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Bibliographic databases produced by the ITM library


ITG Staff Publications

Subject: all publications by ITM staff 1906-present

Characteristics:

  • Volume: ca. 15,500 records.
  • Document types: 65% articles; 2% books & reports; 10% book chapters; 21% abstracts; 1% dissertations; 1% other.
  • Language distribution: 58% English; 34% French; 6% Dutch; 2% other languages.
  • Scope: exhaustive coverage; when communicated to the ITG library staff, published items missing in the database will be added in later updates.
  • Order: the records are presented in reverse chronological order.
  • Keywords: all keywords are in English. No controlled thesaurus is used, so various synonyms may occur.
  • Availability: not all publications included are available in the ITG library, yet most (> 80%) are.
  • Electronic availability: most post-2000 publications included are now also available in electronic format.
  • Update frequency: quarterly. This explains why the most recent publications may not have been included yet. Last updated in January 2014.
  • Copyright: The Library. Institute of Tropical Medicine 1998-2014.

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Medical Literature on Central Africa

Subject: comprehensive database of publications of medical and veterinary interest concerning three countries of Central Africa: Congo-Kinshasa (formerly Zaire), Rwanda, Burundi (1878-present).

Characteristics:

  • Volume: over 17,700 records.
  • Document types: 72% articles; 5% books & reports; 7% book chapters; 10% abstracts; 5% dissertations; 1% other.
  • Language distribution: 66% French; 31% English; 3% other languages.
  • Scope: exhaustive database; when communicated to the ITG library staff, published items missing in the database will be added in later updates.
  • Order: the records are presented in reverse chronological order.
  • Keywords: all keywords are in English. No controlled thesaurus is used, so various synonyms may occur.
  • Availability: not all publications included are available in the ITM library, yet over 80% are.
  • Update frequency: quarterly. This explains why the most recent publications may not have been included yet. Last updated in January 2014.
  • Copyright: The Library. Institute of Tropical Medicine 1998-2014.

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Ann Soc Belg Méd Trop (1920-1995)

Subject: all articles published in the journal "Annales de la Société Belge de Médecine Tropicale" (1920-1995).

Characteristics:

  • Volume: 4,413 records.
  • Languages: 75% French; 22% English; 3% other languages.
  • Scope: exhaustive database.
  • Order: the records are presented in reverse chronological order.
  • Keywords: all keywords are in English. No controlled thesaurus is used, so various synonyms may occur. Take care: at present not all records concerning Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda or Burundi explicitely feature the keyword "Africa, Central".
  • Availability: all publications included are available in the ITM library.
  • Electronic availability: all articles are now also freely available in electronic format (PDF), linked from within the Notes field of the database.
  • Update frequency: the database is complete.
  • Copyright: The Library. Institute of Tropical Medicine 1998-2014.

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Ebola and Marburg Virus Disease Literature

Subject: comprehensive database of publications concerning Ebola and Marburg virus and Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fever (1967-present).

Characteristics:

  • Volume: over 2,800 records.
  • Document types: 79% articles; 2% books & reports; 9% book chapters; 9% abstracts; 1% others.
  • Language distribution: 75% English; 11% French; 6% Russian; 8% other languages.
  • Scope: exhaustive database.
  • Order: the records are presented in reverse chronological order.
  • Keywords: all keywords are in English. No controlled thesaurus is used, so various synonyms may occur.
  • Availability: not all publications included are available in the ITM library.
  • Update frequency: quarterly. This explains why the most recent publications may not have been included yet. Last updated in January 2014.
  • Copyright: The Library. Institute of Tropical Medicine 1998-2014.

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Tropical Endemic Diseases Control

Subject: selection of publications on the control of the major endemic diseases in developing countries: amebiasis, ankylostomiasis (hookworm disease), ascariasis, bacillary dysentery (shigellosis), cervix neoplasms, Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), cholera, dengue, diabetes, dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease), filariasis, gonorrhea, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, hydatidosis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, leptospirosis, malaria, measles, meningitis, obesity, onchocerciasis (river blindness), plague, poliomyelitis, rabies, scabies, schistosomiasis, sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis), syphilis, tetanus, trachoma, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, yaws, yellow fever.

Characteristics:

  • Volume: over 10,000 records.
  • Document types: 88% articles; 9% books & reports; 3% book chapters.
  • Language distribution: 80% English; 20% French.
  • Scope: highly selective database. While many more publications may be relevant for these topics, only a choice of items received by the ITM library is selected.
  • Order: the records are presented in reverse chronological order.
  • Keywords: all keywords are in English. The database is indexed extensively for the diseases listed above. All other keywords are descriptive only. No controlled thesaurus is used, so various synonyms may occur.
  • Availability: all publications included in the database are available in the ITM library.
  • Update frequency: quarterly. Last updated in January 2014.
  • Copyright: The Library. Institute of Tropical Medicine 1998-2014.

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Health Care in Developing Countries

Subject: selection of publications on health care in developing countries. This database is especially relevant for participants of the "Health Systems Management and Policy" (HSMP) Master of Science in Public Health course organized at ITM.

Characteristics:

  • Volume: ca. 10,000 records.
  • Document types: 67% articles; 24% books & reports; 9% book chapters.
  • Language distribution: 82% English; 17% French; 1% other languages.
  • Scope: highly selective database. While many more publications may be relevant for these topics, only a choice of items received by the ITM library is selected.
  • Order: the records are presented in reverse chronological order.
  • Keywords: all keywords are in English. No controlled thesaurus is used, so various synonyms may occur.
  • Availability: all publications included are available in the ITM library.
  • Update frequency: quarterly. Last updated in January 2014.
  • Copyright: The Library. Institute of Tropical Medicine 1998-2014.

A broad selection of references from this database, arranged by topic, is freely available in PDF format.

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Library and Information Science

Subject: selection of publications on scientific literature and its various aspects. Major topics include: authorship, bibliographic databases (Medline, etc.), bibliographic formats (Vancouver, etc.), bibliometrics, biomedical literature: guidelines (e.g. how to write scientific papers), evaluation and correct interpretation, citation analysis, electronic libraries, open access, clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, electronic journals and virtual libraries, information retrieval, internet resources and applications, librarianship and library automation, peer review, reading the literature, writing research articles.

Characteristics:

  • Volume: over 6,600 records.
  • Document types: 95% articles; 4% books & reports; 1% others.
  • Language distribution: 92% English; 7% Dutch; 1% other languages.
  • Scope: highly selective database, based on personal choice and serendipity.
  • Order: the records are presented in reverse chronological order.
  • Keywords: all keywords are in English. No controlled thesaurus is used, so various synonyms may occur.
  • Availability: all publications (or photocopies) included are available in the ITM library.
  • Update frequency: quarterly. Last updated in January 2014.
  • Copyright: The Library. Institute of Tropical Medicine 1998-2014.

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Related pages: What are bibliographic records and databases? | Electronic catalogs produced by ITG library | International databases subscribed to by ITG library | Page author: Dirk Schoonbaert
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