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Through Lib4RI, you have access to a large number of databases. You can filter the list by topic or alphabetically and find a brief description of each of the databases.
BASE is a multi-disciplinary search engine for academic citations, mostly with linked open-access full-text. It covers more than 310 million documents from more than 10,700 contributing sources. BASE searches open-archive collections worldwide and, additionally, indexes selected web sites and local data collections, all of which can be searched via a single search interface.Open database
Britannica Image Quest is an online image library with more than 2.5 million high resolution images from the world’s best image providers, including National Geographic Society, Getty Images and Press Association Images. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use. The images can also be used on websites if the Thistle watermark is not removed and the copyright notice as provided on IQ is given.
The portal is an add-on to the popular Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
Learn more about this new resource in the guided tour.Open database
China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) is a comprehensive online resource for accessing China’s intellectual output. It is led by Tsinghua University and encompasses academic journals, dissertations, conference papers, news, and many other resources that put the knowledge of China in the sciences and humanities at your fingertips.
Please contact @email for access details.
The subsciption includes access to the following databases:
Established in 2000 by scholarly publishers as an independent, non-profit entity, CrossRef enables researchers to navigate electronic journals, books and other documents across publishers, based on the Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
CrossRef metadata search is particularly helpful to quickly resolve a given DOI and find the corresponding document (eg search for 10.1038/nature09211), and also to find the very DOI associated with a given document (eg search for Cai bottom-up fabrication of graphene).
Please see CrossRef's Help & Example Queries for additional search options.Open database
Complete tables of contents and bibliographic information from leading scholarly journals and books (1998-present); also includes relevant, evaluated websites and documents.
Access pre-published electronic journal articles and search more than articles with cover-to-cover indexing from the subsequent disciplines:
Note that Current Contents Connect is accessible via Web of Science.Open database
Dimensions is a free database offering a comprehensive collection of linked data in a single platform; via its webapp information is available from grants, publications, datasets and clinical trials to patents and policy documents. Dimensions maps the entire research lifecycle, so you can follow research from funding through output to impact.Open database
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to open access, peer-reviewed journals.
The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.Open database
e-newspaperarchives.ch is the successor to «Swiss Press Online», which was created in 2011 by the Swiss National Library (NL) and the Valais Médiathèque, on the occasion of the launch of the digitized version of the Confédéré. All the newspapers previously held in Swiss Press Online can be found on e-newspaperarchives.ch.Open database
The European Power Exchange, is the Exchange for short-term power trading in Europe. It enables electricity producers, utilities, trading companies and industrial consumers to trade power for today or the following day, balancing their supply and demand.
The subscription provides access to Day-Ahead and Intraday Auctions results including prices, volumes, aggregated curves and block bids results. The data are available at the end of the trading session. Historical Day-Ahead and Intraday Auctions are also available.
Please contact @email for access details.Open database
The Forest Science Database database supplies bibliographic information and abstracts for all aspects of agroforestry, forestry, tree biology, land use and wood science. Climate change effects, deforestation, forest logging and urban forestry are also covered key areas.Open database
Google Books is a service from Google Inc. that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition, and stored in its digital database.
Searching books with Google Books is analogous to searching websites with «Google Web Search». If a publisher or author has given the permission, a full page is shown allowing to browse within the book and to see more pages. If the book is out of copyright, it is possible to page forward or back to see the full book. Clicking on Search within this book allows you to perform more searches within the selected book.
Note: For an export of the bibliographic details related to a specific book, you need to click on «About this book» and scroll all the way down to «Export Citation».Open database
Google Scholar uses the Google search engine to enable specific searches for scholarly materials such as articles, theses, books, pre-prints, abstracts and technical reports from broad subject areas. Google Scholar includes full-text search and citation counts. It is useful for broad background searches of scholarly literature and for searching across many disciplines. Google Scholar’s coverage and indexing is a secret. Some publishers do not allow Scholar to crawl their journals. Google Scholar uses crawler and parser programs to collect metadata on publications instead of the metadata provided by publishers and indexing/abstracting services. This results in millions of records with erroneous metadata as well as inflated publication and citation counts. Therefore, citation analysis is unreliable and you should consult Scopus or the Web of Science for this task instead.Open database
InCites is a tool for citation-based research evaluation; besides the actual number of cites it includes the number of expected citations at the level of subject area and journal title in a particular year. To use this database you will need to log in using an existing Web of Science account or register for a new account.Open database
Material Archiv is a network of various sample collections taken from architecture, art and design. This joint online database provided by several Swiss institutions contains basic knowledge, examples and applications related to materials such as wood, paper, metal, plastic, stone, glass, ceramics and colorants (German only).Open database
At its most basic level, Mendeley is a free reference management tool, but it can also help with other aspects of research. Another useful feature is the crowd-sourced database of more than 30 Mio papers. Not only can you search across disciplines, but you can also limit your results to only open access content. You can also find popular groups and tags related to a paper, which could reveal a whole collection of research already created around the topic you’re searching.Open database
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) provides access to more than 15,000 print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs, as well as local, regional, national and international newspapers, legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, business information on international companies and executives. The information provided is international, English language titles are dominant, but you will also find Swiss, German and French titles. The full texts provided do not include pictures and graphs; the database is intended for text analysis.Open database
OAIster aggregates records from open-archive collections worldwide (citations with linked full-text). It includes about 23 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributing collections. The records available via OAIster lead to a wide range of materials and include theses, research papers, digitized books, journal articles, newspapers and manuscripts. You can search by title, author/creator, subject, language or the entire record.Open database
OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 – over 1,200 journal issues, 3,300 working papers, 2,900 multi-lingual summaries, 7,700 e-book titles, 16,000 tables and graphs, 25,000 chapters and articles, and 480 complete databases with more than 4.5 billion data points.
