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July 29, 2020

E-books bestellen – nog niet zo simpel

By Marian Papavoine

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Je dient een verzoek in bij de bibliotheek om een e-book aan te schaffen. Maar dan … krijg je te horen dat het niet door de bibliotheek gekocht kan worden.

Hindernissen bij de aanschaf van e-books

De bibliotheek schaft veel e-books aan, maar we kunnen niet élk e-book kopen. Een boek kopen uit het aanbod van e-books werkt heel anders dan een papieren boek kopen. Er zijn veel redenen waarom we niet over kunnen gaan tot aanschaf van een e-book. Hieronder een aantal voorbeelden van problemen waarmee we regelmatig worden geconfronteerd.

  • De uitgever verkoopt het e-book alleen aan particulieren (en dus niet aan bibliotheken);
  • De uitgever verkoopt het e-book alleen via een studievereniging aan studenten (en dus niet aan bibliotheken);
  • Het e-book maakt deel uit van een pakket e-books dat bijv. € 6000,- kost; de bibliotheek kan het e-book niet los aanschaffen;
  • Het e-book maakt deel uit van een pakket e-books, de bibliotheek kan het niet aanschaffen, maar moet zich op het pakket abonneren en voortaan een jaarlijkse bijdrage betalen;
  • Het e-book kan gekocht worden door de bibliotheek, maar de prijs is twintig keer de normale prijs voor particulieren omdat het volgens de uitgever een “textbook” is;
  • Het e-book kan gekocht worden door de bibliotheek, maar het kan maar door één gebruiker tegelijk gelezen worden. Een volgende gebruiker kan het boek pas lezen als het weer ‘terugbezorgd’ is. Dat is een probleem als het boek verplichte literatuur is dat door veel studenten tegelijk op het laatste moment nog snel gelezen moet worden!
  • De bibliotheek heeft het e-book in het verleden aangeschaft met een licentie voor 1-gelijktijdige gebruiker. Soms kunnen we het omzetten naar een licentie voor meerdere gelijktijdige gebruikers. Helaas kan het ook gebeuren dat het boek als e-book inmiddels uit de handel is gehaald en dat de bibliotheek daarom alleen dat ene eerder aangeschafte  e-book voor 1-gelijktijdige gebruiker kan aanbieden.
  • Het e-book kan gekocht worden door de bibliotheek, maar mag alleen online gelezen worden; het mag niet geprint of gedownload worden.

 

Conclusie

Het goede nieuws is dat we toch heel veel e-books WEL aan kunnen schaffen: als losse titels, in pakketten of als onderdeel van een licentie.
Mocht je zelf een titel in gedachten hebben die je voor de bibliotheekcollectie aan wilt laten schaffen, geef die dan vooral door via het formulier Aanschafsuggestie.

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December 3, 2019

New database: PsycTESTS

By Anja Habraken

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The Tilburg university Library is happy to report that we now have a subscription to a database indispensable to many disciplines including psychology, education, business, nursing, and many others: PsycTESTS.

About PsycTESTS

  • Focuses primarily on unpublished tests, those developed by researchers but not made commercially available.
  • Most records link to a variety of materials describing the test in peer-reviewed literature, technical reports, or dissertations as well as links to related peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use.
  • All records include a summary that describes the test, with its purpose and some history of its development. Most records include the actual test instrument.

Contents

The following are just some examples of the types of measures, scales, inventories, questionnaires, and tests included:

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Educational measures
  • Intelligence tests
  • Developmental measures
  • Scales for beliefs, relationships, or expectancies
  • Personality assessment
  • Aggression, coping, or functional status questionnaires
  • Occupational measures
  • Resilience, anger response, or substance abuse inventories

To get an impression of the database click on the image below:

PsycTESTS

Where to find PsycTESTS

You can find the link to the database from the main library home page under the ‘All Databases A to Z’ list. Click on the letter ‘P’ and scroll down to the link for PsycTESTS.

