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CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE ELECTRONIC JOURNALS AND DATABASES

The use of electronic journals and databases is subject to the following agreements between the University Library and publishers:

  1. The use is limited to staff and students of the ITC and visitors to the ITC Library.
  2. Only personal use for study, research and education are allowed; commercial use is strictly prohibited.
  3. Downloading is restricted to reasonable amounts for your personal use.
  4. Downloaded materials cannot be distributed to third parties.

Once you are logged on, you are personally responsible for all online activities in that session, including library access.

If you have any questions about the license agreement, or if you need services that appear to fall outside the agreement, please contact Carla Gerritsen or Marga Koelen

  • In this first section, you find the access links to the listed databases.
  • In the section below you will find all information about these individual databases.

links to databases


description of THe DATABASES

4TU Centre for Research Data

4TU.ResearchData (previously known as 3TU.Datacentrum) offers the knowledge, experience and the tools to archive research data in a standardized, secure and well-documented manner.  It provides the research community with:

  • A long-term archive for storing scientific research data
  • Permanent access to, and tools for reuse of research data
  • Advice and support on data management

4TU.ResearchData currently hosts thousands of datasets.

For Researchers:

  • Upload your dataset
  • Increase your visibility
  • Be citable with a digital object identifiers (DOI)
  • Comply to funder and institution requirements
  • Increase the reuse of your data for new research questions or for verification
  • Link your publication to the underlying data. 

Research shows that enhanced publications are cited more than publications without links to the underlying data.

ACM Digital Library - full text database

The ACM Digital Library is a vast collection of citations and full text from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings.

There are various search options:

  1. Basic Search: On the Digital Library main page, type your word or phrase into the text box. The search engine searches on each word individually as well as on the whole phrase. Put quotations (" ") around the phrase to search the exact phrase.
  2. Advanced Search: On the Advanced Search screen, use the fields provided to conduct your search based on specific criteria, such as a key word or phrase, author, ISBN or ISSN. These fields independently or combine them.
  3. Browse the Digital Library: by type of ACM publication: journals, magazines, transactions, special interest group (SIG) newsletters, proceedings, and publications by affiliated organizations.

The three reference citation formats ACM offers (BibTeX, Endnote, and ACM Reference Format) all require cut-and-paste operations. ACM does not have any direct export functions, and there is no facility for launching Endnote directly from the ACM DL. Cut and paste the citation into a text file, save the file, and then import to Endnote, using the "Endnote Import" filter as the import option.

Adlib - The ITC Library catalogue

ADLIB is an integrated Library Application specifically intended for information and catalogue management in libraries; ADLIB Library has been designed and developed by ADLIB Information Systems. The ADLIB Internet Server is designed to be the link between the ITC collection and the World Wide Web. It makes it possible for people to consult our data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using an ordinary web browser.

The ADLIB Internet Server offers various ways to search our database. The simplest method is to use the simple search form. More experienced users can fill in an advanced search form. 
Within ITC, the default search form is the advanced search form:

ADLIB screenshot

First of all, you have to choose which database you want to search:

  • Full library catalogue
  • Books
  • Audio Visual
  • Serials
  • Maps and atlases
  • Articles
  • Resources (online)

In most cases, if you are looking for information on a certain topic, the best way is to search the full library catalogue. You will not miss any document or item.

Each database is indexed by certain terms which can be searched:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Corporate Author
  • Class Code (UDC)
  • Year
  • Language
  • Free Search

It is also possible to restrict your search to ITC Academic Output only by enabling this option.

Once the query has been submitted, the ADLIB Internet Server will display the retrieved records as a list. Clicking on the description takes you to the detailed display of the record. In many cases, hyperlinks are included to external documents such as HTML pages or PDF files. By clicking the name of an author, all other works will be shown by that author in a brief display. The same goes for corporate authors. 
In this way, you can browse the text by clicking hyperlinks, without having to go back to the search form.

ADLIB supports the OAI protocol: the Open Archives Initiative. An ordinary Internet search engine can also access our data within the database.

African Journals Online (AJOL)

African Journals OnLine (AJOL) began in May 1998 as a pilot project managed by INASP; an International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications. It aimed to promote the awareness and use of African-published journals in the sciences by providing access to tables of contents (TOCs) on the Internet, backed by a document delivery service.

521 Journals including 244 Open Access titles

AJOL offers the tables of content and abstracts from journals published in Africa on:

  • agricultural sciences and resource management
  • arts, culture, language and literature
  • health
  • science and technology
  • social sciences

A list of journals that are available at AJOL can be found at:

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/browse/alpha

Bioline - peer reviewed bioscience journals

Bioline International is a pioneer in the provision of open access to peer-reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. These journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity. Bioline increases the visibility of this research by making it readily available to researchers across the world. Bioline is not a publisher, but an aggregator that provides a free platform for journals who wish to participate in the global open access movement.

Bioline International was launched in 1993 as a partnership between the Tropical Database in Brazil (now the Reference Center on Environmental Information, or CRIA) and the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT) in the U.K. In early-2000, the University of Toronto Libraries assumed the role previously performed by the EPT.

Bioline International is now a cooperative project involving two principal parties:

  • The Reference Center on Environmental Information (CRIA): based in Brazil, CRIA provides server hosting, administration, and server development on a volunteer basis.
  • Bioline International (Toronto): located at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, the Department of Social Sciences and the UTSC Library collaborate to oversee content management, project development and research.

Beginning in 2008, Bioline has moved towards a community support business model that calls for broad-based support from libraries as well as communities with the mission of knowledge access for all. Please see the Support Bioline page for more detail.

Bioline International is a not-for-profit digital platform for peer-reviewed, open access journals published in developing countries. Bioline continues to improve the visibility of its member journals while providing users open access to quality research. Bioline's goal of reducing the South to North knowledge gap is crucial to a global understanding of health, biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development. Bioline is committed to improving the visibility of essential knowledge from local and regional research in developing countries through open access. In many disciplines - such as tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, biodiversity, environmental sciences, and international development – this research can improve the progress of science and develop a knowledge base that is truly global in scope and perspective. Bioline provides a unique service by making bioscience information generated in developing countries available to the international research community worldwide.

 List of all journals  

Bio-One

BioOne  is a global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together scientific societies, publishers, and libraries to provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences
BioOne was created in 1999 by five collaborating organizations: the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition), The University of Kansas, Greater Western Library Alliance, and Allen Press, Inc.

