What is available
- Full-text databases contain, as the name suggests, directly full texts of articles, e.g. the large multi-disciplinary ProQuest.
- A number of resources subscribed to by MU are bibliographic – you will only find in them a record of the article, and thus will find out about its existence, but you will have to access the full text in some other way.
- Abstract databases also do not contain full texts but again a bibliographic record, in this case accompanied by an abstract – it should give you an idea of the content of the article.
- Some databases specialize in e-books (e.g. ebrary Academic Complete), but you can also find e-books in article databases (e.g. in EBSCO).
- To find out the impact factor, the citation rate of an author or an article, use the citation database Web of Science; H-index and citation rates of predominantly European production can be verified in the citation database SCOPUS.
- Citation managers for management of citation details and bibliography generation can make the process of writing a thesis easier for you; MU subscribes to EndNoteWeb and Zotero is freely accessible.