Please send your questions or comments about PsycTests to subject librarian Anja Habraken, j.h.m.habraken@tilburguniversity.edu

 


July 24, 2019

New York Times now available!

By Marijke van der Ploeg

From now on the Tilburg University library offers online access to The New York Times. The decision to subscribe to the newspaper and its website follows a successful trial that ran from April through May.

Where to find The NYT

You will have full access to The NYT by visiting https://www.nytimes.com/ from any device located within the university campus network. When you are outside the university network, you will have to use VPN. No user registration or log in is required. To read in a format optimized for your smartphone or tablet, visit mobile.nytimes.com. Our subscription does not include use of the NY Times app.

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Content and key features

NYTimes.com is a multi-platform news tool that provides full access to The NYT and International NYT content, including breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos and more.

Times articles from 1851 to the present are available, with the exception of articles within the date range 1923-1980. The famous New York Times crossword puzzle is not part of our subscription.

NYTimes.com features a single search box with result-filtering that includes date range, result type (article vs. blog), section, author and the ability to search on images only.

Enjoy reading!

[Photo by David Smooke on Unsplash]


May 6, 2019

PsycTESTS on trial from May 6th until June 6th, 2019

By Anja Habraken

logo APAWhat is PsycTESTS?

PsycTESTS is a database providing the full content of psychological tests and measures developed for research but not made commercially available, full bibliographic records and descriptive summaries of tests in each record, and descriptive summaries of commercially available tests with links to the publisher. All of the measurement tools included in PsycTESTS are compiled through a systematic review of peer-reviewed journals published by the American Association of Psychology (APA) and other large publishers.

Contents

The following are just some examples of the types of measures, scales, inventories, questionnaires, and tests included:

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Educational measures
  • Intelligence tests
  • Developmental measures
  • Scales for beliefs, relationships, or expectancies
  • Personality assessment
  • Aggression, coping, or functional status questionnaires
  • Occupational measures
  • Resilience, anger response, or substance abuse inventories.

There are currently 56,000+ records in PsycTESTS.

Where to find PsycTESTS

You can access the database from this link. Access is available on the TiU campus, and via VPN if you are not on campus.

Let us know what you think!

We welcome any comments you may have about PsycTESTS, either here on the blog or by email: j.h.m.habraken@tilburguniversity.edu.


May 6, 2019

PsycBOOKS on trial from May 6th until June 6th, 2019

By Anja Habraken

What is PsycBOOKS?

PsycBOOKS is a full-text database that provides access to thousands of scholarly and professional books (4,000+) and book chapters (48,000+) published by the American Association of Psychology (APA). APA books are anchored in theory, informed by empirical research, and draw out practical applications. Prior to publication, each work is thoroughly vetted through a peer-review process.

Contents

PsycBOOKS covers psychological and behavioral sciences. Available from PsycBOOKS are:

  • current titles and large backfile of classic works;
  • the entire multivolume reference book series APA Handbooks in Psychology;
  • The APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.

View the coverage list for PsycBOOKS.

logo APAWhere to find PsycBOOKS

You can access the database from this link.
Access is available on the TiU campus, and via VPN if you are not on campus.

Let us know what you think!

We welcome any comments you may have about PsycBOOKS, either here on the blog or by email: j.h.m.habraken@tilburguniversity.edu.


April 3, 2019

New York Times on trial in April 2019

By Marijke van der Ploeg

logo New York Times

During the month of April 2019, Tilburg University Library has a trial on the New York Times through an academic site license.

About NYT
NYTimes.com is a multi-platform news tool that provides full access to New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos and more. NYTimes.com is updated 24/7 with corresponding time stamps. From the home page, one can access more than 25 Times sections, including World, Politics, New York, Opinion, Business, Technology, Science, Sports, Arts, Fashion & Style, and Video.

Where to find NYT
You can access the website from this link. You must be connected to the university network in order to have access to the NYTimes.com website or you can use VPN when you work outside the university network.

