November 12, 2020

Academic Search Ultimate on trial

By Marijke van der Ploeg

Until March 31, 2021, the library has arranged trial access to Academic Search Ultimate.

Academic Search Ultimate (provided by EBSCOhost) is a scholarly, full text multidisciplinary database designed for academic institutions. It offers a large collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes.

With thousands of English-language and native-language full-text journals from Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America, Academic Search Ultimate provides an advantage to those who are seeking a broader, more global perspective in their research.

Content and subjects

Academic Search Ultimate offers a combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, trade publications, conference papers, books and videos. As it is a multidisciplinary database, it covers the fields within the disciplines of Tilburg University, but also within many other disciplines.

Academic Search Ultimate includes more than 75,000 videos from the Associated Press. Updated monthly, this collection of videos from the world’s leading news agency includes footage from 1930 to the present.

Where to find Academic Search Ultimate

You can access the database from this link. You must be connected to the university network through VPN (GlobalProtect) in order to have access to the database, or access the database while on campus.

Please note that not all articles provide full-text access. In that case, use the TiUfinder button to see if there is an alternative for full-text availability.

Let us know what you think!

We welcome any comments you have about this trial on Academic Search Ultimate either here on the blog or by email: lis-collectiespecialisten@lists.uvt.nl.

November 5, 2020

November 5: World Digital Preservation Day 2020

By Petra Ploeg

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Today is World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD). The aim of this day is to create greater awareness of digital preservation. It is celebrated on the first Thursday of every November.

This year’s theme is ‘Digits: for Good’.

Digital Preservation Coalition: “Digits: for Good” this year especially refers to the hard work, resilience, and responsiveness of our colleagues which will enable research and development data used in finding a vaccine for COVID-19 to be preserved, shared and studied; it represents the fact that decision making in the management of the pandemic will be captured for future generations; and it describes the support which will be available to organisations around the world as they work to sustain themselves through this unprecedented time. It also goes beyond the pandemic, to all of the exciting and essential digital preservation work taking place right now!”

In the spotlight: PROFILES Registry

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Today, Tilburg University emphasizes the importance for the long-term preservation of research data. We will take a closer look at the registry of “Patient Reported Outcomes Following Initial treatment and Long term Evaluation of Survivorship (PROFILES)”.

PROFILES is a registry for the study of the physical and psycho-social impact of cancer and its treatment. Data come from a dynamic, growing population-based cohort of both short and long-term cancer survivors. PROFILES aims to provide a national and international resource for research into the psycho-social well-being of cancer survivors.

Lunch meeting Spring 2021

An online lunch meeting about the PROFILES Registry will be organized in the Spring of 2021 open to the general public.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Sharing of data: how and with whom
  • Data storage infrastructure
  • How to keep data safe
  • Benefits for patients, doctors, and researchers

Please keep an eye on the university’s event calendar for the exact date. We will also post an announcement on our blog.

WDPD Festivities on November 5, 2020

  • Social media hashtag #WDPD2020

Questions?

For questions, you can contact the Research Data Office

October 27, 2020

Humanities Source Ultimate on trial

By Marijke van der Ploeg

Until March 31, 2021, the library has arranged trial access to the Humanities Source Ultimate.

Humanities Source Ultimate (provided by EBSCOhost) is a resource for scholars and educators interested in all facets of the humanities. It offers a wide variety of resources, such as feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, book reviews, original works of fiction, reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas and plays that illuminate human thinking, action and interaction.

In addition, hundreds of English-language and native-language full-text journals from Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America bring a global perspective to the subjects covering literary, scholarly and creative thought.

Content includes:

  • 1,343 active full-text journals and magazines
  • 1,057 active full-text peer-reviewed journals
  • 715 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo
  • 581 active full-text journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus

Subjects

Subjects include Archaeology, Area studies, Art, Classical studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Folklore, Gender studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literary and social criticism, Literature, Music, Performing arts, Philosophy, Religion and theology.