Since its launch in 2001, BioOne now hosts 179 titles from 163 publishers http://www.bioone.org/userimages/ContentEditor/1376320342348/BioOne_2014TitlesList_LTR.pdf

Subscribed Collections
BioOne launched its original aggregation of titles, BioOne.1, in 2001. Now at maturity, the collection includes 94 titles.  BioOne.1 provides the scholarly community with a must-have collection of critical, high-quality titles across the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. 84% of BioOne.1's titles are ISI ranked, and many titles are considered leaders in their respective fields.

In response to the immense success of the inaugural collection, in January 2007 BioOne launched BioOne.2, a complementary collection of 40 new titles.  Today, BioOne.2 includes 72 titles. 67% of BioOne.2's titles are ISI ranked, and 39% are based outside of the U.S. Over half of BioOne.2's publications are online exclusively through BioOne.

Open Access Collection
Complementing its subscribed collections, BioOne also offers BioOne OA, a growing collection (currently comprised of 13 titles) of open access publications. Titles in BioOne OA receive all of the same benefits as subscribed collection publications, save royalty-sharing.In addition to the OA collection, many subscribed BioOne titles designate select articles as OA (identified with an Open Accession). Open access content is freely available to all users, and searchable via BioOne's Advanced Search.

The main www.bioone.org website is suitable for use on mobile devices.

CBS Open Data

CBS Open Data is a Dutch database where (governmental) data can be downloaded and used by e.g. computer programmers. Themes include, amongst others, healthcare, population, education and farming. (Information on the Dutch/ Netherlands situation only.)

CRC Netbase Environmental Science eBooks

CRCNetbase Environmental Science collection also called the ENVIROnetBASE.

We are happy to offer this E-Book collection with research on a wide range of fields in Earth and Environmental science such as GIS, Earth Science, Ecology, Forestry, Environmental Modelling, Pollution reduction, Emissions, and environmental contamination. It provides complete access to references on methods for site assessment, remediation, and soil and water quality monitoring. The Environmental Science Collection describes new tools and technologies for remote sensing, GIS, and photogrammetric environmental monitoring.

All books are available as one complete pdf or as individual chapters in normal and high-resolution format. Many of the books available in the ITC library collection now also as e-Book via this database. Enjoy all online books!

DANS Easy

What is DANS

DANS - Data Archiving and Networked Services - is an institute under the auspices of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) which is also supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Since its establishment in 2005, DANS has been storing and making research data in the arts and humanities and social sciences but also in the geospatial sciences permanently accessible. To this end DANS itself develops permanent archiving services, stimulates others to follow suit, works closely with data managers to ensure as much data as possible is made freely available for use in scientific research.

What is DANS EASY

DANS EASY - Electronic Archiving System is open to all researchers in the arts and humanities and social sciences. It allows them to permanently store their data and to search data themselves. This includes data from the former socio-scientific Steinmetz Archive and the former Netherlands Historic Data Archive. Archaeologists can also make use of EASY to incorporate the data sets of their current research and research from the recent past. EASY gives access to a large number of research datasets. Data and documentation can be downloaded free of charge. For some datasets permission from the depositor is necessary before the data can be downloaded.

As a researcher or data manager, you can also use EASY to deposit your data and accompanying documentation. As soon as you have done so, your data will be stored in a permanent and sustainable manner. The data will be available to other researchers under the conditions you specified.

Searching for data

DANS offers 'Open Access' to a large number of data files from various disciplines. Data can be downloaded immediately and free of charge. In a few cases, prior permission from the depositor is needed. The entire collection is housed in the 'Electronic Archiving System' DANS EASY.

To be able to download the data, a onetime registration is required.

Searching for data and downloading can be done by discipline:

  • Humanities - History
  • Humanities – Archaeology
  • Socio-cultural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Life Sciences and Medicine
  • Geospatial sciences
  • Statistics Netherlands (CBS) Data
Dawsonera EBooks

Dawsonera is web-based collection of e-books designed for use in libraries. There are many thousands of e-books in the catalogue, published by academic publishers around the world but ITC purchased a selection of e-books to create a tailored collection of e-books for our library users.

The reader portal is where ITC staff and students can access the ITC collection of e-books. It is possible to search the whole catalogue of e-books of Dawsonera so including the ones ITC has not bought.

It is possible to download e-books that the library 'owns'. To download, go to the full title display by clicking on the "for more information…" button beneath the e-book. You have to select the number of days that you would like to download the e-book for. The maximum is 7 days. Click on the "download" button and wait until the automatic download starts. This can take some time. After you have downloaded an e-book you need to open it once while you are connected to your network in order to activate the time stamp. After you have done this, you can disconnect from the network and read as normal for as long as the time stamp is activated. Please note that you can NOT print or copy from downloaded e-books!

Print

You can print a part of the owned (green) e-books. The maximum is 5% per e-book, per user. To print, go to the "read online" version of the e-book. Go to the page you want to print and then on the left side of the screen click on the purple "print" button. Under the button a message will appear, click on "ok" and the page will be printed. You can only print one page at the time. Please note that Dawsonera will keep track of the number of pages you downloaded from an e-book and when you reached the maximum prints from an e-book you can never print anything out of this e-book again.

Copy

You can copy a part of the owned (green) e-books. The maximum is 5 % per e-book, per user. To copy, go to the "read online" version of the e-book. Go to the page you want to copy from and then on the left side of the screen click on the orange "copy" button. Under the button a message will appear, click on "ok". Now you can select text to copy on that page and when you then click right mouse button, there will be an option to "copy" this. Please note that Dawsonera will keep track of the number of pages you copied from per e-book and when you reached the maximum copies from an e-book you can never copy anything out of this e-book again.

Dawsonera has been developed to be user friendly but there is also a user guide available: for more information click here.

Directory of Open Access Books

Purpose of DOAB

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory will be open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.

Who is responsible for DOAB

The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation. The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague. 

Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. It covers all subjects and languages. There are now 9,744 journals in the directory. Currently, 5,619 journals are searchable at article level. As of today, 1,589,700 articles are included in the DOAJ service. The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content

Directory of Open Access Repositories

OpenDoar is a directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.

As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents.

was started and initially developed by a partnership of the University of Nottingham, UK and Lund University, Sweden, home of the DOAJ.

The founders of the OpenDOAR project (OSI, JISC, SPARC Europe and CURL) asked the SHERPA team at the University of Nottingham to complete the original development work and since then the service has been based at the University, now included within the Centre for Research Communications.

Ebook Central

Introducing Ebook Central

Ebook Library (Ebook Central) is a web-based ebook lending platform which is capable of delivering Ebook Corporation's rapidly expanding catalogue of ebooks to academic and research libraries. Ebook Central offers innovative functionality such as:

  • Multiple concurrent access (multiple people reading at the same time)
  • Online and offline access
  • Read aloud for all titles
  • Browsing before borrowing

Ebook Central online book host provides great 'Read Online' options, but of course also a 'Download entire book' function. 
You can borrow eBooks for up to 7 days, again and again. 
Please install Adobe digital reader before you download complete Ebook Central eBooks.