Statistical data can be downloaded in various formats, e.g. as .xls, .csv, or .ivt files. The search interface is available in several languages.
The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is the Department of Energy (DOE) office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D) results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions. The information is typically in the form of technical documents, conference papers, articles, multimedia, and software, collectively referred to as scientific and technical information (STI).
A key resource for DOE program managers, contracting officers, and others involved in R&D-related work is SciTech Connect, which provides access to over 2.5 million research citations from 1943 forward, with full text of DOE STI available comprehensively since 1990 and selectively for earlier years. Other collections developed and maintained by OSTI include: DOE-affiliated scholarly articles in DOE PAGES, DOE scientific research data and non-text information in DOE Data Explorer, multimedia videos highlighting DOE’s scientific research in ScienceCinema, patents resulting from DOE-funded work in the DOepatents database and remarkable advances in science at DOE R&D Accomplishments.Open database
The Pharmacopoeia in Switzerland consists of the European Pharmacopoeia (Pharmacopoea Europaea, Ph.Eur.) and the Swiss Pharmacopoeia (Pharmacopoea Helvetica, Ph.Helv.). It contains quality regulations for common and known medicinal products and pharmaceutical excipients as well as for individual medical devices. The contained regulations are binding and have legal character.
Please note that online access to this database requires free registration.Open database
PressReader provides access to more than 7’000 of the world's top newspapers and magazines from 120 countries in 60 languages as soon as they are available on shelves. If you would like to read a paper or magazine in another language, simply use the translate option. Please note that back issues are only available for up to 90 days.
In some cases, you may have to link your account to the library after registering in order to get full access. In these cases, please follow the instructions to link your account to Lib4RI.
The database provides bibliographic information (including abstracts) for 2.7 million dissertations and theses on science and engineering from 1861 to the present. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses mainly covers dissertations and theses from North American Institutions plus a growing international coverage. 1.2 million full text dissertations are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.Open database
The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) is a database of bibliographic data in combination with citation data. The citation analysis of more than 9000 mainly English-language journals from the fields of medicine, technology and science is the data source for the SCIE. The citation data in this database is the basis for the Journal Citation Reports (the Science Edition) and the calculation of journal impact factors.
The SCIE is part of the Web of Science Core Collection, together with the Social Sciences Citation Index, the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science, the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities, but also the Book Citation Index – Science, the Book Citation Index – Social Sciences & Humanities, the Emerging Sources Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus. The list of included journals changes from year to year and the inclusion or exclusion of a journal is controlled by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). Clarivate Analytics announces criteria used in the evaluation of journals but this process is not entirely transparent.Open database
Scopus is a large interdisciplinary bibliographic database. Scopus indexes more than 22,800 academic journals, conference proceedings, trade publications and book series. It also covers scientific web sources, including 39 mio patents from 5 patent offices (US Patent and Trademark Office, European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization and UK Intellectual Property Office) and pre-print servers (e.g. ArXiv.org).
Guides, factsheets & training material can be found in the Scopus Resource Library.
