Latest Information from the LibraryResearch Support Trainings, Databases and New Digital Content
Research support training events from the Library
A series of research support training events took place in January and February organized by the Library. Participants could choose from a list of seven topics encompassing different aspects of the scholarly communication process and a short course of academic writing in English either on intermediate or on advanced level. The number of participants (76) and the actual attendance of the events (189) shows that the topics were relevant, especially for early career researchers. The pilot proved successful, so the trainings and consultations now will continue as part of the internal competence development framework. Based on the experience of the pilot we extended the content with some copyright and IPR issues relevant for teaching and research and certain topics of researcher self-management will also be covered.
One of the learnings of the trainings, which is useful from the aspect of organisational knowledge sharing, is that the information obtained while systematically learning about the institutional research infrastructure, can be channelled back into educational practices, thereby improving the information literacy competences of the students. These are the skills and fields of knowledge that are primarily supported by the Library’s trainings and consultation sessions, which continue in the spring semester, and the elements of which can be inserted into classes as necessary.
KRTK – Adatbank
In Autumn 2020 Corvinus and the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (KRTK) entered into negotiations about access to KRTK-databases. The Databank of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (Adatbank), offers access to their micro-level databases to support empirical research at Corvinus. The Admin2 database contains demographical and medical data, information on health care, while GEO tracks and analyses people’s decisions regarding employment, consumption and education. Besides the main databases, the Databank also provides access to several thematical databases, e.g., Tstar. Currently, in the last phase of the negotiations, there remain some minor details to be cleared, for example, conditions of access and authorised use. The agreement is expected to be signed by both parties in the near future, and Corvinus’s research community is soon to have access to the databases. The access rights and usage conditions of the different research databases and databanks will be coordinated by the Library.
New digital content from the library
From 2021, the e-book package of Napvilág Publishing is available at the Corvinus Library. Their books focus on present-day social problems, the critical elaboration of the history of the 20th century, and the results of contemporary history research.
The Web of Science database subscription has been extended to include the Journal Citation Report (JCR) and the InCites analysis platform. The JCR evaluates journals, while InCites allows for comprehensive bibliometric analyses. To use InCites, you must create a user account (a previously created account e.g., for Endnote can also be used). Clarivate Analytics regularly offers webinars on the effective use of their databases and analytical tools.
The EMIS database has also been expanded with data for the Central and Eastern European region, and the dashboard (own interface) and alert functions (news monitoring, tracking) have also become available.
The dictionary package of Akadémiai Kiadó is available again, offering monolingual and bilingual general and specialist dictionaries. Dictionaries can be accessed from anywhere by creating your own account.
The Arcanum Digital Science Library (ADT) has been removed from the subscription options offered by EISZ. At present, the table of contents for journals is free to browse, but we do not have access to the full text.
The updated database list with content descriptions is available here.
New books in the Library: Winter 2020/21
You can find the complete list of new acquisitions on the New books page. The list includes all books purchased between December and February, and the books are grouped according to topic and title.