Have a look at for example these eBooks:

Principles of Modeling Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Spatial Analyses / Shi, Wenzhong

Dimensions of the Sustainable City, 2 / Jenks, Michael

Basic Statistics : Understanding Conventional Methods and Modern Insights / Wilcox, Rand R.

Use the Help/Feedback tab to guide you through the process of making optimal use of the Ebook Central library.

Can I read Ebook Central eBooks on portable devices?
Patrons using iPods or iPhones can download Ebook Central content to their Apple device and read via the free Bluefire Reader app.

Downloaded Ebook Central eBooks can also be transferred to any portable eBook reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There's a list of these compatible devices on Adobe's supported devices page.

In addition to these options, all portable devices with browser support can access Ebook Central and Read Online via the web.

Essential Science Indicators

Essential Science Indicators®

The Essential Science Indicators database reveals emerging science trends as well as influential individuals, institutions, papers, journals, and countries in your field of research.

With science trend statistics drawn from more than 12 million articles in more than 12,000 journals from around the world, Essential Science Indicators delivers the in-depth coverage to effectively analyze and benchmark research performance, identify significant trends, rank top performers, and evaluate potential employees and collaborators.

Built on the foundation of Web of ScienceEssential Science Indicators uses the most thorough, accurate, and objective information available. 

It gives you the following information: highly cited papers, hot papers, highly cited researchers and research fronts.

22 Searchable fields of research are identified and they use a 10-year rolling file.

Geobase

GEOBASE is a multidisciplinary database supplying bibliographic information and abstracts for the geosciences and all kind of related disciplines: Earth sciences, ecology, geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation.

Geobase covers journal articles, books, conference proceedings, reports and monographs related to the subjects.
Coverage is from 1980 to present and 200,000 new records are added annually. It contains over 2,200 peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, book series, and conference proceedings and 2.8 million abstract records from over 60 countries. Some articles are full text available and from others only the metadata.

Geobase is offered via the platform Engineering Village. It is a Web-based information service
Engineering Village offers three ways to search Geobase: Easy Search, Quick Search and Expert Search.

Click here for a product tour or watch the video: Getting started with Geobase

The Quick reference guide is available online

Engineering Village offers three ways to search Geobase: Thesaurus SearchQuick SearchExpert Search

Thesaurus Search

Thesaurus Search is designed for very simple basic keyword searching. Search terms are entered into a single search box. Thesaurus Search searches Geobase without limits applied.

Quick Search

Quick Search is designed for quick, straightforward searches. The interface allows you to search on a variety of fields from pull-down menus. Limits can be applied to restrict searches.

Enter search terms in one or more of the three "Search For" search boxes. You may search in a specific field by selecting the field from the "Search In" pull-down menu to the right of the search box. See the help sections for a description of the search fields available.

Expert Search

Expert Search provides more power and flexibility. It incorporates advanced Boolean logic and includes more search options than Quick Search.

A single search box is provided in Expert Search. To execute a search within a specific field, use the "within" command, WN, and a field code. Field codes for each database are displayed below the search box.


For more search help questions click here

Conditions of use of the electronic journals and databases

The use of electronic journals and databases is subject to the following agreements between ITC and publishers:

  1. The use is limited to staff and students of the ITC and visitors to the ITC Library.
  2. Only personal use for study, research and education is allowed; commercial use is strictly prohibited.
  3. Downloading is restricted to reasonable amounts for your personal use.
  4. Downloaded materials cannot be distributed to third parties.

Once you are logged on, you are personally responsible for all on-line activities in that session, including library access.

If you have any questions about the license agreement, or if you need services that appear to fall outside the agreement, please contact the librarian, Marga Koelen

Geodata warehouse

The Geodata Warehouse integrates various existing metadata databases within ITC. It enables searches for geospatial data across these databases. 
Currently the Geodata Warehouse discloses the following metadata databases:

  1. Aerial Photographs and Maps (room 4-126)
  2. Aerial Photographs and satellite imagery on film (Photolab, room 0-042)
  3. Digital imagery (RSG lab, room 1-001)
  4. Maps and Atlases (Library, 3-038)

Because the databases have different origin and structure and contain varying information on different types of geospatial data there is a limited number of attributes available for querying.

Note: The Geodata Warehouse is only accessible when you can login to ITC's intranet

IEEE Digital Library

The IEEE Xplore 

The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery of scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners.

IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than four-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly-cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. 

The content in IEEE Xplore comprises:

  • 195+ journals
  • 1,800+ conference proceedings 
  • 6,200+ technical standards 
  • Approximately 2,400 eBooks 
  • 425+ educational courses 

Approximately 20,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month.

IN Planning

In Planning is an online publishing platform for sharing information on Spatial Planning. In Planning is an initiative of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) and the Spatial Planning department of the University of Groningen. The aim is to e-publish education books, professional journals and other (international) publications on spatial planning.

How it works

App
To use In Planning, you will need to download the free In Planning app on your tablet. With the app you can purchase, read and save your e-books, e-magazines and e-journals. There is an app for iPad and also for Android-tablets. Klick on the App button on the left to connect to your preferred app-version.

Purchase via app or webshop
You can purchase e-books, e-magazines and e-journals via the app, but also in our webshop. Purchasing via our webshop can be useful if you don't have an Apple or Google Play account, for which you need a credit card. You can use PayPal to purchase via our webshop. To use the shop you need to register.

User account
Before using the In Planning app you need tot register and create a user account. This free account can be created from within the app. Your account gives you acces to e-books, e-magazines, e-journals and your own files in the In Planning app on your iPad or Android.

Library
The first thing you see after starting the in Planning app is your Library. In your Library you can find all your purchased e-books, e-magazines and e-journals. On your Reading Table you can find the books you were reading in. You start reading where you left off last time. If you just purchased a new e-book, e-magazine or e-journal, you will receive a message in your Mailbox. You can find a more extensive User Guide in the app itself.

