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ACL Anthology

ACL Anthology is a digital archive linked to the Association for Computational Linguistics. It currently contains nearly 90.000 conference papers on the study of computational linguistics and natural language processing.


The database is freely available.

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On the homepage you can search for conferences of the Association for …

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ACM digital library

The ACM Digital Library is a full-text database covering the fields of computing and information technology and includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles.


All metadata in the ACM Digital Library is open to the world, including abstracts, linked references …

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Africa-Wide Information (Ebsco)

Africa-Wide Information is a bibliographic database providing access to more than 3.5 million references and abstracts within African studies.


The database is fully accessible within the UGent network (UGentNet).

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You can use Boolean operators in all databases on the Ebsco platform to make your search …

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archINFORM is an online database for international architecture, originally emerging from records of interesting building projects from architecture students from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany). It has become a large online database about world-renowned architects and buildings from past to present. The database contains information (including plans and images) about …

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Article: requesting an article from another library

Your looking for an article, but the University Library does not have access to the full text. There are two ways you can find the full text after all:

  • Via a database
  • Via the bibliographical information

    Via a database

    If you're searching via a database, you can use the  …

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    The Artstor website is scheduled to be retired on August 1, 2024. Artstor's content, key resources and functionality are moving to JSTOR.

    The Artstor image database contains more than one million high-quality digital images that can be used free of charge for scientific purposes, through the Images for Academic …

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    Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

    The database "Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals" is published by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. It offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, …

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    Beck-online is a legal database of the German publisher C.H. Beck Verlag. It contains case law, (law) commentaries and handbooks in the field of German law and almost all journals published by Beck. You will also find laws and regulations and the commented German 'Bundesrecht' published by Nomos.


    Using …

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    BelgicaPress, database of digitised historical Belgian newspapers

    BelgicaPress is a full-text database from the Belgian Royal Library where you can find (as of spring 2018) all the digitised historical Belgian newspapers online (from 1814 to 1985) including the censored press of both World Wars.

    Thanks to the application of Optical Character Recognition (OCR), the content is full-text …

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    BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art (Getty)

    The BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art) is a bibliographical database that contains publications about European and American visual art, published between 1975 and 2007.


    This database is freely accessible.

    Search Operators
    • You can use the Boolean operators AND OR NOT.
    • In the Advanced search mode you can …
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    CEPR - Centre for Economic Policy Research

    The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) was founded in 1983 to enhance the quality of economic policy-making within Europe and beyond, by fostering high quality, policy-relevant economic research, and disseminating it widely to decision-makers in the public and private sectors.



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    CERN Document Server

    The CERN Document Server (CDS) is the institutional repository that provides acquisition, search and collaborative tools to manage collections of documents produced at CERN. The collections include HEP documents, multimedia documents, bulletins, administrative (directorate, HR, finance) documents, EU project documents (OpenAire, EMi), library and project document types.

    The database contains …

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    Chapterscan: searching and finding references and content tables of books

    It is possible for researchers and students at UGent to request chapter scans of some of the books via the catalogue (lib.ugent.be). You can find a blue button "Get chapter scan" if we provide this service on a book.

    Here are some tips & tricks to make this …

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    Dalloz is a legal database containing French legal resources: case law, annotated legislation, encyclopedias, journals and a number of basic works ('Dalloz Action'). The 'Codes Dalloz' contain up-to-date annotated legislation. In the 'Encyclopédie' you can find extensive basic articles, useful as an introduction to a particular topic; the 'Fiches d'orientation' …

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    Database search: how to use search terms?

    Each database has its own method to make the contents of that database accessible and consultable. Most databases use "Basic search" and "Advanced search".

    Via "Basic search" you can filter the search results after performing a search.

    "Advanced search" allows you to choose more specific search …

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    Embase: comparison with PubMed and tips & tricks for searching

    Embase is regarded as the European equivalent of PubMed/MEDLINE. When using the Embase search engine, you automatically browse not only the Embase database but also articles in PubMed/MEDLINE that have already been assigned MeSH terms.


    Embase is only accessible via the UGent network.

    Search operators

    Embase can be …

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    EndNote: importing references

    You can import references into EndNote from many different databases. In the clips below, we explain how to import references from the four most commonly used ones: the library's catalogue, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar.


    Web of Science

    Click here for the Research tip on how to …

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    Finding Belgian legislation

    You can find Belgian (federal) legislation on the platform Belgian Legislation. Via a single interface you can search the database of the index of legislation as well as the database of the consolidated legislation.

