Online Resources & Databases
Online Writing Support
DIS offers online writing tutoring for all DIS students. During the semester any student can e-mail his/her paper to email@example.com with the assignment and any questions he/she has. You can expect to receive feedback within 48 hours. At the end of the semester we will try to keep to this ideal, but it will be dependent on the number of papers submitted. In other words, if you want help get work done early!
This service is staffed by tutors representing different disciplines, so depending on the topic of the paper someone with relevant knowledge of your area of study will read through the paper and offer observations and suggestions about your writing. You will not receive back a paper that has been edited, but rather comments in the form of (for example) “in paragraph two, I am unsure what you mean by __________, maybe you can be more specific” and we will offer ideas that should help. This service will not “fix” papers for you, but instead it will provide someone to run ideas by. You will receive support that will suggest ways for you to improve your own work.
When you submit your paper to firstname.lastname@example.org be sure to include:
A copy of the assignment;
Specific areas you would like the feedback to address;
Questions you have about the writing of the paper.
The DIS Library provides access to the following academic databases and dictionaries. They can be accessed, without a username or password, from any computer placed in the DIS buildings in Vestergade.
- JSTOR - (short for Journal Storage) is a US-based archive of academic journals, providing full-text searches of digitized back issues of hundreds of renowned journals.
- ProQuest Academic Research Library – An online article database including 4,050 titles – nearly 2,800 in fulltext articles from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers covering most of the fields taught at DIS, i.e. Business, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.
- PsycINFO® (accessed through ProQuest) is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. It includes professional coverage beyond psychology to include related disciplines such as medicine, law, social work, neuroscience, business, nursing, forensics, engineering and more.
- Ebsco Academic Search Elite – This database provides full text for more than 2,000 journals. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all 3,466 journals. The database covers most of the fields taught at DIS, i.e. Architecture, Business, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Politics. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1985.
- Directory of Open Access Journals – Free access to more than 3000 full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
FOR REMOTE ACCESS - outside of the DIS buildings in Vestergade
to these databases and dictionaries:
- Go here and choose 'Danish Institute for Study Abroad' in the 'Organisation' dropdown menu, and enter your username and password (if you have misplaced yours, please ask the librarian for a new one).
- Once you are logged in, do a Quick Search for the title of the journal you would like to search. To use the Danish/English dictionary, type in "Ordbogen" as the journal title.
- On the resulting page there will be a link provided for either the journal or the dictionary. Click this link and you should be all set!