News

Keep up to date with the latest developments for students and staff. The WUR Library newsletter is send by e-mail, approximately 8 times per year.

News 2020

  • November 26, 2020
    Select a database and start your search
    In Databases & Collections you will find literature databases, videos, images, encyclopedia and statistics. Searching by title or subject leads you to reliable sources. A good start for your assignment or thesis.
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  • November 25, 2020
    Library Christmas and New Year opening hours
    WUR Library has irregular opening hours during the Christmas period. Please check the schedule below. We wish you Happy Holidays!
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  • November 18, 2020
    Newly redesigned Research@WUR portal now available
    WUR Library is pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned version of Research@WUR. Research@WUR gives an overview of a researcher's expertise, publications, collaboration networks and activities. The new user interface features several key improvements.
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  • November 18, 2020
    National Open Science Festival – 11 February 2021 – Register now!
    On 11 February 2021, the first national Open Science Festival will be held (online)! This Festival provides researchers the opportunity to learn about the benefits of different Open Science practices.
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  • November 13, 2020
    'On Campus', a photo exhibition by Guy Ackermans
    Guy Ackermans is a well-known photographer in Wageningen. Since 1983 he has been photographing the people, buildings and events of Wageningen University and Research. He has now selected his most beautiful and meaningful photos taken after 2004. The unique photo exhibition is on display in Forum Library until October 2021.
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  • November 10, 2020
    Need the WUR Library resources from home? Use the Library Access browser extension
    Are you a staff member and using Forticlient/VPN to access the WUR Library resources from home? From 13 November 2020 please use the Library Access browser extension or access the resources through the Library website.
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  • November 6, 2020
    Search tip #15: Searching for eBooks
    When you think about the library, you may think about endless rows of bookshelves with books lined up waiting to be read. Well, many books are actually eBooks. Do you know how to find them?
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  • November 5, 2020
    Use images from Special Collections to illustrate your work
    Special Collections is a real treasure trove at WUR Library. Many botanic drawings, photos and old maps have been digitised and can be found in the WUR Image Collections. Why not use them to illustrate your work?
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  • November 4, 2020
    Trial access to Business Source Ultimate
    Until the end of 2020, WUR staff and students have access to the database Business Source Ultimate. Let us know if you consider Business Source Ultimate a useful addition to the collection! Please send us your comments.
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  • November 2, 2020
    Under pressure science opens up: new blogpost
    Like society, science is under the spell of the COVID-19 pandemic. We notice a growing willingness amongst researchers to share code and data and to collaborate in international communities: 'under pressure science opens up'.
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  • October 30, 2020
    Limited study space in the Leeuwenborch Library for thesis students SSG
    The Social Sciences group (SSG), the Education and Student Affairs (ESA) department and the WUR Library have created a limited number of study places for thesis students SSG in the Leeuwenborch Library.
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  • October 30, 2020
    Guide to Creative Commons for Scholarly Publications and Educational Resources
    The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), together with the Dutch consortium of university libraries and the National library of The Netherlands (UKB) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO), has published a handy guide on licensing scientific publications and teaching materials.
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  • October 28, 2020
    Spotlight publication: 10 miljard monden (10 Billion Mouths)
    In 2050, the Earth will need to feed 10 billion people. But we're already facing huge challenges, such as environmental, climate and health problems. In 10 Billion Mouths, 80 WUR scientists share their ideas on how to sustainably feed the world.
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  • October 28, 2020
    Looking for information on food technology or food chemistry? Use FSTA
    The FSTA database covers research and information on every aspect of the food chain including major food commodities, biotechnology, microbiology, food safety, additives and packaging. FSTA is available for WUR staff and students.
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  • October 15, 2020
    WUR Library in Corona times: regular updates
    Update 15 October. As of today, face masks are mandatory in all WUR buildings. When you are studying in the Library, wear a non-medical mask any time you walk around. Please read the update below for more information.