    Belgielex is the intersection of the Belgian laws where you can find federal as well …

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    Finding European legislation

    EUR-Lex is thé platform for EU law. It is the offcial and most complete collection of legal sources of the EU and is updated daily. On it, you can find:

    • EU law,
    • EU case law,
    • other European public documents,
    • and the authentic electronic version of the Official European Journal,

    available …

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    Gale Literary Sources (Gale)

    Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis) is a full text database (used especially in Literature) combining the following literary sources:

    • Gale Literary Index
    • Gale Literature Criticism 
    • Gale Literature Resource Center 
    • Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors
    • Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography
    • Gale Literature: LitFinder
    • Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series
    • Gale Literature: Something …
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    Google Books: what is it?

    Google Books is a collection of fiction, non-fiction, and scientific works.

    Google formed the collection via contracts with publishers and by scanning the collections of libraries all across the world.

    You can find a part of the collection of Ghent University Library in Google Books. Only print works without copyright …

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    Google Scholar

    Google Scholar is the scientific counterpart of Google. You can search for books, (peer reviewed) articles, reports, conference papers, and so on. You can narrow down your list of results by selecting a time period and/or language in the left-hand column.

    Note that Google Scholar does not check the quality …

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    Grove Dictionary of Art

    Grove Art Online is a scholarly art encyclopedia, updated regularly and covering global art and architecture from prehistory to present day. Includes peer-reviewed articles contributed by nearly 7,000 scholars from around the world, accompanied by images, bibliographies, and links to additional resources. Grove Art Online is part of Oxford Art …

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    HeinOnline is a legal database with a large collection of American and international legal journals, case law (primarily US and Canada) and other specific legal content such as Criminal Justice & Criminology, World Constitutions, etc. The Law Journal Library, for example, contains over 3100 fully searchable American and international …

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    IEEE Xplore: Digital Library

    IEEE Xplore Digital Library is a full-text research database for discovery and access to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical standards, and related materials on computer science, electrical engineering and electronics, and allied fields. It contains material published mainly by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and other partner publishers.


    Anyone can search IEEE Xplore and …

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    InView (Kluwer Navigator)

    InView (previously Kluwer Navigator) is a Dutch legal database from Kluwer. In addition to laws, regulations and case law, it contains a number of Dutch legal journals. You will also find the Asser series, the Lexplication series and the Tekst en Commentaar series.


    You can use the search bar …

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    JSTOR is a (largely) fulltext multidisciplinary database, originally designed to make the content of academic journals (Journal Storage) easily accessible to universities, but since then supplemented with books and primary sources.

    JSTOR employs a 'moving wall': which means that there is a fixed period or gap between the publication …

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    In Jura, Kluwer's virtual legal library, you will find both Belgian and international legislation and case law. You will also find as the full text of many Belgian legal journals and publications. A number of compilations and models as well as the Commentaries on Articles can also be found …

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    Kluwer Arbitration

    Kluwer Arbitration is an online legal database of the publisher Wolters Kluwer, specifically focused on the legal areas of arbitration and mediation. You will find a number of journals and books on these topics. You can also find other content: many arbitral awards and cases, an overview by country of …

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    Legal Intelligence

    Legal Intelligence is an integrated database for Dutch legal sources. It contains the journals and other publications of Dutch publishers (e.g. Boom juridisch, Wolters Kluwer, etc.) that you can access through Ghent University. It also contains freely available legislation and case law.


    When entering a keyword, the search bar …

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    Lexis 360 Intelligence

    Lexis 360 Intelligence is a LexisNexis database for French legal resources. It contains legal journals, encyclopedias, case law, and laws and regulations (French, European and international). Under 'Encyclopédies' you will find the 'JurisClasseurs', basic works of French law. The 'Codes' contain up-to-date (commented) legislation. The 'Synthèses' provide an introduction to …

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    LexNow is a legal database containing books and journals from different publishers, as well as legislation and case law. The database contains publications from Anthemis, Die Keure/la Charte, Boom Juridisch Antwerpen, Edi.Pro, LeA Publishers, Legitech, Politeia and Story Publishers, among others. 


    Via 'Search' at the top you can start …

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    MLA International Bibliography & Directory of Periodicals (Ebsco)

    This bibliographic database contains books, websites, and articles (in English and some 60 other languages) compiled by the Modern Language Association of America beginning in 1926. It includes the following research fields:

    Modern literature
    Literary theory and criticism
    Language teaching
    Film, television and theater
    Rhetoric and the art of …

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    All Belgian and European standards published by NBN, Bureau for Standardization, are collected in the database MyNBN.


    Search for the database in the Library catalogue of Ghent University. Click on 'View online'. UGent has a 'read-only' access to MyNBN. Select 'educational establishment: Ghent University' in the login menu, log in …

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    NBER - National Bureau of Economic Research

    The National Bureau of Economic Research's (NBER) research activities are mostly identified by 20 research programs on different subjects and 14 working groups.

