see an option for setting up alerts on the right side of the screen:

ProQuest save alert

If you click on one of these you can fill in your preferences and then click on ‘Create alert/feed’

2. New available issues of your chosen publication. To do this, you need to search your journal/publication and then you will see an option for setting up either an alert via e-mail or an RSS feed:

ProQuest create alert

If you click on one of these you can fill in your preferences and then click on ‘Create alert/feed’

 

Week 23

  • Corona virus: financial arrangements for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is there for enterprising Dutch people working towards a sustainable and economically strong society. The RVO subsidy guide provides an up-to-date overview of subsidies for SMEs. The 'subsidy Reimbursement Fixed Costs' (TVL) scheme will soon be opened. The RVO will implement this scheme. For a complete overview of the government emergency measures, please click here.

Week 21

  • Boomportaal : New database with many e-books

Boomportaal is a digital library of the publishers Boom Amsterdam and Boom The Hague with more than 2,400 e-books on almost all subject areas, plus 54 e-journals in the fields of law, administration and policy, society, healthcare, HRM, communication and languages.

Do you want to know which titles are offered? Click here for the Boomportaal e-books and refine by author or keyword for a specific title or topic.

Or go to the database a-z list for the complete Boomportaal collection (e-books and e-journals).

  • Publication not available in our (digital) library? Submit an application via Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The library of The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers students and employees the opportunity to request books and magazine articles that are not available in our (digital) collection, from another library in the Netherlands via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). You must fill in a separate form for each application. You will receive a confirmation of the request by e-mail.

There are some costs for students, but not for employees of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The delivery time of a book is usually about a week, an article is often delivered digitally within a few days.

Before submitting an application for ILL, it is useful to first check with Google Scholar whether we already have access to the full-text article via our databases. This can be recognized in Google Scholar by the link resolver Find it @ H/Library.

If you search at home via Google Scholar, you must first adjust a setting to see the link resolver. You do this as follows:

Google Scholar drop-down menu top left -> Settings -> Library links -> checkmark at De Haagse Hogeschool - Find it @ H/Library -> Save

 

Week 19

Discover the added Politics collections within the ProQuest databases

Recently, the ProQuest databases have expanded considerably - also on the topics related to politics.

For example, we now have access to the full-text database Political Science Database. You can also search PAIS index, Policy File Index and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts for bibliographic data.
The topics that you will find in these databases are: Governance and government management, energy policy, (international) public administration, international politics, international relations, government policy and administration, political science, comparative political science and working conditions.

You can search in one database, but you can choose to search multiple ProQuest databases simultaneously. And there is also an overview of which journals are available in, for example, the Political Science Database, which you can select according to your interests.

This is, for example, an article in the Political Science Database about comparative political policy regarding epidemics such as Zika, Ebola or SARS.

Week 18

  • Springer Protocols: essential for laboratory research

The protocols in the database Springer Protocols are manuals for the responsible conduct of biochemical, molecular biological and biomedical laboratory experiments. A protocol also contains a list of required materials (chemicals, equipment, software, etc.), literature references and sometimes notes and tips for solving problems. The protocols are also included in SpringerLink.

If you search for coronavirus, there are over 160 coronavirus protocols and methods available.

This overview shows 8 protocols aimed at diagnosing the coronavirus.

  • Directory of Open Access Journals : Already many Open Access articles available on COVID-19

In Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) you will find an extended collection of peer-reviewed Open Access journals, basically covering all subject categories. You can filter or search on subject. But you can also search on CC-licence or publisher, which is convenient if you want to publish Open Access yourself.

 

Many articles about COVID-19 are already available as Open Access through DOAJ.

