Bibliographic databases collect information on metadata of relevant publications, and organizes these metadata so that they can be searched. The metadata can include the title, authors, abstract, references, etc. In some cases, the database also provide access to the full text of the publication, but this is not always the case.
The university library makes several databases available for staff and students looking for socio-economic, financial, geographic, or demographic data. Please consult the Libguide Finding Data for more information on these databases and how to access them.
The Libguide Working with data has useful tips on how to work with these databases, for example for combining data from different sources or for doing event studies.
Almost all recent publications (and many older ones) for journals in economics and business are available online, and can be found through LibSearch. Volumes that are only available in print can be requested through LibSearch as well. This guide provides instructions on using LibSearch efficiently.
Good academic publications reference the original sources used for the research. As a rule of thumb, the more an academic publication is cited in other work, the more influential that work is for the field. Academic journals are therefore often ranked using a measure of their citation impact. There are many different ways to construct such a measure, each of which will give a different ranking.
Two citation measures that are often used are the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) by the Web of Science, and the Citescore metric used by Scopus. You can find links to both databases under Bibliographic Databases. You can use the ranking for those metrics to find influential journals in your field. Make sure that you choose an appropriate field for the ranking, the global list is probably not very useful!
The journals listed below are considered high quality, and publish overviews of many different topics. A good start if you're new to a field.
Many recent books are available digitally; LibSearch will provide to correct links and make sure that you will have access. Access rights for digital books vary: some books can be downloaded, others can only be read from screen. Often, the number of simultaneous users is limited.
Older books and many textbooks are only available in print. The open stack books for business and economics (including course literature) can be found on the first floor of the main building, near the main Library desk. Most books can be taken out for three weeks. Course literature can be consulted at the library during opening hours. Books in closed stacks can be requested through LibSearch.
The publication and use of open educational resources is increasingly common, although it can still be difficult to find suitable materials. It is important to consider copyright. The Libguide on Dealing with Copyright in Education provides more information.
The library of the University of Amsterdam has useful information on finding open educational resources.
If you do not have access to the publisher's version of a publication, How to get the pdf? might help to find alternative versions.
NARCIS is dé nationale portal voor wie informatie zoekt over wetenschappers en hun werk. Naast wetenschappers maken ook studenten, journalisten en medewerkers binnen onderwijs, overheid en het bedrijfsleven gebruik van NARCIS.
NARCIS biedt toegang tot wetenschappelijke informatie waaronder (open access) publicaties afkomstig uit de repositories van alle Nederlandse universiteiten, KNAW, NWO en diverse wetenschappelijke instellingen, datasets van een aantal data-archieven, alsmede beschrijvingen van onderzoeksprojecten, onderzoekers en onderzoeksinstituten.
Dit houdt in dat NARCIS (nog) niet gebruikt kan worden als ingang tot complete overzichten van publicaties van onderzoekers. Er zijn echter steeds meer instellingen die al hun wetenschappelijke publicaties via NARCIS toegankelijk maken. Op deze wijze kunnen de publicatielijsten van de wetenschappers zo compleet mogelijk worden gemaakt.
In 2004 is de ontwikkeling van NARCIS gestart als een samenwerkingsproject van KNAW Onderzoek Informatie, NWO, VSNU en METIS in het kader van de dienstenontwikkeling binnen het DARE-programma van SURFfoundation. Dit project heeft de portal NARCIS verwezenlijkt, waarin in januari 2007 de dienst DAREnet is geïncorporeerd. Sinds 2011 is NARCIS een dienst van DANS.
A MOOC is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.
National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System
NARCIS is the main national portal for those looking for information about researchers and their work. Besides researchers, NARCIS is also used by students, journalists and people working in educational and government institutions as well as the business sector.
NARCIS provides access to scientific information, including (open access) publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes, datasets from some data archives as well as descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes.
This means that NARCIS cannot be used as an entry point to access complete overviews of publications of researchers (yet). However, there are more institutions that make all their scientific publications accessible via NARCIS. By doing so, it will become possible to create much more complete publication lists of researchers.
In 2004, the development of NARCIS started as a cooperation project of KNAW Research Information, NWO, VSNU and METIS, as part of the development of services within the DARE programme of SURFfoundation. This project resulted in the NARCIS portal, in which the DAREnet service was incorporated in January 2007. NARCIS has been part of DANS since 2011.
When people create educational resources, they may choose to share them with others openly and freely. This means that others can use these materials as part of their courses and lessons without permission. A creator of an open textbook, for example, can give explicit permission to others to use their book free of charge. We call these open education resources (OER).
Read more about it in our LibGuide Resource Centre for Education Resources and Copyright