ISRIC World Soil Information

ISRIC - World Soil Information is an independent, science-based foundation. The institute was founded in 1964through the International Soil Science Society (ISSS) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It has a mandate to serve the international community with information about the world’s soil resources to help addressing major global issues. ISRIC is the ICSU World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils) and a member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).ISRIC operates on three priority areas:

  • soil data and soil mapping
  • application of soil data in global development issues
  • training and education

From World Soil Museum to ISRIC - World Soil Information

When the FAO and UNESCO decided to prepare a Soil Map of the World in 1961, it was immediately clear that a World Soil Museum had to be established also. Indeed, it was deemed that this new Soil Map should be based on an agreed soil classification: for instance, cryosols for permanently frozen soils, histosols for soils having specific organic horizons, or gypsisols having a horizon with 15 percent or more gypsum. But what do these cryosols, histosols and durisols look like in reality? And does a cryosol sample from Russia differ from a cryosol sample from the United States? In a World Soil Museum, students and scientists would be able to learn from these different types of soils from around the world. In addition, the museum could act as an international reference centre for soil data.

The Dutch government, convinced of the importance of this unique project, provided funding for the new museum. First housed in the University of Utrecht, in 1977 the museum moved to accommodations in Wageningen.

The World Soil Museum was renamed International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC) and is now known as ISRIC – World Soil Information. Forty-five years on, we developed a collaborative agreement with Wageningen University and Research Centre and have broadened our services.

ISRIC provideS the following services:

  • Data supply and co-developing uniform tools for collecting and analyzing soil related data. From the start ISRIC has collected, interpreted, collated and up-scaled soil data from different countries to a regional or global scale, and developed standardized tools to do so. Their data policy is built around the concepts of full and open access, and of data sharing being provided at no cost or for no more than the cost of reproduction. In 1989 ISRIC obtained the prestigious status of ICSU World Data Centre for soils; in 2011 this accreditation was renewed.
  • Applied research. For more than a decade ISRIC supports interdisciplinary and participatory projects that address global issues including combatting land degradation, mitigating climate, improving food security and using water more efficiently.
  • Training. ISRIC researchers support people doing research on land and water resources with training and practical field work. Providing training for different users of soil data including students in soil science, agronomists, land planners and agricultural extension workers.
  • Education about soils through our World Soil Museum. ISRIC has the most extensive collections of soil samples from around the world. It can tell many stories about soils and their role in food security, climate change, water shortage and biodiversity. All stories can be illustrated by profiles, maps, pictures, micro slides, digital means or other attributes.
  • Access to a library and map collection. At ISRIC soil maps and articles from around the world can be stored, scanned and made accessible. ISRIC has already built up a collection of more than 30,000 articles, country reports, books and soil maps, with emphasis on the developing countries. They are used to generate useful data.
JSTOR; The Scholarly Journal Archive

JSTOR's mission is to help the scholarly community take advantage of advances in information technologies. JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve highresolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated.

Originally conceived by William G. Bowen, President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, JSTOR began as an effort to ease the increasing problems faced by libraries seeking to provide adequate stack space for the long runs of backfiles of scholarly journals. The basic idea was to convert the back issues of paper journals into electronic formats that would allow savings in space (and in capital costs associated with that space) while simultaneously improving access to the journal content.

JSTOR offers both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections. These options are designed to provide flexibility for libraries and institutions to choose the sets of journals and collection growth paths that are most appropriate for their needs. As an authorized user of a participating JSTOR institution, you have access to the JSTOR collection of journals in which your institution participates. ITC Library has access to:

You could select one of the links to view the list of journals included in that collection.

Staff and students are able to read and print articles at any time and from any networked location in the ITC building.

Why doesn't JSTOR include current journal issues?

JSTOR's agreements with publishers include an updating provision referred to as a "moving wall." The purpose of the moving wall is to ensure that participants can rely on JSTOR to be the trusted archive for the journal archives, while also giving publishers protection from the threat of lost revenues if recent issues were available in the database. It is not JSTOR's intention to motivate subscribers, whether they be libraries or individuals, to cancel their subscriptions because recent issues are available in JSTOR. The moving wall is a fixed period of time, in most cases ranging from 2 to 5 years, that defines the gap between the most recently published issue of any journal and the date of the most recent issue available in JSTOR. Several publishers do provide links to the recent content on their own websites, and you can search the article citations using the JSTOR search engine. If your institution provides access to these other sources, you can go directly to these articles through links in JSTOR.

How do I use JSTOR?

  • Searching: Enter search terms in the basic search interface to search all content in all disciplines. Use the advanced search interface to narrow your search to specific publication dates, journals, authors, or many other search options.
  • Browsing: Find journal issues and articles by clicking on "Browse," and then the name, volume and issue of the journal that interests you.
  • Article Locator: Select the "Article Locator" to enter citation information about a specific article you are looking for.
  • Printing: The default option for printing is PDF high quality, which requires that Adobe Acrobat be installed on your computer. You can select a different option by choosing "Print Preferences". Choices include PDF economy, JPRINT (our special helper application), and TIFF (for accessibility). All of these options are superior to using your internet browser's print button.
  • Linking: All articles have a stable URL. Simply copy and paste the URL into course websites, email them to authorized users, or use them as needed.

JSTOR instruction videos

Go to instruction video: How to browse JSTOR 
How to browse JSTOR
Instruction video on YouTube 

Go to instruction video: How to search JSTOR 
How to search JSTOR
Instruction video on YouTube 

Go to instruction video: Register and Read on JSTOR 
Register & read on JSTOR
Instruction video on YouTube 

Why isn't it possible to cut and paste text from articles in JSTOR?

As journals are scanned, both an image file and an ASCII (text) file are created. What you see is a scanned image, which is a replica of the original journal page. The ASCII file is not displayed, but is used only to facilitate full-text searching. In converting millions of pages of information, it is not feasible to bring the quality level of the ASCII text up to a standard acceptable for display.

Reading articles online

JSTOR offers many articles on a 'Read online Free' basis. This means that you have full access to read the article, but cannot download the corresponding PDF file. You will recognize these articles by the yellow banner at the top of the preview:

To be able to read the articles online, you need to create a JSTOR account, setting up your own shelf of articles. You can save up to three articles on your JSTOR shelf; you can delete an article after 14 days, or keep it on your shelf as long as you want. For more information about registering and reading online on JSTOR, you can check out the instruction video posted above.


What are the Terms and Conditions of Use?

By using the JSTOR database you agree to abide by the JSTOR Terms and Conditions, which grant a limited license to make use of articles and other materials in the archive. Unless prior written permission has been obtained from JSTOR and the publisher of content in the archive, you may not download from the JSTOR archive an entire issue of a journal, significant portions of the entire run of a journal, a significant number of sequential articles, or multiple copies of articles. In general, users are expected to respect "fair use" laws and restrictions. For more information on the Terms and Conditions of Use, please refer to http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp.

