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  • Accessible within the HU
  • Accessible from home with HU login
  • Academic Search Premier

    Fulltext articles from 3,600 international academic journals.
    Abstracts from 8,100 journals.

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  • Boom Bestuurskunde

    Access to 4 Dutch online journals on public administration.

  • Boom Tijdschriften

    Access to 10 Dutch online journals on subjects such as philosophy, psychology and religion.

  • Cancernet

    Information on types of cancer, treatment, clinical trials, genetics, causes, risk factors, prevention, testing, coping and more. Resources include: peer-reviewed cancer summaries, cancer literature and publications from the National Cancer Institute of the United States.

  • CBS Statline

    Information from the Dutch central bureau for statistics (CBS) on many social and economic subjects.

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text

    Contains more than 2,800,000 abstracts from almost 4,600 journals in the field of nursing and other health disciplines. About 770 journals are full text available.

  • Clinical Trials

    Offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational trials address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.

  • Cochrane Library

    Offers over 5,000 fulltext Cochrane Reviews. Also contains over 500,000 descriptions of evidence for healthcare decision-making.
    Click on Advanced search to start your search.

  • Communication and mass media

    Peer-reviewed articles on communication and mass media.

  • DART-Europe

    DART stands for Digital Archive of Research Theses. The database gives access to 360.000 theses and dissertations of more than 500 European universities.

  • DigiBib.Jeugd

    Dutch digital library for youth healthcare and youth welfare. Contains guidelines, government reports and research reports.

  • DigiBib.Zorg

    Dutch portal on the care of the elderly (nursing and home care). With news and access to the digital library. The documents are divided in categories, such as IT, protocols and law.

  • Digitale Grote Almanak

    Digitale Grote Almanak: information derived from the practice of social advisers and the Legal Counter.
    Regelingen en Voorzieningen: here the topics are discussed in more detail with weekly updates.
    Sociaal Domein Algemeen: topics that are not dealt with in the other two domains.

  • DOAJ (Directory of open access journals)

    Open access directory with quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

  • Embase

    Embase searches EMBASE as well as MEDLINE (PubMed).
    Embase is the European counterpart of MEDLINE.
    Key topics are pharmacology, drug development, medical education and health care management.
    Embase consists of more than 32 million records from 8,500 journals.

  • ERIC

    Fulltext articles (as of 1993) and abstracts (as of 1966) from more than 1,000 journals on education.

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  • Farmacotherapeutisch Kompas

    Dutch database with information on medicines that are available in the Netherlandsm, including prescription advise.

  • Free medical journals

    Access to scientific journals in the field of medicine and health care.

  • HBO Kennisbank

    Dutch national database with full text publications by students and lecturers of the HU and other Dutch universities (mostly in Dutch) - interface in English:

  • I-database

    Dutch database on health promotion interventions, available in the Netherlands. You can search by various criteria, such as target group, setting or theme.

  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database

    A wide range of summarized and appraised evidence, to inform the heathcare-practice. This comprehensive range of resources includes over 3,000 records across seven publication types: Evidence Based Recommended Practices, Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports.

  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

    Comprehensive resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries.

  • Kennisbank BMH

  • KNMP Kennisbank

    This Dutch database offers access to sources for KNMP pharmacists and other interested professionals and students in the field of pharmacy and medicine.

  • LexisNexis Academic -> Nexis Uni

    Dutch and international news sources.
    Replaced by Nexis Uni.

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  • Management executive base

    Dutch database, including the Management tools base. Access to articles and instruments from various Kluwer publications on management.

  • Marketline Advantage

    Offers over 30,000 company profiles, 3,500 industry profiles, and 110 country profiles. Reports are fulltext available in pdf format and offer information on market segmentation, market rivalry, SWOT analyses and forecasts. Depending on the information type you can download content in one of the formats: PDF, Excel, Word or PowerPoint.