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  • October 9, 2020
    Do you want to study in Forum Library? Reserve your study place!
    WUR has expanded the number of study places in Forum, Orion and the Leeuwenborch. But, the number of study spots on campus is still limited because of the current social distancing requirements. If you want a study space, you need to reserve it, including those in the Forum Library. This ensures you'll have a working spot before coming to campus.
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  • October 1, 2020
    Commodity Frontiers in Open Journal System
    Commodity Frontiers, a new Open Access journal, will be published bi-annually and available through the Library's Open Journal System.
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  • September 30, 2020
    Library Game: from analog to digital
    The Library Game is a fun and engaging way for first-year students to discover the library. Due to the current situation, we have decided to transform the game to online only.
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  • September 29, 2020
    All your research output in Research@WUR
    Do you have pre-WUR publications you want to include in your personal Research@WUR profile? Send us an e-mail and we'll help you out.
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  • September 28, 2020
    Search tip #15: Improve your PubMed search by using MeSH terms
    MeSH terms are a powerful tool to help you search for literature in the medical field. Do you know what they are and how to use them?
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  • September 28, 2020
    Check out the new PubMed interface
    PubMed has a new interface. The interface was updated to improve your search and to offer better support on any device including tablets and cell phones.
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  • September 24, 2020
    More Dutch agricultural magazines in Delpher
    Seven Dutch agricultural professional journals have been added to the database Delpher. The journal range in years from 1940 until 1973. Delpher is maintained by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Delpher includes not only journals, but also Dutch newspapers and books.
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  • August 17, 2020
    How to get PDFs for free
    You can often get an article for free legally, also when the Library does not have a subscription. We made a list of the most used options.
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  • August 14, 2020
    Limited study space in Forum Library
    WUR students and staff are welcome again to study at Forum Library! However, space is limited because of social distancing requirements. The Library strictly follows corona safety measures. Unfortunately, we can’t welcome external visitors yet.
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  • August 13, 2020
    One less thing to worry about! Automatic renewals are here!
    Not yet finished with your library book? No problem! Under a new policy WUR Library will automatically renew your materials for you at the end of the loan period.
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  • August 13, 2020
    New photos in Food for Mars & Moon Collection
    Can astronauts' urine be used to improve the growth of vegetables on Mars? Forty new photos about this research experiment have been added to the WUR Image Collections.
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  • August 10, 2020
    Opening hours Forum Library as of 31 August 2020
    As of Monday 31 August, the Forum Library will resume its regular opening hours in Forum Library. Bear in mind that study spaces are still limited because of social distancing requirements.
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  • August 6, 2020
    Online exhibition: John Bergmans, garden architect and botanist
    John Bergmans (1892-1980) was a garden architect who grew into a botanist and author of books on the world of plants. This online exhibition showcases some stunning examples of his work. He designed villa parks, gardens districts, botanical gardens, recreational parks, and cemeteries, mainly in Noord-Brabant and Limburg.
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  • August 5, 2020
    Spot the differences and win!
    How many differences can you find between these two pictures? You can win a study care package to jump-start your academic year!
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  • August 4, 2020
    Information literacy – what to expect during your studies?
    Information literacy is an important academic skill; it will help you on the road to success both in your studies and your future career. You will have the opportunity to develop this skill, guided by the Library’s information specialists, in most of the Bachelor’s programmes.
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  • August 4, 2020
    Brighten up your assignments with illustrations from Special Collections
    Special Collections is a real treasure trove at WUR Library. Many botanic drawings, photos and old maps have been digitised and can be found in the WUR Image Collections. Why not use them to illustrate your work?
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  • July 29, 2020
    How to find your course books in WUR Library
    All required books and readers related to WUR courses are available in the course reserves of WUR Library. You may copy small sections of the books for your study or use them in the Library if you forgot yours at home.
