​​​​General Information

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 libscience@bgu.ac.il

Engineering Reading Hall at libengineering@bgu.ac.il

Humanities Reading Hall at ruach@bgu.ac.il

Social Sciences Reading Hall at hevrah@bgu.ac.il

Judaism and Israel Reading Hall​ at lib.toldot@bgu.ac.il

Terms of Use

According to the terms of use, defined by the information vendors, downloading of complete journal issues or substantial portions of e-books is not permitted. Please avoid using programs such as download managers, download accelerators or robots, which download a high volume of information in a short time.

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:

  1. Individual instruction in database searching for students and/or instructors.
  2. Group database instruction tailored for a specific course: Course instructors are invited to contact ​Hanit Shemesh at shemeshb@bgu.ac.il.
  3. Instruction for new instructors/researchers can be arranged by contacting Hanit Shemesh at shemeshb@bgu.ac.il.