• Searchable with HUGO
  • Accessible within the HU
  • Accessible from home with HU login
  • Academia

    Dutch portal with access to streaming video material from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for sound and vision. The database is updated daily with material from the public broadcasters. If you wish to save or edit material you have to log in at "Inloggen met SURFconext" using your HU-account.

  • Academic Search Premier

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

    Manual Video
  • ARTstor

    Access from home with HU login - after registration on campus
    Digital images in the field of art, architecture, design and photography. The images are only for educational and scholarly use

  • Boek- en Jeugdgids

    Dutch database on children's books, with information on readability, language, storyline.

  • 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.

  • CBS Statline

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

  • 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.

  • Company Dashboard

    Company reports, financial data, business structures and market reports.

  • contains information on Dutch businesses and foreign companies with Dutch holdings.

  • Databank Effectieve Jeugdinterventies

    This Dutch database contains peer reviewed information on effective interventions for youth programs on pedagogical issues.

  • Databank Effectieve sociale interventies (Movisie)

    Dutch database with good practices for professionals in the social sector. Movisie is the Netherlands center for social development.

  • Databank Vaktherapie

    Intervention descriptions for Visual Therapy, Dance Therapy, Drama Therapy, Music Therapy, Psychomotor (child) therapy and Game Therapy.

  • DBNL (Digitale bibliotheek Nederlandse letteren)

    Dutch database with fulltext access to many literary texts and additional information such as biographies and portraits.

  • 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.

  • Directory of Open Access Books

    Directory of Open Access Books

  • DOAJ (Directory of open access journals)

    Open access directory with quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

  • DramaOnline

  • Education Research Complete

    Offers access to 1,300 fulltext journals in the field of education and research. It also contains abstracts from 2,200 journals and over 550 fulltext books and conference papers.

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  • EUR-Lex

    Official journal of the European Union. Contains current treaties, legislation, legislative proposals and case-law.

  • Eurostat

    European statistics made by Eurostat, statistical office of the European Union.

  • Gapminder

    Access to worldwide statistics and country information. Gapminder Foundation is a non-profit venture that promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.

  • 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:

  • 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.


    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.

  • Nexis Uni

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

  • OER Commons

    OER Commons gathers relevant materials about teaching, technology, research, and more, and encourages you to add links to materials, projects, or news related to the emerging field of Open Education. See the OER Commons Wiki for more about ongoing programs and research.

  • OpenDOAR

    Directory of academic open access repositories worldwide.

  • 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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  • Raad van State

    Dutch site with advisory opinions and judgments by the Dutch Council of State.


    Dutch site on town and country/environmental planning in the Netherlands.

  • 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.

  • SpringerLink collectie Nederlandse tijdschriften

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

  • Staten-Generaal Digitaal

    Dutch site on the Dutch Parliament (the States General), with access to all Proceedings from 1814-1815 up to January 1st 1995. Proceedings from 1995 onwards are available via

  • United Nations : Statistics Division

    Statistical information from the United Nations, Statistics Division.

  • 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.

  • Wereldbank / The World Bank

    Site of The World Bank, provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe, together with other datasets cited in the data catalog.