Databases and services
In the library, FIS students and employees can gain access to databases of articles, abstracts and other texts in full format (PDF), which can be accessed from the FIS premises or home with a username and password via remote access.
To obtain a username and password, send an e-mail to email@example.com and add your name, surname and e-mail address, or visit the library. You will receive an email in a few days with additional instructions. You must also be a current FIS student and a member of the FIS Library.
The following are at your disposal (obtained from the IZUM website):
Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature, with over 22,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers and covering 240 disciplines. More information about the database is available on the provider’s website. Webinars can also help with your search:
ScienceDirect is a collection from one of the largest publishers of scientific literature, Elsevier. It contains bibliographic data with abstracts and full texts of articles mainly in the fields of science, medicine and technology.
Webinars can also help you with your search: https://www.elsevier.com/en-xm/events/webinars/elsevier-training-and-demo-webinars
ProQuest allows you to search the ProQuest Dissertation and Thesis – A&I database. The database is the most comprehensive collection of doctoral dissertations and master’s theses worldwide. It contains bibliographic data on more than 3 million doctoral and master’s theses from all over the world from 1734 onwards. Most publications can be purchased electronically or in other forms. More information about the database is available on the provider’s website.
SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)is a factual database containing impact factor records for scientific publications covered by the Scopus database. The data are available in COBISS.SI from 1999 onwards.
SpringerLink is designed for searching, browsing and using scientific literature in the fields of biomedicine, business and economics, geosciences, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, environmental sciences, computer science, humanities, psychology, sociology, law, etc. It includes access to bibliographic data and full texts of journals, books, series, protocols, reference works (encyclopaedias, handbooks) and conference proceedings.
Google Scholar allows you to search for articles, dissertations, books, reports, etc. from a variety of sources – publishers, open access archives, academic institutions’ websites. You can also search by cited literature. Remote access gives you access to the text of articles under the terms of the licence.
You can also access (and remotely access) some information resources from public libraries (e.g. Knjižnica Mirana Jarca, other libraries) and NUK (National and university library) The NUK membership fee for FIS students and employees is paid by the Faculty, you only have to pay the cost of the card (approx. 3.5 EUR). You can also find some freely accessible databases on our website (see Open e- resources tab).
Databases (articles, journals)
- DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals
- Scientific Research – Open Access
- Open Access Journals – Wikipedia
- Scribd – Free open acess journals
- SAP – Scientific & Academic Publishing
- Družboslovna besedila (FDV)
Statistical and social science data
- SI-STAT podatkovni portal
- ADP – Arhiv družboslovnih podatkov
- CJM – Center za raziskovanje javnega mnenja
- CESSDA – Council of European Social Science Data Archives
- ICPSR – Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
- ESS – European Social Study Data
Digital libraries – Search portals
Zotero is a free, open-source online research tool that helps users to collect, organize and analyse resources (citations, full texts, and websites) while sharing the results of your research. It allows you to save fields about the author, title and source, and export this information. You can download Zotero as an extension in Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browsers, where it detects an online resource and automatically saves complete reference data in the appropriate fields (for articles, books and other items). It can also be used in offline mode (e.g. on an aeroplane). It will especially help you in writing professional, scientific and other texts. To learn more about Zoter, visit https://www.zotero.org/support/sl/quick_start_guide.
Endnote Web is an online tool for managing the references that we list or quote when writing professional, scientific and other texts. It is a program that is not freely available – it is paid. The program allows you to search through various services and enter bibliographic records, manually enter bibliographic data (if this is not possible programmatically), import files with bibliographic records from various databases, design, print and export bibliography (with different citation styles, etc. You can read more about Endnote at http://endnote.com/training/qrc/x7qrc-win.pdf.