Where to find Humanities Source Ultimate

You can access the database from this link. You must be connected to the university network through VPN (GlobalProtect) in order to have access to the database, or access the database while on campus.

Please note that not all articles have full-text access. In that case, use the TiUfinder button to see if there is an alternative for full-text availability.

Let us know what you think!

We welcome any comments you have about this trial on Humanities Source Ultimate either here on the blog or by email: lis-collectiespecialisten@lists.uvt.nl.

October 20, 2020

Waarom Open Science zo belangrijk is

By Daan Rutten

Tijdens de Open Access week zet LIS een aantal wetenschappers in de schijnwerper, omdat ze veel betekenen voor Open Science. We hebben een van deze Open Science Champions geinterviewd: Michèle Nuijten.

“Een crisis is vaak een goed instapmoment”

De sociale wetenschappen verkeren in een replicatiecrisis. Michèle Nuijten, docent en onderzoeker bij de Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB), ziet maar een remedie: Open Science.

Wanneer ze studenten uitlegt dat wetenschap niet hetzelfde is als de waarheid vertellen, kan ze zich de deceptie goed voorstellen. Ook zij begon optimistisch of ‘ietwat naïef’ als student met een rotsvast vertrouwen in de waarheid van de wetenschap. Tijdens de studie groeide het besef dat je wel heel gemakkelijk kon spelen met data en statistiek.

Foto: Ton Toemen

Foto: Ton Toemen

En dan hebben we het niet eens over wetenschappelijke fraude à la Diederik Stapel, de Tilburgse psycholoog die in 2011 werd ontmaskerd door zijn promovendi. Het gaat om veelgebruikte statistische handelingen die niet verboden zijn, maar wel arbitrair zijn en het verschil kunnen uitmaken of een verband ‘significant’ mag heten of niet. Je kunt gemakkelijk spelen met data. De vraag is dan of het aangetoonde verband wel bestaat.Een belangrijk artikel uit 2015 leerde dat twee derde van het psychologische onderzoek bij herhaling niet aantoont wat het belooft. Een desillusie voor velen, maar Nuijten zag het anders: ‘Ik zag een grote kans. De materie boeide enorm. En er was een uitdagende opgave: om het allemaal beter te gaan doen. Je kunt treurig worden van het feit dat veel wetenschap op los zand berust, maar een crisis is ook vaak een goed instapmoment.’

Tijdens de research master aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam was ze bezig met de ontwikkeling van een programma dat de statistische rapportage in een wetenschappelijk artikel automatisch navolgt. In een paar seconden geeft Statcheck, zoals het heet, informatie over statistische inconsistenties. Bedenkelijke resultaten kunnen op deze manier worden opgespoord. In de periode dat ze de basis legde voor Statcheck kwam er plots een promotieplek vrij bij de Tilburgse hoogleraar Jelte Wicherts. Het thema: de replicatiecrisis. Nuijten besloot haar tweejarige researchmaster om te zetten in een eenjarige masterstudie, zodat ze op tijd over het masterdiploma beschikte waarmee ze kon solliciteren. Ze werd aangenomen in Tilburg. Statcheck werd ontwikkeld en zorgde voor een aardbeving in het wetenschappelijke landschap. Een grote steekproef van 30.000 artikelen leerde dat de helft van de artikelen in de psychologie ten minste één statistische inconsistentie bevat. Bij een achtste van de artikelen zat er een fout in die mogelijk de statistische conclusie kon veranderen. Sommige wetenschappers voelden zich aan de schandpaal genageld, maar de Tilburgse onderzoeksgroep kreeg ook grote waardering. Het tijdschrift Science zag Nuijten als onderdeel van de ‘Truth Squad’, het departement Methoden en Technieken van Onderzoek dat schoon schip maakte na het echec van Diederik Stapel.