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  • July 29, 2020
    Off-campus access Library resources
    As a WUR student or employee, you can access the online Library resources (e-journals, e-books or databases) whenever and wherever you want, even when you are not on campus. Find out about the various ways to get off-campus access. Read news item
  • July 27, 2020
    All existing loans extended to 22 September 2020
    Because of the summer vacation all existing loans have now been extended to 22 September 2020.
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  • July 22, 2020
    My Journal Alerts: receive table of contents in your email
    By using My Journal Alerts, you can get new content pushed to you as soon as it becomes available. This helps you to stay up to date on specific topics in your field. You can run My Journal Alerts on most eJournals the Library subscribes to.
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  • July 15, 2020
    Do you need a new book or journal?
    We welcome recommendations for new publications. If you would like to recommend a journal, book or database, please fill in the form that is available on the Library’s website. Appropriateness for WUR’s collection and available funding will always be taken into account.
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  • July 9, 2020
    Call for Open Access books from the Dutch Research Council (NWO)
    Would you like to publish your book or book chapter Open Access? The Dutch Research Council (NWO) aims to stimulate the Open Access availability of academic books. Through a new funding instrument NWO makes 500,000 euros a year available for the Open Access publication of books that result from its funded research.
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  • July 2, 2020
    Improved WUR Journal Browser: the tool for Open Access Publishing
    Would you like to publish Open Access at reduced cost or for free? In the WUR Journal Browser, you can easily search over 36,000 journals to find the appropriate journal for your article. You can find out which journals have a discount, information about impact metrics and how many WUR articles were published or cited in a journal.
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  • July 2, 2020
    Open Digital Teaching Material
    In the coming periods education will remain mostly online. Using online teaching materials from others can help you further developing your own courses.
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  • July 2, 2020
    Search tip #14: Altmetrics
    A lot of research publications are being shared, discussed, reviewed, rated, recommended and read online. These (online) mentions provide complementary information on publications, gathered for you by companies like Plum Analytics and Altmetric.
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  • June 29, 2020
    New database: International statistics in Statista
    After a successful trial at the beginning of 2020 we've decided to subscribe to Statista. Statista is a database that offers data from market and opinion research institutes and from the economic sector.
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  • June 18, 2020
    Read & Publish deal for Sage journals
    The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has reached an agreement with Sage about Open Access publishing. The agreement covers 875 hybrid journals and 166 Gold Open Access journals.
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  • June 5, 2020
    Copyright Information Point
    It is often difficult to find information about what you may or may not do with copyright protected materials. This is why the WUR Copyright Information Point has been launched. The Copyright Information Point is a joint effort of research, education, Corporate Legal and WUR Library to provide WUR staff and students with the copyright rules and regulations at WUR.
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  • May 25, 2020
    Information Literacy and online education
    Online education is on every teacher's mind at the moment. Since the Library is also taking part in teaching activities, we've also had to switch to teaching online.
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  • May 25, 2020
    Search tip #13: Web of Science
    Studying at WUR means that you have access to different bibliographic databases, both multidisciplinary and subject specific. Web of Science is an extensive multidisciplinary and publisher-independent database. It has more than 159 million records and 1.7 billion cited references.
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  • May 25, 2020
    Graduating and leaving WUR this summer? Please return your Library books!
    Congratulations to everyone who is graduating this summer! We wish you all the very best for the future. Before you leave Wageningen, please make sure you've returned your Library books! Read news item
  • May 21, 2020
    eduID replaces Onegini for guest Library users
    The Onegini accounts for guest users are being replaced by eduID. Do you have a Onegini account? You need to migrate your Onegini account to eduID before 1 July 2020 to keep your digital Library services. Read in this article what you will need to do.
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  • May 19, 2020
    Dutch research institutions and Elsevier announce Open Science partnership
    The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the publisher Elsevier have announced a partnership agreement. The agreement includes publishing and reading services as well as the joint development of new open science services.