Note that Scopus links papers together based on the references cited within the papers. This feature of the database allows the analysis of citations. Through a cited reference search, you can discover how an idea or innovation has been confirmed, applied, improved, extended, or corrected.Open database
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports Swiss researchers on behalf of the federal government. On the Data Portal, it publishes data on the evaluated projects and the persons involved.Open database
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. SSRN documented research from all areas of the social sciences. The publishing platform includes publications in scientific journals, but also numerous publications that have not yet been published (Working Papers). By creating an account, you can easily share and revise your research, view and download the latest research in your field and interact with thousands of scholars worldwide.Open database
The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) is a database of bibliographic data in combination with citation data. The citation analysis of more than 3,300 mainly English-language journals from the social sciences is the data source for the SSCI. The citation data in this database is the basis for the Journal Citation Reports (the Social Sciences Edition) and the calculation of journal impact factors. In combination with the Science Citation Index Expanded, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index the SSCI constitutes the Web of Science Core Collection. In addition, the Conference Proceedings Citation Index became an edition of Web of Science Core Collection in 2008. The list of included journals changes from year to year and the inclusion or exclusion of a journal is controlled by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). Clarivate Analytics announces criteria used in the evaluation of journals but this process is not entirely transparent.Open database
STAT TAB is the statistics database for Switzerland maintained by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (BFS). Data on the current situation and development of the society, the economy and the environment in Switzerland is presented. STAT TAB replaces Superweb, the former statistics database for Switzerland. Data is presented in multidimensional data sets (data cubes) with variables that can be interactively combined. The generated tables can be exported in various formats and re-used locally.
Swiss foreign trade statistics are available via the Swiss-Impex database: Swiss-Impex
Detailed data on several Swiss price indices are available as downloadable tables in .xls format in the Preis-Boutiquen. Click here to see the login and password required to access these files.
Swisscovery is the new nationwide library system operated by the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP) replacing the former NEBIS lending network. Lib4RI has joined the new SLSP network together with more than 470 other academic libraries from all over Switzerland.Open database
The online media archive Swissdox Essentials includes approximately 290 sources with articles from 1911 onwards and provides evidence of the history and wide range of the Swiss media landscape. A user-friendly interface and a high-performing search engine with various filter options can accommodate users to find daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and journals, press agencies, online media as well as newspapers that are no longer published.Open database
The Lens, the flagship project of the social enterprise Cambia, seeks to source, merge and link diverse open knowledge sets, including scholarly works and patents, to inform discovery, analysis, decision making and partnering on a human-centered user experience built on an open web platform, Lens.org, with toolkits designed to optimize institutional effectiveness in problem solving.
The Lens at its core is an aggregator of metadata, combining three unique content sets and one management tool as a base offering. This base supports the four primary functions of the Lens, which are to discover, analyse, manage and share knowledge:
UNdata brings together official statistics produced by countries and compiled by United Nations data system, as well as estimates and projections. The domains covered are agriculture, crime, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. You can also find indicators such as Millennium Development Goals.
For nice visualizations using UNdata as a source see Progress: A Graphical Report on the State of the World and Gapminder.
EOLSS comprises nearly 600 book volumes of thematically organised, peer- reviewed state-of-the-art content. EOLSS is one of the largest community oriented encyclopedia creation projects of the world, with contributions coming from several thousand renowned scholars from more than 100 countries.
The main topic of EOLSS is science of sustainable development. The 21 component encyclopedias cover topics such as «Development and economic sciences», «Desalination and water resources», «Land use, land cover and soil sciences» and «Water sciences, engineering and technology resources». Natural and social sciences, humanities, engineering and technology, and management policies for sustainable use of life support systems are emphasized, together with issues of global change and their ecological, economic, social, ethical, cultural, and political dimensions.Open database
Access to more than 8 million records covering all aspects of agriculture and related disciplines.
Search everything for results from the catalogue and articles database (AGRICOLA), PubAg, and the NAL Digital Collections (NALDC). Or choose to limit your search to:
Web of Science's search portal contains multiple databases. By default it searches in all of the following databases:
Web of Science Core Collection | BIOSIS Citation Index | BIOSIS Previews | CABI:CAB Abstracts & Global Health | Current Contents Connect | Data Citation Index | Derwent Innovation Index | Inspec | KCI-Korean Journal Database | Medline | Russian Science Citation Index | SciELO | Zoological Record
Often you might just be interested in the Web of Science Core Collection comprising journals and conference proceedings indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science, the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities, but also the Book Citation Index – Science, the Book Citation Index – Social Sciences & Humanities, the Emerging Sources Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus.
Note that the Web of Science Core Collection links documents based on the references cited within the papers. This feature of the database allows the analysis of citations. Through a cited reference search, you can discover how an idea or innovation has been confirmed, applied, improved, extended or corrected.Open database
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience.org provides real-time searching and translation of globally-dispersed multilingual scientific literature.
WorldWideScience.org was developed on behalf of the WorldWideScience Alliance, and is maintained by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), an element of the Office of Science within the U.S. Department of Energy.Open database