In die tijd raakte de notie van ‘Open Science’ steeds meer in zwang. Nuijten: ‘Eerder was ik vooral bezig met onderzoek naar onderzoek en dan vooral waar het misgaat in de onderzoekspraktijk. Je kunt natuurlijk steeds laten zien waar anderen het fout doen, maar op een zeker moment moet je ook een verhaal hebben van hoe het dan wel zou moeten. Steeds meer werd gesproken over wat gemunt is als Open Science.. Het is een containerbegrip waarin van alles kan worden ondergebracht, maar ik focus me op de transparantie en robuustheid van onderzoek. Ik vind dat we zoveel mogelijk informatie in een vroeg stadium moeten delen: van hypotheses tot scripts, modellen en formules. Wanneer je anderen mee laat kijken, voorkom je de verleiding om bochten af te snijden en kunnen onschuldige fouten worden ontdekt en hersteld.’

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Category: open science
October 19, 2020

Email alerts for new articles

By Richard Broekman

You can now sign up to receive email alerts when new articles appear in your favorite journals, using our Library Access extension. This way, you receive all subscriptions from one party, and you can manage all alerts in a single location.

Most journals offer to email you when a new issue is published. If you sign up for many of those email alerts, chances are these will arrive from different providers, using different email subjects and sender addresses. It can be hard to keep track of all your subscriptions that way. This is where our journal alerts come in.

Subscribe to alerts
To sign up, go to Google Scholar and search for your journal. If you have Library Access extension installed, you should see a “Subscribe to ToC Alert” button on the right side of your screen. Click the button to sign up for Table of Contents alerts. If no button is displayed, it means there is no alert option available for that particular journal.

Sign up button on Google Scholar page

Example of sign up button in Google Scholar

On the next screen, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You will receive a confirmation email after subscribing. This mail includes a link to access all your current subscriptions.

Receive alerts
Whenever the service detects new articles published in one of your journals, it will send you an email. The email contains links to the journals with new content. Emails are sent by “JournalAlert”, from the address notifications@journal-alert.com. You may wish to add this to your address book or allowed list to prevent mails ending up in your spam folder.

Manage alerts
Alerts are linked to the email address you used when subscribing. To see a list of your current subscriptions, click the “My Subscriptions” link in any of the emails.

Alert subscription management page

Example of alert management page

Some remarks
Please note the following:

  • The only way to access your subscriptions is through the link included in your sign up mail and the mailed alerts. There is no website to log in to.
  • Your subscriptions are linked to the email address you used when you subscribed to an alert. If you sign up to some journals using yourname@uvt.nl, some other journals with yourname@tilburguniversity.edu and a couple using yourname@gmail.com, you have three separate lists of subscriptions to manage.
  • The link to access your subscriptions is a secret URL, linked to your email address. In theory, anyone with the link can see and delete your subscriptions. In other words, don’t share that link. The link is sufficiently secure to make it impossible for other people to guess your particular link.
Category: databases
October 15, 2020

Meet our Open Science Champions!

By Daan Rutten

During the Open Access Week (19-25 October), every day an Open Science Champion will be nominated by LIS Research Support.

Normally, LIS Research Support and the Open Science Community would have organized various events on open science and open access during the Open Access Week, but the current Covid-19 situation makes this impossible. Nonetheless we decided that it is now even more important to create awareness for open science and to acknowledge all the good work done by various TiU researchers in this respect. Open and accessible science, publishing and education is even more a necessity these days when universities and libraries are closed or almost unreachable for many. Therefore the most active and creative open science frontrunners of 2020 will be put in the limelight and will be rewarded with the title Open Science Champion 2020.

If you want to get to know our Open Science Champions, keep an eye on the Twitter account of the Open Science Community Tilburg, @OpenTilburg.

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October 14, 2020

Infographic: Library at a glance 2019

By Richard Broekman

Our new infographic gives some library facts and figures, based on data of 2019. Read about our budget, the collection size and usage, as well as library instructions and facilities.

