A World of Information at your fingertips: E-Resources at the VUT Library
Did you know that Electronic databases are gateways to select Internet resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information? The VUT Library subscribes to 25 Databases, of which 22 contain full text articles, two are abstract databases, and one is a bibliographic database. As user you have access to 59 037 full text articles, 850 annual conferences, and 1900 standards. Many of the articles in the full text databases can be viewed, printed and downloaded.
The library also subscribes to two e-books which cover more than 8,500 online articles.
The VUT Library enhances return on investment on these expensive e-resources by preparing guides and documentation and offering VUT users either group or one-to-one training on:
· Database scope, structure and coverage
· Effective search strategies
· Sophisticated search tools
· Alerting and updating features
As the library creates an environment conducive to systematic, effective and time-saving literature searching, it also provides interdisciplinary researchers with links to full text, or saved searches, current awareness features, and RSS feeds. Not to be forgotten is the institution’s online library catalog – an indispensable resource to identifying electronic holdings.
The VUT Library also educates the user and promotes its e-resources by either sending informative information via email, or providing training or information sessions about its e-resources. Recent training / information sessions were: ISI Web of Knowledge, IEEE Xplore training, Springer eBook training, McGregor BFA & RefWorks information session/s.
If you need training or want to know more about these databases, contact your relevant subject librarian.