Week 17

  • The library catalogue : More than searching for a book!
    In the library catalogue of De Haagse Hogeschool you can search for books, magazines, CDs or DVDs. The availability can be checked, at which location the book is available and on which shelf the book can be found . If you want to know which titles are available on your own location narrow down the results by selecting a location. Restriction type of material, e.g. e-book or compulsory literature is also possible.
    Part of the e-book and e-journal collection can also be found, opened and read in the library catalogue.
    For example: Doing research by Nel Verhoeven. Or the e-book version. If you want to refer to a title, use the permalink.
    What else can you find in the catalogue?
    Every week new books or e-books are added to the collection. Open the Additions tab. The compulsary titles per programme and the lists from previous years are on the tab Reading lists.
    Extending borrowed materials can also be done via catalogue by opening the tab User activities
  • IntechOpen : Peer-reviewed Open Access e-books about science, technology and medicine
    The database IntechOpen provides access to 4700 scientific Open Access e-books in the field of research in science, technology and medicine. The subject areas are physical sciences, engineering & technology, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences & humanities.
    Especially the natural sciences, engineering and technology are widely represented.
    Would you like to know more about robotics, for example? Or about drones? IntechOpen offers access to many peer-reviewed, academic e-books, which are available in full text format.

Week 16

  • United Nations Digital Library : All sorts of publications and information from the UN

The United National Digital Library (UNDL) is a result of the cooperation between Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the United Nations Office at Geneva Library and offers a single point of access to a variety of U.N.-related materials, including UN reports, UN maps, UN voting data and UN speeches – both current and historical. The interface is offered in six languages and the content is also multilingual. The content is updated daily (not during the COVID-19 crisis).

 

Which system features are there for the user?

  • Extended searching manual
  • Advanced browsing features
  • Linked data between related documents such as resolutions, meeting records and voting
  • Refine search by UN body, agency or type of document
  • Simple and advanced search functionality
  • Personalization (save your searches, create alerts)

You can make your own feed for i.e. the voting in the General Assembly on Human rights advancement.

 

  • A-Z list of e-journals

Looking for a particular e-journal? Find it easily in our overview of e-journals where all our e-journals are collected in the A-Z list e-journals. You can search on journal title, ISSN or on subject, but not on e.g. articles or authors.

 

Popular e-jorunals are Harvard Business Review and Foreign Affairs, but you can also find newspapers from a lot of different countries, e.g. Corriere Della Sera, The Independent and The Washington Post,

 

The A-Z list of e-journals is accessible both on and off campus.

Week 13

  • Van Dale Online dictionaries: Always an up-to-date dictionary at hand 

Van Dale Online dictionaries contains complete and up-to-date dictionaries, the Dikke van Dale Dutch, Synonyms, dictionaries English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Handbook Dutch, Handbook English, Dutch spelling aid. All sources are searched simultaneously. With additional information, thematic overviews, language tips and country information.

No more expensive old-fashioned dictionaries in your book shelf, but the latest up-to-date versions always available online. With examples, synonyms and multiple meanings of a word.

  • CBS Statline : data on the Dutch economy and society

Statline is the database of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and contains figures on the Dutch economy and society. From inflation to population development, the information is conveniently classified by theme and available to everyone free of charge. It is precisely now that governments, scientists, businesses and citizens need and have an interest in knowing how the Netherlands is doing. Just think of figures on health, care and the economy. What are the figures on international trade? What are the figures for exports of services to China? This table shows the data for the year 2019. From this table you can compile selections, present them on your screen, print them and download them in various formats. It is also possible to display the data graphically. See also the manuals to support optimal use of Statline.

Week 12

NEN Connect: access to all NEN standards accepted in the Netherlands

A NEN standard describes which agreements there are, or which specifications or criteria a product, service or method must meet. NEN stands for Dutch Standard (NEderlandse Norm).

NEN Connect provides access to the THUAS standards collection as well as enabling users to search on number or summaries of all standards published by the Dutch Standards Board (NEN). All standards that are accepted in the Netherlands are full text available at the HHs.

Although most standards are technology-related, but there are standards for virtually all fields, from fire safety of buildings to information security in health care.

Well-known standards are NEN-EN-ISO 9000 (for quality management systems) and NEN 1010 (safety provisions for low-voltage installations).

Taylor & Francis: What does “crisis” education look like?

