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Agriculture

Search in a database with references to agricultural articles and books.

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Applied sciences

The Association for Computing Machinery is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. The ACM Digital Library is a vast collection of citations and full text from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Applied sciences - engineering

Provides Access to bibliographic and abstracted records of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publications since 1973.

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Art history

Art Full Text consists of abstracts of journals concerning art history, antiques, archaeology, architecture.... Full texts are added for a part of the titles
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Astronomy

Search in a database with references to astronomical articles and books. For some journals papers can be obtained in electronic format.

Search in a database with references to astronomical articles and books.
! Only accessible via the VUB campus.


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Chemistry

For physical properties of common chemical compounds. You may enter a chemical name, formula, molecular weight, or CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) Registry Number.

Provides access to structure and nomenclature authority files used for the identification of chemical substances cited in National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases.

SciFinder Scholar provides integrated, user-friendly, point-and-click access to several Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.
! Login after registration with a valid VUB-emailaddress!


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Communication Sciences

Communication Abstracts contains abstracts of the major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Economics

Bel-First contains financial information on more than 1 million economic entities from Belgium and Luxembourg, and provides detailed financial information on more than 330,000 companies, with up to 10 years of history.
! Only accessible in the Central Library.
! Maximum 10 simultaneous users!
! Before starting a session, do CTRL-ALT-DEL-LOGOFF!


Business Source Premier, contains 2,710 full text scholarly journals and business periodicals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


The new interface of Business Source Premier allows for better browsing of all different sources of full text material, especially country, market, and industry reports are now easily browsable too.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


EconLit is a comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


The OECD Future Studies Information System, Future Trends, covers thousands of published and unpublished sources in over a dozen languages. This unique collection of citations is a vital resource for those looking into long-term issues facing the public and private sectors.
! No remote access.


This database contains (research) reports and strategic information from the Gartner Group in the field of information and communication technology and its use in the industrial and medical sectors and education.
! Access after identification with your VUB Net ID and password.


The Global Forecasting Service of Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) provides information on the prospects for the world economy over the next five years. Analysis and data are available at both global and regional levels.
! Access after personal registration.


Search for the annual accounts or consolidated annual accounts filed with the National Bank of Belgium in the last five calendar years and the current calendar year.

OECD Factbook is a comprehensive and dynamic statistical annual from the OECD. More than 100 indicators cover a wide range of areas: economy, agriculture, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health and quality of life, industry, information and communications, population/labour force, trade and investment, taxation, public expenditure and R&D. Data are provided for all OECD member countries with area totals, and for selected non-member economies.
! No remote access.


The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard brings together the latest internationally comparable data to explore the growing interaction between knowledge and globalisation at the heart of the ongoing transformation of OECD economies. It draws mainly on OECD databases, indicators and methodology developed by the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry.
! No remote access.


This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Reference work written by the world's most influential economists. The updated on-line format covers full text of the print edition with additional browse and search facilities (hyperlinked cross-references, links to related sites, etc.).
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


The Open Knowledge Repository of the World Bank contains over 2,000 books, articles, reports and research publications.

World Banking Abstracts is a database of abstracts coming from 400 international financial journals.
! You can access this database only through the Blackwell-Synergy portal.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Exact sciences

Eprint archive (preprints and postprints) of Physics, Mathematics, Nonlinear Sciences and Computer Science.

Elsevier ScienceDirect offre l'accès à des articles des sciences exactes et biomedicales.

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Generalities

Abraham is an online bibliography of newspapers printed in Belgium in the period 1830-1950, kept in Flemish institutions.

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 4,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

ResearchIndex (also known as CiteSeer) is a scientific literature digital library that aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of scientific literature, and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness.

A free Interdok database of conference proceedings.

General access to the EBSCO databases.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Includes the complete encyclopaedia (with more than 72 000 articles, 10 000 illustrations, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year).
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


General encyclopaedia in French
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


L'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert: encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


The Frantext database consist of 3737 text in the domain of science, arts, literature,...which cover 5 centuries of literature (centuries XVI-XX).
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


In this union catalogue you can find the books, journals, articles and series of the libraries of the federal public sevices.

The Ministries Guide is an annual of over 1,200 pages containing thousands of pieces of information regarding the organisation of the public authorities. You will find information on the functions and the contact details of the advisers and people who work in the ministries.
! Maximum 1 simultaneous user.


Google Scholar is not an ordinary search engine, but was especially developed for higher education and sciences. Now with V-link!

Gopress is a digital platform on which all Flemish newspapers (and their archives) and numerous other newspapers, magazines and multimedia publications are included. Gopress has followed up Mediargus from February 1, 2014.
! Login after registration with a valid VUB-emailaddress!