Helpful Links

Information about JSTOR - http://about.jstor.org
Journals Currently Available - http://www.jstor.org/action/showJournals?browseType=titleInfoPage
JSTOR Help & Support - http://about.jstor.org/help-and-support
JSTOR News - http://news.jstor.org/

Conditions of use of the electronic journals and databases

The use of electronic journals and databases is subject to the following agreements between ITC and publishers:

  1. The use is limited to staff and students of the ITC and visitors to the ITC Library.
  2. Only personal use for study, research and education is allowed; commercial use is strictly prohibited.
  3. Downloading is restricted to reasonable amounts for your personal use.
  4. Downloaded materials cannot be distributed to third parties.

Once you are logged on, you are personally responsible for all on-line activities in that session, including library access.

If you have any questions about the license agreement, or if you need services that appear to fall outside the agreement, please contact the librarian, Marga Koelen, ext. 202.

Journal Citation Reports JCR

InCites Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 12,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences.

Journal Citation Reports can show you the:

  • Most frequently cited journals in a field
  • Highest impact journals in a field
  • Largest journals in a field

Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, JCR offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison.

Journal Citation Reports is published annually in two editions. ITC subscribed to:

  • JCR Science Edition contains data from over 8,400 journals in science and technology.
  • JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data from over 3,000 journals in the social sciences.

Conditions of use of the electronic journals and databases

The use of electronic journals and databases is subject to the following agreements between ITC and publishers:

  1. The use is limited to staff and students of the University and visitors to the ITC Library.
  2. Only personal use for study, research and education is allowed; commercial use is strictly prohibited.
  3. Downloading is restricted to reasonable amounts for your personal use.
  4. Downloaded materials cannot be distributed to third parties.

Once you are logged on, you are personally responsible for all on-line activities in that session, including library access.

If you have any questions about the license agreement, or if you need services that appear to fall outside the agreement, please contact the librarian, Marga Koelen,

Master Journal List - ISI

The Master Journals list, produced by Thomas Reuters, includes all journal titles covered in Scientific products.

You can use the list:

  • to select a high quality journal to publish your research article,
  • to select high quality journals to read,
  • to check if your journal satisfies the promotion criteria of your institution etc.

Thomson Reuters is committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the world's most important and influential journals to meet its subscribers' current awareness and retrospective information retrieval needs. Today Web of Science® covers over 17,500 international and regional journals and book series in every area of the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Their mission is to update journal coverage in Web of Science by identifying and evaluating promising new journals, and deleting journals that have become less useful.

Journal evaluation and selection is ongoing at Thomson Reuters with journals added to and deleted from the database as frequently as every two weeks. Each year, Thomson Reuter's editorial staff reviews over 2,000 journal titles, and selects around 10-12% of the journals evaluated for inclusion in the Thomson Reuters database. Moreover, existing journal coverage in Thomson Reuters products is constantly under review. Journals now covered are monitored to ensure that they are maintaining high standards and a clear relevance to the products in which they are covered. The journal selection process described here is applied to all journals in Web of Science®, whether covered in Science Citation Index Expanded™, Social Sciences Citation Index®, or Arts & Humanities Citation Index®.

Many factors are taken into account when evaluating journals for coverage, ranging from the qualitative to the quantitative. The journal's basic publishing standards, its editorial content, the international diversity of its authorship, and the citation data associated with it are all considered. No one factor is considered in isolation, but by combining and interrelating the data, the editor is able to determine the journal's overall strengths and weaknesses.

Medknow

Medknow Publications is a publisher for peer-reviewed, online/print+online journals in the area of STM. Medknow publishes open access on behalf of learned societies and associations and pioneers in 'fee-less-free' model of open access publishing and provides immediate free access to the electronic editions of the journals majority of which do not charge the author or author's institution for submission, processing or publication of the articles.

Experience and Expertise

  • MedKnow has a learning curve of over 16 years in scientific journal publications and management of nearly 200 print+online journals.

E-Publishing

  • Electronic Manuscript system
    MedKnow has put in place an original electronic manuscript submission and peer review system in India (www.journalonweb.com). This system is in use for more than 7 years by authors and peers across the globe and over 50,000 manuscripts have been processed through it. Eliminating use of postal or hard copy submissions, this online submission and processing of articles has resulted in considerable decrease in the submission to decision (turnaround) time.
  • Journal’s website
    Each journal gets a unique and own website. We maintain a professional and easy to use electronic edition for each journal.
  • Knowledge dissemination
    All journals use the OpenURL standard, making it easy for libraries to link users as directly as possible from citation to the full text of the article).
  • Credible multiple reach 
    Most of these journals are archived at multiple places included OAI-compliant e-print repositories and sites such as Bioline International (www.bioline.org.br). All the journals are searchable from a single interface on this site. The journals are also linked from DOAJ (www.doaj.org) and PubMed through LinkOut.

Enabling Open Access

  • MedKnow is a large open access publisher which does not charge author or author institution for submission, processing or publication of articles.

Enhanced international reach

  • MedKnow has collaborations with the major bibliographic agencies, subscription agents, internet search engines and secondary aggregating agencies.
Mendeley

Mendeley offers a Reference manager, Data platform and Researchfunding information site.

for detailed information on the reference manager, including the ITC Faculty Mendeley handout and other resources please follow this link 

NARCIS

National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System

NARCIS has been developed by the KNAW to increase visibility and irretrievability of Dutch scientific research. This development takes place in close cooperation with the Dutch universities, NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) and other research institutes.

NARCIS gives access to scientific information consisting of (open access) publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO, and a number of research institutes, the datasets of the institute DANS, as well as descriptions of research projects, institutes and researchers.

Contents of NARCIS

  1. (Open Access) publications: 
    NARCIS contains (open access) publications from all Dutch universities, scientific institutes, KNAW and NWO, including open access e-theses from all Dutch universities
  2. Data sets: 
    NARCIS contains data sets from the Electronic Archiving System (EASY) of the institute DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services). These are data sets in the fields of arts and humanities, and social sciences.
  3. Researchers: 
    • Portal of professors and associate professors: Addresses and teachings of professors and associate professors.
    • Expert database: Expertise of researchers based on information submitted by the researchers themselves.
    • Names and research data of researchers.
  4. Research institutes: 
    • Profiles and addresses of university and non-university research institutes.
    • Profiles and research data of all Dutch research schools.
  5. Research: 
    Project descriptions of current and completed research projects e.g. per research discipline, programme, research school, organisation, researcher and index term.
  6. Scientific news: 
    Scientific news items taken from various sources e.g. Intermediair magazine, Science Guide and several universities with the option of clicking through to the full articles. The news content is refreshed every hour.

For more information see the FAQ and the Search Help.

NARIC

The UK NARIC - the National Agency database is responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide. This National Agency, managed on behalf of the UK Government, provide official source of information on international qualifications to organizations recruiting from overseas and to individuals wishing to work or study in the UK.