Let us know what you think!
We welcome any comments you have about the NYT trial either here on the blog or by email: lis-collectiespecialisten@lists.uvt.nl.

 


February 14, 2019

Library at a glance

By Marijke van der Ploeg

LIS proudly presents its infographic Library at a glance! It gives some library facts en figures based on data of 2017. In a few months, we will share the 2018 infographic with you.

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Infographic blog

 


August 29, 2018

Trial – MLA International Bibliography with Full Text

By Marian Papavoine

Tilburg University Library has a trial on MLA International Bibliography with Full Text until the end of September 2018.

The MLA International Bibliography covers scholarship in a broad range of humanities disciplines related to global literatures, languages and all forms of human communication. It includes books, journals, and web sites published in more than 100 countries and in more than 50 languages covering literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, television, video, theater, radio, opera), folklore, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, college-level teaching of literature, language and writing, and history of printing and publishing.

Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s. The database contains millions of citations as well as full text for 1,000 journals.

You will find the link to the bibliography in Tilburg University’s “All Databases A to Z” list. There you will also find a feedback form. By filling in this form you will help us to make a decision about a subscription.

 

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De bibliotheek van Tilburg University heeft tot eind september 2018 een proef op MLA International Bibliografy with Full Text.

De MLA International Bibliography omvat wetenschap in een breed scala van de geesteswetenschappen met betrekking tot mondiale literatuur, talen en alle vormen van menselijke communicatie. Het biedt literatuur gepubliceerd in meer dan 100 landen en in meer dan 50 talen met betrekking tot literatuurtheorie en -kritiek, drama en toneel (film, televisie, video, theater, radio, opera), folklore, taalkunde, retoriek en compositie, onderwijs op universitair niveau in literatuur, taal en schrift, en geschiedenis van drukkerijen en uitgeverijen.

De elektronische versie van de bibliografie, geproduceerd door de Modern Language Association (MLA), dateert uit de jaren twintig van de vorige eeuw. De database bevat miljoenen citaten en de volledige tekst van 1000 tijdschriften.

Je vindt het bestand in de bestandenlijst All databases A-Z. Je vindt daar ook een feedbackformulier. Met het invullen van dit formulier help je ons een beslissing te nemen over een abonnement.


August 13, 2018

New library database: SAGE Research Methods

By Anja Habraken

The TiU library has licensed a new research database, SAGE Research Methods (SRM), that provides information and instruction on research methods in the health and social sciences.

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SRM is aimed at students and researchers, and is designed to answer methods questions that arise during the various steps of the research process, including the literature search, review, research design, data collection, analysis, and write up.

The resource gathers together more than 1000 books (including the 164 Little Green Books and 48 Little Blue Books), reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos.

To go to the database, use the link above or go to Tilburg University’s “All Databases A to Z” list.

Please send your questions or comments about SRM to collection development librarian Anja Habraken, at j.h.m.habraken@tilburguniversity.edu.


July 23, 2018

Simultaneous use of e-books in your course

By Marian Papavoine

Dear lecturer,

Using e-books as compulsory literature for example in Blackboard or the Electronic Study Guide would seem like the perfect solution to give all students access to the necessary literature for your course. In practice, publishers often limit access to their e-books to a specific number of users, most commonly to one or three users at a time. Publishers may also limit the number of pages that can be printed or saved.

The subject librarians of LIS can possible help you avoid these accessibility issues. If you are planning to use an e-book in your course, email them the proposed title (use the email address Lis-collectiespecialisten@lists.uvt.nl) and they will check whether access problems to this e-book could arise and, if so, find technical solutions.

Background

Recently, the library received many notifications that students were trying to access an e-book, but that the maximum capacity had been reached. As a result, students were unable to access this particular e-book. It showed as “unavailable” in the catalog for seven days.

For this particular book, the library had purchased a 3-user license because the publisher did not offer licenses for multiple or unlimited users. What the library can do to work around this limitation is limit the download options to “one day” or give the advice to download and share chapters.

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