IngentaJournals is a database of current article information taken from over 2600 journals. In March 2000 ingenta merged with the UnCover Company.

JCR Web provides access to data that helps you evaluate and compare scholarly journals (citation data on journals).
! Do not forget to log out after a JCR session! The number of simultaneous users is restricted.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


JSTOR offers full text access to journals in several scientific disciplines. The organization digitizes articles from the first volume onwards. In agreement with the editors, the last volumes are not accessible.
The collections Arts and Sciences I and Arts and Sciences II contain 243 journals in fifteen disciplines.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Gopress Academic has followed up Mediargus from February 1, 2014.

This database contains more than 52 million references to articles, books, reports, conference proceedings within the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences. From 1823 until today (updated daily).

Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles. It covers nearly 22,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences (including arts and humanities).
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


The Short-Title Catalogue Flanders (STCV) is an online bibliography of books printed in Flanders during the Ancien Régime.

Online platform on which all Springer content is hosted.

With V-spaces, the user can search multiple information resources simultaneously through a single interface and a single query. Search results are subsequently presented in a single, integrated, list. V-spaces also ensures that the search results are always up-to-date. In principle, the system does not create indexes of its own or maintain local copies of external databases. Search results are therefore as current as the information resources in which the records are found.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Access to the Groot woordenboek van de Nederlandse taal, the professional dictionaries German, English and French and the elementary dictionaries Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


In the Web of Science (WoS) these bibliographic databases can be searched simultaneously: Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Index, Arts and Humanities Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities, INSPEC and Journal Citation Reports. WoS offers the ability to detect publications on the basis of relationships between citations (references) from scientific journals. In this way one can check how often an author is cited and which articles refer to one specific article.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Online platform on which all Wiley content (online journals, e-books, reference works and databases) is hosted.

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History

Over 2,000 journals published since 1954 covering the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada).
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Bibliographic database of publications (books, articles) covering all aspects of Greek and Roman antiquity.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.
! Maximum 10 simultaneous users.


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Industrial property

Use the espacenet network to search patent applications in their original language and patent applications with an English abstract and title.

The Online Register contains data on all published European patent applications and international applications designating the EPO. As well as this bibliographic data, it also provides information about the grant procedure and the legal status of individual applications, from the date of publication to the grant of the patent, and about any opposition or appeal proceedings.

Trademarks.

Patents.

This database contains the first page data (bibliographic data, abstract and drawing) of published PCT applications.

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International affairs

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) includes access to working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Law

Annotated leading cases of international criminal tribunals contains the text of and expert commentaries on the most important decisions of international tribunals.
! Only access on the VUB campus.


Thiss crossroads bank for legislation is the outcome of a cooperation agreement between several federal, community and regional institutions. The Central Legislation Databank is designed to offer a portal site citizens can use to gain access to Belgian legislation and case-law.

Online platform containing EU law and other public EU documents, authentic electronic Official Journal of the EU (in 24 languages).

Jura.be is a legal database containing all sources of law and up-to-date information about legislation, jurisprudence and legal doctrine.
! Limited external access(more information - only in Dutch).


Met deze externe gegevensbank voor de rechtspraak kan de rechtspraak van de hoven en de rechtbanken van de Rechterlijke Orde geraadpleegd worden, alsook die van de Commissies voor Slachtofferhulp en voor de bescherming van de persoonlijke levenssfeer.

Jurisquare is a database which contains data from a 100 legal journals from different Belgian publishers. From 01/12/2016 till 29/12/2016 and from 13/02/2017 till 12/03/2017 also exceptionally off campus access.
! Full text articles only accessible via the Central Library).
! Access to references available via the VUB network.


This legal instruments database contains legal instruments and important policy documents on children's rights at the international, regional, Belgia and Flemish level.

Portal site to Larcier publications. Cross search and online access to the full text of Larcier journals and lawbooks. Hyperlinks to free access external sites.
! Full text articles only accessible on the VUB campus.
! Access to references available off campus.


Warenwetgeving contains European, federal and regional texts of law and implementing orders on food.
! Maximum one user.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Westlaw International offers full text of legislation, case law, treaties and law reviews of the USA, Australia and Canada.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Westlaw UK offers full text of legislation, case law, treaties and law reviews of the UK and the European Union.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Library and Information Science

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

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Library and Information Science

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

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Linguistics and literature

Bevat de volgende historische online woordenboeken: Oudnederlands Woordenboek (ONW) 500-1200, Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek (VMNW) 1200-1300, Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek (MNW) 1250-1550, Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal (WNT) 1500-1976 en Woordenboek der Friese Taal (WFT) 1800-1975

Information on novels and stories from Belgium and abroad.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


The Literary encyclopedia provides information about literature through history and in different countries (mainly European countries, but e.g. also Japan). The database offers biographic and bibliographic information and adds recommenended secondary reading.
! Accessible on campus; consultation off campus only after registration with a VUB emailaddress.