UK NARIC provides a service whereby qualifications from outside the UK are compared to the UK's qualification frameworks.

NARIC helps businesses, academic institutions, recruitment and employment services and government departments from all over the world to understand more about qualifications. This in turn helps these organizations improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the processes and systems they use to process applications from individuals with international qualifications.

NARIC is a very useful database to get international comparisons of the educational systems in countries where ITC students are originating from.

All ITC staff can use this database. Username and password can be requested from ITC Library: library-itc@utwente.nl

Nationaal GeoRegister NGR

NGR Nationaal GeoRegister (only in Dutch)

Het Nationaal Georegister is de vindplaats van geo-informatie van Nederland.

Het Nationaal Georegister richt zich in eerste instantie op de professionele gebruiker. Dit kan een Geo-ICT specialist zijn op zoek naar datasets, services of andere geo-informatie elementen. Maar ook een beleidsmedewerker die een kaartje wil raadplegen, een webontwikkelaar of een student die een website of applicatie ontwikkelt en daar geo-informatie voor zoekt.

Om de metadata van uw geo-datasets aan te bieden op het Nationaal Georegister heeft uw organisatie een account nodig. U kunt een account aanvragen bij het PDOK klantcontactcenter.

Klik hier voor de instructievideo's

National Academies Press : Open Access books

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 Open Access books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy. The institutions served by the NAP are unique in their ability to attract leading experts in many fields to join panels and committees charged with providing policy advice on some of the nation’s most pressing scientific, technical, and health-related issues. NAP offers more than 5,000 titles in PDF format. All of these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book.

OAPEN : Open Access Publishing in European Networks

The OAPEN Library is a dedicated collection of scholarly titles (peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes) in the humanities and social sciences.

The goals of the OAPEN Library are:

  • to build a branded collection of OA peer-reviewed titles;
  • to increase the visibility and retrievability of high-quality European research;
  • to promote OA book publishing by setting quality standards for content, based on transparent procedures for peer review and recommendations for OA licences.

How OAPEN works

OAPEN offers publishers, research institutes and libraries effective new ways of disseminating scholarly work. We have developed a new publishing model to help you finance and produce monographs in Open Access and, most importantly, we have founded the OAPEN Library, a publishing platform designed to give global impact to peer-reviewed research from across Europe. Our members have digital publishing programmes, make use of digital repositories, publish in different European languages, command a worldwide distribution network (including the US), and work closely with university libraries. All titles available through the OAPEN Library have been subject to a stringent peer-review process.

Quality control

Quality assurance is important, as the common perception of freely available online content is that it is somehow inferior to printed or subscription-based content, or at least that its value is unclear. To qualify for OAPEN membership, you need to publish mainly scholarly titles and follow peer-review procedures. The procedures for peer review vary across borders and publishing traditions. While we do not rank these procedures, we do have minimum requirements: reviewing should be conducted by independent peers and/or editorial boards, and editors (including series editors) should not act as reviewers. OAPEN requires publishers to describe their peer-review procedures and to make them available for publication on the OAPEN website.
The aim of transparency in peer-review procedures is to ensure and promote academic standards, which will benefit all publishers in the long run. A checklist of review procedures will be made available from www.oapen.org.

Copyright and OA

Licensing options for Open Access content
Open Access extends the reach of publications by ensuring worldwide access and retrievability, leading to more citations and advancing the dissemination of knowledge. The OAPEN Library it set up as a branded collection of OA publications to increase the visibility of high-quality academic research in Europe.
Of course, permission is needed from the copyright owner of the publication concerned to include it for third-party use in the OAPEN Library. OAPEN offers several options, most of which are based on Creative Commons licences.

Specifications for OAPEN Library e-books

File format
The OAPEN Library consists of two types of documents: PDF files and XML files. Most publishers have PDF files available, which can be directly viewed and allows visitors to the OAPEN Library to search through the complete contents of the file (full text search). XML files – following the TEI guidelines – may also be used. XML files enable enhanced navigation.

Metadata
Each book must be accompanied by metadata. The metadata is based on the Dublin Core standard. While there are about 19 different fields available, only 10 are mandatory. For describing content, the use of the BIC standard is compulsory. This ensures maximum usability for OAPEN Library visitors, while keeping the obligations for publishers at an acceptable level.

OICRF - the International Office for Cadastre and Land Records

OICRF - the International Office for Cadastre and Land Records - is one of the permanent bodies of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). OICRF serves as a documentation and study centre for land administration and is charged with the following tasks:

  • collecting and systematically filing and indexing all documentation material relating to existing cadastres and land registration systems,
  • conducting comparative studies of this material and publishing the results,
  • providing information and advice on all cadastres and land registration systems to all interested persons and institutions for the purposes of study or to help countries wishing to set up a cadastre or land registration system or improve an existing system,
  • maintaining the documentation system on a daily basis.

OICRF maintains a digital library that currently contains approximately 6,000 publications, which include things such as conference documents, magazine articles and reports on land administration. All of the available documents and the most recent publications can be accessed electronically at www.oicrf.org and downloaded in PDF format.

The website includes a function that enables users to search for publications and documents by 'Title' or 'Author' or on the basis of an 'Abstract' or 'Keyword'. A 'Language'-based search is also possible. Users can also trace documents linked to a certain event, such as papers linked to a specific conference or seminar. 

OpenDOAR

OpenDOAR is a directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.

As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents.

was started and initially developed by a partnership of the University of Nottingham, UK and Lund University , Sweden, home of the DOAJ.

The funders of the OpenDOAR project (OSI, JISC, SPARC Europe and CURL) asked the SHERPA team at the University of Nottingham to complete the original development work and since then the service has been based at the University, now included within the Centre for Research Communictions.

 

 

Oxford University Press Journals

Oxford University Press Journals is the digital repository of journals published by OUP. They publish over 300 high quality journals covering the following subjects:

  • humanities
  • law
  • life sciences
  • mathematics & physical sciences
  • medicine
  • social sciences.

You can browse the journals by title or subject, or search for a specific article using the (advanced) search option.

Oxford University Press’ mission is to publish journals of the highest quality. Among publishers that have over 100 journals with an ISI Impact Factor listing, Oxford University Press has the highest percentage of journals in the top 10% by impact factor. A total of 250 of Oxford University Press’ journals also offer open access publishing options to their authors.

 

Research Funding - Mendeley

Mendeley Funding is a tool which catalogues funding opportunities from across the globe. It includes calls for proposals from prominent organisations including the European Union, government departments in the United States like the National Institutes of Health, UK Research councils, and many more.