Infographic of library services

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October 12, 2020

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text on trial

By Marijke van der Ploeg

Until the end of this year, the library provides access to Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text. Criminal Justice Abstracts is a full-text database for criminal justice and criminology research. It provides some 680,000 records and cover-to-cover coverage of more than 600 journals from around the world. Many of the full-text sources are peer-reviewed and available with no embargo. The provider of the database is EBSCOhost.

Subjects

Subjects include Criminology, Criminal justice, Corrections and prisons, Criminal investigations, Forensic sciences and investigation, Substance abuse and addiction, and Probation and parole.

Where to find the abstracts and full text

You can access the database from this link. You must be connected to the university network through VPN (GlobalProtect) in order to have access to the database, or access the database while on campus. Please note that not all articles have full-text access. In that case, use the TiUfinder button to see if there is an alternative for full-text availability.

Let us know what you think!

We welcome any comments you have about this trial on Criminal Justice Abstracts either here on the blog or by email: lis-collectiespecialisten@lists.uvt.nl.

October 5, 2020

Business & Management business cases from SAGE on trial

By Marijke van der Ploeg

During a trial period until November 13, 2020, the library provides free access to SAGE Business Cases. With trial access, you are free to browse more than 3,650 cases representing over 100 countries in the entire Business & Management business case collection online.

Subjects

The business cases are subdivided by subjects, such as Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business and Management, Leadership, Marketing, Operations Management, Organization Studies, and Strategic Management.

Where to find the SAGE Business Cases

You can access the website from this link. You must be connected to the university network through VPN (GlobalProtect) in order to have access to the business cases, or access the site while on campus. SAGE does not allow for PDF downloads or teaching note access during trials. Instead, they provide a selection of cases with both a preview PDF of the case and the teaching notes via this trial link.

If the product is purchased or subscribed by the library, SAGE Business Cases offers unlimited access to the Business & Management business case collection. Authenticated users will have PDF download capabilities and the possibility to access all teaching notes within the platform.

Let us know what you think!

We welcome any comments you have about the SAGE Business Cases trial either here on the blog or by email: lis-collectiespecialisten@lists.uvt.nl.

 

September 28, 2020

New manual on how to deposit data sets in Tilburg University Dataverse

By Petra Ploeg

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Every researcher of Tilburg University can deposit research data sets free of charge in the data archive Tilburg University (TiU) Dataverse. A new manual is now available with instructions on how to prepare data sets and an overview of the available deposit options (self-deposit or deposit by Research Data Office). New in the manual is a step by step guide for a self-deposit by researchers.

Content of the Manual

  • When to deposit
  • Instructions for preparing data and related documentation
  • Different deposit procedures
  • A template data report
  • A step by step guide to the deposit process
  • Using metadata
  • Licensing data sets
  • Open or restricted access to your data set

TiU Dataverse is Tilburg University’s data archive for safe, findable and sustainable storage of research data. After the deposit a DOI is assigned to the dataset for easy reference in your publication or otherwise. In 2018, TiU Dataverse obtained the CoreTrustSeal quality mark.

Advantages of Dataverse compared to other data archives (such as OSF)

  • Sustainable solution: Tilburg University Dataverse is a trusted long term data repository which means we guarantee that the data will remain archived in the long term (this is often a condition of funders such as NWO, ZonMw or ERC). Should the Dataverse service stop, we guarantee that the data will be transferred to another “trustworthy” archive.
  • Data are stored in the Netherlands, so Dutch legislation applies. Other data archiving services may store data outside the Netherlands/Europe.
  • A research department can present all research data together in its own Dataverse.
  • On campus support by the data curators of the Research Data Office.
  • In the near future, it will be possible to link the data sets in Dataverse to Pure, which can increase the visibility of your research.
  • For the longer term, we are working on a procedure to securely archive data that contain personal data (encrypted and under strict conditions).

Links

Contact

For questions on Tilburg University Dataverse or requests for a demo or presentation within your research group, please contact us via dataverse@tilburguniversity.edu

 

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