Things worth knowing about searching specialized databases and publisher platforms

Most content of the digital library are stored in databases. Content generally comprises:

  • journal articles
  • bibliographic records (of journals articles, e-books etc.)
  • theses
  • conference papers and proceedings
  • research data (statistical data, measured data)

Databases are provided by publishers or aggregators, and there are many mixed forms. To accommodate for these varying combinations, you find subject-related and interdisciplinary databases.

Contracts are negotiated for specialized databases and publisher platforms which stipulate different access rights for library users. Therefore, you should be aware that you do not have access to some databases, or not from everywhere.