By using Mendeley Funding, Researchers can:
• Search for relevant funding
• Save interesting opportunities
• Access detailed information about funders


For more information, visit http://www.mendeley.com/funding. Then sign in to Mendeley, access the tool by using the link marked “Funding” in the toolbar, and get searching

Research Professional

Key features on Research Professional include:

  • An interface to make browsing for funding as simple as checking your email.
  • Shared resources, allowing you to benefit from saved searches and folders of bookmarked items created for you by your administrators.
  • Powerful search tools to help you find exactly the funding opportunities and news articles that interest you
Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Nearly everyone at a university is involved in research, from students learning how to conduct research to faculty conducting research for publication to librarians delivering research skills training and doing research on the efficacy of library services. SAGE Research Methods has the answer for each of these user groups, from a quick dictionary definition, a case study example from a researcher in the field, a downloadable teaching dataset, a full-text title from the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, or a video tutorial showing research in action.

SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research. Built upon SAGE’s legacy of methods publishing, SAGE Research Methods is the essential online tool for researchers.

ScienceDirect / Elsevier

ScienceDirect gives you access to more than 2,500 journals and more than twelve million full-text articles. ITC has access to the entire journal Collection, the Freedom Collection and the Subject Backfile Collection including the following subject fields:

  • Earth & Planetary Sciences
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Environmental Science

Features ScienceDirect/Elsevier

  1. SciVerse ScienceDirect offers a dedicated image search with e.g., links to its location within the source article to easily understand the context. Users save time by not having to scan complete articles to find relevant images (e.g. figures, photos, tables, and videos) 

  2. Related articles from Reference Works are offered on the right hand side of an article in order to connect essential and fundamental information from reference works on SciVerse ScienceDirect. In that way users can easily access related basic knowledge for broadening their perspective or better understanding a new and unfamiliar topic.

  3. Additional information is provided on the article types to quickly check whether the article is of interest. The user will be able to distinguish between original research articles and review articles.

  4. Launched already in 2008 the Document Download Manager allows users to easily download multiple PDFs (up to 50), automatically name and save them simultaneously. For more information on downloading multiple documents at once click here.

For tutorials etc. see: http://www.info.sciverse.com/sciencedirect/using/quickstarttools

Copyright issues

You may use ScienceDirect solely for personal use in the context of education or research. This means that you are not allowed to (systematically) download huge amounts of articles. Digital transmission of articles is never permitted.

The license agreement gives the following information: 
the subscribed content and other information available through the service may not be used (directly or indirectly) for any of the following purposes:

  • substantial or systematic reproduction
  • re-distribution, re-selling or sub-licensing in any manner including in connection with fee-for service use
  • systematic supply or distribution in any form to anyone other than authorized user
  • systematic or substantial retention so as to diminish or potentially diminish the commercial value of such information
Scientific Electronic Library Online - Scielo, Brazil

The Scientific Electronic Library Online - SciELO is an electronic library covering a selected collection of Brazilian scientific journals.

The library is an integral part of a project being developed by FAPESP - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, in partnership with BIREME - the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information. Since 2002, the Project is also supported by CNPq - Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico.

The Project envisages the development of a common methodology for the preparation, storage, dissemination and evaluation of scientific literature in electronic format. As the project develops, new journal titles are being added in the library collection.

SciELO interface provides access to its serials collection via an alphabetic list of titles or a subject list or a search form by word of serial titles, publisher names, city of publication and subject.

The interface also provides access to the full text of articles via author index or subject index, or by a search form on article elements such as author names, words from title, subject, words from the full text and publication year.

Scopus

Scopus is a database from Elsevier. 

It is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It's designed to find the information scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process Elsevier has approached the publisher of each journal to request whether they can source and index the abstract and references for each article. In most cases, Elsevier holds a subscription to the journal and publishers are aware that Elsevier is covering their titles. It is an Elsevier, rather than a multi-publisher initiative.

Using Scopus as a researcher you can:

    • Find out who is citing you, and how many citations an article or an author has received.
    • Analyze citations for a particular journal issue, volume or year,
    • Visualization in and analysis tools available
    • Use this information to complete grant or other applications quickly and easily.
    • Use the refine results overview to quickly see the main journals, disciplines and authors that publish in your area of interest.
    • Uncover important and relevant articles that you may otherwise miss.
    • Use the analyze tools to find the best journal in your field (to publish in) 
    • Check out the work and citations of other authors.
    • Click on the cited by and reference links to track research trends and make connections. You can do this within or across disciplines you are interested in.

Content:

  1. Nearly 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, including coverage of:
    • 20,000 peer-reviewed journals (inc > 2,600 Open Access journals)
    • 390 trade publications
    • 370 book series
    • Extensive conference coverage (5.5 million conference papers)
  2. 50 million records, of which:
    • 29 million records include references going back to 1995 (84% include references)
    • 21 million pre-1996 records go back as far as 1823

 

 

ORCID, the open communty based platform for unique researcher identifiers an research links has been updated and over 253.000 profiles are online  

More information and Scopus tutorials on:

  • Registering
  • Performing document search
  • Reviewing search results
  • Reviewing documents
  • Browsing and analyzing journals
  • Using the Personalize features
  • Cited reference searching

Go to: http://help.scopus.com/flare/Content/h_tutorials.htm

SPIE Digital Library

The SPIE Digital Library is an extensive database on optics and photonics research.

The Library includes conference proceedings, peer-reviewed journal articles and eBooks from the areas of astronomy, biophotonics, nanotechnology, sensors, lasers, electro-optics, communications, imaging, and more.

A ‘Quick Start Guide’ provides an overview of the platform, and shows you how to set-up RSS feeds and utilize bibliographic, bookmarking, and research tools.

Contents of the SPIE DigitalLibrary

Proceedings of SPIE:

Starting at Volume 1200 (1990)

Optical Engineering:

Starting at Volume 29 (1990)

Journal of Electronic Imaging:

Starting at Volume 1 (1992)

Journal of Biomedical Optics:

Starting at Volume 1 (1996)

Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS:

Starting at Volume 1 (2002)

Journal of Applied Remote Sensing:

Starting at Volume 1 (2007)

Journal of Nanophotonics:

Starting at Volume 1 (2007)

Journal of Photonics for Energy:

Starting at Volume 1 (2011)

SPIE eBooks:

A selection beginning 1989


Searching the Digital Library

Both Quick and Advanced Search options are available. Advanced Search allows customers a greater degree of selectivity and search options. Search results may be refined or sorted by various criteria. A link on the Search Results page to view related SPIE books and educational materials related to a search is also provided. All records contain author links that display other papers by that author.

