The library subscribes to a large number of databases in all fields of knowledge. Some of these databases include full-text articles; other databases are limited to abstracts or bibliographic citations. Please consult the Yaatz or reading room librarians for assistance in selecting the databases most suited to your search topic, in building a successful search strategy and in performing the most efficient search possible.
The library's databases are accessible to BGU students, faculty and employees.
To schedule a private reference session with one of the librarians, email the request to the relevant reading hall. Be sure to mention in the body of the message your research topic, relevant keywords, your department, and your contact details.
Sciences Reading Hall at email@example.com
Engineering Reading Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanities Reading Hall at email@example.com
Social Sciences Reading Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Judaism and Israel Reading Hall at email@example.com
The downloading of specific articles, usually by Acrobat Reader (PDF), is defined as fair use and permitted by the publishers.
Breaking the rules of fair use will result in the denial of access to all Ben-Gurion University users.
Database Search Instruction
The library provides several types of database search instruction:
- Individual instruction in database searching for students and/or instructors.
- Group database instruction tailored for a specific course: Course instructors are invited to contact Hanit Shemesh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Instruction for new instructors/researchers can be arranged by contacting Hanit Shemesh at email@example.com.