 

This is an interesting article with the title What does “crisis” education look like?  from the database Taylor&Francis. What challenges do we face if we want to prepare our children, as future citizens and leaders, on a world jumping from one crisis to the next?

 

The database Taylor&Francis contains articles on subjects as company information, economy, HRM, marketing, sales, management, military intelligence, terrorism and peace & intelligence studies.

Only part of the collection is available in full text, but you can filter on HHS-availability by choosing ‘only show what I have access to’.

By making an account, you can make alerts and stay up-to-date on your favourite subject(s). 

 

Available both on and off campus.

Week 11

Zuiderpark Sports Campus Library: Books on numerous topics in relation to sports

Maybe it is not known to everyone, but at the Sportcampus Zuiderpark there is a small branch of the library of the Haagse Hogeschool, specifically aimed at the courses that are housed there. These are  HALO, Sportkunde and International Sport Management (ISPM).

The book collection consists of books in general fields such as research, management, marketing and psychology, but also books on didactics, education, especially physical education, and anatomy and physiology.

In addition, there is an extensive range of books on topics related to sports, such as sports legislation, sports sponsorship, sports marketing, sports management and sports coaching.

In the library catalogue you will also find the books that are on the Sportscampus.

There is of course also an extensive collection of books about the various sports, such as all ball sports, athletics, racket sports, martial arts and also biographies about famous sportsmen.

Part of the collection is in English, especially for ISPM. There is also a small collection of journals that are relevant to the aforementioned courses, but much information in the field of sport can also be found in databases such as SportDiscus and SportBusiness Professional.

The books can of course also be borrowed by students, teachers and staff from other branches of the Hague University of Applied Sciences, and could be requested from the help desk in the library at the head office. Of course you can also visit the Sport Campus Zuiderpark yourself.

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Week 9

A-Z list of e-journals

 

Looking for a particular e-journal? Find it easily in our overview of e-journals where all our e-journals are located. You can search on journal title, ISSN or on subject, but not on e.g. articles or authors.

 

Popular e-journals are Harvard Business Review and Foreign Affairs, but you can also find newspapers from a lot of different countries, e.g. Corriere Della Sera, The Independent and The Washington Post.

 

Updated version of Pubmed

Pubmed is being updated and is already available at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

FAQs and manuals about the new Pubmed can be found at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/help/

For the time being, the old version is still available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

The exact date of the definitive transition from the old to the new Pubmed is not yet known. As soon as it is known, a message about this will appear on the library website.

N.B. In the new version of Pubmed, it is not yet possible to request full text articles via Find it H /Library.

Week 8

SpringerMaterials: the reliable materials database

Information on properties and uses of physical and chemical materials. You can search for e.g. elemental composition or chemical structure. Interactive graphs, dynamic data tables and phase diagrams with export options. Materials and properties can be compared. Particularly relevant for institutions with a research focus on materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering; and companies in the fields of bulk and fine chemical production, petroleum and petrochemistry, semiconductors and electronic materials, optical metals, ceramics, polymer synthesis and processing, and materials for fuels and energy applications. For example, if you are looking for ethanol (alcohol), you can look at the 3D interactive molecular structure.

Week 7

CINAHL, international database for nursing & related  (para)medical subjects

There are serious concerns about the corona virus worldwide. The WHO and other healthcare organizations are working hard to find the source of the infection and international actions are taken to prevent further dissemination.
In the database CINAHL you can find (background) articles about the corona virus.

The link below shows an example of a search for full text articles about the corona virus.

Coronavirus OR Coronavirus Infections

Week 6

OpenAIR is one of the better music festivals, OpenAIRE is the name of a large European academic repository collection!

Are you looking for reliable European scientific publications, research datasets, information about (and filters on!) European research projects and funders? Then search in OpenAIRE.

It is a huge collection (22 million publications and 80.000 datasets) of 12.000 research repositories in all fields of science. The Dutch NARCIS is part of it. It is intended to support the open science policy of the European Commission.

Via this link you have both ON-Campus access and home access.

