FAQ on searching for literature
- How do I see if I have access to a particular database?
From the catalogue page , select 'All databases A-Z'. This is a complete list of all available databases. Click on the button for information about access on and off campus.
- Where can I find the various collections in the library?
Please consult the collections location page. To find all collections available, refer to the Where can I find...? page. By clicking on the categories, you can see how to search for the various collections.
- How can I see if a journal is available in the library?
Use WorldCat Local . Please search for journal title words. You either see the printed journal (and if applicable, the possibility for a depot request) or a link to the e-journal. You can request an overview of all available paper journals and e-journals in the A-Z Journal List.
- What is a depot request? What is in the depot?
The library depot is a storage centre for books and journals. Books and journals housed in the depot are assigned the location code 'CBM'. You need to log in to make a depot request.
- When can I collect my depot request?
Monday - Friday Request submitted before Collect as from books and journals 09.00 uur 11.00 uur books and journals 11.00 uur 13.00 uur books 13.00 uur 15.00 uur books and journals 15.00 uur 17.00 uur books 17.00 uur 19.00 uur Saturday and Sunday Any point of time Monday 11:00
Attention! Books with the location code CBC will be collected once a day. CBC requests submitted on Monday – Friday before 11:00 hrs can be collected at the Library Service Desk on the same day after 13:00 hrs. If you submit a request from Friday up to and including Sunday after 11:00 hrs, you can collect the book on Monday after 13:00 hrs. All materials will be stored at the LIS Service Desk at level 1 for five days.
- Where can I find a manual/explanation about a particular database?
All the databases have a user guide. On the list of databases page, select ' All databases A-Z' and click on the button next to the database name. The manual describes what can be found in the database and also provides you with access information. There is usually a link on this page to the databases own information page.
- I am looking for literature for a specific subject. Which databases should I use?
See the list Databases by subject
- Which are the best search engines to use?
Besides using Google, try a scientific search engine such as Scirus Google Scholar , or Citeseer
- Which interface should I use?
- WorldCat Local allows you to search in different databases at the same time. You can often access full text articles from this interface.
- The external provider's interface provides more specialised search possibilities and/or special services.
- The Tilburg University Repository is available via the Get It! interface.