​​​​​The Technion Libraries – Your Personal Research Laboratory​

Tools for Research:

  • Databases – Databases available to Technion users on or off campus, accessible alphabetically, or by subjects, or in a "new and trials databases list" and more.

  • Citation Tools – Mendeley is a citation and reference management tool. Here you one can learn about its advantages, view a comparison to other related tools, use read the user guides and find out how to join the Technion institutional Mendeley account.

  • Scientific Evaluation Tools​ –  All about H-Index, Impact Factor, citations and other parameters used for academic scientific evaluation.

  • Open Access Publishing (OA) – About OA ways to publish OA papers, copyrights issues, terms and conditions of different OA supporting publishers, predatory publishers and how to identify them and a description of  library services relevant to this subject.

  • Patent search – Relevant terms for patent searches, an introduction to the PatBase Express database and its advantages in comparison with free online patent databases and a complete user guide.

Important Services the Libraries Offer Researchers:​

  • Interlibrary Loan and ​D​​ocument Supply​ (ILL) – Technion community can order articles, books, theses and reports from libraries in Israel and abroad for free. This service is for research, teaching and study purposes only.

  • Teaching Support – Acquisition of course materials and their loan to students and staff, preparation of digital course materials.  Group instruction sessions are available including those specifically related to seminars, projects and special courses requirements (Mendeley, literature surveys, patent searching, market surveys and more). Support and guidance are provided on copyrights issues in relevant to setting up MOOCs.

  • Reference and Instruction ​ Our information specialists provide Technion students and staff with assistance with all library issues mentioned above and with the library portal. They can set up a group/personal guidance session which fits individual information needs (citation tools, literature surveys, patent search, Open-access publishing and more).​

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