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Full text information

In sources with full text information, you can read and search complete publications. This allows you to quickly see if a publication is relevant to you. Research articles or texts on which a lot of time and money has been spent are usually not freely accessible. But there are more and more exceptions, see Nice to know: Directory of

Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences has obtained  licenses for a large number of databases. Full text articles can be found in databases such as Science Direct and Communication & Mass Media Complete.  There are also databases where you can consult entire books (e-books).

Bibliographic information

Bibliographical sources contain references to and details of publications, such as:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Year of publication
  • Reference to publication site
  • Summary (abstract)

It is worth looking at this information as well. It often indicates where you can find the full text version, for example in a library. Always check first whether a database contains full text information, just bibliographic information or both.

An example of a source with bibliographic information is a catalogue, such as the NHL Stenden catalogue or Worldcat.

This contains references to publications and information about where to find them. Sometimes the NHL Stenden catalogue links directly to a full text file, for example an e-book or a PDF file.