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 …
Ghent University has access to many e-books. You can find and read all of them in our catalogue if you follow these steps.
Make sure you are connected to the UGent network.
When you are connected, you will see this green light at the bottom of …
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.
Embase can be …
GISMO is the Ghent University research information system. This system supports two aims: (1) database of all research related information (researchers with their career details and expertise, projects, publications and other types of output, research activities, equipment etc.) and (2) support/streamlining research related workflows (application and management of research proposals, …
Google is a powerful search engine. But the results list can be endlessly long and at page 3 you still haven't found what you were looking for. These tips and tricks will help you specify a better search question.
- Use unique, specific terms (keywords, not sentences). E.g. search for headache …
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 …
These tools will help you find literature on the topic of your choice.
You can find over 4.000.000 references for books, serials, images, theses, and databases in the library catalogue of Ghent University. Many of these can be consulted online, from the comfort of your home.
If you can't …
Do you need to write a text or do you need to find information and you are looking for the right resources? Follow the step-by-step plan below.
Step 1: define your subject
- Narrow down your subject based on the literature you find.
- Explore the subject. You can read a paper …
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 …
The 3 most important Boolean operators that can be used to search on the internet are AND, OR and NOT.
These operators are used as conjunctions to combine or exclude search terms in a search, resulting in more focused and productive results. The use of these operators can significantly …
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 …
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").
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 …
What are primary sources?
Primary sources are sources written (or made) by an original author. In exact sciences, these are lab logs, articles in which you present your research, the data you gathered during your research, etc. In social sciences these could be novels, paintings, archaeological objects, and so on. …
How do I formulate my research question and selection criteria?
Formulate a research question in which, if possible, all aspects of your topic are named. The PICO model is a tool for setting up a clinical research question, clearly describing the patient category (Population/Patient), …