    The research programs are:

    • Aging
    • Asset pricing
    • Children
    • Corporate Finance
    • Development of the American Economy
    • Economics of Education
    • Economic Fluctuation and Growth
    • Energy and the Environment …
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    OECD Statistical Compendium

    The OECD DSI Statistical Compendium is a statistical publication covering the full scope of the OECD's areas of expertise: 

    • Agriculture
    • Development and Aid
    • Economic Indicators
    • Energy
    • Financial and Fiscal Affairs
    • Foreign Trade
    • General Economic Problems
    • Industry
    • Labour Market and Social Issues
    • National Accounts and Historical Statistics
    • Science and Technology


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    ProQuest: introduction

    ProQuest is a portal of scientific databases. Ghent University has access to 17 databases:

    • Acta Sanctorum
    • APA PsycArticles
    • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    • C19: The Nineteenth Century Index
    • Coronavirus Research Database
    • Early Modern Books
    • Ebook Central
    • Gerritsen Women's History Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs
    • Patrologia Latina
    • Performing Arts Periodicals …
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    PubMed: why and how to search

    PubMed is a database used mainly in the area of medicine and health sciences.

    You can search for biomedical references using the PubMed search engine. References and abstracts in PubMed are freely accessible to everyone.

    Our information sheet about PubMed on the Knowledge Centre for Health Ghent (KCGG) website provides …

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    Remote access & VPN

    For copyright reasons, most electronic resources (databases and journals) can only be consulted within the internal computer network of Ghent University: UGentNet.

    In the UGhent library catalogue these resources are indicated with "UGent only". You don't have to be on campus to be able to access these resources.


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    Scholarly article: where to find it?

    Search a bibliographic database

    The best way to find qualitative scholarly articles is to use a bibliographic database. There are multidisciplinary databases (e.g. Scopus, Web of Science) as well as discipline-specific databases (e.g. PubMed for health sciences). These databases give an overview of published scholarly information, whether …

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    Scopus (Elsevier)

    Scopus is an interdisciplinary bibliographical database with more than 61 million items from 105 countries in over 40 languages. It contains:

    • Peer-reviewed journals published from 1823 onwards
    • Conference proceedings
    • Books (mainly on social sciences, the arts and philosophy)
    • Patents

    Scopus maintains the following criteria to ensure qualitative resources:

    • The publications …
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    Searching scientific literature: an example from psychology by prof. dr. Brosschot

    Almost every scientific study starts with an extensive literature search. You look for the articles written on your subject of interest and you'll gradually discover unanswered questions or new lines of thoughts worth exploring.

    When you start writing your own article, you'll usually include a literature review summarising the …

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    Searching: what is a citation search?

    A citation search can go forward or backward in time. If you go forward in time, you look for the sources that cited your original article. If you go back in time, you look for the sources cited by your original article (also called "snowball search").


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    Searching: what is the snowball search method?

    The snowball search method is a way of tracking down related works by using the bibliography or reference list at the end of an article as your starting point. After all, there's a good chance that the sources the author has consulted while writing will be relevant to your own …

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    Strada lex

    Strada lex is the legal database of Larcier. This database is available in Dutch, French, and English. It contains legislation, case law and the journals of the publishers Larcier and Bruylant to which Ghent University has a subscription. On the bookshelf you will also find the digital version of the …

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    Ullmann's encyclopedia of industrial chemistry

    Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry is a reference work related to industrial chemistry. As of 2016 it is in its 7th edition. This reference work provides the most current and trustworthy knowledge in everything that relates to the chemical industry, including processes, chemicals, products, analytical chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and …

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    Web of Science (WoS): introduction

    Web of Science (WoS) is a portal of several scholarly databases. Ghent University has access to:

    • Science Citation Index (SCI)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
    • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
    • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
    • Emerging Sources …
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    Web of Science: how to find the impact factor and ranking of a journal?

    Open Web of Science

    Go to the library catalogue lib.ugent.be > Databases > WoS : Web of Science.

    Open the citation reports

    Click "Products" in the top right corner to open a dropdown menu. Then click "Journal Citation Reports (tm)."

    Look up the journal

    Enter the title, the short title, …

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    Web of Science: what is My Research Assistant (app) and how do I use it?

    Web of Science (Clarivate) developed a new app to help you access their database from wherever you are. Once you're set up, you don't need to be connected to the Ghent University network anymore! But what can you do with it exactly, and how can you start using it?


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    Westlaw is a legal database by Thomson Reuters with a focus on the United States, and a selection of international materials. It contains an extensive collection of American case law (on federal and state level) and a large quantity of secondary sources on more than 30 subjects. The international materials …

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    Westlaw UK

    Westlaw UK, a legal database of Thomson Reuters, provides access to case law, legislation, news, legal journals, commentaries, topical alerts and UK legal materials. It also contains a selection of materials (e.g., case law, legislation) related to the EU. In Westlaw UK, some of the 'International Materials' from the …

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