    Open access source with publications from all Dutch universities, research institutes, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NOW). Includes open access doctoral theses from all Dutch universities. Click on the English icon on the right top of the page.

  • Navigator (voorheen Kluwer Navigator)

    This Dutch legal database includes regulations and legislation combined with case law, comments, specialist literature, journals and Kluwer series. In addition to legal information, you have access to the Kengetallen module as well as all the “Vakstudies” publications for tax specialists. Personalised features are available by registering your HU account: select ‘Of inloggen via: WO/HBO' and click on the HU logo.

  • NEN Connect

    Database with standards on construction, installation, environment, trade and industry. Access to: all national standards (NEN, NPR, NTA). All European and international standards accepted for use in the Netherlands (NEN-EN, NEN-EN-ISO, NEN-ISO, NEN-EN-IEC and NEN-IEC). All international standards (ISO and IEC).

  • Nexis Uni

    Dutch and international news sources. Replacement for Lexis Nexis Academic.

  • OpenDOAR

    Directory of academic open access repositories worldwide.

  • PEDro

    Physiotherapy Evidence Database. A free database of over 24.000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines. Can't find the full text article? Try our A-Z journal list.

  • PLoS

    Public library of Science. Open access to scientific articles in the field of medicine, biology and genetics.

  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

    Database with hundreds full text articles on the subject of psychology and behavioral sciences, children's and adult psychology and counseling, a large number of these articles are indexed in PsychInfo.

  • PsycINFO

    PsychInfo contains million sof bibliographical records on the subject of psychology and behavioural sciences. The database contains references to peer-reviewed articles, chapters in books, books, dissertations etc. See also the database: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

  • Pubmed

    Access to over 27 million citations from biomedical journals back to 1950.

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    Site of the Netherlands Judiciary. You can find information on the Netherlands judicial system and the Council for the Judiciary. The site also has an English version.

  • Sage Premier

    Online access to over 550 scientific peer-reviewed journals published by Sage, in the field of Social Science, Biomedical and Health sciences, and Engineering. Digtial archive from 1999 with over 290,000 fulltext articles.

  • Science Direct

    Over 1.2 million scientific articles, from 1995 up to the present. Many articles are fulltext available, some only in abstract.

  • Springer Journals

    Over 1200 journals on all fields of science.

  • SpringerLink collectie Nederlandse tijdschriften

    More than 40 Dutch journals in the field of health care and social work.

  • SpringerLink HBO Collectie

    This collection replaces partly the databases HBOVoorsprong and PlatformPM. Contains Dutch material on healthcare and welfare.

  • Trip Database

    Clinical search engine designed to allow users to easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and care.

  • UpToDate

    Evidence-based decision support tool designed for clinicians. UpToDate answers clinical questions, increases clinical knowledge and improves patient care.
    Attention: the new UpToDate Anywhere requires that you register for an account. You need to do this at the HU. You can also download the App in your app-store. To keep access from outside the HU you need to log in once every 90 days at the HU.

  • Vakbase

  • Visible Body

    Visible Body Premium Package includes the modules Human Anatomy Atlas, Physiology Animations, Muscle Premium, Skeleton Premium and Heart & Circulatory Premium. When you access Visible Body for the first time you have to be at the HU. For installing the App on your tablet or smartphone you also have to be at the HU. For installing go to Ovid. Then you choose for the App in the App Store or Google Play. Beware that the App takes a lot of space. You can use the App from home now. It is necessary though to use the program at the HU every 150 days.

  • Volksgezondheid en Zorg

    Independant website with scientific underbuilt information on public health and healthcare. The site is made by RIVM for the ministery of healthcare Netherlands

  • Web of science

    Multidisciplinary bibliography with integrated citation indexes. Contains Science Citation Index Expanded version, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Incites Journal and Highly Cited Data.
    Data up to 10 years ago.

  • Wiley Online Library: journals

    Over 1500 journals in all fields of science. A large part is full text available.