Browsing the Digital Library

The design architecture of the SPIE Digital Library places an emphasis on browse functionality so that readers have some of the browse capabilities available with physical books and journals. Tables of contents for the current issue or previous issues of SPIE Journals may be accessed from the Journals homepage or from the homepage of a specific Journal of interest. Proceedings may be browsed by volume number, by year, by title, by conference, and by technical area. Each of these provides links to the complete tables of contents of Proceedings volumes, which in turn have links to the abstracts and full text.

Other Features

Users may sign up for Email Alerts and receive email notification with links to the tables of contents when new Journal issues or Proceedings volumes are published. 

The Article Collection feature allows users to mark papers of interest and assign their citations to personal Article Collection folders. This is useful for quick identification and storage of selected citations as well as for sharing bibliographies with other users. To use this feature it is necessary to create a free Scitation login account.

Use this link to setup this "My scitation researcher toolkit" http://scitation.aip.org/register/scireg.jsp

Format and Use Requirements

All full-text papers are provided in PDF format. Journal papers from 2001 are available in both PDF and HTML formats. All PDF papers are searchable using the Find utility in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Proper display of full-text PDF papers in the SPIE Digital Library requires Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.

SpringerLink Journals

SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. SpringerLink currently offers 2,859 fully peer-reviewed journals and 169,278 books online. 
General and detailed information about their journals, books, software and other products is available the corporate website http://www.springer.com/

SpringerLink offers free access to search, tables of content, abstracts, and alerting services.

You have online online access to full-text articles in a journal, eBook, book series or reference work on SpringerLink, for the e-journals and e-books ITC/UT Library has a registered subscription.

SpringerLink is optimized for standardized web browsers including, but not limited to, Firefox, Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, and Safari. Please note that non-standards-compliant browsers may display some pages improperly. You may need to upgrade to the most current version of your browser or download one of the standards-compliant browsers listed above.

Registration allows you to benefit as an individual user who is able to use our special personalization features such as RSS feeds, Favorites linking, saved items and free samples.

Springer Earth and Environmental Science EBook Collection

Springer eBook Collection in Earth & Environmental Science

SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. SpringerLink currently offers 2,859 fully peer-reviewed journals and 169,278 books online. 
General and detailed information about their journals, books, software and other products is available the corporate website http://www.springer.com/

SpringerLink offers free access to search, tables of content, abstracts, and alerting services.

You have online online access to full-text articles in a journal, eBook, book series or reference work on SpringerLink, for the e-journals and e-books ITC/UT Library has a registered subscription.

SpringerLink is optimized for standardized web browsers including, but not limited to, Firefox, Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, and Safari. Please note that non-standards-compliant browsers may display some pages improperly. You may need to upgrade to the most current version of your browser or download one of the standards-compliant browsers listed above.

Registration allows you to benefit as an individual user who is able to use our special personalization features such as RSS feeds, Favorites linking, saved items and free samples.

Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis is a large international database that contains articles from over 1300 journals, covering a wide range of subject areas:

  • Area Studies
  • Arts
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Bioscience
  • Built Environment
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Development Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics, Finance, Business & Industry
  • Education
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Environment & Agriculture
  • Environmental Studies & Management
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Geography
  • Health & Social Care
  • Humanities
  • Information Science
  • Language & Literature
  • Law
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Museum and Heritage Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Urban Studies

You can browse the journals by subject, or search for a specific journal or article using the (advanced) search and citation search.

Taylor & Francis Urban eBooks Collection

The humanities and social sciences eBooks platform

This platform contains over 40,000 eBook titles in the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, STM, and law from some of the world's leading imprints, including Routledge, Psychology Press, and Garland Science.

The Urban Planning collection is available
Our Urban Planning eCollection covers the full range of fields in the academic study of Planning, Urban Design, Urban Studies and the associated fields of Property and Real Estate Development. Original scholarship and research sit alongside reference works and professional guidelines to create an unparalleled resource for scholars and practitioners alike.

Popular texts found in this eCollection include Alisdair McGregor, Cole Roberts, and Fiona Cousins’ Two Degrees, Lucy Bullivant’s Masterplanning Futures, and Jeffrey Hou’s Transcultural Cities.
 
 
Sub-collections include:

  • Urban Studies
    • Cities & Infrastructure
    • Cities & Infrastructure (Urban Studies)
    • Urban Communications & Technology
    • Urban Cultures
    • Urban Economics
    • Urban History
    • Urban Policy
    • Urban Politics
    • Urban Research Methods
    • Urban Sociology - Urban Studies
    • Urban Studies
    • Urban Theory
Web of Science - WOS

Introducing Web of Science

The subscription contains these citation databases:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) -- 1945-present
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) -- 1956-present
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) -- 1975-present
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S) -- 1991-present
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH) -- 1991-present

The citation databases contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching. A cited reference search enables you to find articles that cite a previously published work. In addition, you can search the databases by topic, author, source title, and address.

There are several search possibilities:

  1. Basic Search: Enter terms in the Basic Search text box. Click the Search button. You may use search operators (AND OR NOT SAME) and wildcards (* ? $) in Basic Search.
  2. Author Search: Search for authors from the index, find name variants, select via research domain or find with organization affiliation.
  3. Cited Reference Search: Search for articles that cite other works that you select from the citation index.
  4. Advanced Search: Create complex searches using field tags and set combinations. 
  5. The Web of Science - Quick Search Chrome Browser extension performs a topic search against All Databases of the Web of Science (every database to which you subscribe). You can also set the search to run against only the Web of Science Core Collection. Search results are displayed in a new tab in the Web of Science

You can refine your search results to display only Open Access publications, using the refine option bottom left on your screen.  

Use the My Tools button to access, Endnote web, your ResearcherID or your Saved Searches & Alerts.

The saved search option lets you search for records by opening a previously saved search history file.

Your registration for Web of Science by Thomson Reuters also is your registration for ResearcherID.

You will find the Master Journal list under additional resources.

Web of Science Quick Reference Guide: 
http://wokinfo.com/media/pdf/qrc/wos-corecoll_qrc_en.pdf

Web of Science training and support site for tutorials, search guides en quick reference guides: 
http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/

Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library hosts a broad and deep multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

It gives access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals.

Featuring a clean and simple interface, this service delivers:

  • An easy-to-use interface, providing intuitive navigation and fast access to online content.
  • Research tools to enable the discovery of available resources and help pinpoint information.
  • Support for authors and researchers with integrated reference links and multiple options for exporting citations.
  • Personalization options to keep up-to-date on the latest research with content alerts and RSS feeds and the ability to save key publications and articles for future reference.
  • Customizable product home pages that allow journal and society communities to highlight key features and share news and information.
  • Access icons that identify the content available to customers through institutional licenses, society membership and author-funded Online Open publication, as well as freely available content.

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