Author Archives: Janneke Staaks

How to use UvA library sources without VPN

During the current crisis it is good idea to use VPN as little as possible, so that the whole of the UvA community is better able to work online. This is particularly important for library sources, because in most cases, … Continue reading

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Corona implications for the library

Although the UvA buildings are open, our libraries on these locations are closed until at least the 6th of April. Only our central library location at the Singel is open from Mon-Fri, 9 AM – 5 PM for returning or … Continue reading

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Summer breaks for the social science librarians

The social science librarians will be on their summer breaks: Bjorn Witlox (political science): 6 July – 22 July Janneke Staaks (anthropology, psychology, child development and education): 29 July – 19 August Judith Opitz (human geography, planning and international development): … Continue reading

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How to deal with Anglo Saxon Author Bias in your search results?

I recently did a workshop with social science master students, and one of the attendants posed an excellent question; How do you deal with the bias in the literature of Anglo-Saxon authors? The short answer is; this takes effort. The … Continue reading

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Google Scholar Citations: Impact Made Easy

Having a Google Scholar Citations profile gives you the following benefits: Check who is citing your publications, Choose to have your list of articles updated automatically or review the updates yourself, or to manually update your articles Make your profile … Continue reading

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Mendeley for UvA users

Next week we will host a Mendeley workshop at Roeterseiland. Most of our information on Mendeley is on the UvA website (e.g. how to set it up, how to get an institutional account with more storage space and the ability … Continue reading

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Ruim 8.000 tijdschriften maken wetenschap zichtbaarder dan ooit

Nieuwe mogelijkheden voor open access publiceren In steeds meer tijdschriften van grote uitgeverijen kunnen onderzoekers zonder aanvullende kosten open access publiceren. Publicaties vrij beschikbaar maken en een groot bereik geven wordt daarmee steeds eenvoudiger.  ‘Open up to open access’ luidt … Continue reading

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New Database: Anthropology Plus

We recently acquired a database especially for Anthropology students and staff. The request for this database came from one of the anthropology staff members and after comparing the journal coverage of Anthropology Plus with our other social science databases, I … Continue reading

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Welkom bij het Library Learning Centre Roeterseilandcampus!

Wist je dat.. Je collegekaart je bibliotheekpas is. Je kunt je pas activeren bij de Student Service Desk of bij ons aan de balie Op zoek naar een studieplek? Check dan Je kan hier ook zien hoeveel computers nog … Continue reading

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SoCa Scripties uit het Oost-Indisch Huis

Na een vondst van Sociologie en Antropologie scripties op een zoldertje in het Oost- Indisch huis, hebben de afdelingen Antropologie en Sociologie in samenwerking met de bibliotheek en(!) vrijwilliger Pieter de Rooij deze scripties gedigitaliseerd (meer over de woelige geschiedenis … Continue reading

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