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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.


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 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.
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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 9, 2020

LibKey.io: van DOI of PMID naar full text (proef)

By Richard Broekman

[English text below]

Zoek je een artikel en heb je een DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of een PMID (PubMed ID)? Ga dan naar https://libkey.io en voer de DOI of PMID in. Je krijgt vervolgens een link naar de volledige tekst van het artikel wanneer dit beschikbaar is binnen een abonnement van Tilburg University of als Open Access document. Je hoeft niet zelf te zoeken in onze verschillende databases. Let op: voor toegang tot de full text heb je VPN nodig. Zelf uitproberen? Gebruik bijvoorbeeld DOI 10.1509/jm.11.0463

LibKey.io screenshot

Hoe het werkt
De DOI is een uniek kenmerk voor een artikel. Wanneer je deze identifier invoert kijkt de libkey.io service in een onderliggende database om welk artikel het gaat. De database bevat ook informatie over de abonnementen van Tilburg University. Is het artikel beschikbaar in een abonnement dan stuurt de service je door naar een beschikbare pdf van het artikel. Waar de DOI wordt gebruikt in alle disciplines en databases, is de PMID specifiek voor artikelen in PubMed. Het zoeken werkt verder hetzelfde. Is het artikel niet beschikbaar binnen een van onze abonnementen? Dan stuurt LibKey.io je door naar WorldCat Discovery linkresolver. Daar krijg je eventueel nog informatie over een papieren versie van het artikel. Het is ook mogelijk dat we helemaal geen toegang hebben. (toevoeging 20200918) Meer gedetailleerde informatie over de DOI is te vinden in onderdeel 3.5 (p. 19) van onze handleiding Bronvermelding volgens de richtlijnen van de APA.

Op proef
We hebben deze betaalde dienst tot eind 2020 op proef. Op basis van gebruiksstatistieken en ervaringen van studenten en medewerkers (van jou dus!) bepalen we of we overgaan tot aanschaf van deze service. We stellen het zeer op prijs als je kort iets wilt zeggen over je ervaring. Dat kan via een e-mail aan r.j.h.a.broekman@tilburguniversity.edu of via dit formulier.

English

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September 2, 2020

New: Emerging Markets Case Studies

By Marijke van der Ploeg

Does your course cover one of the following topics?

  • Accounting & Finance
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

Then take a look at the Emerald 2018 Emerging Markets Case Studies (EMCS) that are now available for Tilburg University. The 118 case studies of commercial scenarios can be considered as a teaching aid for academic staff specialising in developing economies. Access to the EMCS is provided via “All databases A to Z“.

emerald insight logo

From the Emerald website: “The cases are peer-reviewed and provide graduates with authentic examples of organisational challenges within emerging markets, and inspire strategies designed to tackle the business problems of the future. Each case is accompanied by complimentary teaching notes.”

In order to get access to the teaching notes, you will need to set up a user profile on the Emerald platform and then contact their support team to verify that you are a member of the teaching staff at Tilburg University. Please use this link to get access to the teaching notes.

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August 31, 2020

A sneak peek into IGI’s journals database

By Richard Broekman

Researchers, teachers, and students of Tilburg University now have the opportunity to try-out and see what they can find in the IGI Global’s InfoSci-Journals Database. During a trial period until October 15 the library provides free access to this database containing over 27,000 peer-reviewed journal articles.

The IGI Global’s InfoSci-Journals Database covers a variety of scientific fields, such as Business and Management, Computer Science and Information Technology, Education, Law, Media and Communications, Healthcare, Social Sciences and Humanities. A new flagship journal is the International Journal of eSports Research (IJER), launched recently because eSports has grown into a multi-million-dollar industry.

The database provides access to IGI Global’s full journal collection. Based on the trial, we will decide about subscribing to the journals database. A subscription would also offer our university an additional source of open access funding through IGI Global’s Open Access Fee Waiver Initiative. We currently already have access to over 5,000 e-books on the IGI Global platform.

Where to find IGI Global InfoSci-Journals Database
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 journals, or access the site while on campus.

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


August 26, 2020

Makeover of our library database list

By Richard Broekman

The library has updated its listing of databases, called Libsearch. This post briefly explains what we did and why.

Our list of databases has been around for years. It is the starting place if you need to find literature, either by searching our database or one of over 100 specialized databases. The service is mainly a starting page and the alphabetical list of databases. It was, however, in dire need of a makeover. The coding could use some cleaning up and updating. It was also time to make it look more like the general university website, to preserve the look and feel for those navigating to the service from the university site.

None of the changes affect the core functionality of the service. Existing links will keep working and there is no need to update your favorites or bookmarks.

Main page
The main page now uses the same web page template as our general web pages, including large image at the top and a navigation menu on the left. All content is the same as before. If you are used to the old service, you should have no problem finding your way on the new page.

All databases A-Z
The list of databases uses the basic template of the web site as well, i.e. fonts and colors. It is even more responsive than the previous version and we have tried to ‘declutter’ it somewhat. Most of you do not need to read the ‘How to use this list’ info more than once or twice, so we decided to present it closed. If you need to read it again to remind yourself of all the options and to check the legend, you can just click to open and close.

Focus has remained the same. As soon as you enter the page, you can start typing to find matching databases. If you just want to browse, simply pick one of the letters from the alphabet. The listing is one big table and the search and alphabet options simply filter the list. Search looks for matching text across all records and all data you see on screen.

Suggestions
Suggestions for improvements are always welcome. You can send any suggestions to my colleagues at library service desk, or you can send me an email.

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August 3, 2020

Now available: Scopus

By Richard Broekman

Tilburg University staff and students now have access to Scopus, a bibliographic database by Elsevier.

ScopusLogo Scopus contains bibliographic descriptions of over 77 million articles from over 23,000 peer-reviewed journals, 850+ book series and 9.8 million conference papers. It covers all disciplines, with an emphasis on the social sciences. In many cases, you will be able to find the full text for the content by using our TiUfinder button with each title. The usual options to export to reference managers and to get email alerts are included as well.

You can search for documents as well as authors and author affiliations. Because of all this information being available, there are also many ways to analyze the results and to get a broader picture of authors and institutions involved through a number of metrics.

Besides the usual article metadata, article descriptions also contain information about funding, citation impact, and documents that cite the article. To find out what type of articles were funded with grants from a particular sponsor organization, simply search for those publications using the advanced search.

Scopus automatically generates an author profile for authors. These author profiles show the publications by that author, as well as citations and h-index. To change an author profile, you can submit a change request in Scopus. It is also possible to connect an ORCID to the profile which will then allow for automated updating of your ORCID data  using data from Scopus. Check our ORCID LibGuide for more information on how to create an ORCID.

We have set up a connection between Pure and Scopus. If you have a personal profile in Pure, you will automatically see titles from Scopus in your list of import candidates. Given the vast amount of titles in Scopus, this should make it easier to update your publications.

Zagreb

Scopus is not just about the article metadata. It can be used to analyze institutions as well. As an example of institutions and affiliations data, you could check for everything affiliated with University of Zagreb and see how many documents and authors are affiliated with the institutions and what the main subject areas of publication are. This might be useful if you consider cooperating with that institution.

To use all Scopus features you will need to access Scopus from a Tilburg University computer (on campus, via VPN or using EZproxy via our database list). Alternatively, you can use the institutional log in option to get access with your Tilburg University credentials in Scopus by clicking on ‘Sign In’ and ‘You can also sign in via your institution, organization or OpenAthens’. Type in ‘Tilburg University’ and choose ‘Sign in via your institution’.

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