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  • May 19, 2020
    Tool tip #15: stay up to date with Feedly
    An essential task of researchers is to stay up to date with scientific publications in their research field. However, this is challenging with an ever growing body of literature. We introduce Feedly, a tool that allows you to keep track of journals of interest.
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  • May 18, 2020
    Find out who is talking about your work with Altmetric Explorer!
    We now have access to the database Altmetric Explorer (as also discussed in our Tool Tip #14). Altmetric Explorer can be used to discover whether your work has been discussed on social media, in news outlets or in policy documents. In her blogpost Information Specialist Marleen Noomen explains what altmetrics are and how to do a step by step search in Altmetric Explorer.
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  • April 29, 2020
    Agricultural engineering in photos from 1950 to 1990
    The 7,600 photos show different aspects of agricultural engineering. This is the first set of a collection of 35,000 photos. The photos document the research at the IMAG from 1950 to 1990.
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  • April 28, 2020
    Free access to additional resources for WUR students and staff
    Many researchers, organisations and publishers are currently making their resources freely available for the coming weeks, months or even for the remainder of the academic year. We've listed the most important resources for Wageningen University & Research students and staff. The website openaccess.nl provides an overview also of what is currently being done to realise that ease of access.
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  • April 17, 2020
    Search tip #12: Search for news articles
    At WUR many people only search for scientific literature but it can also be useful to search for other types of sources, for example, newspaper articles. WUR Library holds a subscription to Nexis Uni, a database you can use to search for newspapers.
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  • April 15, 2020
    What RAF-pilots saw during the liberation
    On May 5 2020, the Netherlands will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its liberation in World War II. The Library is commemorating the Dutch liberation with a small online exhibition. The exhibition contains 34 aerial photographs and some details of these photographs. The images have been added to Wageningen University & Research Image Collections.
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  • April 15, 2020
    Copijn landscape plans donated to Special Collections
    Jørn and Lia Copijn donated part of their landscape designs to the Special Collections of WUR Library. This selection of about 200 landscape plans dates from the period 1980-2006. Many are designs for public green spaces, companies, institutions and private customers.
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  • April 14, 2020
    How to update your Publons profile?
    Do you have a ResearcherID on Web of Science? Do you know how to update it? You can use Publons to use your Web of Science ID as a profile page. Read news item
  • April 9, 2020
    Tool tip #14: track the online attention of your publications
    How has your research been shared and discussed online? Which newspapers and blogs write about your publication? This tool tip introduces Altmetric Explorer, a tool to track the online reach and influence of your publications.
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  • April 8, 2020
    Data management as daily routine
    Good data management should be an intrinsic part of doing research. Research data management specialists can give you advice on safe storage and making data future-proof.
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  • April 8, 2020
    All NJAS articles online
    The archive of NJAS, Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences has been digitised by the Library. Issues from 1953 until 2008 are available to everyone in the Open Journal System. NJAS has been published by Elsevier since 2009.
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  • April 2, 2020
    Keeping track of your literature with EndNote and Mendeley
    During your research or thesis project you need to find, read and manage a lot of different resources. To organize your literature, you can use reference managers like EndNote, EndNote Online or Mendeley. Using them will save you lots of time! Start now and you can get support from WUR Library.
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  • April 1, 2020
    Marine expedition photos in WUR Image Collections
    Oscar Bos, marine ecologist, added 500 photos of marine research in the North Sea to the WUR Image Collections. Most of the photos, were taken in 2019 during expeditions of ‘Stichting Duik de Noordzee Schoon’, a volunteer organization that focuses on cleaning up shipwrecks in the North Sea.
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  • March 31, 2020
    Supporting research in turbulent times
    The Information Specialists of the Research Support team are continuing to advise and support WUR researchers.
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  • March 25, 2020
    Pick Up & Go Desk, Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
    Forum Library, Leeuwenborch Library and Special Collections are closed until further notice. WUR students and staff can request, borrow and return books from 10:00 am till 12:00 noon at the Pick Up & Go Desk in Forum Library.