Attention: do not be deterred if sometimes something is "closed access"! If you click on the DOI (=Digital Object Identifier) of e.g. an article, you could end up with the complete article because we as The Hague University of Applied Sciences Library have more and more database subscriptions, to which you will be automatically linked!

For example, a "closed" article "Climbing the ladder or falling from grace? A threat-opportunity framework of the effects of norm violations on social rank' (UvA), still available in full text via a single click on the DOI.

If you are visiting from outside OpenAIRE University of Applied Sciences, please put our EZproxy prefix before the DOI: https://ezproxy.hhs.nl/login?url=. This results in this link.

Week 05

Book or article not available in the HHs library? Check WorldCat where else you can find it!

View in WorldCat which nearest library in the Netherlands has a book or article in their collection. Then request the item through the HHs library ILL form for pick up at the HHs library main location. Not only is it possible to view the nearest library in the Netherlands with worldcat.org, but also in the entire world. This might be useful when you go studying abroad.

Take a look which other libraries in the Netherlands have the book popular prescribed literature “doing research” by Nel Verhoeven in their collection.

Database SDGO supports sustainable development

The Sustainable Development Goals Online is a new database from publisher Taylor & Francis. It is an interdisciplinary digital collection themed around the 17 SDGs, the United Nations' program for sustainable development to end poverty, fight inequality & injustice and protect the planet. Over 13,000 carefully selected chapters of e-books, 1.300 journal articles and over 250 presentations, videos, case studies, teaching guides, and lesson plans. The collection was created in partnership with the United Nations and guided by an international Advisory Board of academics, practitioners, policy-makers, and officers in third sector, government, and NGOs. See also the introduction, the flyer and the content list.

An example is the chapter "Solidarity and Security in the EU Discourse on Aid" by Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez from the book "Aid Power and Politics". This is about the increased emphasis on security aspects in the delivery of (development) aid by Europe.

Week 03

Emerald Insight wishes you a happy sustainable 2020!

Because of the 50th Earth Day this year, Emerald Insight gives free access to articles on sustainability until the end of January. Read the 7 tips with literature list.

Emerald Insight provides access to the entire Emerald ejournals collection of about 310 high-quality titles on many topics. Most of the articles are available in full-text; these can be identified by a green square located in front of the article.

Week 02

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.

Week 51

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.

Week 50

  • 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: bibliotheek@hhs.nl

  • 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 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 O’Reilly Safari are for unlimited simultaneous use.

Examples of the O’Reilly Safari collection:

Titles can only be viewed online not for download

For more reading comfort on mobile devices, download the app

Week 49

  • 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.

Week 48

  • 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:

Prevention Anti-Bacterial Agents

Week 47

  • 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?

Week 46

  • 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.

Week 45

  • 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).

Week 43

  • Taylor & Francis Online expanded with Business, Management & Economics e-journals

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.

Week 42

  • 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.

Week 41

  • 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

Week 40

  • 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.

Week 28

  • 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.

 

Week 26

  • 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.

Articles on the prevention of gastroenterological disorders


Week 23

  • 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

Week 22

  • 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.

 

Week 21

  • 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.

    CC Search

    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.

    More info on the Audiovisual media page and the Copyright and Plagiarism page.

Week 20

  • 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.

Week 18

  • 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.

Are you looking for eg. the Children Act from 1989, you will find it here Children Act 1989.

Week 17

  • 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.

Week 15

  • H Library App : 24/7 access to the library of the THUAS
  • 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:

    • 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

    In the app you will also find the contact info of the THUAS locations and a link to the library website. The app is available for Android & IOS.

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.

Make an account:

  • manage allerts
  • make a list favourite 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.

 

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.

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O’Reilly Safari Books Online : Expansion with video tutorials and learning paths

19-02-2019
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:

All contents of SBO are for unlimited simultaneous use.
Examples of the SBO collection:

Titles can only be viewed online not for download
For more reading comfort on mobile devices, download the SBO app

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

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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 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.

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Week 49

  • 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.

 

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'.

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.