Interviews and reviews of Dutch literature (1900+).
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


MLA (Modern Language Association of America) International Bibliography consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Mathematics

(Belgian Mathematical Society) databank With links to more than 30 mathematical journals.

Mathematics arXiv (Cornell University). The arXiv has 35654+4940 mathematics articles (primary+secondary) as of December 9, 2004.

(American Mathematical Society) Content: Guides to the Mathematical Literature, Mathematical Literature on the Web, Mathematics by Points of View, Mathematics People, Reference Literature, Web servers, Related Resources.

MathSciNet is the searchable Web database providing access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications (from 1940 to the present).
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A tool for verifying references and for adding links to MathSciNet.

Search in a database with references to mathematical articles and books. Equivalent of the Zentralblatt für Mathematik / Mathematics Abstracts on paper.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Medicine

BioMed Central is an independent publishing house providing open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.

Database of evidence-based practice guidelines for health care providers

information on medical advances in the post-genomic era, delivering forward-looking perspectives on the scientific, clinical, economic and policy issues in modern healthcare.

INVERT (Index van de Nederlandstalige verpleegkundige tijdschriftliteratuur) is an index to the literature published in Dutch and Flemish nursing journals.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


NLM (National Library of Medicine) Gateway (formerly known as Internet Grateful Med) simultaneous searches in MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, AIDS Meetings, HSR Meetings, HSRProj, MEDLINEplus and DIRLINE. Further access to other NLM databases.

PubMed provides access to bibliographic information, which is drawn primarily from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, HealthSTAR, as well as Publisher-Supplied citations.

Toxicology Literature Online (National Library of Medicine): a databases on toxicology.

A database of Clinical information, primarily in the domain of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics.
! Access only on campus Jette.


This 3D interactive anatomy visualization and education tool challenges students, faculty, clinicians, or research scientists to explore the human body from head to toe via thousands of interactive anatomical structures.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Pedagogics

Search in a database with references to educational articles and books.

This full-text source of education scholarship provides coverage for a wide range of topics, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods and much more.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Search in a database with references to educational articles and books.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Leerrijk is an online reference on all aspects of life and learning in primary, middle and high school.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


Information about social and medical nonprofit organisations in Flanders.

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Pharmacology

The European Pharmacopoeia is an official listing containing directions for preparing and testing pharmaceutical products in the European Community.
! No remote access.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


A database with up-to-date information about medicines, and with rules and guidance concerning their use.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Philiosophy

American Doctoral Dissertations comprises of American university research in the 20th century and provides acces to academic dissertations from 1902 onwards, for a total of over 153.000 dissertations. Newly added citations are, when available, linked to the full-text in the respective institutional repository.

The International Philosophical Bibliography is confined to philosophical literature published in the following languages: Dutch - English - French - German - Italian - Latin - Portuguese - Spanish and Catalan. It lists titles of books - congress proceedings - articles - critical notices and review articles published in the analysed periodicals.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


The philosopher's index is a bibliographic database with abstracts from books and journals in philosophy published since 1940.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Political sciences

IPSA provides abstracts of political science articles. Topics include method and theory; political thinkers and ideas; political and administrative institutions; political processes (public opinion, attitudes, parties, forces, groups, and elections); international relations; and national and area studies.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Press

Journalinks is an independent portal for journalists in Flanders.

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Psychology

PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Hogrefe Publishing Group.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


PsycINFO consists of bibliographic records pertaining to psychology.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


PubPsych provides access to psychological references from several free of charge international databases.

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Recreation - Entertainment - Games - Sport

SPORTDiscus is a bibliographic database covering sport, physical fitness, sports medicine and science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, sport law & legislation, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, health, and much more. With full bibliographic coverage, this database includes over 650,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Social sciences

Database with references to more than 850 journals (500 full text) in the field of communication and d?articles de plus de mass communication.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


IABO is a leading international and interdisciplinary bibliography of african studies. It provides access to 140000 entries in English and non-English languages from 1971 to the present day.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


The Leisure Tourism Database is the leading database on leisure, tourism, hospitality and recreation information.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


OpenEdition is the umbrella portal for OpenEdition Books, Revues.org, Hypotheses and Calenda, three platforms dedicated to electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences.

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Sociology

This database provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.

This database provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development. The database abstracts and indexes thousands of serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews.

Search in a database with references to sociological articles and books.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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Theatre

IBTD is a new theatre and dance database with full text from 100 journals and 50 books.
! Only accessible via the VUB network.


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