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  • March 18, 2020
    Free access to JoVE videos on Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly)
    WUR Library already did subscribe to several video journals. Instead of just reading about an experiment in your textbook, you can watch a video. You can now access, until July 2020, a new JoVE video set on the Drosophila melanogaster.
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  • February 24, 2020
    Search tip #11: Natural Science Collection
    Are you looking for literature on topics in the natural sciences? There is a good chance you'll like the Natural Science Collection.
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  • February 24, 2020
    What to do: I need a book for my research or lectures
    When you send us a purchase request for a book, WUR Library’s policy is to buy an online edition. But, the book may have several restrictions due to Digital Rights Management. On the other hand, it’s not always possible to buy an eBook and then we buy the hard copy.
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  • February 24, 2020
    Exhibition 'Woven Geometry'
    Paulien van Asperen is a WUR researcher at the Business Unit Field Crops in Lelystad. To relax from her busy job, she took up the inspiring craft of weaving. You can admire her work in the exhibition Woven Geometry from 24 February until 5 June 2020 in Forum Library.
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  • February 21, 2020
    Copyright in teaching materials - checking Brightspace
    When using articles and book chapters in your teaching material, you have to consider the material's copyright.
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  • February 18, 2020
    Tool tip #13: Annotate the web and share it
    In this tool tip we introduce hypothes.is, a free platform to annotate online material. In the series of 'Tool tips', Library staff reviews handy research tools. These tools may help you to publish your research, access literature, and handle data.
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  • February 14, 2020
    Video 'Pumpkin fries' winner of MBO Food Waste Challenge
    In the MBO Food Waste Challenge 50 student teams worked on waste issues of companies and social organizations. The student teams had to create a pitch on video for a food waste problem. The winner was the Terra MBO with the video 'Pumpkin fries'.
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  • February 12, 2020
    Free articles on coronavirus
    A great initiative: Publishers Elsevier, CABI and Wolters Kluwer offer a lot of information on the coronavirus outbreak for free.
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  • February 10, 2020
    New deal with Oxford University Press: 64 new journals
    The journal deal with Oxford University Press (OUP) has been expanded by 64 additional journals. WUR now has access to 322 titles. Authors can publish Open Access for free in these journals until the end of 2020.
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  • February 10, 2020
    Hungerwinter, food and famine: New exhibition at Special Collections, Forum Library
    Due to the corona measures at WUR the exhibition is closed until further notice.
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  • January 31, 2020
    Wonderful discovery at Special Collections: Ducatus Brabantiae map of 1692 complete
    The famous Roman-Visscher map of Brabant (1692) was not complete in the department of Special Collections of WUR Library. At least, that’s what we thought.
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  • January 28, 2020
    Elsevier mirror journals with the same titles as the originals with an additional "X"
    Elsevier has introduced about 40 mirror journals, also known as X-journals. The mirror journals enable researchers to publish Open Access and meet the requirements of Plan S and other funders. They are very similar to the original - with the same editorial board and peer review policies – but differ in business model and have no impact factors yet.
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  • January 17, 2020
    Find international statistics in Statista ☆
    From 16 January until 28 February 2020, WUR staff and students have access to Statista. Statista is a German statistics portal, that offers data from market and opinion research institutes and from the economic sector. The statistics are available in English, French, German and Spanish. Please let us know if you consider this a useful addition to the collection!
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  • January 17, 2020
    Lists of field crop varieties (Rassenlijsten) digitised
    All editions of the 'Rassenlijst', from 1924 to 2007, have been digitised by the back office of WUR Library. The lists with Dutch field crop varieties are stored in the Wageningen University and Research e-depot and are available to everyone.
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  • January 14, 2020
    Search tip #10: Searching in a database
    In previous search tips, we showed you how to choose the right database for your literature search. But did you know that every database has its own set of rules and tricks? You want to check these before doing your search.
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