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dc.contributor.authorSile, Linda
dc.contributor.authorPölönen, Janne
dc.contributor.authorSivertsen, Gunnar
dc.contributor.authorGuns, Raf
dc.contributor.authorEngels, Tim C. E.
dc.contributor.authorArefiev, Pavel
dc.contributor.authorDušková, Marta
dc.contributor.authorFaurbæk, Lotte
dc.contributor.authorHoll, András
dc.contributor.authorKulczycki, Emanuel
dc.contributor.authorMacan, Bojan
dc.contributor.authorNelhans, Gustav
dc.contributor.authorPetr, Michal
dc.contributor.authorPisk, Marjeta
dc.contributor.authorSoós, Sándor
dc.contributor.authorStojanovski, Jadranka
dc.contributor.authorStone, Ari
dc.contributor.authorŠušol, Jaroslav
dc.contributor.authorTeitelbaum, Ruth
dc.description.abstractThis article provides an overview of national bibliographic databases that include data on research output within social sciences and humanities (SSH) in Europe. We focus on the comprehensiveness of the database content. Compared to the data from commercial databases such as Web of Science and Scopus, data from national bibliographic databases (e.g. Flemish Academic Bibliographic Database for the SSH (VABB-SHW) in Belgium, Current Research Information System in Norway (CRISTIN)) are more comprehensive and may, therefore, be better fit for bibliometric analyses. Acknowledging this, several countries within Europe maintain national bibliographic databases; detailed and comparative information about their content, however, has been limited. In autumn 2016, we launched a survey to acquire an overview of national bibliographic databases for SSH in Europe and Israel. Surveying 41 countries (responses received from 39 countries), we identified 21 national bibliographic databases for SSH. Further, we acquired a more detailed description of 13 databases, with a focus on their comprehensiveness. Findings indicate that even though the content of national bibliographic databases is diverse, it is possible to delineate a subset that is similar across databases. At the same time, it is apparent that differences in national bibliographic databases are often bound to differences in country-specific arrangements. Considering this, we highlight implications to bibliometric analyses based on data from national bibliographic databases and outline several aspects that may be taken into account in the development of existing national bibliographic databases for SSH or the design of new ones.nb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectSocial sciences and humanitiesnb_NO
dc.subjectResearch informationnb_NO
dc.titleComprehensiveness of national bibliographic databases for social sciences and humanities: Findings from a European surveynb_NO
dc.title.alternativeComprehensiveness of national bibliographic databases for social sciences and humanities: Findings from a European surveynb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalResearch Evaluationnb_NO
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 256223nb_NO
cristin.unitnameNIFU Nordisk institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning

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