Simultaneous search of several databases


The following databases can be searched simultaneously using Integrated Search
. Academic Search Premier
. Business Source Elite
. Directory of Open Access Journals
. Eric
. International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text
. Medline
. Oxford Art Online
. Oxford Music Online
. Oxford Reference Online
. Regional Business News
. RILM Abstract of Music Literature
. RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals
. Science Direct
. Springerlink (e- journals en e-books)
. Web of Science
. Wiley Online Library

In the future additional databases will be added to this Integrated Search Tool.


Integrated Search is only accessible from the AP-network for staff members or through the sslvpn-equipped extranet.


You can search the databases in two manners:
. using A to Z databases you can select which databases you want to search by clicking the checkbox and launching your query
. By choosing databases according to subject you can search previously selected databases

You can choose the language used on the search screen.


The result of your search will be bibliographical references from the databases that were searched providing links to the full text when access is permitted to AP Hogeschool..

The results will be sorted according to relevance as determined by the search engine, but you can also sort them according to date, author or title..

You can view the results as a whole for all searched databases or per searched database, on the right side of the screen.

These references can be
. stored in a folder , by creating an account free of charge
. sent by e-mail
. exported directly to EndNote Web, a software for managing bibliographical references and compiling literature lists.